One of the most eclectic sporting events in Belize is scheduled to begin on December 4, 2016 at 5:30 am on the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula. The End of the World Marathon first began on December 21, 2012 when many people around the world interpreted the ancient Maya calendar to predict the apocalypse on that date. After gaining widespread popularity, the End of the World Marathon has continued year after year, blossoming to become one of Placencia’s most popular events.
Competitors in the End of the World Marathon can either choose to run a half marathon (13.1 miles) or a full marathon (26.2 miles), with competitors running the full marathon starting at the southern tip of the peninsula at Placencia Village. They’ll make their way northward, passing by the luxury resort of Chabil Mar, the Garifuna village of Seine Bight, and the beautiful Maya Beach before reaching the northernmost point of the peninsula. At that point, the half marathon runners will enter the competition, joining the full marathon competitors to race towards the finish line and cheering crowds in Placencia Village.
Designed to promote a healthy appreciation of the natural beauty of the peninsula, the End of the World Marathon is a community event, with all profits going towards providing high school scholarships for local children. More than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top six marathoners (three men and three women), and every competitor who finishes the race will receive a commemorative medal. Special mention will be made for the top finishers in five categories: under 29 years old, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and seniors aged 60 and over.
The luxury resort of Chabil Mar located on the Placencia Peninsula just a few minutes’ walk from the starting/finish line in Placencia Village offers spacious villas on a private ground that features a luxuriant tropical garden, infinity swimming pool, and a beachfront bar and restaurant.
Chabil Mar is a proud sponsor of the End of the World Marathon and is now developing a comprehensive vacation package so that guests of the resort can enjoy all of the thrilling action.
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