Socotra Marathon

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The event starts at 07:00.

Z Adventures is proud to present the first ever marathon on the remote island of Socotra, Yemen. It is the only country in the world that starts with “Y”; hence an ideal opportunity for runners to complete the A-Z of marathon countries alphabetically. We will take adventurers and sports enthusiasts on a cross-country journey filled with unique sports challenges and cultural immersion. Our athletes have the option to partake in one or more events over a fun-filled vacation. The professionally managed official events will take place around various exotic locations on the island. Participants will get a chance to explore this unique island, meet like-minded adventure-athletes, and soak in the sights and sounds of this remote island.

LOCATION: Socotra, Yemen

EVENTS: Full Marathon, 10K & Aquathlon (500m swim + 5K run)

PACKAGE: USD 3,575.00 per person.

Services Included:
Return flights from Cairo to Socotra
Airport transfer
Visa for Yemen organised by the tour operator
4×4 private vehicle
7 nights accommodation in a single person tent
Camping equipment
Mattress, pillow, sheets and blankets
English speaking, experienced Socotri guide
Food: 3 meals per day
Cook and cooking equipment
Drinking Water
Protected areas fees and other permit fees
Boat ride to Shuab
Local guides on specific excursions
Entry fee to all 3 professionally managed official races
Unique finisher’s medal for each race
Sightseeing on the island

Services Not Included:
Nights in Hotel (USD 80 Single / USD 160 Double per night)
Personal spending
Personal insurance
Guide’s and driver’s tip
Snorkeling and/or diving equipment

Please note that the package is based on 7 nights camping. However, runners who wish to avoid camping can stay in the only western style hotel on the island by paying the add-on. Apart from the hotel room, the price includes daily shuttle service every morning to the campsite to meet up with other guests and drop-off back to the hotel in the evening.


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



10 km

March 10, 2021 (Wednesday) - 07:00
10 kilometers
Desert Island Scenic Trail

Socotra Marathon

March 10, 2021 (Wednesday) - 07:00
42.195 kilometers
Desert Island Scenic Trail
The number for participants for the race is capped to 40.

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