Rio de Janeiro Marathon, Half, 10K 2024

Nights
4
Date
02.06.2024
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon

2024 Rio de Janeiro Marathon

Now is the time to experience South America’s most beautiful city and run along its famous coastline at the Rio de Janeiro Marathon. The name of the city is synonymous with sun, fun and rhythm of the sensuous samba. Few places on earth can match the hospitality, natural charm, beauty and excitement of this city. Now it’s your turn to discover it!

The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is one of the most picturesque marathons in the world.  The 26.2 mile course hugs the beautiful beaches, while the Serra do Mar Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for your marathon pictures.  Christ the Redeemer towers over the course blessing the athletes as they pass through the city streets. An early start sets the stage to ensure you beat the heat of the day. There is also a half-marathon option, which is held the day before on the Saturday and a 10K option. Earn big-time bragging rights and enter and complete a challenge, 21K on Saturday and Marathon on Sunday!

In addition to the race, there is so much to explore in and around the area.  We highly recommend joining the optional two-night extension to the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature – Iguassu (Iguazu) Falls.

The Rio de Janeiro Marathon is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Race.

Due to high demand the 2024 package is now on a request basis. Please contact us if you are interested to book for 2024. Alternatively please pre-register for 2025

 

Secure your place now for 2025
Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts and welcome reception included

Guide

Guide

Support from our team during your stay

Transfers

Transfers

Transport to/from the race start/finish

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Trip extension to Iguassu Falls available upon request

Accommodation

Accommodation

Perfectly located hotel

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed VIP Race Entry with a choice of distances available (in addition to package price)

Excursions

Excursions

Half day sightseeing tour to Corcovado included

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Rio de Janeiro Marathon Itinerary/4 Nights/30 May - 3 June, 2024

      Thursday 30 May, 2024
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      Arrival Day

      Arrive today in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and ocean waters and check into the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Tonight there will be a welcome reception at the hotel.

      Friday 31 May, 2024
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      Half Day Tour

      Today enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour visiting the famous Corcovado Mountain – a short and scenic train ride through the forest takes you to the summit. Here, 2,400 feet above the city, stands one of South America’s most famous and inspiring landmarks – the 125 foot statue of “Christ the Redeemer.” The panorama of the city below is testament to why most visitors consider Rio one of the most spectacular cities in the world. A stop at the Expo to pick up your race bib is also planned for today. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

      (Breakfast included)

      Saturday 1 June, 2024
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      RACE DAY!

      Half-Marathon Day! Transportation to the race start and back from the finish line is provided from your hotel. Come cheer on the half-marathon runners or enjoy a free day to explore Rio de Janeiro at your leisure. Join us this evening for an optional non-hosted dinner at a local restaurant.

      (Breakfast included)

      Sunday 2 June, 2024
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      RACE DAY!

      Marathon and 10K Day! Transportation to the race start and back from the finish line is provided from your hotel. Join us this evening for a post-race celebration drink at the hotel.

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 3 June, 2024
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      Departure Day

      Enjoy a leisure morning before transferring on your own to the airport for your flight home. If interested, we can help to arrange an optional half-day tour before your departure. Those joining the post-race extension to Iguassu Falls will have an early morning transfer to the airport. Details will be shared as the date gets closer.

      (Breakfast included)

      Itinerary subject to change.

       

  • Extensions

    • Post-Race Extension | 3 – 6 June, 2024

      Iguassu Falls

      It is challenging to describe the scale and beauty of Iguassu Falls. You will be able to visit the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian side to be able to fully experience one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”. This is an adventure that should not be missed! Please find a copy of a sample itinerary below, dates of activities may change based on availability.

      Marathon Tours & Travel Iguassu Falls Extension package includes:

      • Roundtrip airport transfers with English speaking guide
      • Roundtrip Airfare to/from Iguassu Falls
        • Monday 3  June, 2024
          • Depart: GIG at 3:35pm – Arrive: IGU at 5:50pm
        • Thursday 6 June, 2024
          • Depart: IGU at 11:35am – Arrive: GRU at 1:15pm
          • Depart: GRU at 2:05pm – Arrive: GIG at 3:05pm
      • Three (3) nights’ accommodation at the Belmond das Cataratas
      • Daily buffet breakfast
      • Private sightseeing tours on air-conditioned motorcoaches with licensed English-speaking guides
        • Half-Day Walking Tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls
        • Macuco Safari Boat Tour
        • Half-Day Tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls
      • All hotel taxes and service fees
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel Staff (minimum 20 guests required)

      You should fly in and out of Galeao International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro.  For those on the Iguassu Falls extension, please be sure to book your return flight home from Rio after 8:00pm.

