Friday, June 13, 2014

A Musical Mini Marathon - 6.6k Around Fez

More than 2,500 Moroccan and international runners are expected to take part in a race that coincides with the start of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. The runners will enjoy discovering the various neighborhoods and the fabulous architecture of Fes on this running tour around the city
The race will start this Saturday, June 14 at 6p.m. near Bab Boujloud. The race will be followed by an awards presentation and live Moroccan folk music concert. 

This will be the second time the Sacred Music Race has been run under the title “Course aux Rythmes des Musiques Sacrées”.

The route will begin near Bab Boujloud in front of the old medina and take runners on a loop around the city past Bab Makina, Bab Meknes, Bab Marrakesh, Jardin Jnan Sbil, and Batha Museum before ending at the finish line near Bab Boujloud.

“The race will also be an opportunity to strengthen the cohesion and civic spirit of the paeticipants through sports and recreational activity,” according to the Fes Saiss Association.

Runners will be joined by some of Morocco’s top athletes including Olympic gold medalists Hicham El Guerrouj and Khalid Skah, hurdler Nezha Bidouane, marathoner Abderrahim Bouramdane, and Olympian Brahim Lahlafi.

Online registration now closed. Go to the Centre de Jeunessse et Sport at La Fiat at 6pm today.

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