ZAGORA MARATHON

Zagora Marathon & Half-Marathon

31 December 2011 – Morocco

Race Entry  -  Travel Arrangements


The Zagora Marathon & Half Marathon is organised by the Moroccan legend Lahcen Ahensal 10 times winner of the Marathon des Sables (Sand Marathon).
The race (42km 195m for the Marathon and 21km 100m for the Half-Marathon) is open to athletes of all levels (Men & Women). The itinerary is challenging and varied (Road - City centre of Zagora – Palm Grove area of Zagora – Sand Dunes - Draa Valley – Foothill of the Djebel (Mountain) Zagora (ascent of 350m)…

Water stations are located every 5 to 6 km.
Departure Time (Marathon & Half Marathon): 09h00
Time limit: Marathon 7hours – Half Marathon 3hours
Altitude: 1100 metres
Temperature: around 20°C

Over 755 runners from Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, USA, Switzerland, Thailand, Luxembourg, …. took part in the 5th Zagora Marathon & Half-Marathon on the 31st December 2008


Race Entry 2011

More information will be available soon


Travel Arrangements

Option 1: Three (03) nights in Zagora

£235 per person (sharing a twin room)

The price includes:

·          03 Nights on Half Board in Ksar Tinsouline Hotel 4**** or Palais Asmaa Hotel 4**** or Similar

·          New Year’s Eve Dinner & Entertainment at the hotel

·          Guaranteed Race Entry (Entry Fee not included)

·          Our assistance

Option 2: Zagora & Ouarzazate

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Ouarzazate Airport – Assistance and transfer to Belere Hotel 4**** or similar in Ouarzazate

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Zagora – Check in at the hotel in Zagora (Ksar Tinsouline 4**** or Palais Asmaa 4*** or similar) – Dinner and overnight

Day 3: A day a leisure (visit of the Marathon village) – Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 4: Marathon day – Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer back to Ouarzazate (Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 6: Transfer to Ouarzazate Airport

 

£495 per person (sharing a twin room) – Price based on minimum 2 people

The price includes:

·          02 Nights on Half Board in Belere Hotel 4**** or  Similar in Ouarzazate

·          03 Nights on Half Board in Ksar Tinsouline Hotel 4**** or Palais Asmaa Hotel 4**** or Similar in Zagora

·          New Year’s Eve Dinner & Entertainment at the hotel in Zagora

·          Guaranteed Race Entry (Entry Fee not included)

·          Transfers: Ouarzazate – Zagora – Ouarzazate

·          Transfers: Ouarzazate Airport – Hotel – Ouarzazate airport

·          Our assistance

Option 3: Zagora – Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech Airport – Assistance and transfer to El Andalous Hotel 4**** or similar in Marrakech

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Ouarzazate - Dinner and overnight at Belere Hotel 4**** or similar

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Zagora – Check in at the hotel in Zagora (Ksar Tinsouline 4**** or Palais Asmaa 4*** or similar) – Dinner and overnight

Day 4: A day a leisure (visit of the Marathon village) – Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 5: Marathon day – Dinner & Overnight at the hotel

Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer back to Ouarzazate (Dinner and overnight at the hotel)

Day 7: Transfer to Marrakech – Rest of the day at leisure – Overnight at El Andalous Hotel or Similar

Day 8: Transfer to Marrakech Airport

 

£635 per person (sharing a twin room) – Price based on minimum 2 people

The price includes:

·          02 Nights on Bed & Breakfast in El Andalous Hotel 4**** or  Similar in Marrakech

·          02 Nights on Half Board in Belere Hotel 4**** or  Similar in Ouarzazate

·          03 Nights on Half Board in Ksar Tinsouline Hotel 4**** or Palais Asmaa Hotel 4**** or Similar in Zagora

·          New Year’s Eve Dinner & Entertainment at the hotel in Zagora

·          Guaranteed Race Entry (Entry Fee not included)

·          Transfers between Marrakech – Ouarzazate and Zagora

·          Transfers: Marrakech Airport – Hotel – Marrakech airport

·          Our assistance


Travelling with Partners, Family & Friends

If you wish to travel with your family / partner / friends there are plenty of things to do / see: (Camel Riding through the Desert Dunes……. And while you are running they are welcome to join the spectators in several spots to see you come through the Finish.

Extending your stay in Morocco
After the race you can extend your stay in Zagora - Ouarzazate and / or the Magical city of MARRAKECH with plenty of things to do and many places to see.

Flights to OUARZAZATE / MARRAKECH
For the best deals on flights to OUARZAZATE / MARRAKECH, please contact our Flight Centre:
MENARA TRAVEL LTD (Fully bonded tour operator) - 220c Blythe Road, London W14 0HH
Tel: 0207 371 2030 - Fax: 0207 371 4123 - E-mail: info@runninginspired.co.uk

ZAGORA

An incredible drive along the Draa valley will bring you into Zagora, which is an outpost in the deep south suitable as a base for excursions into the Sahara by land rover or camel. Famously on the edge of town is the signpost indicating Timbuktou, which use to be a 52 days journey across the desert by camel.


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