DirectRooms.com – Marrakech Marathon Brings Thousands to Exotic Morocco This January 2012
Released on: December 09, 2011, 9:58 am
This coming January will see one of the distance running
calendar's most popular events heading for the Moroccan city of
Marrakech - with runners from all over Europe heading into the city to
In excess of 5,000 runners are expected to take part in the Marrakech Marathon, with
the city's palm-lined streets likely to be packed with fans cheering the runners on
along the gruelling 26 mile course.
Many of Europe's top runners will be heading into Marrakech for the race event,
prompting online hotel booker DirectRooms.com to advise early booking to get the
maximum choice of hotel Marrakech city centre has available. The hotels close to the race start and
finish lines are expected to be particularly popular.
The Marrakech Marathon is held each year thanks to the patronage of His Majesty the
King Mohammed VI. The race will take place on January 29th 2012 and this will be the
23rd hosting of the event by the Moroccan city.
Runners can look forward to exception levels of organisation with plenty of water
stops throughout the course - something that is essential given Morocco's tropical
climate. There are also plenty of local police and race organisation staff lining
the route so that runners and spectators can always ask for help should they require
Lek Boonlert, marketing head of DirectRooms.com, commented, “Marrakech hosts one of
the most popular marathons in the world, with its streets and climate making it a
fantastic destination. With so many thousands of runners and spectators heading into
the city in January we recommend advance booking of hotel rooms in downtown
Marrakech to be sure of a good deal."
DirectRooms is an independent discount hotel reservations company based in Asia.
Established and online since 2000 with over 55,000 hotels worldwide.
For further information please contact Lek Boonlert:
Tel: + 66 (0)76 241 145
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