Seven Continents Club

RUNNING ADVENTURES TO ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS
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ABOUT

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 7200 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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SCC FINISHERS

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. 

MEMBER BENEFITS 

  • 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 three (3) $50 vouchers will be provided once you reach the Gold Tier. 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. 
    • May 2020 Addition: Due to the anticipated demand for races in the coming year, all our packages will open to SCC Members for one week before the general public. 
  • Special Promotions.  We kicked off 2019 with a new SCC benefit.  This was a small enhancement to our race entry allocation process to AbbottWMM races, specifically for London and Tokyo.  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

SCC TIER LEVELS

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. 

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

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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Continents

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.

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Run for Your Life

Despite the name, traveling with Marathon Tours goes far beyond running a marathon or a half, 10K or 5K, which are distances often included for spouses, children and fellow travelers who may not be able to complete a “full”, but want to participate. In fact, other than race day, these trips are very well-organized vacations to explore local habitats, wildlife, culture, cuisine and as such, provide access to amazing experiences that can even make the marathon seem like an accessory to the adventure itself.

Choosing to Live and Choosing to Run

Seven Continents Club (SCC) Member and Six Star Finisher hopeful, Claudine Nicholas has already completed 75 half marathons, 14 full marathons and has collected more than 180 running medals and awards over the last ten years. "The moment I learned about Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT), I signed up to become an SCC member. I’m on the list for Antarctica, and my goal is to run both half-marathons and marathons on all seven continents. With MTT, my goal is easier to obtain, plus I have the pleasure to meet other like-minded runners from around the world. MTT is my dream team behind the scenes helping make my dreams come true!"