    • Post-Race Extension/3 Nights/3 - 6 June, 2024

      Monday 3 June, 2024
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      You will have the morning at your leisure before the group transfer from the Fairmont Copacabana to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls.

      Flight Schedule

      • Depart: GIG at 3:35pm – Arrive: IGU at 5:50pm

      Upon arrival we will check into the hotel for the evening.  Dinner at the hotel will be at your own expense. (Breakfast included)

      Tuesday 4 June, 2024
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      This morning after breakfast, you will be treated to a tour of the Argentine side of the Falls.  First, we will cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge with its lovely view of the Iguassu Canyon heading towards Iguacu National Park.  Here we will visit the upper walkways, which allow a different perspective and more intimate contact with the Falls.  The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the Devil’s Throat! (Breakfast included)

      Wednesday 5 June, 2024
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      Today, enjoy a walking tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls.  Starting from the hotel, a moderate walk brings us high above the river to a series of galleries with breath-taking views.  Inside Iguassu National Park, we ride through the Macuco Trail in an open jeep-towed wagon permitting a free view of the fantastic scenery. During the ride, we stop for those who wish to take a dip in one of the Falls (optional). Next is the Macuco Safari, where an inflatable bi-motor boat will bring us up-river, passing the canyon to have a direct look at the rapids. Rocks, wildlife and a spectacular green landscape complete the scenery until it reaches the great horseshoe known as the Devil’s Throat.  To top the tour off, the pilot will give everyone a splash by navigating through the spray of one of the Falls! (Breakfast included)

      If time allows in the itinerary, we will offer the following optional tours:

      • Parque das Aves – Bird Sanctuary
      • Helicopter Tour of the Falls
      • Churrascaria Show with Dinner at Rafain

      Thursday 6 June, 2024
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      After breakfast this morning, the group will transfer to the airport for your flight back to Rio to connect with your international flight home. (Breakfast included)

      • Depart: IGU at 11:35am – Arrive: GRU at 1:15pm
      • Depart: GRU at 2:05pm – Arrive: GIG at 3:05pm

      Please be sure to book your return international flight home from the Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) after 8:00 PM.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Due to high demand the 2024 package is now on a request basis. Please contact us if you are interested to book for 2024. Alternatively please pre-register for 2025

      Guaranteed VIP Rio de Janeiro Marathon 2024 Entries 

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Rio de Janeiro Marathon, 21K or 10K. You can buy entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us. Refer to optional extras below for prices.

      • Access to the VIP Finish Line Area
      • Exclusive VIP Lounge at Kit Pick-Up
      • VIP area at the starting line with exclusive bathrooms and gear check
      • Exclusive VIP Start Corral – Just after the Elite Runners
      • VIP area at the finish line with exclusive bathrooms, buffet, lockers, gear pick-up and massages (for runners)

      Marathon Tours & Travel Rio de Janeiro Marathon 2024 package includes:

      • Four nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, from 30th May
      • Breakfast daily at the hotel, except on day of arrival
      • Welcome Cocktail Reception
      • Half Day Rio City Tour with admission to Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer)
      • Roundtrip race day transfers to and from the hotel
      • Post-Race Celebration Drinks
      • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff
      *The hotel has nightly entertainment at the pool from 8:00pm – 10:00pm.  Noise from the pool may be heard in the ocean view rooms.

      Travelling with children?

      Contact us for a quote.

      Room Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s policy is that anyone staying in our room block must be part of our package. If you plan to bring a spouse or guest, they must purchase our package. For example, if there are two of you, the rate would be the double occupancy rate (per person). If you purchase a single occupancy rate package, then only you are allowed in your room. To attend any of our activities, you must be part of our package.

      Note:

      You should fly in and out of Galeao International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro.  For those on the Iguassu Falls extension, please be sure to book your return flight home from Rio after 8:00pm.

      Refer to Extensions Section for details of our 3 nights post-race extension package to Iguassu Falls.

