Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon

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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 200 runners and their supporters to this authentic event on March 28, 2020. 

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 then 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 and along the Antarctic Peninsula until reaching King George’s 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 $440,000 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 through 2022 and are currently accepting booking forms for 2023.  We still welcome you to apply to be on the waitlist for 2022.  A completed booking form and a deposit of $300 per person must be submitted to request reservations. 

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2019 Marathon Tours Antarctica Experience

This trip was expertly planned and I feel like we got a steal for what we paid vs. what we got. It was truly incredible and I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!! Many thanks and compliments to everyone involved with your operation and company!!!

2019 Marathon Tours Antarctica Experience

The area we stayed in Buenos Aires was Fantastic, very beautiful near the river and the park and not far from the city center and for the excursions to Uruguay. There were plenty of restaurants and shops and places to run.

Trip Designer

Stephanie DiBrita
Stephanie DiBrita

Trip Leaders

Thom - Race Director
Thom Gilligan Race Director
Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams

Specialists

Matt West
Matt West Race Operations Director
Paul Suter
Paul Suter
Matt Hays
Matt Hays Official Photographer
Ellen Gabel
Ellen Gabel Doctor
Peter Frayne
Peter Frayne EMT & Race Support
Alyssa Yell
Alyssa Yell