Marathon Marabana Havana Cuba
Marathon Marabana

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On Sunday, the 17th 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 and half marathon, as well as for the distances of 5, 10 and 15 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 in the MARATHON or HALF MARATHON, participation also is possible for 5, 10 and 15 km routes. For blind runners with a guide and wheelchair users we offer inscription in the appropriate classes. For this we work closely with the association and organizers and provide our own tour guide.
Dream beach of Varadero or the island paradise of Cayo Largo?
Following the marathon event, we offer high quality travel packages to relax and bathe. Everything on favorable terms from the experts!

FACTS ABOUT THE ROUTE

ROUTE: The route of the marathon and half marathon AIMS / IASF certified and runs over 21.975 km.
Start and finish are at a point, it is clear that the track the distance of 42.195 km.
PERMITTED TIMES: Marathon 5 hours, half marathon 3 hours
TIMING: electronic and manual
SOURCE: All 3 km of water points and medical care
BEST TIME: 2:13:37 Men, Women 2:43:29
Half Marathon - Men 1:04:10, 1:14:56 Women


FACTS ON CLIMATE

The capital shows in November mainly warm days, 22 ° C, 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.
It can take cold fronts from the north east of the coast, to cool the air to some degree and produce increased sea surf on the notorious Malecón and wet parts of this route. According to statistics, 2 to 3 cold fronts are possible with a duration of 1-3 days are possible during the month of November.
For participants from Europe (or countries with cooler climate) the transition from cold to warm climate 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 travel plans.

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
(Wheelchair users, blind people with guide, deaf)
Approved sports equipment are racing wheelchairs and hand cycles
CLASSIFICATION MEN:
Free - under 30, Sub-Master 30-35, Master A 36-40, B Master 41-45, Master C 46-50, D Master 51-55, Master E 56-60, F Master 61-65, Master G over 66 years
CLASSIFICATION WOMEN:
Free - under 30, Sub-Master 30-35, Master A 36-40, B Master 41-45, Master C 46-50, D Master 51-55, Master 56-60 E
AWARD CEREMONY: The absolute first 3 places for male and female participants and the first 3 places in each class for the marathon and half marathon. Special prices for deaf or blind participants and wheelchair users.
CERTIFICATE: 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 FOR CUBAN ATHLETES
We will collect donations for Cuban runners, dedicated to competitive athletes as well as to young athletes, male and female. Running shoes which are still useable, functional clothing and heart rate monitors are welcome.

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

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ITINERARY MARATHON EVENT

13.11. WEDNESDAY:
ARRIVAL, TRANSFER TO OUR COLONIAL HOTEL

The hotel receives its guests with the charm of the architecture of the colonial era and a welcome cocktail. Situated in the Old Havana, the start and finish of the marathon is only a short stroll away.

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

14.11. 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.
Today we will make the issue of the starting numbers.

15.11. FRIDAY:
MEDICAL CHECK
of fitness and acclimatization by a physician and supervisor of the Sports Medicine Service.
TOUR BY BUS ALONG THE MARATHON ROUTE covering the old town of Havana, Vedado, Nuevo Vedado and Ayesteran.
HIGHLIGHT: MEETING WITH LOCAL RUNNERS TO EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES!

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

16.11. SATURDAY:
ON REQUEST PARTICIPATION IN THE RUNNING EVENT MARACUBA WITH SHORT DISTANCE OF 3 KM.

Pasta dinner with local and international runners before the marathon.
HIGHLIGHT: ENJOY A RIDE THROUGH HAVANA IN CLASSIC CARS FROM THE 50S! Stops allow the visit of the most beautiful places in the city.

17.11. SUNDAY:
MARATHON - HALF MARATHON MARABANA

Optional: After the marathon a trip to the beaches of the Playas del Este

18.11. 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.

EXTENSION PROGRAMMES

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
Playas del Este - Miles of beaches for swimming and relaxing

Marathon Marabana Havanna, Kuba
Friendly m eeting with native runners after the race


NOTE: ASK FOR A QUOTE FOR FLIGHT TICKETS - WE CAN MAKE OFFERS ALMOST WORLDWIDE

MARATHON MARABANA 2013
Code MARATHON TRAVEL Price €
MS01 13. - 18.11.2013 565
MS02 Single room supplement 110

MARATHON TRAVEL PACKAGES
MARATHON EVENT HAVANA 13.-18.11.
CAYO LARGO and VARADERO 19.-26.11.

MA01 CAYO LARGO
Marathon Event Havana

Excursion to the Valley of Vinales
Flight Havana - Cayo Largo
Island of Cayo Largo
Hotel Sol Cayo Largo 4*

All Inclusive
1320
MA02 Single room supplement 365
MB01 VARADERO
Marathon Event Havana

Excursion to the Valley of Vinales
Memories Varadero
Beach Resort 4*

Deluxe Ocean View - All Inclusive
1185
MB02 Single room supplement 296

> Prices in EUR > Currency Converter
> Flight to Cuba is not included; please ask for a quote

> INCLUDED:
> English speaking tour guide from 13.-18.11.
> Reception at the airport, transfer to hotel
> COLONIAL HOTEL IN THE OLD TOWN incl. breakfast
> Welcome cocktail
> Free entry to many museums
> 10% discount on restaurants in the Old Town
> GUIDED VISIT OF THE OLD TOWN OF HAVANA
> Tour of Havana IN CLASSIC CARS OF THE 50S
> MEETING WITH LOCAL RUNNERS to exchange experiences and to get to know each other
> GUARANTEED INSCRIPTION AND RUNNERS NUMBER
> Medical check before and after the run
> Visit of the course by bus
> Pasta lunch with local and international participants
> MARATHON T-SHIRT, MEDAL, CERTIFICATE
> Insider hints to Havana
> Guaranteed travel service policy

> CLOSING OUT DATE: 30.09.2013
> LATE BOOKING UNTIL 19.10.: EUR 35.00

(subject to availability)

> Not included: departure tax (25,00 CUC), tips
> Subject to change of hotel or itinerary
> How do I book travel arrangements?

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