Marrakech Marathon & Half 2025

26 January 2025
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon

Enter the 2024 Marrakech Marathon & Half with Marathon Tours & Travel

Marrakech has much to offer with its souk, the Medina and its traders, and its superb Moroccan trees with olive trees, date palms and orange trees. If you are looking for a marathon or half marathon with authentic Moroccan culture, sights and sounds then Marrakech is for you. Winters in Morocco are mild so the ideal weather conditions. Perfect for running and then soaking up some sun afterwards with a cool drink and your feet up, in the hotel gardens or by the swimming pool!

We offer a 4-night package in Marrakech at our lovely 5* hotel located only 10 10-minute walk from the race start/finish, shopping and the city sights. Our itinerary includes guided sightseeing, local cuisine and traditional folklore show (charging horsemen, acrobats, fire-eating, belly dancing), pre-race dinner and celebrations with our Marathon Tours & Travel team.

Please note: Marrakech is mainly unaffected by recent events. We continue to run our trip as a show of support for the local people in Morocco. We know that the economic benefit of tourism can help the country recover quicker.


Half Board

Half Board

Breakfast and evening meals provided

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts and evening meals included



Support and guidance from our team during your trip



Arrival and departure airport transfers

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Trip extension available upon request



Excellent 4* hotel in Marrakech close to race start/finish



Marrakech Marathon or Half Marathon entry

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post race evening meal included



Detailed travel itinerary will be provided

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • 2024 Marrakech Marathon Package/4 Nights/25th January - 29th January, 2024

      Thursday 25th January, 2024
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      Arrival Day 

      Make your way to Marrakech. At the airport you will be met by your driver and taken to your hotel. Usually, hotel rooms are ready to check in after 3:00pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage with the hotel and explore your surroundings or relax with some soothing mint tea and Moroccan pastries.

      Early this evening we invite you to meet with Marathon Tours & Travel in the hotel lobby before leaving for an optional shake-out run in the local area. It will acquaint you with the local area and shake-out any travel tiredness. The run will be easy and at a pace comfortable for all fitness levels. A perfect opportunity to ask questions and get to know fellow runners.

      Friday 26th January, 2024
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      Half Day Sightseeing & Moroccan Dinner with Folklore Show 

      After breakfast we leave the hotel with a local guide to experience the palaces and monuments of Marrakech and learn the history of Morocco’s “Red City.” We will visit the Bahia Palace, Saadien Tombs, and Koutoubia Mosque and explore the souks of Marrakech’s old medina. Returning to the hotel around midday. The rest of your day is at your leisure.

      This evening we leave the hotel to experience a Moroccan extravaganza of traditional dress, songs, food, fantasy and entertainment. Starting with a welcome ceremony, a delicious dinner of several courses, finishing with the grand finale. Charging horsemen, acrobats, and fire-eating, belly dancers all contribute to the atmosphere of this unforgettable evening.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Saturday 27th January, 2024
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      Leisure Day & Dinner

      After breakfast, relax and enjoy Marrakech at your own pace. Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to suggest some sightseeing or activity tours or have fun in the Winter sun at the hotel with its many restaurants, swimming pools, spa and beautiful gardens.

      If you booked your race entry with us, we will collect your race pack (includes t-shirt & race bib) and hand it to you at the hotel today. If you obtained your own race entry you will be required to make your own way to the Expo to collect your race pack.

      This evening please join us for a buffet meal, served in the hotel restaurant.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Sunday 28th January, 2024
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      Race Day and celebrations! 

      After breakfast, get ready to run and then make your way to the race start which is at the end of the road. On arrival at the start please follow the instructions of the race officials, run, and have fun!

      Marrakech Marathon and Half start and finish area is only 10 10-minute’ walk from our hotel. A perfect position for race day and for spectators to cheer on the runners.

      After the race make your way back to the hotel, perhaps soak up some Winter sun with a cool drink and your feet up, in the hotel gardens or by the swimming pool! Celebrate…you deserve it!

      This evening, please join your Marathon Tours & Travel team in the hotel bar for a post-race celebration and drink!

