Antarctica Marathon and Half Marathon
March 12, 2016
The 17th Antarctica Marathon & Half Marathon presented by Virbram and New Balance is scheduled for March 12, 2016. While exploring this most pristine corner of the planet, you will come face-to-face with Antarctic gems such as icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. Historians and scientists will provide lectures on board ship and wildlife excursions during landings in remote areas among seal colonies and penguin rookeries and at research bases.
Departure from the U.S. is scheduled with overnight flights to Buenos Aires for a three-night stay in Argentina's capital from March 5-9. The deluxe Plaza Hotel Buenos Aires will host our guests and the welcome reception and banquet. Race check-in and a mandatory briefing on the rules and regulations governing this event takes place the same evening.
Due to the incredible popularity of this event, we are already sold out for 2016 and 2017. We are still accepting deposits for the waiting list for 2016 and 2017 and confirming space for 2018. A completed booking form and a deposit of $300 per person must be mailed to request reservations.
Marathon Tours & Travel, the event organizer and exclusive tour operator, in conjunction with One Ocean Expeditions will provide the itinerary for runners and accompanying friends for this journey to the end of the Earth. The Akademik Ioffe and Akademik Vavilov will make the journey from Ushuaia, located at the southern tip of Argentina, through the Beagle Channel across Drake Passage, through the Shetland Islands and along the Antarctic Peninsula.
The course on King George Island located off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula has marked gravel roads that connect the scientific research bases of Uruguay, Chile, China and Russia. Great care is taken to leave behind zero impact on the environment in this sensitive ecosystem. We are now restricted to having a maximum of 100 passengers ashore for the event at any one time. We guarantee that you will experience a most challenging running experience as well as an experience of a lifetime.
See official video of the 2014 Antarctica Marathon:
The goal of many marathoners is to run a 26.2 mile race on all seven continents. In the past, runners have represented many countries including Canada, U.S., Norway, Germany, Great Britain, Bermuda, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Chile, Russia, Poland, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Venezuela, Colombia, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Iran, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Japan, India, Uruguay,Guadeloupe, Pakistan and New Zealand.