Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is hosting the first ever community run on the Bazaruto island, the Bazaruto Run. The run will take place at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort on Sunday 23 June with participants having a choice of four run options; a three and five-kilometre family run or a 10 and 21-kilometre trail run. The run is suitable for all fitness levels with guests having the option to also walk.

The run is open to all participants from the island, the country and internationally, with participants paying an entry fee and the proceeds will go towards purchasing medical equipment for the local health centre on the island. The health centre provides healthcare to 3 700 people and was constructed in 2017 by funding from Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort guests’ donations.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the untouched beauty of island nature and wildlife. All race distances will start at the Bazaruto Run Village with participants of the 10 and 21-kilometre trail runs running through the towering Bazaruto dunes. There will be a winner’s prize giving ceremony and the day will end off with a family brunch and picnic for participants to enjoy after the run, with entertainment 

A complimentary boat shuttle will be available for day participants and will depart at 06h00 from Vilankulo and Inhassoro to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and the meeting point will be at Dona Ana hotel. Participants need to book their transfers when they are registering for the race.

Guests who wish to stay on the island can experience tropical beauty and gourmet dining with special rates which include accommodation, meals, non-motorised water activities and boat transfers.

Nestled in the rich Bazaruto Archipelago, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort offers luxurious exclusivity complete with unforgettable experiences, both on land and by sea, inspiring travellers with a sense of adventure, the private island hideaway showcases its extraordinary destination, while going the extra mile to help conserve its precious environment and support its communities.

“We are excited to be hosting the Bazaruto Run, the event will be a fun event for the whole family to enjoy and we hope that our guests will come out in their numbers to help us fulfil the goal of equipping the health care centre with the medical equipment,” says Gregory Thierion, General Manager at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort.

Participants can register for the run here

For more information on the Bazaruto Run visit