The Seychelles Islands is to host its annual 7th edition of Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon for the year 2014, which will take place on February 23.
The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon took place for the first time in 2008. It was initiated by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong, Seychelles Honorary Consul General for South Korea, who is also head of the Seychelles Tourist Office in Korea. The event was conceived to contribute to Seychellois’ health and to unify Seychellois and visitors. The marathon indeed helps to bring Seychelles to the attention of more travelers and contributes to lifting the Seychelles brand around the world. For the 7th edition, the islands can expect to receive some 700 overseas participants, on top of more than a thousand local participants.
On Sunday 23 February, runners of the 7th edition of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon will set off from Beau Vallon at 7am, covering Northern and North Eastern areas of the main island of Mahe, as well as its capital, Victoria.
As for the structure of the marathon, there is something for a wide range of fitness levels – 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon and Relay Run of Marathon. This follows the philosophy of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon that is to spread the focus beyond mere competition, putting equal emphasis on appreciating exercise and being surrounded by the natural beauty of Seychelles.
Medals and prizes of a range of values are to be awarded to the top five category winners, and all participants who complete the race shall be awarded a t-shirt in addition to their Official Time Certificate.
The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon is recognized internationally through the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) label. It is organized jointly by the National Sports Council, Seychelles Tourism Board and INOCEAN M&C (South Korean company headed by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong) which is also the main sponsor for the event.
The deadline for entry is the 31 January for overseas participants and 15 February for local participants. For entries from outside Seychelles, contact National Sports Council at email@example.com for registration. Local participants are advised to register in person at the National Sports Council.
On the same evening, event will be hold at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay hotel where you can savor genuine Korean cuisine and culture with some 200 guests. Here, prize giving ceremony for marathon and half marathon winners will coincide.
Make your run more worthwhile!
The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon welcomes all runners who wish to be involved in contributing for Seychelles Children Foundation and Pearl Seychelles, a foundation for autism. Your good cause will make more children happy!
- How to participate:
- A Charity Box will be located at the Start / Finish Line of the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon and Korean Night on 23rd Feb. 2014.
- Bring over children’s running shoes for donation Donation ceremony on the evening of 23rd Feb. at Korean Night
- Date & Time: Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2012. 7:00 a.m. (Last Sunday of Every February)
- Venue : Beau Vallon
- Start & Finish: Beau Vallon
- Entries : Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, Relay Marathon