Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon

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                                                MARATHON                     HALF-MARATHON

ANTARCTICA MERCHANDISE.  The online store is open through November 26. See important instructions below.


Vavilov Ship: March 17, 2019
Ioffe Ship: March 18, 2019


COURSE: The course will start and finish outside the Russian base and pass near the Chilean and Chinese bases.  The course is entirely on dirt roads, which often can be muddy.  The course changes each year based on the base operations as well as road and weather conditions.  All runners must be self-sufficient and cannot expect any access to indoor facilities.  

TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures range between 15F-34F minus the wind chill, which can lower it by about 10F.  Heavy snow is rare but light flurries are common.  

COURSE TIME LIMIT: Marathoners must finish under 6.5 hours, weather permitting.  You must pass the halfway mark in three (3) hours and 10 minutes.  Course marshals have the responsibility to disqualify any runner who might endanger himself through fatigue, hypothermia or dehydration.

NUMBER PICKUP: Race check-in and the briefing with emphasis on the environmental rules and regulations governing this event will be held at the welcome dinner in Buenos Aires.  Attendance is mandatory for participation in the race.  

SHOES: You will not need any special shoes.  A training shoe designed for off-road running is best.  Bring two pair since it might be wet and muddy. Racing flats are not recommended. NOTE: trekking poles or any other aid are not allowed in either event.


ELIGIBILITY:  All runners must be at least 18 years of age on race day for participation in the marathon. There is no age limit for the half-marathon..

AWARDS: The top three overall for males and females in both races will be recognized.   In the marathon, the top two in each age category will be recognized (under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over).  All finishers will receive a finisher certificate and a medallion.

DIFFICULTY: Difficult. 

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We are excited to partner with CRAFT Sportswear to offer you discounted, high quality running gear through our online Antarctica store.  We have chosen items that have been popular and often requested by our clients.  It is very important that you read the following directions carefully before placing your order.

  1. The Antarctica online store will be open Wednesday, October 31, 2018 through Monday, November 26, 2018.  All orders must be placed and paid for by the close date. If an item is not paid for then it will not be processed.
  2. Since each item is customized there are no returns or exchanges. It is very important that you order the correct size.  The sizing chart can be found here.  NOTE: CRAFT is a Swedish brand and focus more on a performance fit.  Therefore, their product tends to run smaller than other apparel companies.  Please follow the sizing chart carefully.
  3. All sales are final.
  4. U.S. orders will be shipped directly to the customer. 
  5. International orders will be shipped to Marathon Tours & Travel and then shipped from our office.  You will be billed separately for your international shipping.  You will be responsible for providing a valid credit card to Marathon Tours & Travel in order for us to ship your items.  Your items will not be shipped until the shipping fee has been paid.  Please note that international shipping is expensive and will depend on the weight and size of your package. 
  6. Expected delivery time frame is mid January.
  7. Questions should be directed to