The Seven Continents Club® Application Process opens on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 at 12:00PM Eastern Time. This is not on a first-come, first-served basis. It will close on Friday, June 16 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
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Expert advice coming to you from ultra runner Kieran Alger. Read More
Happy Global Running Day! At Marathon Tours & Travel we believe that running has the power to connect us and take us on extraordinary adventures. We’d love to invite you to join us in celebrating the spirit of running! Show off your favorite running route, achievements, race memories or any running adventures. Tag us on your social medial pages and remember to #globalrunningday and #marathontours. Read More
Riana Scholtz, a homeschooling mom from Uis and the owner of Namibia Ultra Trails, recently made history when she became the first Namibian to complete marathons on all seven continents. Read More
“We are happy to welcome runners back to our island for the Chubb Bermuda Triangle Challenge and we look forward to sharing our amazing race weekend. This is the second year on our re-imagined marathon race course, which takes runners on a wonderful journey through some of the most picturesque backdrops in the world. Our goal is to ensure that our visiting runners experience the island with suggested itineraries and “must-see sights”. We want our overseas runners to not only enjoy the running, but also the island and all that is has to offer. This is not just another race – you will be Running in PARADISE!” - Race Director, Mark Harris.Read More
Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is pleased to announce that Founder/CEO Thom Gilligan and President Jeff Adams were elected to the Board of Directors of Oceanites – a research based nonprofit organization focused on the effects of climate change and tourism on Antarctica. The relationship between MTT and Oceanites began more than a decade ago with the goal to raise awareness of these issues with participants of the Antarctica Marathon® & Half-Marathon. Additionally, Antarctica Marathon® is awarded the registered trademark through the US Patent and Trademark Office. Read More
Recently, on unseasonably mild days, Marathon Tours & Travel held the 21 and 22 running of the Antarctica Marathon® and Half-Marathon, which has taken place on King George Island since its inception in 1995. Back then, runners dealt with brutal conditions, as they ran through snow and navigated sheets of ice. This year, after a two-year absence due to the global pandemic, runners’ encountered milder conditions and instead of snow or ice, their challenge was a very hilly course and lots of mud. Climate change is real and is being witnessed first-hand. Read more
Since we are not able to physically go to Antarctica in person this year, we have created a virtual experience with you specifically in mind! This special event will bring together alumni, future travelers and our global running community. Read more
The virtual Runners Café was held on October 3 and celebrated all that is loved about the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running. The line-up included guests such as Vassos Alexander (sports presenter), Tom Craggs (Runner's World head coach, MTT President Jeff Adams (starting at 21.26 minutes) and more who share brilliant memories of Loch Ness moments.Read More
Marathon Tours & Travel is honored to be a featured sponsor for the first-ever Boston Marathon Virtual Experience! To commemorate this week, we interviewed a number of athletes, motivators, 'shakers', and winners of the Boston Marathon. We invite you to enjoy these engaging conversations led by CEO Thom Gilligan and President Jeff Adams. To visit our Boston Marathon Virtual Booth visit: https://bostonmarathonexpo.com/marathon-tours-travelRead More
It is rare when one of our clients has not traveled or know of one of our treasured team members - Jacqui Kaufman! She has been a contractual guide for Marathon Tour & Travel for decades, traveling to all seven continents with our clients. She is warm, caring, compassionate, worldly, adventurous, an animal lover and the best salesperson when it comes to our Amazing Maasai Marathon Tour due to her love of her 'second home'...Kenya. We asked Jacqui to share a little about what she has been doing in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado since the pandemic started. Enjoy this little excerpt on our featured #TeammateTuesday and please join us in congratulating Jacqui for recently becoming a USA Citizen! Read more