REYKJAVIK MARATHON - REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - AUGUST 2020

REYKJAVIK MARATHON

ICELAND

AUGUST 2020

Photo - Leta Shy - Pinterest

Photo - Leta Shy - Pinterest

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Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is a little-known gem of a destination. The country is a natural wonderland with its volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls and ancient mountains. Iceland's unique geology has been sculpted by fire and ice over eons. You can straddle two continents as you step onto the Mid-Atlantic ridge, the boundary between North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. ~ Marathon Tours 

 

 

ANTARTICA MARATHON - KING GEORGE'S ISLAND - March 2021

KING GEORGE'S ISLAND 

ANTARTICA

MARCH 2021

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The journey begins in Buenos Aires for a flight to Ushuaia, which is located at the southern tip of Argentina.  It is here where runners will start their journey to Antarctica aboard the Russian vessels Akademik Ioffe Ship or the Akademik Vavilov Ship.  Over the course of several days we will sail through the Beagle Channel across the Drake Passage, through the Shetland Islands and along the Antarctic Peninsula until reaching King George’s Island – the location of the Marathon. Here we will board zodiacs to transport us to the starting line. ~ Marathon Tours

The marathon route is connected to the scientific research bases of Uruguay, Chile, China and Russia. Great care is taken to leave behind zero impact on the environment in this sensitive ecosystem. Due to this, there is a maximum of 100 passengers ashore for the event at any one time.  On average there are runners from over 25 countries represented each year. ~ Marathon Tours

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Highlight video from the 2017 Antarctica Marathon & Half Marathon Trip. The people, the running event, the wildlife and the entire Antarctica wilderness experiences was amazing. We are proud that our event provides support for the important work of Oceanities, a non-profit science and education foundation that counts penguins in Antarctica to assess the affects of climate change on penguin populations.

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK MARATHON - ULURU/AYERS ROCK, CENTRAL AUSTRAILIA - JULY 2022

AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK MARATHON

ULURU/AYERS ROCK, CENTRAL AUSTRAILIA

JULY 2022

Although this race is popular with local runners, for most, it’s a once in a lifetime experience. It’s not every day marathoners get to take in the stunning views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by.

Enjoyed by both professional runners, club runners, casual runners  and beginners, there are events for all running levels including the full marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km fun runs. In addition to its beauty, the course is relatively flat, with only a couple inclines and sand dunes. Most of the course is on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails, with a few small sand dunes and plenty of Australia’s famed “Red Earth” thrown in for good measure. - Australian Outback Marathon

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