The thousands of assembled hopefuls will be glad of the relatively cool seasonal temperatures at the International Egyptian Marathon on February 13th.
Taking place in the ancient and fascinating city of Luxor, this race promises to attract competitors and spectators on Egypt tours from around the world.
This year will see the 16th running of this prestigious event, which is widely regarded as one of the best long-distance races on the African continent. It is the only one of its kind in Egypt that is officially recognised by the Association of International Marathons and Road Races.
As is fitting for a locale with such history, the course takes in many famous sights, not least the start/finish point in the shadow of Hatshepsut’s Temple.
For runners who aren’t keen to attempt the full distance there are a number of shorter events, such as the Ramses Run and Walk over 12 kilometres, as well as other races for wheelchair racers and in-line skaters.
Why not book the Full day Memphis, Sakkara & Pyramids tour in advance?