At the end of February, Seychelles will be web hosting its 10th Eco-Friendly Marathon, the 2nd event on its national diary of events.
Kept every last Sunday of Feb, the event was initiated in 08 by the Seychelles’ honorary consul within South Korea Dong Chang Jeong who is also a seasoned marathon athlete. He continues to take part in top marathons across the world.
Mr. Jeong approached the Seychelles government together with his vision for a Seychelles marathon that will encourage a healthy lifestyle, unify Seychellois and visiting athletes, and enhance the profile of the Seychelles brand.
For the first marathon, there have been about 330 runners of nineteen nationalities who took part in this particular event.
The appeal of running against the stunning background of Mahé Island’ s magnificent beauty combined with the vibrant marathon atmosphere proved to be an instant hit and by last year, the number of runners increased to over one, 000 of no less than 31 ethnicities.
Meanwhile, Jeong great team have ensured that they take the flavors, sights, and sounds associated with Korea with them in the form of a special Korean gala dinner after each convention featuring the value-added attractions of the Korean buffet dinner, classical songs and cultural exchange concerts, style shows, traditional Korean music, plus exhibitions.
The 2017 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon will function four courses: 5 km, ten km, half-marathon, and full race, which meander through the stunning country of north Mahé, allowing athletes to enjoy heart-stopping views of rich mountain greenery and an glowing blue ocean sprinkled with glistening island destinations, like gemstones set in water. It really is hard to imagine a marathon span of such sublime beauty – the secret that is now well and truly out there.
The official prize-giving that will same evening will be followed by an unique Korean gala dinner and Seychelles-Korea cultural exchange exhibition.
At its outset in 08, few could have imagined that the Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon could have attracted a lot of runners down the years and attained the status it has in Seychelles’ calendar of events. Today, Seychelles’ very own marathon is on the road to bringing in more people to take part with its ideal mix of sport, culture, and island-style entertainment.
The 2017 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon is likely to welcome some 5, 000 athletes from the four corners of the world.