BAGAN TEMPLE MARATHON - BAGAN, MYANMAR

Bagan Temple Marathon

November 24, 2018 Bagan, Myanmar - Mandalay Region

  Bagan temples

Bagan temples

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Tucked away in central Myanmar and home to more than 2,000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sacred pagodas and beautiful temples are scattered across the plains of Bagan creating a mystical, striking landscape. The marathon course will take runners on a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land.

"The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan (sometimes spelt Pagan) are the most impressive testament to the religious devotion of Myanmar’s people – and rulers – over the centuries. They combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide views quite unlike anywhere else on earth".  go-myanmar.com 

EASTER ISLAND MARATHON - EASTER ISLAND, CHILE - JUNE 2019

EASTER ISLAND MARATHON

EASTER ISLAND, CHILE

JUNE 2019

  photo credit  - National Geographic

photo credit - National Geographic

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Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries. The moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus. Ahu Tongariki has the largest group of upright moai. 

 

This marathon provides the opportunity to run on one of the most remote inhabited islands.  Easter Island lies 2,300 miles from land of any significance.  A tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific, the island is roughly triangular in shape with its rocky shores.  A Chilean territory since 1888, Easter Island has a population of 4,000 who live primarily in Hanga Roa, the island’s only town.   The island is known for its famous imposing stone statues (moai), which punctuate the landscape and on average stand 13 feet high and with 14 tons ~ Marathon Tours

  photo credit  - Exotic Races 

photo credit - Exotic Races 

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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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