The Muscat Marathon will be holding its 4th annual run targeting 500 runners on Friday, 30 January 2015. This marathon event provides a challenge with three options of distances including 10km, half marathon (21km) and a full 42km marathon.
Organised by The Muscat Road Runners, a dedicated multi-national running group started in 1983, this year’s race will start from the InterContinental Hotel following the sea front. Runners will be able to enjoy a route past the Royal Opera House, along Shatti Corniche and through Qurum Park before looping back along the beach in front of the InterContinental Hotel. The organisers have been keeping a very close eye on road works in the area and is able to make minor changes to the route closer to the time if needed. The race route provides plenty of excellent spots for spectators to view the run as well as supporters to encourage the participants.
Many international runners has already signed up for the race and with the sponsorship from Bank Muscat and PDO, the event is able to accommodate 500 participants.
The InterContinental Hotel has set their beautiful Palm Gardens as the official race start and finish venue. They will also be providing a fabulous breakfast to all our motivated and exhausted athletes at the end of the run.
A number of international athletes will be going to Muscat to participate in the marathon and they will get to see Muscat at its best while relaxing and enjoying all the InterContinental Hotel has to offer.
The marathon will start at 6:00 a.m., half marathon at 7:00 a.m. and the 10km race at 8:00 a.m.
Registration for the Muscat Marathon is now open. The cost for the marathon is 20 OMR, half marathon costs 15 OMR and 10km run costs 10 OMR.
You can find out more about the Muscat Marathon at their official website.