In light of its considerable high temperatures, the North African kingdom of Morocco is not an obvious choice for a long-distance running event but the Marrakesh Marathon has challenged that view time and time again.
Now in its twentieth year, the event takes place on January 25th and looks set to attract 5,000 runners from across the world to challenge themselves and each other in this test of mental conditioning and physical endurance.
Visitors who have experienced Marrakesh before know all about the city’s unique characters and vibrant culture, from the stunning architecture to the bustling, noisy souks.
This event is a chance to experience the thrill of competing in a long-distance race in very an unusual setting – or just spectating from the sidelines with a cold drink and a hookah pipe, perhaps.
Morocco has become a popular destination for tourists in recent year, attracting visitors from across the world who come to sample its renowned hospitality, delicious food and unforgettable atmosphere.
Marrakech – Be entertained by snake charmers in the old Medina or take a day to explore the Atlas Mountains.