Patagonia Running Festival Marathon 2024

Nights
from 5
Date
21.09.2024
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Adventure
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon
  • Ultra Marathon

Run Against The Elements in Torres Del Paine National Park

Experience the magic of running in the heart of Patagonia, alongside runners from all over the world. The adventure of facing a relentless, and at times even hostile, climate are essential elements of the Patagonian International Marathon.

Marathon Tours & Travel has partnered with The Massif, a Magellan family business that recognizes the relevance and natural heritage value of Torres del Paine. Our Patagonia Running Festival packages have been designed to bring together global runners to participate in the best race day and adventure travel experience that Chilean Patagonia has to offer. Participants can choose to run the Ultra 50K, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K or 5K distance. After fulfilling the dream of running in one of the most pristine places on the planet, you will cross the finish line conveniently located at our Hotel Rio Serrano & Spa and join the post-race celebration!

Book one of our multi-day tour packages with included race entry to experience this memorable event.

2024 details coming soon!

Half Board

Half Board

Breakfast & dinner provided across all packages

Meals Included

Meals Included

Breakfast, lunch & dinner (dependent on the day)

Guide

Guide

You will be greeted by our bilingual guide upon arrival

Transfers

Transfers

Round trip transfers with bilingual guide included

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Choose from our 5, 7 or 10 night package

Accommodation

Accommodation

All accommodation is carefully selected for you

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed entry into the Patagonia Running Festival

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

All packages include access to a post-race VIP area

Excursions

Excursions

Selection of private excursions available

Medal Bling

Medal Bling

All packages include a finishers medal.

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • “Experience Patagonia" 2023 Package/5 Nights/5th October - 10th October, 2023

      Thursday 5th October, 2023
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      Arrival Day

      Arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano. Depending on your arrival time, it’s possible we will have time for an afternoon activity. Once settled in at the Hotel Rio Serrano, we will regroup for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Dinner included)

      Friday 6th October, 2023
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      Torres del Paine National Park Tour

      After breakfast, we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and the easy trekking tour will make a number of stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Saturday 7th October, 2023
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      Race Day

      After breakfast, we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our late morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Sunday 8th October, 2023
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      Recovery Day

      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch, and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers, and a traditional Patagonian BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Monday 9th October, 2023
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      Experience Patagonia

      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Tuesday 10th October, 2023
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      Departure Day

      Today is departure day. Return flights from Santiago International Airport (SCL) to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch is included).

    • "Experience Chile & Patagonia" 2023 Package/7 Nights/3rd - 10th October, 2023

      Tuesday 3rd October, 2023
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      Arrival Day

      Please be sure to plan your flight for arrival at the Santiago International Airport (SCL). Join us for a welcome brunch from 9:30 – 11:00 am. This afternoon venture out to explore the local neighbourhoods in Santiago before joining us for an optional late afternoon ‘light’ training run. Your evening starts with a Welcome Reception from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. (Brunch and Welcome Reception is included).

      Wednesday 4th October, 2023
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      Sightseeing

      Choose between an optional full-day tour to Valparaiso or exploring Santiago on your own. Enjoy exploring Santiago tonight and having dinner on your own. (Breakfast is included).

      Tour Options:

      • Valparaiso Tour

      Before our Valparaiso tour, we will visit Casas del Bosque to explore the vineyard and its cellars, learn about production, storage and fermentation of wine. Tastings and lunch are included before you continue to Valparaiso. This coastal port city dates to 1536. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Valparaiso is a magical place of unforgettable landscapes and colorful neighborhoods (lunch is included).

      • Explore Santiago on your own

      Thursday 5th October, 2023
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      Arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano

      Depending on your arrival time, it’s possible we will have time for an afternoon activity. Once settled in at the Hotel Rio Serrano, we will regroup for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Dinner is included).

      Friday 6th October, 2023
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      Torres del Paine National Park Tour

      After breakfast we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make a number of stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included).

      Saturday 7th October, 2023
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      Race Day

      After breakfast we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our late morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Sunday 8th October, 2023
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      Recovery Day

      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonian BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included).

      Monday 9th October, 2023
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      Experience Patagonia

      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included).

