Some 8,000 runners turn up in Morocco during the last weekend of January for the popular yearly Marrakesh Marathon, and it takes runners on a lovely route that boasts palm trees and olive and orange groves. Several different running events are offered, and even children can enjoy this event with a free fun race that is open to those in the age 10-13 group. There's also a free open race that anyone can participate in. The full marathon is 26 miles and has a cut-off time of 5 hours; 30 minutes, and those who aren't quite ready to make the full run may choose the half marathon that is only 13 miles with a cut-off time of 3 hours. It's a fun weekend, and everyone is welcome to come run or cheer on the sidelines. Marrakesh is a really special race destination and might compliment your luxury vacation perfectly!!