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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. With over 6,500 members, 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.
To date, 527 men and 263 women have completed this exclusive quest at the marathon distance. Additionally, 20 men and 43 women have completed a half-marathon on all seven continents. We also have three men and two woman who are SCC Finishers at both the marathon and half-marathon level. Click here for the Finishers List.
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.
This is a general overview of the seven continents. For a complete breakdown and independent site to avoid any controversy, please go to www.worldatlas.com . 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.
Kraig Lofquist accomplished a goal recently that sent him running around the world. He completed the Australian Outback Marathon on July 27, which marked the seventh continent on which he’d run a marathon. When the 55-year-old former Educational Service Unit No. 9 administrator thinks about the accomplishment, it’s not the actual marathons that stand out. “It’s the unbelievable people I meet,” he said. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the most incredible people and make lifelong friends.”
When people hear that Elise Walton has run half-marathons in China, Greenland and South Africa, they want to know which was the hardest. Was it the seemingly endless steps on the Great Wall of China? The polar ice sheets in Greenland? Or the sand, hills, armed rangers and wild animals in South Africa? “I can’t pick,” Walton says. “Each one had completely unique challenges. The only thing they had in common was being spectacular.”