jrh“It is with great pride and pleasure that I welcome athletes of the world to the ‘Dili – City of Peace’ Marathon. This ‘Marathon for Peace’ is a landmark event for Timor-Leste and a personal challenge for all who participate. I look forward to joining you in this celebration of international friendship and athletic excellence.”

Hau kontente no orguilho hodi simu atleta sira husi mundu tomak atu tuir Maratona Dili “Cidade de Paz”. Maratona ba paz nudar iventu importante ba Timor-Leste nomos hanesan dezafiu pesoal ba sira hotu nebe partisipa. Hau hein atu partisipa ho ita boot sira  iha celebrasaun amijade internasional no aktividade desportu Internasional ne’e.

H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta –  Former President of Timor-Leste, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Friday 18th of August

Final runner registration at the Timor Lodge Hotel 10am – 6pm

All runners to collect their bibs. Runners will be given a race briefing when they collect their bibs.


Saturday 19th of August

0500 hrs Volunteers mustered at Palacio Governo and deployed to switch back on routes, water stations start finish line

0530 hrs Police begin to close roads closest to start finish line

0600 hrs VIPs /Guests arrive for start

0615 hrs 1/2 and full marathon athletes gather at the start line

0630 hrs 1/2 and full marathon starts

0700 hrs 5km Fun Run runners gather at the start line

0710 hrs 5 km Fun Run starts

0730 hrs Fun Run entertainment begins

0900 hrs Cut off for full marathon at the half way mark

0915 hrs Award Ceremony for 1/2 marathon

1030 hrs Award Ceremony for full marathon

1100 hrs road closure begin to be lifted starting from East Dili (Metihaut)

1130 hrs Dili international Marathon finishes

1145 hrs all roads open


Tuesday 22nd of August

National Athletes, Sponsors and organizers  event at Timor Plaza – Video Presentation