Registrations have opened for the 2019 Al Mouj Muscat Marathon. With less than eight months to go to the event on January 18-19 next year, organisers are aiming to build on the success of the record-breaking 2018 marathon – with over 6,000 participants – with a new high of 10,000 athletes expected across six running categories.
The eighth edition of the Muscat Marathon will see Muscat Road Runners, Oman Athletics Association and Oman Sail collaborating to achieve the new targets. The event will also have the support of title sponsor Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s leading lifestyle destination.
Organisers have made a significant change, with the centrepiece marathon race along with the half marathon, relay marathon and 10km event now due to be held on January 18.
Registrations for 2019 can be made at muscatmarathon.om. The 42.195km marathon and 21.0975km half marathon races will each have four categories – an open category with a minimum age of 17, and 40-49, 50-59 and 60+ age groups. The 10km event will have similar age groups though the open category is open to runners aged from 13. It will also have a junior category for 13 to 19 year-olds.
The 5km charity fun run is also open to runners aged 13 and above, while the kids’ run will have 1, 2 and 3km courses for youngsters aged 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years old respectively. The relay marathon event is open to teams of 4 to 6 runners in male, female and mixed groups, the mixed teams having at least two female runners.