Let's Go Haiti Marathon
25 November 2020
We are so excited that you are here. This means that you are considering giving Haiti a chance. Haiti is starving for collaboration with the rest of the world. Being three and a half hours from the United States, Haiti has the potential to be like any other modern place in the world. It is amazing how much of Haiti's resources that have yet to be put in good use for the people. To do Haiti real justice, would be to tap into all the areas that require modernization without destroying the culture and the traditions that make Haiti unique. There are marathons in many parts of the world, but yet people's first reaction to the LGH Marathon and Half Marathon in Haiti is always shock or disbelief. Let's treat Haiti as part of the 21st. century. In other words, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
We all have to do our part in keeping the spotlight on countries like Haiti (around the world) that have suffered from natural and man made disasters.Haiti doesn't need to continue to suffer and labeled. Before every sentence when describing Haiti, is the phrase "The Poorest Country In The Western Hemisphere". Those words have to be scraped off Haiti's back. Those words are keeping Haiti boxed in, curled in a corner and deprived. Haiti is good. Haiti is worth a lot. Let's Go Haiti Marathon wants people to believe that. That is why we are in Haiti bringing this spectacular annual event to the people. We want to inspire and empower the Haitian people. We, LGH Marathon want to change Haiti's image. We want the world to know that Haiti is a safe place to visit. Don't ask us "How is Haiti?". Go visit it. You will not regret it. :-)
The LGH Marathon is Haiti's premier endurance event. Every year, Elite athletes and amateurs alike are welcome to join the race for its unique course and cause in Port-au-Prince. For 26.2 miles and 13.1 miles, the course offers a scenic tour of Haiti and some of its hidden beauties. You are guaranteed to see some great parts of the country that are never shown in the media and enjoy the support of thousands of spectators as you pass through their neighborhoods.
THE MOST MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY IN THE CARIBBEANHaiti opens its arms to the adventurous, open minded and curious people of the world to come experience its great culture, food, unspoiled white sandy beaches, rum, prestige beer, fun-loving people and most of all a chance to really unwind.Haiti’s perfect experience has the tendency to make people feel exclusive. We want you to really enjoy Haiti and feel special while you are here for this fun exciting event.Haiti is determined to destroy the mentality and spirit of poverty that’s been holding it back. Those were the old days. Today, the international community is invited to come to Haiti not for its humanitarian interventions, but to simply have the best time.Get ready for a lot of fun, music, art, drum beats, food, competition and look forward to an awesome run under the sun together with some cool Haitians.
Onslot Creative will take your picture and video as you cross the finish line. Keep your race number visible, your head up, and smile for the cameras!
Only finishers of the race will receive official LGH Marathon medals.
Very high potential for Chip start and chip finish. No guarantees.
Due to the cause behind this marathon and the lack of these types of events in Haiti, we expect a lot of the participants running in the marathon to be doing so for the first time of their lives. Therefore, we decided to make the marathon walker-friendly for a few years with a generous cut-off time of 8 hours to accommodate those without running experience. Individuals who are still out there after 6-7 hours are encourage to not be embarrassed and to get into the "sag wagon" to safely get transported to the finish line.