Marathon Marabana Havana Cuba
Cuba Marathon Marabana 2014

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On Sunday, the 20th of November the pistol shot will mark the start of the International Marathon Marabana in Havana, with participants from all over the world. Time will be taken for the marathon, half marathon, as well as for the distance of 10 kms.

CUBA MARATHON HAVANA

The route passes through many areas of the city, along the waterfront Malecon overlooking the bay of Havana, old, stately buildings, the old town with its wealth of colonial buildings (modeled after the Capitol in Washington), past monuments like the Capitolio, the Cabana fortress at the harbor entrance, the famous Hotel Nacional, the Revolution Square, the Parque Central - places and spaces, which reflect over 400 years of history and architecture!

A day before the marathon, the internationally recognized "Project Maracuba" takes place: a simultaneous launch of runners and walkers of all ages, in hundreds of communities, remote and mountainous regions to distances over 3000m. Each runner is thus part of a memorable running experience.

Maracuba Havana, Cuba
Project Maracuba

Experience the sports competition with international participation, contact with runners in Cuba and the charm of Old Havana.

Marathon Marabana Havana Cuba"Marabita"
Official mascot
CUBA STAR TRAVEL
organizes a fascinating sports travel for runners participating at the MARATHON, HALF MARATHON or 10 km routes. For blind runners with a guide as well as for wheelchairs we offer inscription in the appropriate category. For this we work closely with the association and organizers and provide our own tour guide on spot.
The island paradise of Cayo Largo or the dream beach of Varadero?
Following the marathon, we offer high quality travel packages. Everything on favorable terms from the experts!

FACTS ABOUT THE ROUTE

ROUTE: The route of the marathon and half marathon is AIMS / IASF certified and runs over 21.975 km.
Start and finish are at one point, so that the course being run twice measures the distance of 42.195 km.
PERMITTED TIMES: Marathon 5 hours, half marathon 3 hours
TIMING: electronic and manual
WATER: All 3 km water points and medical care available
BEST TIMES: Men 2:13:37, Women 2:43:29
Half Marathon - Men 1:04:10, Women 1:14:56

FACTS ABOUT THE CLIMATE

The Capital during November shows mainly warm days with low thermal fluctuations.
During November a lower sun elevation is noted, which is associated with decreased radiation and reached its highest value at 12:00.
There is a possiblity of cold fronts from north east off the coast, to cool the air to some degrees and produce increased sea surf on the notorious Malecón, thus causing wet parts of this stretch. According to statistics, 2 to 3 cold fronts are possible with a duration of 1 to 3 days are possible.
For participants from Europe (or countries with predominant cooler climate) the transition from cold to warm produces a much higher load on the blood circulation. It is strongly recommended to achieve acclimatization before participating in the run. This has been taken care of in our dates of travel.

Marathon Marabana Havana Cuba
One out of several participants running barefoot ... and first placed of Handbikers

FACTS FOR RUNNERS

PARTICIPATION: Participation in the marathon or half marathon with official chronometry.

ADMISSION: Conventional runners, disabled runners like wheelchair users, blind people with guide and deaf athletes.
Approved sports equipment are racing wheelchairs and hand cycles.

CLASSIFICATION MEN AND WOMEN:
International Award Ceremony Marathon, Open Master A, Open Master B, Open Master C, Open Master D, Open Master E, Open Master F, only men: Open Master G, Open Master H

AWARD CEREMONY: The absolute first 3 places for male and female participants. Special prices for deaf or blind participants and wheelchair users.

CERTIFICATE: Every runner receives a certificate with time, general placing and placement according to classification
A medal and a shirt of the event.
On request, medical check before and after the race.

DONATIONS TO CUBAN ATHLETES
We collect donations for Cuban runners, dedicated to competitive athletes as well as to semi-professional athletes, male and female. Running shoes which are still useable, functional clothing and heart rate monitors are welcome.

Contact: Mario Claus, Tel.: +49-30-32766102
Mail: info@cubastartravel.com

BOOK the MARATHON!

ITINERARY MARATHON 16. - 21.11.

16.11. WEDNESDAY
ARRIVAL, TRANSFER TO HOTEL

The hotel, located right on the run course and within walking distance to the start and finish areas of the marathon! The flair of the Old Town charms any visitor and music being played live in restaurants and bars allows to indulge in the rhythms of Son and Salsa.

