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Marathon Tours & Travel has been offering the Antarctica Marathon®️ & Half-Marathon since its inception in 1995. As the proud event organizer and the exclusive tour operator, we are excited to bring almost 200 runners and their supporters to this authentic event in 2023.
The Antarctica Tour Package begins with three-nights in Buenos Aires for time to meet your running peers, participate in a few training runs and attend the mandatory race briefing and welcome dinner. We will fly you to Ushuaia which is located at the southern tip of Argentina. It is here where you will start your journey to Antarctica aboard the Ocean Atlantic ship. Over the course of several days you will sail through the Beagle Channel across the Drake Passage, through the Shetland Islands before reaching King George Island – the location of the Marathon and Half-Marathon!
During your travels you will explore the most pristine corner of the planet, coming face-to-face with Antarctic gems such as glaciers, icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. Historians and scientists will provide lectures on board your ship and you will experience wildlife excursions during landings in remote areas, such as seal colonies and penguin rookeries as well as the research bases.
The course on King George’s Island has marked gravel roads that connect 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. As part of this, we are restricted to having a maximum of 100 passengers ashore for the event at any one time. Marathon Tours & Travel takes their part seriously and in fact has raised more than $500,000 for Oceanites, the non-profit scientific organization that monitors the effects of climate change and the impact of tourism on Antarctica.
To race on all seven continents is a goal of many marathoners and we can make that happen for you! On average we have runners from over 25 countries represented each year including: Canada, United States, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, Bermuda, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Chile, Colombia, Russia, Poland, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Venezuela, Colombia, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Japan, China, India, Uruguay, Guadeloupe, Pakistan and New Zealand.
Due to the incredible popularity of this event, we are sold out for 2023 and 2024 are currently accepting booking forms for 2025. We still welcome you to apply to be on the waitlist for 2023 and 2024. A completed booking form and a deposit of $300 per person must be submitted to request reservations.
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A must do! The marathon race was truly amazing and beyond explanation. By far the most challenging and difficult marathon I have done to date. However, the real experience were the expeditions to see first- hand that part of the world. It is beyond what words or pictures can describe. It really is a once in a lifetime experience to tick off your bucket list!
The entire trip was awesome!!! I was very impressed with how well all the logistics were managed (especially during a pandemic). The staff were all very helpful and supportive (especially on race day). I loved the excursions.
This was a massively complex undertaking at the bottom of the world in a global pandemic. The MTT Team, the Expedition Team, the Tour Team, the Hotel Team....everything was perfect. What a terrific feat! I love the shared global community experiences.