Called by Runner's World as "Running's Greatest Adventure". Marathon Tours & Travel has been offering the Antarctica Marathon®️ & Half-Marathon since its inception in 1995. For the first time, in 2024 an Ultra 50K is offered.Learn more
By the time we reach our eighth decade, some of us may find the true meaning of life in a Lay-Z-Boy recliner watching Hawaii Five-0 reruns, but not so David Bruce. On March 15, he and his wife, Susan, head to Argentina, launching point for his next — and fourth — continental marathon: Antarctica. Read more
Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is pleased to announce that Founder/CEO Thom Gilligan and President Jeff Adams were elected to the Board of Directors of Oceanites – a research based nonprofit organization focused on the effects of climate change and tourism on Antarctica. The relationship between MTT and Oceanites began more than a decade ago with the goal to raise awareness of these issues with participants of the Antarctica Marathon® & Half-Marathon. Additionally, Antarctica Marathon® is awarded the registered trademark through the US Patent and Trademark Office. Read More
For Mohan Ambaty, completing a half-marathon in Antarctica wasn’t nearly the most difficult part of his trip. The physical challenge for the longtime runner seemed fairly routine compared to the emotional toll of frequent COVID-19 testing, precautionary quarantines and the knowledge that his quest to run a half-marathon on every continent could be deterred at any moment because of uncooperative weather or a positive test result. A few days of seasickness didn’t help, either. But on Jan. 28, Ambaty, 53, completed the Antarctica Half Marathon on King George Island in a time of 2:26:30, finishing second in the men’s event. It was a race like no other, he said, devoid of crowds, water stations and music. Read More
The topic of the “new longevity” has intrigued me, as I have always pushed my own boundaries of what is possible as I’ve aged. It led me to write a book last year called ROAR—an acronym for the four-step process to “Reimagine, Own Who You Are, Act on Your Plan, and Reassess Your Relationships” into the second half of your life. My own reimagining started at 39, when I had the epiphany that all I was doing was working. My identity was tied up in what I did for a living versus who I was as a person. On a flight home from a business trip, I decided to tap into my adventure self, identifying what really excited me. I resolved to take a flying lesson (a boyhood dream) and planned a trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (inspired by Hemingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro). Author and Seven Continents Club Finisher - Michael Clinton Read More
This was a life enhancing experience. To have been able to share this with two of my sons, made the experience even more special. It was the realization of a dream - for me, but also for them.
Otherworldly, incredibly beautiful, eye-opening, deeply informative, comfortable, so well put together by very experienced people, and "go to Antarctica with Marathon Tours & Travel".