Key Information

Founded in 1988, the Tahiti-Moorea Marathon is an international running event. Runners come from all around the world, and from all around our islands to compete in a spectacular and unique race on Moorea Island.

It is the most important international sporting event for the island, enjoying growing success made possible with the support of the Municipality of Moorea. On the best years, more than 1,500 participants compete!

Runners come to discover the French-Polynesian destination, and for this unique race with an idyllic arrival at the white sandy beach of Temae.

The Tahiti-Moorea Marathon is unique :

  • Because of its course, which ranks it among the most beautiful exotic marathons in the world, with breathtaking landscapes
  • Because of the festive atmosphere! It’s like a Tahitian party on arrival, around the course, and at the refueling stands
  • By highlighting the Polynesian culture with a powerful "Mana" ruling over all the races as well as the solemnity of the opening ceremonies, which are animated by dances and demonstrations of Polynesian oratory art (Orero)

We discover a wealth of encounters with others and with ourselves, and we remain forever fascinated by the beauty and diversity of the landscape that is called the sister island of Tahiti: Moorea.

The Tahiti-Moorea Marathon is four types of races to satisfy all audiences:

  • The Marathon of 42.195km
  • The 21.100km Half-Marathon
  • The Aremiti Fun Run of about 4.5km, a race to have fun, with a theme each year, depending on the trends of the moment. For example, in 2016, the Organizing Committee proposed a Color Run with colored powder throws along the course that were highly appreciated!
  • Kids Run races of 1000m and 1500m

The arrivals are made on the public beach of Temae where many animations are planned.

The objectives of the Tahiti-Moorea Marathon are:

  • Promote Moorea and French Polynesia;
  • Develop sport-tourism;
  • Provide a festive event;
  • Involve and energize the population of Moorea and its partners;
  • Enhance the economy of the island.

The Organizing Committee is composed of the Municipality of Moorea-Maiao, the association Moorea Events, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of French Polynesia.