Marathon Tours & Travel

Since 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel has dedicated itself to offering runners and their travel companions extraordinary destination experiences while exploring the seven continents one stride at a time.

Located in Boston, MA - the home of the world's oldest marathon - Marathon Tours & Travel is the Official Travel Agency for the Boston Marathon. We offer the lowest rates at a wide selection of well-located hotels for the Boston Marathon. Additionally, as the official North American travel agency we have guaranteed entry for many of the world's most popular running events including the Virgin Money London Marathon, Tokyo Marathon TCS New York City Marathon, and more than 40 additional experiences.

In 1995, Marathon Tours & Travel created the Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon, which generated a new genre of adventure runs. The Antarctica events enabled runners to set and reach the once unthinkable goal of finishing a marathon or half-marathon on all seven continents. Pursuantly, the official Seven Continents ClubTM was formed to recognize these runners and to offer special VIP services to international globetrotting distance runners.

As a full-service IATA appointed travel agency, we provide customized travel services to ensure our clients enjoy the unique travel features that we offer and the camaraderie of celebrating great running accomplishments.

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Abbott World Marathon Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, B.A.A. Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathon.

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The Seven Continents Club

Seven Continents Club ™ (SCC) was founded in 1995 when the inaugural Antarctica Marathon made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon on all of the earth's seven continents.

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The Runners Country Club

In how many countries have you run?
For runners who vote with their feet! Each year we create special trips so our “Runners Country Club” can continue to experience new countries together.

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Recent Updates

Supporter of Virgin Money London Marathon for 37 Years
Supporter of Virgin Money London Marathon for 37 Years Announcements

“Marathon Tours & Travel is proud to be hosting runners and their supporters for the 37th year in a row at this weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon,” stated Thom Gilligan, Founder and CEO. “Now one of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors, the London Marathon was first held in 1981 and Marathon Tours & Travel has been supporting the race since 1982. Included in this year’s group of clients are 60 runners hoping to complete their final Abbott World Marathon Major and collect the coveted Six Star Finisher Medal.”Read More

If the Boston Marathon Is too Easy for You, Try These Insane Races
If the Boston Marathon Is too Easy for You, Try These Insane Races Press Coverage

For runners, one of the most storied—and feared—stretches is Heartbreak Hill, 20 miles into the Boston Marathon. The 90-foot elevation gain over one-third of a mile would be a painful climb in any marathon, but here it’s compounded because it occurs at the distance where many runners hit the proverbial wall.Read More