Z Adventures is proud to present the first ever marathon on the remote island of Socotra, Yemen. It is the only country in the world that starts with “Y”; hence an ideal opportunity for runners to complete the A-Z of marathon countries alphabetically. We will take adventurers and sports enthusiasts on a cross-country journey filled with unique sports challenges and cultural immersion. Our athletes have the option to partake in one or more events over a fun-filled vacation. The professionally managed official events will take place around various exotic locations on the island. Participants will get a chance to explore this unique island, meet like-minded adventure-athletes, and soak in the sights and sounds of this remote island.

LOCATION: Socotra, Yemen

EVENTS: Full Marathon, 10K & Aquathlon (500m swim + 5K run)

PACKAGE: USD 3,575.00 per person.

Services Included:
Return flights from Cairo to Socotra
Airport transfer
Visa for Yemen organised by the tour operator
4×4 private vehicle
7 nights accommodation in a single person tent
Camping equipment
Mattress, pillow, sheets and blankets
English speaking, experienced Socotri guide
Food: 3 meals per day
Cook and cooking equipment
Drinking Water
Protected areas fees and other permit fees
Boat ride to Shuab
Local guides on specific excursions
Entry fee to all 3 professionally managed official races
Unique finisher’s medal for each race
Sightseeing on the island

Services Not Included:
Nights in Hotel (USD 80 Single / USD 160 Double per night)
Personal spending
Personal insurance
Guide’s and driver’s tip
Snorkeling and/or diving equipment

Please note that the package is based on 7 nights camping. However, runners who wish to avoid camping can stay in the only western style hotel on the island by paying the add-on. Apart from the hotel room, the price includes daily shuttle service every morning to the campsite to meet up with other guests and drop-off back to the hotel in the evening.

March 11, 2023 - March 15, 2023
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The number for participants for the whole event is capped to 40.


Socotra Marathon
March 11, 2023 (Saturday)
Trail Running
42.195 kilometers
2 Aid Stations
Cut off: 17:00 hours
Solo Desert Island Scenic Timed Trail
The number for participants for the race is capped to 40.
10 km
March 11, 2023 (Saturday)
Trail Running
10 kilometers
Solo Desert Island Scenic Timed Trail
March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
  • Swimming
    500 meters
  • Running
    5 kilometers
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