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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 150 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 Victory expedition ship. Over the course of several days you will sail through the Beagle Channel across the Drake Passage, through the Shetland Islands and 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 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 runners and we can make that happen for you! On average we have runners from more than 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 and 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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Two waves with the half and slower runners was ideal. It gave slower people (like myself) ample time to finish (providing the weather cooperated). Allowing people to drop from the full to half if they are not feeling it is/was a VERY nice perk that (in my opinion) shows that you care about how the runners are feeling.
Thanks for the update and all the work you are doing. I can't begin to image the logistics issues you are having to deal with right now. Thanks so much.
Thank you and everyone at Marathon Tours for taking all of these curve balls and handling them like champs. I love that I haven’t had to worry about my Antarctica trip in the midst of the chaos. Looking forward to 2021.