The Tangier International Marathon is gearing up for an exciting 5th edition race to be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Hundreds of runners will start at the Massira Al-Khadra Square, passing through Tangier’s city’s famous streets, run along the Mediterranean coastline and enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean from Sidi Kacem beach. The finish point is at Puerto Marina. The event is open to runners over 18 and is aimed at all levels. Eligible participants have a choice of registering for one of three distance races. The 42K is the longest. Also possible is the half marathon 21K or 10K. The full marathon will begin at 7:30 AM and at 9:00 AM for the shorter runs. During the race, there will be water checkpoints every 5 kilometers. Upon arrival, marathon sponsors Race Timer Morocco, Groupe Rahal, Socco Alto, Port de Tanger Ville, and Alsa will present individual bags with a water supply provided to all runners.
Registration fees are 20 Euros for the 10K, 40 euros for the half marathon and 60 euros for the original run. The entry fee is half price for Moroccans and foreigners who present a residence card. The last day to register online is November 7th. Pre-registration continues until November 9.
The 42K is organized by the Foundation Marathon International Tangier in collaboration with the Wilaya de Tanger-Tetouan Al Hoceima, a branch of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Royal Federation Moroccan Athletics (FRMA). Collaborators include the Tanja Bay Marina Hotel, El Ksaibui Medical, and Amendis. It will be covered by 2M TV, Le Matin, Radio Mars, Societe National Television, and He Sport.
Tangier is Morocco’s northernmost city and considered the intellectual and literary hub of North Africa. The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and many Beat Generation writers, poets, and artists made Tangier their home during the International Free Zone period. The city was recently pronounced as having the largest port in the Mediterranean.