1st Tehran International Marathon
half marathon, 10K and kidsrun!

Friday April 7th 2017


Food | Culture | Sport



Run for friendship

I run Iran marathonOrganizer Iran Silk Road is creating New Horizons.

During the first I run Iran edition 2016 in Shiraz runners from 35 countries and thousands of enthusiastic Iranians were celebrating together.

In 2017 we hope to make more steps towards international friendship!


Runners Quote

"Hi guys, just wanted to get in touch and say thank you for organising the marathon, and congratulations on the successful event! I certainly enjoyed it very much.

All the best, and regards. Tom" 11-4-2016

Runners Quote

"I want to extend once again my appreciation of all your efforts at organizing the 1st Iran marathon. Very well done, and hope it will be the first of many ! 
Best Wishes, Scott"  11-4-2016


A Persian marathon


At the 1st Iran marathon in Shiraz in April 2016 all participants gathered at Naqshe Rostam, the rock tomb of Darius I, Persian King of Kings.

Dariush the Great embarked 2500 years ago from Iran on an expedition to Athens. At the town of Marathon the famous battle between the Greeks and the Persians took place.

In modern times the marathon has become a symbol of peace and understanding. Athletes from different nations run together in unity!

Run to inspire


This first Tehran International Marathon intends to inspire a young Iranian population to run for fun. Most sports in Iran are practiced indoor and street running is a new leisure activity for many.

This event is part of a campaign to run for fun aimed at young iranians

Endorsed by Iran Sport ministry and Tourism organization.

Discover the real Iran

This international sport event offers a unique chance to discover the real Iran and its hospitable people. Tehran, a metropolis with many mosques, palaces and musea. But also Esfahan and Shiraz during a 7 days optional roundtrip.

Combine your run with an Iran roundtrip

50+ participating Countries