GPH’s choice to sponsor the event follows the company’s agreement in May to operate Havana’s cruise port, as the company looks to expand its global footprint in the Americas.
The Global Ports Marabana will see participants from around the world gather in the city to run in support of cultural tolerance and to enjoy Havana’s beauty. Leading up to the main marathon event on 18 November, a number of shorter distance races will take place, including a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k events.
In the past few years, the Cuba marathon has experienced a significant increase in the number of foreign participants, who have taken advantage of the opportunity to visit and explore the island. The emblematic streets of the Cuban capital are a fantastic destination for a range of sport and leisure activities.
Emre Sayin, GPH CEO said: “We are delighted that this year’s Global Run event will take place in Havana. It is a beautiful location, and having recently added the operation of Havana Cruise Port to our portfolio, we look forward to enabling more people to enjoy this iconic destination in the coming years.”
The Global Run is organized by Global Ports Holding on an annual basis, in the ethos of global collaboration, peace and understanding. Last year, Global Run attracted more than 8,000 participants from 43 countries to the Global Ports Marathona Di Ravennna. So far, the Global Run has been held in Bodrum, Turkey; Valletta, Malta; Bar/Kotor, Montenegro and Ravenna, Italy. GPH’s intention is to host a Global Run in all locations of its growing portfolio – currently 14 ports located around the world.
Registration can be completed on; www.maratondelahabana.com