Seven Continents Club

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NOTE: Following our 40th Anniversary celebration during Boston Marathon weekend and our 20th Anniversary of the Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon we are experiencing a large increase in new memberships.  Please allow at least seven (7) business days for your SCC Membership to be processed and confirmed. We appreciate your patience and congratulate you on taking the next step towards reaching your running goal!


Seven Continents Club ™ (SCC) was founded in 1995 when our inaugural Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon or half-marathon on seven continents. The SCC continues to service clients interested in pursuing their seven continents goal.  In addition, the SCC serves as a VIP global frequent traveler club for runners that have a passion for traveling and running in amazing destinations around the world.

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To date, 478 men and 235 women have completed this exclusive quest at the marathon distance. Additionally, 19 men and 31 women have completed a half-marathon on all seven continents. We also have three men and one woman who are SCC Finishers at both the marathon and half-marathon level. Click here for the Finishers List. 


  • Tour Package Vouchers.  Tour Package Vouchers are in $25 increments and can be applied toward any Marathon Tours & Travel international tour package.  Bronze members receive four (4) $25 vouchers upon becoming a member.  Once you become a Silver Member, four (4) additional vouchers will be placed in your travel bank.  An additional six (6) $25 vouchers will be provided once you reach the Gold Tier.  In total an SCC member can earn as many as 16 Travel Package Vouchers! One travel voucher can be used per member per trip.  Please note that vouchers can only be used toward tour packages.  Hotel and Hotel/Entry bookings are not applicable.
  • Early Registration Period.  SCC Members will receive priority for tour packages in high demand as well as new destinations that are offered annually through The Runners Country Club.  You will be notified in advance of the registration period for your Tier Level.  Please find the detailed step by step process here.  Please note that you must be a member of the SCC at least two weeks prior to the start of the SCC pre-registration period for the trip in which you wish to apply. 
  • Special Promotions.  We are kicking off 2019 with a new SCC benefit!  This is a small enhancement to our race entry allocation process to AbbottWMM races, specifically London 2020 and Tokyo 2020.  Learn more here
  • Wait-list Priority. As an SCC Member you will be prioritized if you wish to join a tour package that currently has a waitlist.  This could make a difference in running one of your desired races!
  • VIP Treatment.  When possible, we offer special acknowledgement to our SCC members such as VIP seating at special events.  In addition, on some occasions and when possible, room upgrades and/or hotel concessions will be provided. 
  • SCC Email Bulletin.  A special bulletin is emailed whenever there is newsworthy information available. Typically, these will notify you of new opportunities and the process for pre-registration.
  • Finisher Medal and Certificate of Completion.  A Seven Continents Club Finisher Medal and Certificate of Completion is presented when a runner accomplishes his/her goal of running a marathon or half-marathon on each continent. When possible, these will be presented on-site at the completion of your final race.
  • SCC Luggage Tag and Running Tech Shirt.  Each new member will receive in their welcome kit, an SCC luggage tag and an SCC shirt. In addition, you will be able to purchase additional merchandise through our online SCC store, which will be available several times each year.  Gold Members will also receive an SCC Medal holder!
  • SCC News Release Assistance.  If you have completed your seven continents and/or have a unique running story, we will be happy to assist you with compiling a news release for distribution to your local media.  
  • Member Progress Profile. Each member has the ability to track the continents he/she have run.  Learn more about your Member Profile here


New in 2018!  Thanks to the continued growth in SCC membership and appreciation for the program we have made enhancements to the SCC Program.  Each member is now placed in the Bronze, Silver, or Gold based on the number of trips taken with Marathon Tours & Travel.  Your level is denoted by the color next to your profile in the All Member listing. 



It is very simple to become a Seven Continents Club Member!  We welcome those that are interested in running on all seven continents as well as those who prefer the VIP benefits of being a member. The one-time membership fee is $200 and will get you access to all the great benefits of being a member. To join, please complete the "Membership Application Form". Once completed, Stephanie will confirm with you at her earliest convenience.  Please note that the SCC Membership Fee is non-refundable.

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This is a general overview of the seven continents. For a complete breakdown and independent site to avoid any controversy, please go to . Events must meet the standards listed above. 

North America -    United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Caribbean islands and Central America south to include Panama.

South America -    All countries south of Panama including territories with recognized claims by these countries such as Easter Island and the Galapagos.

Asia -    Japan, China, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Israel, etc.

Europe -    Western Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Canary Islands, Azores Madeira islands, all Parts of Russia west of the Ural Mountains, European Turkey.

Africa -    All countries on the land mass called Africa and the islands including Madagascar, Cape Verde, Mauritius, Seychelles and others.

Oceania -    Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, French Polynesia, Fiji, Tonga, New Guinea and other South Pacific Islands.

Antarctica -    The land mass and ice shelves called Antarctica including adjacent islands such as the South Shetland Islands. All icebergs south of 62 degrees latitude would be included.

Press Coverage

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The Seven Continents Club Reaches 5700 Members

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.

Running a Marathon on my 7th Continent: The Antarctica Marathon

Cindy Bishop is a Seven Continents Club Finisher and was one of the first American woman (along side with her running buddy Sheri Bush) to complete the Six World Marathon Majors in 2013! Read about her fascinating journey to Antarctica to complete her quest for a marathon on all seven continents.