Polar Circle, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

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Welcome to a tough, unique marathon in truly magnificent scenery. The Polar Circle Marathon takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The endless ice and snow of this vast country make up the backdrop of this unusual race, in which runners pass glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and soundless, arctic desert.

A part of the route takes place on the slippery ice cap itself, but the main part of the course is run on the gravel road (often snow covered) that connects the inland ice with the small township of Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle. The average temperature in Greenland in October is normally around -10ºC / 15ºF, but colder temperatures should be expected. Snow is not unusual, but the race can be completed in a pair of normal trail running shoes.

The Polar Circle Marathon is the perfect way to combine a special running event with exploring one of the most remote and beautiful corners of the world.

Marathon Tours & Travel is pleased to be Adventure Marathon's exclusive agent in the United States and Canada for packages to this exciting destination.

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2018 Marathon Tours Polar Circle Trip

This was one of the best organized events I have participated in. Everyone was knowledgeable and helpful. They did a great job at keeping everyone updated on events and changes due to the weather.

2018 Marathon Tours Polar Circle Trip

Fun group of people, excellent food and most challenging course so far.

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Scott Guillemette
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