It's always fun and challenging to push yourself to the limit in races, but for me it's always more fun and challenging to do so at races in the city where you are living. I love running races on the streets I'm training on every day. So, when Marrakech hosts an event, if possible, I'm going to be participating as a runner.
This weekend, 04 October 2015, Marrakech will be hosting it's annual Marrakech 10km International. It's a flat and fast 10km race starting and ending at the big post office in the center of Gueliz proceeding to run through the Menera Gardens and down along a small portion of the old city walls.
Typically registration can be completed on either Friday or Saturday in Gueliz near the start area, but after I called the phone number on the promotional flyer I was told that I could register any day this week at the new Decathlon here in town. So, today I ran over to the store and it was just as they said, I registered with no problem. I got my race bib (number) and the race t-shirt.
The weather has just, in the last few weeks, cooled off to give us some wonderful morning temperatures. So this weekend's 10km race should be great. If you've run the race before let us know your thoughts or if you're planing on participating this weekend let us know in the comments below. I hope to see you there.