The Seychelles islands are set to host its annual Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon for the year 2012, which will take place on February 26.
The Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon took place for the first time in 2008, with a modest count of 330 participants. It was initiated by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong, Seychelles Honorary Consul General for South Korea, who is also head of the Seychelles Tourist Office in Korea. The event was conceived to contribute to Seychellois’ health and to unify Seychellois and visitors.
The marathon indeed helps to bring Seychelles to the attention of more travelers and contributes to lifting the Seychelles brand around the world.
For the 5th edition, the islands can expect to receive some 300 overseas participants, on top of several hundred local participants.
On Sunday, February 26, runners of the 5th edition of the Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon will set off from Beau Vallon at 7:00 am, covering the Northern and North Western areas of the main island of Mahe, as well as its capital, Victoria.
As for the structure of the marathon, there is something for a wide range of fitness levels.
This follows the philosophy of the Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon that is to spread the focus beyond mere competition, putting equal emphasis on appreciating exercise and being surrounded by the natural beauty of Seychelles.
Medals and prizes of a range of values are to be awarded to the top five category winners, and all participants who complete the race shall be awarded a tee-shirt in addition to their Official Time Certificate.
The Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon is recognized internationally through the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) label. It is organized jointly by the National Sports Council and the Seychelles Tourism Board.
The deadline for entry is January 31 for overseas participants and February 15 for local participants. Entries from outside Seychelles must be emailed to [էլեկտրոնային փոստով պաշտպանված] or [էլեկտրոնային փոստով պաշտպանված] . Local participants are advised to register in person at the National Sports Council.