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Often referred to as the Eighth Continent and earth’s fourth largest island, Madagascar is one of our newer adventure destinations for 2018! The marathon and half-marathon will be held in Isalo in the south central highlands with most of the course routed through Isalo National Park. This is Madagascar’s most visited area where the country’s oldest dinosaur bones were discovered.
The start and finish will be at Hotel Jardin du Roy, which is also the race’s headquarters. Your will find this hotel blends into the surrounding hills and offers and equestrian center, hiking trails, and complete spa services. We are offering a six night package with the option to extend your stay for five additional nights. This exotic destination is ideal for the runner looking for their next adventure!
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First of all I'm probably not like most of the runners on this trip...I'm not a marathon/running maniac... I am going after my 7 continents only if it can take me to places I have never been before... I signed up to experience Madagascar...I don't like to feel like cattle being herded around so I loved the small group setting... I am an outdoor action traveler... I like to get out and enjoy - experience - take part in the culture where I travel - ... so I really enjoyed the hike to the Waterfall and was the first one in the water - and the trip to the Sapphire mine...I got to go down into the test hole .. when else would I ever get a chance to do that...I loved all the rock formations and climbing around on them... what can I saw .... I totally enjoyed myself - start to finish.
Zeid and guides Lala and Lova where very knowledgeable, great personalities and fluent in English. Made excursions very enjoyable and I learned a lot about the country.