Tahiti’s stunning island of Moorea will next year host one of the world’s most picturesque marathons.During the annual Moorea Marathon, runners of all ages will be lining up on March 25, 2017 to pound the pavement during one of three events, from a full 42 kilometre marathon to a 21km half marathon or 5km colour run, each offering views of Moorea’s imposing mountain peaks and stunning blue lagoon.
Held annually since 1988, this year’s event is expecting 1200 participants including 20 from Australia and New Zealand.
Entrants planning to combine the run with a beach break can enjoy a seven-night package from event travel specialists Tahiti Mana.
Priced from $3550* per person twin share, travellers will receive registration to the event of their choice, five nights at the Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea in a garden view room with breakfast, two nights at the Manava Suite Resort in Tahiti in a lagoon studio room with breakfast, return economy flights with Air Tahiti Nui from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane via Auckland and transfers including inter-island ferry. While in Moorea guests will also receive a stand up paddle boarding guided tour and a 50-minute monoi massage at the Manea Spa to help recovery.
Early bird deals are available and there are also upgrade options for those wishing to prepare for the race in style from their own overwater bungalow.
As part of the race entry, runners will receive a souvenir t-shirt, access to the pre-race pasta party, post-race marathon lunch and beach activities.
Held on Temae Beach, the event festivities have become popular with marathon participants who enjoy the opportunity to experience traditional Tahitian culture during their stay.
*subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.