In 2014, 2,746 participants ran the Marabana Havana Marathon and half marathon, most of which (75%) ran the half marathon. More than 1,000 people were international runners. In 2014, insightCuba sent the largest number of Americans to legally participate in the Marabana Havana Marathon since the race was founded in 1987. This was due to the first amateur sports license issued to insightCuba by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
In 2015, more than 5,000 runners particpated with over 500 from the United States.
This year, since the White House’s easing of travel restrictions, travel to Cuba for sports reasons has further increased. As the official travel provider of the Marabana Havana Marathon, insightCuba expects the number of American runners to increase.