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 Saturday, June 13.
In addition to the race, there is so much to explore in and around the area. We also highly recommend joining the optional two-night extension to the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature – Iguassu (Iguazu) Falls.
The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Race.
What did I like best? How it facilitated me to meet some incredible liked minded people who have this crazy passion for running too. The ease and organisation of the tour operators which meant I could achieve my dreams without worrying about the practical stuff.
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.