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 29th January, 2024
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      Departure Day or extension trip

      Unless you have booked extra nights or the extension trip to the desert please check out of your room before 12:00.

      (Breakfast included)

      Itinerary is subject to change.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Guaranteed 2024 Marrakech Marathon Entry at $140

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Marrakech Marathon or Half. You can buy the entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us.


      Marathon Tours & Travel Marrakech Marathon & Half package includes the following:

      • Your 5* accommodation in Marrakech for 4 nights
      • Daily breakfasts, except on arrival day
      • Hotel taxes
      • Return airport transfers
      • Welcome meet up (Thursday)
      • Short shake-out run (Thursday)
      • Race pack delivery to hotel (if you book your entry with us)
      • Half Day Marrakech Tour (Friday)
      • Moroccan Extravaganza with dinner and traditional folklore show (Friday)
      • Pre-race dinner (Saturday)
      • Post race celebration (Sunday)
      • Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team


      Rates (all prices are per person in AUD)



      Standard room



      Additional fee for Guaranteed 2024 Marrakech Entry

      Guaranteed 2024 Marrakech Marathon Entry $140
      Guaranteed 2024 Marrakech Half Marathon Entry $99

      Optional Extras

      Full Day Tour to Ouzoud Waterfalls $60
      Full Day Tour to Essaouira $60
      Half Day Menara Secret Gardens with Camel Ride $99
      3 Day Desert Extension 29th to 31st January $399
  • Hotels

    • Kenzi Rose Garden Hotel

      The Kenzi Rose Garden Hotel is a top hotel in a perfect location, in the heart of the popular Hivernage district. Decorated with style and comfort you will find many facilities to enjoy. These include sports/tennis court, swimming pools, spa with hamman and fitness centre, multiple bars and lounges, 24/7 room service and concierge and a beautiful palm tree and flower filled 7,000 m2 garden.
      Bedrooms are air conditioned and feature a private bathroom, tv, free Wi-Fi, and in room safe. Upgrades to pool view, deluxe, or junior suite is possible, subject to availability and upon payment of a supplement. For more details and extra costs please contact us.

  • Event Information

      • Enter the 2024 Marrakech Marathon & Half with Marathon Tours & Travel

        The Course: This is definitely a race to tick off your bucket list.  The course is mostly flat and runs through local neighbourhoods, by the famous city walls and along areas with stunning palm trees, orange trees and olive trees. Overall its mainly flat and fast. The early part of the marathon is a gradual incline, mostly flat then until the last 10km which are mainly downhill. Its a great route for setting a PB or if you want to make the most of the mild weather, generous maximum finish time and interact with the musicians and locals along the route it ticks all the boxes. Although you cannot compare crowd support with a marathon majors you can feel the enthusiasm and you will be immersed in this very special atmosphere that will brighten up your race and pull you through to the finish line.

        Date: Sunday 28 January, 2024

        Race Time: from 8.30am (42K), from 9.45am (21K)

        Eligibility: 17 years or older (42K), 15 years or older (21K)

        Number Pickup: Marathon Tours & Travel will collect your race pack and deliver it to you at our hotel.

        Temperature: Average temperatures on race day are between 40 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

        Refreshment tables: Water and slices of orange every 5kms. Sponges every 5kms from the 7th km table.

        Awards: Every finisher receives a medal.

        Difficulty: Easy

        Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy: 5 hours 30 minutes (42K), 3 hours (21K)

        Race rules to be followed.

  • Registration & Booking

      • Conditions of SalePlease note we cannot sell race entry without an accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.If you wish to make any changes to your reservations administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.How to BookTo make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.PaymentsWhen you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.Travel adviceBefore you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Morocco’s current entry restrictions and requirements.Morocco is a Muslim country which follows Islamic laws and customs. You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times.

        Travel Insurance

        Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.

        Security Policy

        Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited, and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

        Race Rules

        Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.

        Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

        Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Marrakech Marathon & Half, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers. After purchasing your race entry with us, you will be asked for your projected finish time and some other data in order to complete the race registration process. Please do not expect it immediately after booking – it will be sent when Marrakech Marathon & Half require it.. The race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide.