The number of runners competing in the sixth edition of the Muscat Marathon in January has almost doubled, with more than 1,200 competitors expected to race, the organisers said this week.
The marathon will take place on January 27 and Muscat Road Runners, the organiser of the marathon, has joined hands with Oman Sail and Al Mouj Muscat to scale up the event to a global level.
About 600 runners, including 54 international participants, took part in this year’s Muscat Marathon.
The 2017 race will feature three events – the 42km marathon, 21km half marathon and 10km run – and will start and finish at Al Mouj Muscat. While the final route has not yet been decided, it is expected to showcase some of the most striking locations around the capital.
“In order to have a healthy lifestyle, people should take part in the Muscat Marathon,” Musct Road Runners chairman Ahmed al Malki told local press earlier this week.
To register for the Muscat Marathon, go to marathon.muscatroadrunners.com.