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After years of litigation required to recognize and protect their innovative globally respected brand, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) officially received the registered trademark designation for its Seven Continents Club® (SCC). MTT established the SCC in 1995, when the inaugural Antarctica Marathon®& Half-Marathon made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon or half-marathon on all seven continents. Read more

The Course Ahead: Abbott World Marathon Majors Announcements

It is no secret that the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) races are in high demand and we expect that to continue after the COVID-19 surge allows racing to safely resume. We are confident in the AbbottWMM race organizers ability to properly adapt, prepare and share best practice between the six races to deliver a best in class experience. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Running All Six Abbott World Marathon Majors Press Coverage

Every runner has a bucket list race, but if you want to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors, you have six: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. And you’re not alone in this goal: Eliud Kipchoge just said he wants to run all six races before he retires, and you’ve probably seen lots of non-elites posting pics of their Majors medals, too. The number of Abbott World Marathon Majors finishers increased by 1,400 percent since 2015. Read More

Marathoner Jim McCue conquers his Seventh Continent Marathon Press Coverage

“I had already been running marathons and was attempting to complete the Six World Major Marathons (London, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago, New York and Boston). I was attempting my first international marathon in London when I met a gentleman on the marathon bus and he was telling me that he had just finished a marathon in Antartica and had completed one on all seven continents,” said McCue. “During the Seven Marathon journey it began to become more about the adventure than the marathons. We’ve met so many amazing people and made some friends for life,” said McCue. “I got to run alongside some truly inspirational athletes from all walks of life and have been fortunate to see some beautiful places on this planet, and we’ve accumulated some pretty good stories along the way.” Read More

The Seven Continents Club Reaches 5700 Members Announcements

Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) founded the official Seven Continents Club (SCC) in 1995 when its inaugural Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon or half-marathon on all seven continents. Fast forward 24 years later and the SCC has grown from a short list of dedicated runners to 5700 members. Read More

Canadian runs her sixth world major of the year on her 60th birthday Announcements

Rochman enlisted the help of Thom Gilligan of Marathon Tours and Travel to make sure she got into all six races, even though she was qualified for Boston, Chicago and New York based on her times from previous races. Read More

Paula Rochman, Six Star Finisher Announcements

Paula ran six Majors in one year, culminating in receiving her Six Star medal on her 60th birthday at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon with her daughter by her side Read More

Launching 40th Anniversary Celebration at the TCS New York City Marathon Weekend Announcements

Forty years ago CEO and Founder Thom Gilligan had a notion that there was a market for runners who loved to travel. He started with his first group to the New York City Marathon in 1979. Since then, his brain child – Marathon Tours & Travel – has dedicated itself to offering runners and their travel companions’ extraordinary destination experiences while exploring all seven continents. Read More

Crossing Boarders and FINISH LINES Announcements

Runners like Sauriol are combining their love of travel with a pair of laced up running shoes and redefining what it means to go on vacation. “On your feet is one of the best ways to see a new city,” said Sauriol, whose first international marathons in Berlin and Dublin got her hooked on adventure travel. “I can’t stop. There are so many places I want to go.” That desire to see the world on your own two feet is the premise of Marathon Tours, a company that organizes trips for runners on all seven continents. Read More

Abbott World Marathon Majors reveal new age-group world rankings and championships Announcements

Launching in September 2018, the new AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings aims to advance the sport of marathon running by highlighting the achievements of age-group marathon runners, that otherwise sometimes go unnoticed. Read More

Travelers are running marathons on all 7 continents Press Coverage

"The race is a catalyst to going somewhere, but when we get there, our clients want to have an authentic experience," said Jeff Adams, president of Marathon Tours & Travel. Read More

Racing around the world: Exotic marathons for runners with wanderlust Press Coverage

No disrespect to the Abbott World Marathon Majors and some great 26.2-mile runs right here in the good ole US of A, but there's no denying that having run a marathon in lion territory in South Africa or the snowy climes of Antarctica holds a certain, well, cache. Read More

8 Wonders of the World Marathon Majors Press Coverage

The 2017 New York City Marathon was just run Sunday, Nov. 5, and Americans know it as one of the biggest long-distance running competitions in the country, with the Boston Marathon having a slightly greater profile. What’s interesting is that those two races are part of an even bigger circuit that involves the entire world! It’s the Abbott World Marathon Majors, with eight different marathon races that are occur over the course of four years. Read More

Getting to know the Abbott World Marathon Majors Press Coverage

For many runners this schedule will include one or more “bucket list” races, chief among these the six marathons that comprise the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Founded in 2006 to advance the sport and raise awareness of its elite athletes, the World Marathon Majors (WMM) are—in chronological order—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City. Read More


The Abbott World Marathon Majors are gaining popularity and because of that, entry into these races can be challenging. As you might know, the World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. Read More

Racing & Spectating the Chicago Marathon Announcements

The World Marathon Majors feature six global marathons with incredibly deep fields, world-class organization and tens of thousands of dedicated runners. Each event has its personality and standout characteristics that lure runners into its lottery or qualification system, selling out in seconds every year. Read More

Volkswagen Prague Marathon Welcomes the World Press Coverage

When it comes to marathons, California's Bill Higgins has nearly done it all. The Californian has run marathons on all seven continents; completed marathons in all 50 states; and is a six-star finisher of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Read More

The 120th Boston Marathon  Press Coverage

Boston reinforced the lesson I continue to learn time and time again: the marathon is the ultimate “tough love” teacher, and the lessons it teaches are humility, adaptability and don’t you dare give up-ity. Anyone can finish a race when they’re feeling good & running strong — but if you have a weakness the marathon will find it, exploit it and beat on it until you’re ready to throw in the towel. Read More

Dean Pratt: All six World Marathon Majors in a year Press Coverage

In 2014, Dean Pratt completed all six World Marathon Majors (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York City) in a single calendar year, becoming one of only a handful of runners (and the first Kiwi) to do so. Read More

Kintz completes World Marathon Majors and more Press Coverage

With the World Marathon Majors completed, Kintz set his sights on a new goal: to complete a marathon on every continent. The seven continents club of marathon runners became a possibility in 1995 when Antarctica held its first marathon. On March 9, Kintz ran the Antarctica Marathon which now takes place annually on King George Island located just off of the Antarctic Peninsula. Read More