The Sunyang Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon took place for the first time in 2008, with a modest count of 330 participants. It was initiated by Mr. Dong Chang Jeong, Seychelles Honorary Consul General for South Korea, who is also head of the Seychelles Tourist Office in Korea. The event was conceived to contribute to Seychellois’ health and to unify Seychellois and visitors.

The marathon indeed helps to bring Seychelles to the attention of more travelers and contributes to lifting the Seychelles brand around the world. For the 5th edition, the islands can expect to receive some 300 overseas participants, on top of several hundred local participants.

Seychelles Marathon is hosted by Seychelles Islands which is universally recognized as the Indian Ocean’s Jewel of pristine beauty. This year, the Marathon is scheduled on February 24, 2013.

Below is this year's Seychelles Marathon Course Map

The marathon starts and concludes at Beau Vallon Beach. The course leads the runners through Bel, Ombre, Beau Vallon, Glacis, Macha Bee, North East Point, Anse Etoile, La Bastille, English River, 5th June Avenue, Bois De Rose, Geant Casino, Francis Rachel, Clock Tower, Independence Avenue, 5th June and back to Beau Vallon .

The entry fees is 45 Euro for the marathon and 30 Euro for the half marathon. To participate in Seychelles Marathon you can register by downloading this registration form and sending it to sey@seychellestour.co.kr or highlevelsports@seychelles.sc. For local registrants, you can register in person at the NSC office or via sending an e-mail to highlevelsports@seychelles.sc. Deadline of registration is on January 31, 2013 for international participants and February 15, 2013 for local participants.