Seven Continents Club

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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.

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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. 


  • 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.

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From Non-Runner to Six-Star Finisher

In 2008, I wasn’t a runner, or even all that athletic. I was in my mid-30s and a little overweight. I was now home with my baby boy and toddler, trying to settle into this new life—adjusting to a daily routine with not just two children, but one that required doctor’s appointments and intense therapy.

Finishing Seven Continents in the Outback

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.”