Running in Paradise

November 6, 2019 in Experience

Moorea Marathon is one of the world’s most breathtaking races – not only for its 42km of French Polynesian terrain, but also its spectacular views and exotic surroundings.


Athletes, fun-runners and spectators will attend the next race in March 2020. Combined with the fantastic atmosphere and the powerful feeling of ‘Mana’ reigning over the races – the event is a true representation of culture and activity on The Islands of Tahiti, and it should definitely be on any running enthusiasts’ bucket list!




Setting off at 4.30am when the air is cool, the 42km competitive race is for anyone over the age of 20. The stunning course runs along the northern coast of Moorea. Dipping into Cooks Bay and Opunohu Bay, runners will turn back on themselves so they finish up on the Temae Village Beach to celebrate their huge achievement.


Half Marathon: 


With a 5.30am start time, the 21km race is for participants aged 18+. Following the same route as the Marathon but looping back half way along the course on Cooks Bay, the half marathon runners also get magnificent unspoilt views of the South Pacific Ocean as they race against the clock.


Polymath Aito Race: 


The final competitive race of the day, this 10km run will begin at 6.30am and loop back around at Maharepa. The runners also aged 18 and over, will be joined by the full marathon runners as they all make their way back to Temae Village Beach.


Rotui Kids’ Run: 


The kids race includes two distances – 1000m for 8 -10 year olds and 1500m for 10 -11 year olds. Both races are held in Temae Village and start at 11.30am when the adults have completed their races. It’s a great way to get the kids involved in athletics from a young age!


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About Tahiti Tourisme:

Tahiti Tourisme is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for The Islands of Tahiti, overseeing all marketing and advertising actions, public relations, promotions, events and travel agent training programs globally. With a primary mission to bring visitors to The Islands of Tahiti, this Economic Interest Group is comprised of a Tahiti-based head office and 14 international offices promoting the destination across 18 international markets. Tahiti Tourisme also runs the visitors’ welcome and information desks and organizes local events to promote domestic tourism.

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