– The “Wonder City” will host the 35th edition of the leading event on the Cuban sporting calendar
– The Havana Marathon was held virtually this year
– Athletes from 63 countries took part in this AIMS-certified race in 2019
The date is now set for the leading event on the Cuban sporting calendar. The 2021 Havana Marathon will take place on 21 November. Its 35th edition will be a special occasion.
The streets of the “Wonder City” will again provide the backdrop for the race after the 2020 edition had to be held virtually on 22 November due to COVID-19.
Athletes from all over the world will pound the tarmac of the circuit around the capital of Cuba, which combines tradition with the beauty of one of the most spectacular places on Earth. The 2019 edition set a new record for international participants as over 1,300 runners from 63 countries took up the challenge.
AIMS certificate, official times
Marabana is a certified member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). The course of the Havana Marathon, which starts and finishes opposite the monumental Capitolio, is the only circuit in Cuba officially registered as an AIMS international race, which means the times set by participants are official.
This legendary race in the capital of Cuba is the leading sporting event held on the Caribbean island and takes place on the National Day of Physical Culture and Sports. Year after year, thousands of runners flock to Havana from all over the island to partake in this massive celebration of sport.
A great celebration of running in a city of spellbinding beauty
The weekend of 20 and 21 November 2021 will be a massive celebration of running in which Havana will host a 5K race, a 10K race and a half marathon along with the marathon.
The event takes runners along spectacular and spellbinding landmarks of the Cuban capital. Two laps of a circuit starting and finishing at Parque Central await the marathon runners. The course will take runners down the following streets and avenues: Paseo del Prado, Refugio, Zulueta, Av. De las Misiones, Malecón, Calzada, calle 12, calle 23, Av. 26, Boyeros, Santa Catalina, Primelles, Vía Blanca, Boyeros, Salvador Allende, Reina and Paseo del Prado.