The Belau Omal Marathon will take place in Palau on June 4th, 2023. The word “Belau” is Palau’s indigenous name. The Palauan word “Omal” can be translated as “unique or surprising”, and that is what is to be expected in this Belau Omal Marathon.
Runners will take off right before dusk. It will include both a full, half, 10k and 5k marathon, where the course will take you through the breathtaking views of the dazzling blue ocean of Palau and its lush valleys. The best part is, whatever time you complete the race, participants of the marathon may be greeted at the finish line with either the slanting rays of the setting sun or welcomed by the sounds of the ocean while running beneath the starry skies of Palau.
Palau is internationally recognized for its conservation initiatives and has proven to be a true steward of ocean and environmental protection through its practices, legislations, and policies. In addition to showcasing the unique beauty of the island and as stewards of the environment, this marathon pledges to be a plastic-free event.
We welcome all marathoners, visiting families and friends to experience the beauty and vibrancy of our island nation and our culture through this Belau Omal Marathon!