Somaliland Marathon

The Jubba Airways Somaliland Marathon welcomes all runners, regardless of sex, creed, color, or national origin and aims to promote sport in Somaliland through the organization of an annual marathon and 10km race in the capital, Hargeysa. As well as encouraging more Somalis to participate in sport, the marathon showcases the hospitable country to visiting foreign athletes. Runners from thirteen countries have participated in the race. This includes runners from the United States, Italy, Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Djibouti, Canada, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network went towards covering costs such as t-shirts, medals, trophies, water and feeding stations, medical support, transport, and security.







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