      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana - 4 nights from 30th May, 2024Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Fairmont City View Room£ 1099£ 1709
      Deluxe Ocean View Room*£ 1359£ 2229
      Deluxe Fairmont Gold City View Room£ 1369£ 2109
      Optional Extras
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      VIP Wonderful City Challenge Entry (42K & 21K)£ 279
      VIP Marathon Entry (Sunday 2 June)£ 145
      VIP Half Marathon Entry (Saturday 1 June)£ 145
      VIP 10K Entry (Sunday, 2 June)£ 125
      Optional Post-Race Extension: Iguassu Falls
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Belmond das Cataratas - 3 nights from 3 June, 2024Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Superior Room£ 1899£ 2729
  • Hotels

    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

      You will enjoy four nights at the recently renovated Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. This is a five star property, ideally located along Copacabana Beach and is just a few steps away from the most famous beach in Brazil. This modern, luxury hotel is just minutes from downtown Rio.

      Foz do Iguassu, Brazil
      Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

      If you are joining us on the Iguassu Falls extension, your hotel is the beautiful Hotel Das Cataratas, the only hotel located within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. Enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors.

  • Event Information

    • Run the 2024 Rio de Janeiro Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel

       

      Race Date:
      • Saturday, June 1 (Half-Marathon)
      • Sunday, June 2 (Marathon & 10K)
      Race Time:
      • 6:00 AM – Half-Marathon (Saturday, June 1)
      • 5:00 AM – Marathon (Sunday, June 2)
      • 8:30am – 10K Family Run (Sunday, June 2)

      Course: The 26.2 mile course weaves through city streets, starting and finishing in Flamengo on a beautiful loop course. With the Serra do Mar Mountains rising inland from Rio’s fabulous shoreline, this scenery with oceans to your right and mountains to your left makes this event one of the more picturesque marathons in the world.  The half-marathon tour starts in Leblon and takes you through the most famous beaches in Rio (Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo and Flamengo).

      Temperature: June is the late fall/early winter season in Rio, but the average temperature remains around 70F (21C).  The temperature drops to a comfortable 68F in the evening (18C).

      Eligibility: The minimum age limit for the marathon is 21 years old, 18 for the half-marathon.

      Time Limit: The course time limit for the Marathon is six (6) hours, Half-Marathon is three (3) hours and the 10K is 90 minutes.

      Number Pickup: A time will be organized for the group to stop at the Expo to pick up your race bib during the city tour.  The Expo is open May 30 from 9am to 5pm; May 31 from 9am to 7pm; and June 1 from 8am to 5pm at Casa Maratona located at Marina da Gloria (Aterro do Flamengo).

      Difficulty: Mostly flat, with heat and humidity.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations, administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

      How to Book during the pre-booking before package release stage.

      To pre-register, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of runners. Please read all the important information. If you have any questions please contact us .

      Whilst we expect this event to take place on the date shown the exact date will only be announced later. Do not book any flights until confirmed details are known and we have advised you of the package choices.

      How to Book after package options are released.

      Our team will contact you, advise packages choices with prices and invite you to booking a specific package. At this stage you will need 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 further deposit.

      Payments

      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Brazil’s current entry restrictions and requirements. For UK passport holders please check here.

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and\or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made and this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Race Rules

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.

      Guaranteed Rio de Janeiro Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K  Entry

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the 2024 Rio de Janeiro Marathon events. You can buy the entry at an additional cost if you also buy the accommodation package with us.

      Starting Times and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Rio de Janeiro Marathon events, we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the Rio de Janeiro Marathon. The organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide.

  • Testimonials

    • 2023 Marathon Tours Rio de Janeiro Trip

      Loved being around all the runners and having conversations with like-minded people. All the activities were just fabulous. Corcovado and SugarLoaf and the views from each of those were breathtaking. The hotel was amazing located on beautiful Copacabana Beach

      2023 Marathon Tours Rio de Janeiro Trip

      Ann really knows the Rio de Janeiro Marathon and she shared that wealth of experience with the runners. When you are in a foreign country and preparing for a marathon, having someone like Ann available to us is a tremendous resource.

      2023 Marathon Tours Rio de Janeiro Trip

      Great trip all around! Perfect hotel location. Good tour to Christ the Redeemer. Loved the VIP portion of race.

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