HOTEL VALENCIA HAVANA
Nice green patio in a colonial hotel in the Old Town

17.11. THURSDAY
VISIT OF THE OLD TOWN OF HAVANA

See the most beautiful places and buildings of the old town, declared in 1982 by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. Practically one can admire more than 400 years of architectural history, art and literary markets and many musicians and artists who abound on the streets, and invite them into the studios and workshops.
MEDICAL CHECK

of fitness and acclimatization by a physician and supervisor of the Sports Medicine Service.

18.11. FRIDAY
DAY EXCURSION TO THE VALLEY OF VINALES
Excursion to Pinar del Rio, the western part of the island and claimed by experts as best soil on earth has for growing tobacco. Visit of the city of Pinar del Rio and the cigar factory "Francisco Donatien". Drive to the village of Vinales and walk-through. Visit of a small but very fine botanical garden offering insight into the diversity of plants and flowers of the region. A lunch including a drink right on the "sweet spot" in an open-air restaurant with a breathtaking view of the valley. Entry into the Cueva de los Indios, the only accessible cave within a Mogote (cone rock) worldwide; an underground river takes you back to the outside. In the afternoon return to Havana.
IN HAVANA: ISSUE OF THE NUMBERS FOR RUNNERS
AT NIGHT: EXCHANGE MEETING WITH LOCAL RUNNERS

CUBA MARATHON HAVANA
Participating every year – always a new painting during the marathon!

19.11. SATURDAY
ENJOY A RIDE THROUGH HAVANA IN CLASSIC CARS FROM THE 50s!

Stops allow the visit of the most beautiful places in the city.
TOURING THE RACE COURSE BY BUS

covering the old town of Havana, Vedado, Nuevo Vedado and Ayesteran.
ON REQUEST PARTICIPATION IN THE RUNNING EVENT MARACUBA WITH SHORT DISTANCE OF 3 KMS.

Pasta dinner with local and international runners before the marathon.

20.11. SUNDAY
MARATHON - HALF MARATHON MARABANA

07:00 h - Start of the marathon
10:00 h - Awards Ceremony of first three placed in the marathon, half-marathon and disabled
12:00 h - Official ending of the marathon
After the marathon: About midday we organize a trip to the nice beaches of Santa María del Mar.

21.11. MONDAY
Check out off the hotel in late morning (luggage can be stored for later retrieval), transfer to the airport. This concludes our services locally, and certainly a personal highlight of participating in a marathon!

Our guide is available for the duration of the marathon event and is able to help you when necessary.
Our insider tips for Havana will give you the opportunity to find the best restaurants, bars and nightlife to explore the city.

OPTIONAL OFFERS HAVANA

In the footsteps of Hemingway - Places and History
Fiesta Cubana - Cultural celebration of a community of artists
Santería ritual - Participation in a summoning of the Orishas
Visit of a community in Havana - The daily life
Cabaret Tropicana - World-famous, exotic show

Marathon Marabana Havanna, Kuba
Friendly meeting with native runner after the race

NOTE: ASK FOR A QUOTE FOR FLIGHT TICKET - WE HAVE OFFERS FROM MOST AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE

MARATHON MARABANA 2016 Price in €
MARATHON MARABANA
16. - 21.11.
725
Single room supplement 330
MARATHON MARABANA
16. - 21.11.
Guesthouse
549
Single room supplement 50

MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGES
21.-27.11.


CAYO LARGO
Flight to the Island of Cayo Largo
HOTEL SOL CAYO LARGO 4*
All Inclusive

825
Single room supplement 245
VARADERO
HOTEL STARFISH CUATRO PALMAS 3*
All Inclusive

460
Single room supplement 175
EXTENSION DAYS IN ALL HOTELS ARE POSSIBLE

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> Flight to Cuba is not included; please ask for a quote

> INCLUDED:
> English speaking tour guide from 16.-21.11.
> Reception at the airport, transfer to hotel
> HOTEL incl. breakfast, Guesthouse incl. breakfast
> GUIDED VISIT OF THE OLD TOWN OF HAVANA
> DAY EXCURSION TO THE VALLEY OF VINALES
> VISIT OF THE BEACH OF SANTA MARIA DEL MAR
> TOUR OF HAVANA IN CLASSIC CARS OF THE 50s
> MEETING WITH LOCAL RUNNERS
> GUARANTEED INSCRIPTION AND RUNNERS NUMBER
> MARATHON T-SHIRT, MEDAL, CERTIFICATE
> Medical check before and after the run
> Visit of the course by bus
> Pasta lunch with local and international participants
> Insider hints to Havana
> Guaranteed travel service policy

> CLOSING OUT DATE: 30.09.

> Subject to change of hotel or itinerary
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