Early bird registration for the Surrey International World Music Marathon is now open.
The marathon event and festival will take place September 28 to September 30, 2012 and participants can sign up for the full marathon, half marathon, 5km run, or kids fun run.
Each mile on the course is being sponsored by a different country with the various community groups and cultural associations decorating their mile along the course as well as providing an entertainment stage and volunteers to cheer on the runners.
There will be a Weekend Expo, a Finish Line Concert, and even a charitable component. Early bird registration closes January 31, 2012 and will be followed by regular registration rates.
You can follow the event on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and updates.
Update It’s official! Surrey’s first-even marathon is now a Boston Marathon qualifying event. From the organizers: When the runners participating in the full or half marathon components of the inaugural Surrey International World Music Marathon begin their run, they will be setting history as well as taking the first step towards the world of marathon’s biggest event – the Boston Marathon. Despite it being the first year of the event, the Surrey Marathon has taken the official steps needed to be a “qualifying event” for the historic Boston race.