On your next visit to Epcot’s World Showcase, make sure you stop by the Morocco Pavilion! A brand new exhibit has opened at the Gallery of Arts and History called “Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition.”
“Race Against the Sun” showcases two incredible modern-day competitions. One is Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) and the other is Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc (Rally of the Gazelles). The exhibit also showcases the rich history of the ancient inhabitants of the Sahara, the Berbers.
This new exhibit features immersive experiences, including a lifelike diorama of Marathon of the Sands with race gear and trophies from Moroccan competitors. There is also an interactive photo opportunity highlighting Rally of the Gazelles, which is the off-road, all-woman desert rally. Each of these intense competitions take place in the Sahara Desert, and guests can also discover how the Sahara’s original inhabitants, the Berbers, mastered the challenges of living in this environment.
In addition, make sure you stop by Tangierine Café in the Morocco pavilion to discover “sellou,” which is a food that highlighted in “Race Against the Sun”. Sellou is something that marathon participants commonly eat during their race. With ingredients like almonds and sesame seeds, this energy-packed snack gives runners the boost they need to complete their journey.
The new Race Against the Sun exhibit is just another one of the great additions as Epcot works towards its new future.