Once retired after a career as a senior official, Abdelmadjid REZKANE decided to return to his first love. Former athlete and passionate about the marathon, he became organizer of sports events.
After the success of the Marathon des Dunes, he set for himself a new challenge by launching the new Algiers marathon.
The first Marathon will be held in the city. The start is located at the Olympic Stadium, on top of the hill. The route will then cross the center west of the city. It will enable participants to discover this beautiful bay of Algiers, at a fairly fast pace. The route is really easy even for beginners.
This marathon is organized by the Sport Events International structure with the support of the President of the Republic.
Like other major capitals, Algiers will also have a true Marathon. In addition to the Marathon des Duness (we will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary at the end of the year in Tamanrasset), organizing a major marathon in Algiers was one of the projects that I was dreaming of, wishing to combine sport, sightseeing, cultural discoveries and also environmental issues, since the marathon’s slogan will be ‘’Algiers without pollution’’.
Starting from the top of the hill to reach down the seafront, this course provides an ideal character, varied and fast which runners should appreciate. The whole route is ran on roads. The details of the route are available on our website.
We expect around 10,000 athletes for the three races : local and foreign runners in large numbers. We should attract competifive runners as well as recreational ones, less motivated by performance, simply happy to participate and reach the finish line.
In addition to the marathon (42.195 km), starting at the Olympic Stadium and finishing
at the Grand Post Office, two races will be proposed : a 20 km and a 10km. This will allow runners with less training to take part in this great event.
Selecting the date was hardly trivial. It was intended to ensure that runners would participate, enjoy a very pleasant weather with temperatures ranging between 18 and 20 °C (64°F to 68°F).
Traditional shows will be organized at strategic locations along the route and also at the star and finish line.
Algiers the white, rich architecture, natural beauty of its bay is an invitation to wander aimlessly through its streets, stopping at a terrace to enjoy a mint tea , entering a restaurant to taste the specialties of Algiers and fresh fish from the Mediterranean sea.
Come join us to participate in this inaugural Marathon which combines sport and discovery. A fast route for the competitive runners with a panoramic view over the gorgeous bay of Algiers. The sightseeing and the warm welcome of the local population will certainly impress our visitors.
For more information :