Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sacred Music and Sport? Yes - its the 6.6k Fez Night Race

On the night of June 8th, the city of Fez will be buzzing - the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music started the night before and then music and sport get together with  a night race through the city of with more than one thousand runners taking part - and you can be one of them!

The View from Fez is not sure who came up with the idea of a 6K Medina run, but it is a superb idea. The organisers say that their motto is to combine sport and music.

The race of 6.6 kilometres will take place during the 19th edition of Fes Festival of World Sacred Music.

The organisers are not talking of simply a few energetic people trotting around the Medina of Fez, but are claiming that they will bring together some 1,200 participants accompanied by a caravan of old and new Moroccan athletes like Hicham el Guerrouj, Nezha Bidouane, Khalid Skah, Rachid Lebsir,  Brahim Lahlafi and  Abderrahim Bourahmdane.

The race course with start/finish line at the Bab Boujloud

Friday June 7
15h: Official Opening
15h-20h: Distribution of race numbers

Saturday June 8
11am: Press conference (Head Fez Saiss Foundation)
16h: Presentation of Olympic champions
17h: Home runners
18h: Start of the race
19h: Awards show with Moroccan folklore concert

You can register on line here : Race registration
More information (in French) : Fez Marathon

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music : 19th edition from 07 June to 15 June 2013

The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music is one of the main events of the Spirit of Fes Foundation. It is part of its mission to bring the arts and spirituality in the service of human and social development and reconciliation among peoples and cultures. The 19th edition will be held from 7 to 15 June 2013 under the theme "Andalusian Fez." The Fes Festival runs through the vast spaces of songs and rhythms world cultures have created since the dawn of time.

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