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Yulara, Australia; July 25 Experience the Northern Territory in a truly unique way: by running across it. This marathon also offers three shorter-distance options, all of which cross bush roads with stellar views of Uluru, the famous Aboriginal sandstone formation, and Kata Tjuta, the area’s landmark red-rock domes. The marathon’s coordinators can arrange for travel packages (from $855) that include up to five nights of lodging and guided outings, or book a trip with Marathon Tours, and it’ll do all the planning for you. Add extra days to explore the cultural highlights of Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park, and book tickets (from $43) to Field of Light Uluru, an outdoor art installation across the desert that spans a distance equal to seven football fields.Read more
An Experienced and Trusted Brand - Marathon Tours & Travel was founded back in 1979 and now has four decades of experience to look back on. It's easily the most experienced marathon and runner-based travel agency in all of North America, having established a huge network of trusted contacts with airlines, travel organizers, and hotels all across the globe. A widely trusted company, Marathon Tours & Travel has staff with more than a century of combined travel experience and has received nothing but praise and rave reviews from past travelers. For impeccable marathon travel experiences on all seven continents, Marathon Tours & Travel is the company to choose.Read More
Every runner has a bucket list race, but if you want to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors, you have six: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. And you’re not alone in this goal: Eliud Kipchoge just said he wants to run all six races before he retires, and you’ve probably seen lots of non-elites posting pics of their Majors medals, too. The number of Abbott World Marathon Majors finishers increased by 1,400 percent since 2015.Read More
“I had already been running marathons and was attempting to complete the Six World Major Marathons (London, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, New York and Boston). I was attempting my first international marathon in London when I met a gentleman on the marathon bus and he was telling me that he had just finished a marathon in Antartica and had completed one on all seven continents,” said McCue. “During the Seven Marathon journey it began to become more about the adventure than the marathons. We’ve met so many amazing people and made some friends for life,” said McCue. “I got to run alongside some truly inspirational athletes from all walks of life and have been fortunate to see some beautiful places on this planet, and we’ve accumulated some pretty good stories along the way.”Read More
She tried soccer one year in her hometown of St. Louis in the late 1970s, but that comment — you run funny — embarrassed her beyond belief. She internalized it and told no one, not even her parents. She never played organized sports again. “I lived with it literally my whole life,” she says. “I carried that story — I’m not an athlete.” Forty years later, she carries a different story. On March 18, now Karen Hohertz-Jacobs, crossed the finish line of a marathon held on King George Island off the coast of Antarctica. That race completed her quest to run a marathon on all seven continents, a journey she started less than a decade ago.Read More
“As I’ve gotten older, I realize how fear has held me back,” Holas says. “Now I know if I can run a marathon, there’s nothing I can’t do. If I’m afraid or don’t want to do it, I do it. That’s how I continue to grow.”Read More
Nick Pacha, Superintendent of Parks for the City of Washington, said running is something he has only recently gotten into. “I did kind of every sport in high school and played football in college,” he said. After college, Pacha picked up running as a new hobby and eventually worked his way up to run his first marathon in Chicago in 2006. He ran the Chicago Marathon again in 2007 and 2010 before finding a company, Marathon Tours and Travel, that did destination marathons. The founders of the company are also the founders of the Seven Continents Club, an exclusive group for people who have the goal to run marathons or half-marathons on all seven continents.Read More
Arriving at the Antarctic coast, Adams and his fellow racers woke at dawn and climbed into inflatable Zodiac boats to head to the most remote land on earth. “Just getting to the starting line is a marathon in itself,” Read More
A real bucket-list race! After travelling by plane and ship via Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel, across the Drake Passage,, the South Shetland Islands and along the Antarctic Peninsula, you'll reach King George's Island.Read More
The scenario is a common one: You commit to a destination race in some faraway locale that involves a plane ride or a road trip, but when the time comes, you’re either too stressed about the upcoming race to relax or you’re too tired after the race to do much. Destination races can be a great way to experience new places, but when exactly is the best time to sightsee?Read More