      Tuesday 10th October, 2023
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      Departure Day

      Today is departure day. Return flights from Santiago International Airport (SCL) to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch is included).

    • Atacama to Patagonia 2023 Package/10 Nights /September 30 – October 10, 2023

      Saturday 30th September, 2023
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      Arrival Day

      Please be sure to plan your flight for arrival at the Santiago International Airport (SCL) this morning before 10 AM. We will leave from SCL on a early afternoon flight to Calama El Loa Airport (CJC).  Enjoy relaxation time this afternoon after checking into our hotel, before joining us for a Welcome Reception and briefing. (Reception and dinner is included).

      Sunday 1st October 2023
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      Sightseeing

      Explore Vallecito in the morning with your guide. The landscape of this small valley will have you imagining that you are on the moon. During this trip, you will walk in the beautiful desert panorama, make a stop at the salt mountain viewpoint, and you will discover Uyllu Tulor, an ancient archaeological site of a former village complex.

      After lunch at the hotel, we will make our way to Chaxa Lagoon. AT 4,500 meters above sea level, surrounded by volcanoes, mountains and ranges this salt flat is a bird lovers paradise and flamingos, with their vibrant plumage, abound.  (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included).

      Monday 2nd October, 2023
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      Peidras Rojas Tour

      Today, we will depart on a full day tour to Peidras Rojas. A picnic lunch will be provided. We will also visit the Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons located at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level on the foothills of the volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range under the same names. Hiking the trails, we will enjoy nature in a breathtaking landscape full of contrasts, such as the deep blue clear sky, colourful vegetation and wildlife. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included).

      Tuesday 3rd October, 2023
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      Sightseeing

      Today is an early day! This morning we will drive north and after approximately 90 minutes, we will reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the highest in the world located at 4,300 M. This geothermal field is known as the “Geysers del Tatio”. Moreover, we will arrange for a dip in these hot springs if you are inclined! This forty-minute stop will allow you to rest and enjoy one of nature’s natural healing springs.

      While returning to San Pedro de Atacama, you may be able to spot some friends like the camelids Vicuñas, foxes, and birds. It will be our mission to get the best photos of them during a few stops with breathtaking views. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Wednesday 4th October, 2023
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      Sightseeing

      This morning is our final time to enjoy this stunning natural wonder. In the afternoon, we will transfer from the hotel to the airport of Calama and back to Santiago. Tonight, we will stay at the Holiday Inn – Santiago Airport to make our early morning departure to Patagonia a little easier on the group. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Please Note: Group round-trip airfare between Santiago and Patagonia; and airport transfers are included in this package.

      Thursday 5th October, 2023
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      Arrive at the Hotel Rio Serrano

      Depending on your arrival time, it’s possible we will have time for an afternoon activity. Once settled in at the Hotel Rio Serrano, we will regroup for a Welcome Reception and briefing at dinner. (Dinner is included).

      Friday 6th October, 2023
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      Torres del Paine National Park Tour

      After breakfast, we will depart for a six (6) hour introductory tour of the Torres del Paine National Park. The bus and easy trekking tour will make a number of stops for you to explore the park on foot with your bilingual guides. We will return to Rio Serrano in time for you to relax in the pool and spa area before meeting for our pre-race pasta dinner and race briefing. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Saturday 7th October, 2023
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      Race Day

      After breakfast, we will board our buses for a ride into Torres del Paine National Park to the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or Ultra 50K starting lines for our late morning start. The finish line and post-race celebration is at our hotel Rio Serrano where you will be able to freshen up, enjoy the spa and join in for our post-race celebration followed by dinner. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Sunday 8th October, 2023
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      Recovery Day

      Recovery day starts with breakfast and is followed by your choice of elective morning activities, lunch and then afternoon elective activities. Tonight join us on the deck for drinks, appetizers and a traditional Patagonian BBQ at sunset. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

      Monday 9th October, 2023
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      Experience Patagonia

      After breakfast, we recommend you join our guides for a full-day trek to Base Las Torres, the most iconic activity throughout the park. We approach through Ascencio Valley; the ancient beech forests will lead us to the base of the front moraine (left by the old advance of Torres Glacier), where we will climb to reach the imposing Torres del Paine and its lagoon. Please note, this is a difficult trek that is worth the effort. As an alternative, you can choose from the other elective activities. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included).

