Now is the time to experience South America’s most beautiful city and run along its famous coastline at the Rio de Janeiro Marathon. The name of the city is synonymous with sun, fun and rhythm of the sensuous samba. Few places on earth can match the hospitality, natural charm, beauty and excitement of this city. Now it's your turn to discover it!
The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is one of the most picturesque marathons in the world. The 26.2 course hugs the beautiful beaches while the Serra do Mar Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your marathon pictures. Christ the Redeemer towers over the course blessing the athletes as they pass through the city streets. An early start sets the stage to ensure you beat the heat of the day. You’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful marathon than Rio. There is also a half-marathon option, which is held the day before on Sunday, October 11. In addition to the race, there is so much to explore in and around the area.
The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Race.
Anne and Jennifer were amazing. At all times they were looking out for all members of the group and somehow remembered everyone's names and stories so quickly. Please pass on a very big thankyou to both of them, and a special shout out for Jennifer who looked out for me at the end of the marathon when i wasn't feeling very well. Her care and attention was very much appreciated. They were on duty 24/7 but not for a minute did I get a sense of them being 'tired or over' having to respond to everyone's questions and demands. They were enthusiastic, and energizing the whole trip and had very complementary styles and skills. A huge thank you to them both, they were absolutely superb.
Excellent and complimented each other really well. Jennifer's energy is infectious and she sounds like she comes from a really health and well being perspective from her own business. She is very positive and encouraging. Ann is super organised and lets everyone know exactly what is happening. If you have a question I imagine there are not many that Ann could not answer. Ann is a great resource.
Absolutely! Without a doubt I would recommend these tours and participate in another trip myself again. It was my first marathon and my first experience of joining a tour group of such a kind. It was beyond what I could ever have imagined. I met so many amazing people who I felt like I'd known for years not just days. I was made to feel important and welcomed as part of the group especially when I found out I was the only one who hadn't run a marathon before. I can honeslty say the trip was one of the happiest times in my life. Marathon Tours enabled me to reach and achieve my dreams and I have met friends for life that have inspired and encouraged me. I will always be so grateful for these special days and the experience that I had in Rio. Thank you so much.