"I'm coming to Morocco next week and don't know what is okay for me to wear as a women, any advice?
Well, there's no need to wonder any longer. Here is some advice to help you in deciding what to wear while running in Morocco.
In all the time I have lived here I have never heard about a rule dictating what females can or can't wear while running in Morocco. Every year Marrakech holds a marathon and the clothing that the women runners wear is always very diverse. There are ladies wearing full track suits with head coverings and others in shorts or capri pants or tights and t-shirts or tank tops. I do see women wearing shorts while running and often out of respect for the culture their shorts are not really short and tight.
While we recommend that you wear what is comfortable to you it is also wise to respect the culture as well. Shorts or capries/tights and a running t-shirt are more than appropriate. If you were running outside of a big city, like in a village or countryside, it would likely be wise to wear pants but here in the city, like (Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, etc.) it would not be a necessity. Remember, Marrakech is full of tourists so there is a wide range of how people dress here.
This advice comes from our experience living here and observing others. Like I said before there are no rules or laws dictating how to dress while running in Morocco so this post is just the advice I give to people whenever I am asked by people signing up for one of our guided runs through the city of Marrakech.
Signing up for one of our running tours is a great way to get out for a run on your next holiday in Marrakech. Whether you're looking for someone to just show you around for your first run or for a running partner for your entire time in Marrakech we have the runs for you. Pick your distance(s) and let us plan your runs. All of our guides live here and know their way around both the city and the culture, which enables you to be able to relax and just enjoy your run. Check out what kinds of runs we offer here and you can register here.
Now pack your running clothes and plan to run while in Morocco.