      Tuesday 10th October, 2023
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      Departure Day

      Today is departure day. Return flights from Santiago International Airport (SCL) to your home airport should be booked to depart after 9:45 PM. Or, better yet continue on with us to the group extension on the classic W Circuit Trek in Torres del Paine. (Breakfast and lunch is included).

  • Packages & Rates

    • Each Marathon Tours & Travel Patagonia Marathon 2023 Package Includes The Following:

      Please note: The package below reflects our “Experience Patagonia” 5 Night Tour.

      • Round trip transfer with bilingual guide from Punta Arenas airport and Hotel Río Serrano
      • 5 nights at the Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa – the Official Finish Line Hotel
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Transfer to the beginning of the race
      • Post-race VIP area
      • 35% discount on massage services (non-transferable)
      • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff
      • Your choice of daily excursions with bilingual guide
      • Race Entry

      Price From £2265.00

      Additional Inclusions For Our “Experience Chile” 7 Night 2023 Package | October 3rd – 10th, 2023:

      • 2 nights at the Renaissance Santiago (Oct. 3 & 4)
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Welcome Brunch and Welcome Reception (Oct 3)
      • Full-Day excursion to either Valparaiso or explore Santiago on your own (Oct. 4)
      • Transfer to airport for flight to Patagonia
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas. All travellers must travel on the group flights. Price is subject to change once domestic flights are confirmed.

      Price From £3243.00

      Additional Inclusions for Our “Atacama to Patagonia” 10 Night 2023 Package | September 30 – October 10, 2023:

      In Atacama

      • 4 nights accommodation at Tierra Atacama (Sept 30 – Oct 3)
      • All hotel taxes
      • All meals (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
      • Open Bar (except premium liqueurs, wines and premium beers with values above US $10)
      • Private transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
      • Entrance fees
      • Bilingual local English-speaking guide
      • All staff and guide tips

      In Santiago

      • 1 night at the Holiday Inn – Santiago Airport (Oct. 4)
      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Atacama (Sept 30 & Oct 4)
      • Roundtrip flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas. (Oct 5 & 10, or 14 if including the “W” Trek)
      • All travellers must travel on the group flights. Price is subject to change once domestic flights are confirmed.

      In Patagonia

      • Round trip transfer with bilingual guide from Punta Arenas airport and Hotel Río Serrano
      • 5 nights at the Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa – the Official Finish Line Hotel
      • All hotel accommodations
      • WIFI in rooms and common areas
      • Transfer to the beginning of the race
      • Post-race VIP area
      • 35% discount on massage services (non-transferable)
      • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff
      • Your choice of daily excursions with bilingual guide
      • Race Entry

      Price From £6430.00

      Why Book with Marathon Tours & Travel?

      Choice of Itineraries

      We offer a five-night (Experience Patagonia), a seven-night (Experience Chile) and a ten night Atacama to Patagonia race package, so you can choose one that fits with your desired duration.

      You’re in Safe Hands

      Whether you are running or supporting, we have an expert team to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Your travel package is protected by ABTA.

      Guaranteed Entry

      We are very pleased to offer guaranteed entry into the Patagonia Running Festival. All tour packages include your race fee, transportation to the start, a race t-shirt, finishers medal and finish festival. Simply select which distance you would prefer to run at the time of booking.

  • Hotels

    • Hotel Rio Serrano and Spa

      The official finish line hotel is located in the midst of Patagonia within an unparalleled natural environment. If you opt for our 5 night package, you will stay in the Hotel Rio Serrano which boasts an “all inclusive” program that helps you experience one of the most attractive parks in the world. The hotel is decorated with ethnic roots of an original Selknam village, which together with a delicate illumination and an exceptional view provide an atmosphere of rest, tranquillity and relaxation in one of the most rugged regions in the world. The Kaienk restaurant offers high quality cuisine with a panoramic view of the horns of the Paine. Varied daily menus will provide a wide range of typical dishes of the region and enhancing the Patagonian gastronomy is one of the largest wine cellars in the area. With the completion of a new spa and temperate pool, this is the only 4-star hotel in Torres del Paine National Park offering guests a new experience of relaxation, wellness, and connection with nature.

