An exhilarating run with views of beaches alongside a crystal blue Mediterrean coastline. What better way to get your fitness fix than to run a half- marathon on holiday? Combining a stunning destination with once in a lifetime sports even/fun run, D-Resort Grand Azur, Marmaris’ most exclusive hotel, is delighted to partner with Turkish Event Company Uzunetap, to host the RunMarisRun Half Marathon, June 4th and 5th. Set in beautiful Marmaris, Turkey this is an ideal event for all ages and all levels of fitness – it’s fun for the whole family.
Newly launched this year, “RunMarisRun” has quite a few options depending on your fitness level. There is a 21K (half marathon), a 10K race, 5K run, (Community Run), and also a kids’ run in MiniMaris categories. Just in time for summer, this exciting sports event is the innaugural Run Maris Run, sponsored by D Resort Grand Azur, Uzunetap in cooperation with the Marmaris Municipality. A weekend full of sport and fun will be waiting for participants along with free concerts, a pasta party and lots of family fun activities ensuring that it’s a day to remember in years to come.
There are prizes for all – all runners completing the course will be given medals. The runners with ranking will be given cups and monetary awards at the prize ceremony which will honour winners at the end of the race. And once past the finish line, runners can enjoy a few days of well deserved rest, putting their feet up at the incredible D-Resort Grand Azur (with a bonus of special pricing in honour of this great event).
Unquestionably the best hotel in Marmaris, D-Resort Grand Azur, a five star hotel in a first class location. Ideally situated between two mountain ranges and views of the beautiful Marmaris coastline, D-Resort Grand Azur has risen to yet another level after a recent major refurbishment where all the rooms have been renovated, a new Steak & Bar restaurant and stunning roof terrace on the fifth floor. Exuding architectural style with its sleek, curving profile, D-Resort Grand Azur is nestled in exotic gardens and just steps from the beach. The Azur Spa, with its semi-Olympic indoor pool, and variety of heat experiences is a calming oasis deep within the hotel.’
The private blue flagged beach, featuring imported white sand that neither gets too hot nor sticks to feet is situated just at the bottom of the hotel grounds with a beach restaurant and bar, making it perfect for everyone to unwind. The outdoor pool resembles a turquoise river running through the hotel. A first class water sports centre, complimentary hire of the tennis courts, a juice bar alongside breakfast, entertainment programmes make it destination you will want to return to. There is live, relaxing music over dinner, a fantastic buffet and roof top gourmet cuisine at the Steak & Bar as well as five bars to choose from. The new roof terrace, with its 180 degree views of the beach and Marmaris coastline is a spectacular spot to sip cocktails and enjoy the hotel’s fine wine selection.
D-Resort Grand Azur is open all year round. Standard Sea view rooms start from £120 per night for half board, including taxes. D-Resort Grand Azur is the only hotel in Marmaris to offer half and full board ensuring flexibility.
To register for RunMarisRun go to www.uzunetap.com and select RunMarisRun.
The day kicks off on Saturday June 4th at 10:00 am with the registration and the race kit hand-ins, and will continue with various activities and a pasta party at the Marina. The races will start on Sunday June 5th and will end with the prize ceremonies at the end of the races.
Believe in sports as a lifestyle rather than fitness as a day to day chore. They organize events in different sports branches that enable to discover, to improve and have fun while pushing limits. Since 2010 they have been organizing international running events such as Turkey’s first multi stage ultramarathons. Lycian Way Ultra Marathon and Runfire Cappadocia Ultra Marathon along with Longest Night / Run or Ride, Longest Day / Run with the Sun, Freeathlon Fun Race and Moonlight Cappadocia which all involve different sports disciplines such as swimming, biking and trekking. Standards are at the highest level, including professional teams in their related fields such as sports, health and security. A constant aim is to organize better quality, more challenging, and exiciting races – keeping fun at the forefront – and as such, to contribute to the world of sports in Turkey by thinking outside of the box.