      Choice of Excursions at the Hotel:

      Full Day Excursions:

      Paine Massif
      Trekking Chacabuco
      Trekking Base Torres

      Half Day Excursions:

      Rock climbing
      Trekking Aonikenk
      Trekking Cóndor Viewpoint
      Trekking Cuernos Viewpoint
      Trekking Grey Beach
      Trekking Hidden Lagoon
      Trekking Monte Ferrier
      Salto Grande Waterfall Viewpoint
      Trekking Salto Serrano
      Horseback riding “Nutria River” (1 or 2 hours)

      Renaissance Santiago Hotel

      During your time in Santiago you will stay at the stylish 5* Renaissance Santiago Hotel. Boasting an unbeatable location in Vitacura. Walk to shops in Parque Arauco, or take a short drive to Patio Bellavista and Sky Costanera. Following your adventure, surround yourself with city or mountain views in our modern rooms.

      Tierra Atacama Lodge

      Tierra Atacama – Escape to a world of clear night skies, high altitude lagoons and moon-like valleys at Tierra Atacama. High in the northern desert of Chile, our Tierra Atacama lodge encapsulates exquisite design, authentic experiences and an intimate, home-away-from-home atmosphere, where a sense of both adventure travel and pure relaxation lingers in the air.

      The essence of this unforgettable desert landscape is at the heart of Tierra Atacama. The property was designed by some of Chile’s most renowned architects, with regional sensibilities, eco-friendly design and boutique comforts firmly in mind.

  • Event Information

    • Patagonia Running Festival Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and Ultra 50K

      Race Start Time:

      Marathon and Ultra 50K at 11:00 AM; Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K at 12:00 PM

      The Course:

      A point to point course located primarily in Torres del Paine National Park. Runners will exit the park with 3K remaining to our shared Finish Line for all distances, which is located at Rio Serrano Hotel and Spa (our hotel) located in Villa Serrano. The routes will follow park roads that are packed gravel, curves and changing slopes. The altitude along the route ranges from 21 to 260 meters (75 – 850 feet) above sea level.

      Climate:

      The Spring Patagonia climate is variable and unpredictable. Expect temperatures to range from 37F to 55F degrees. Even though October has the average winds, don’t be surprised if the Patagonian winds are an issue on race day. Light rain is also a possibility. Therefore, you should come prepared for everything.

      Entry Fee:

      All tour packages include your race fee, transportation to the start, a race t-shirt, finishers medal and finish festival. Your entry is guaranteed after receipt of a completed tour application form and deposit.

      Time Limit:

      The Marathon course time limit is seven (7) hours. The time limit for the Half-Marathon and 10K is six (6) hours.

      Difficulty:

      Difficult. Challenging hilly course, Patagonia wind and weather can be an issue.

      More information on the Patagonia Running Festival website.

  • Registration & Booking

    • How to book

      To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

      Payments

      When you confirm your booking, we will take payment.

      The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

      Race time 

      Marathon and Ultra 50K at 11:00 AM; Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K at 12:00 PM

      Course

      A point to point course located primarily in Torres del Paine National Park. Runners will exit the park with 3K remaining to our shared Finish Line for all distances, which is located at Rio Serrano Hotel and Spa (our hotel) located in Villa Serrano. The routes will follow park roads that are packed gravel, curves and changing slopes. The altitude along the route ranges from 21 to 260 meters (75 – 850 feet) above sea level. A challenging hilly course, Patagonia wind and weather can be an issue.

      Climate

      The Spring Patagonia climate is variable and unpredictable. Expect temperatures to range from 37F to 55F degrees. Even though October has the average winds, don’t be surprised if the Patagonian winds are an issue on race day. Light rain is also a possibility. Therefore, you should come pre-pared for everything.

      Entry Fee

      All tour packages include your race fee, transportation to the start, a race t-shirt, finishers medal and finish festival. Your entry is guaranteed after receipt of a completed tour application form and deposit.

      Time Limit

      The Marathon course time limit is seven (7) hours.  The time limit for the Half-Marathon and 10K is six (6) hours.