Your Antarctica Marathon Travel Specialists

The Antarctica Tour Package begins with three-nights in Buenos Aires for time to meet your running peers, participate in a few training runs, and attend the mandatory race briefing and welcome dinner.

You will then be flown to Ushuaia, which is located at the southern tip of Argentina. It is here where you will start your journey to Antarctica aboard the Ocean Victory Ship. Over the course of several days you will sail through the Beagle Channel across the Drake Passage, through the Shetland Islands and along the Antarctic Peninsula until reaching King George’s Island – the location of the Marathon and Half-Marathon!

During your travels you will explore the most pristine corner of the planet, coming face-to-face with Antarctic gems such as glaciers, icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. Historians and scientists will provide lectures on board your ship and you will experience wildlife excursions during landings in remote areas, such as seal colonies and penguin rookeries as well as the research bases. We guarantee that you will experience a most challenging running experience as well as an experience of a lifetime. Great care is taken to leave behind zero impact on the environment in this sensitive ecosystem. As part of this, we are restricted to having a maximum of 100 passengers ashore for the event at any one time.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Single occupancy on ships is not available. All cabins are shared. If you are travelling alone, we will match you with another runner of the same gender.
Booking as a single will mean you will have a single hotel room in Buenos Aires. The cost is included in the price of the single package

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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$4500per Runner and per Supporter
Second Installment
$4500per Runner and Supporter
Due Monday 02 October 2023
Third Installment
$4500per Runner and per Supporter
Due Monday 06 November 2023
Final Balance
Thur 30 November 2023
Trav Cut V2 Op

The Antarctica Marathon Course Route

The course will start and finish about 200 meters from Bellingshausen, the Russian base and head east toward the Uruguayan, base.

There will be a turnaround point about 2 miles and you run back to the start area. You then run west about 2 miles to the Chinese base. Marathoners will run this three times. The final course route is measured and prepared the day before the race. The bases and scientists have the final authority to approve the course. Most of the course will follow dirt roads that have some small but sharp hills connecting the research bases.

Regular training shoes are sufficient to handle these conditions. Parts of the road were very muddy in the previous events.

This is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

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Antarctica Marathon Race Information

Entry Fees

Entries are only applicable in conjunction with a Marathon package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times required for this event.

Start Time

The event will commence at around 9am, subject to weather on race day

Cut-Off Times

The Marathon has a cut-off of 6 1/2 hours. There is also a cut-off of 3 hours 10 minutes to pass the half way mark. Course marshals have the responsibility to disqualify any runner who might endanger themselves through fatigue, hypothermia or dehydration.

Race Timing

Not Applicable

Race Packets

Race check-in and briefing with emphasis on the environmental rules and regulations governing this event will be held at the welcome reception in Buenos Aires. Attendance is mandatory for participation in the race.

Pace Setters

Not Applicable

Aid Stations

Each runner is responsible for their own liquids. You should bring 2 or 3 water bottles for race day. NOTE: You can purchase drinks in plastic bottles when in Ushuaia which then serve to reuse them on race day. Also, bring any electrolyte replacement fluids that you commonly use. Only water will be available in Antarctica. Portable toilets will be available at the starting area. All drink bottles must be marked with your race number. Bring your own sports gels or energy supplements. All energy supplements must be removed from paper packaging and placed in plastic flasks or other containers that will not blow away. No light plastic bags are allowed on shore.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

As per above – refer to Aid Stations paragraph

Transport

All transport on race day is included in the price of your package.

Expo

Not Applicable

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a Certificate and a medal. The event shirt is included in your marathon package.

The top three overall for males and females will be recognized in the marathon. Also, the top two in each Marathon age category will be recognized (under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over).

Weather Conditions

Temperatures range from -9 to 1 degrees Celsius (15 to 34 degrees Fahrenheit) minus the wind chill which can lower it by about -12C. Snow is rare but light flurries are common.

Your Antarctica Half Marathon Travel Experts

The Antarctica Tour Package begins with three-nights in Buenos Aires for time to meet your running peers, participate in a few training runs, and attend the mandatory race briefing and welcome dinner.

You will then be flown to Ushuaia, which is located at the southern tip of Argentina. It is here where you will start your journey to Antarctica aboard the Ocean Atlantic Ship. Over the course of several days you will sail through the Beagle Channel across the Drake Passage, through the Shetland Islands and along the Antarctic Peninsula until reaching King George’s Island – the location of the Marathon and Half-Marathon!

During your travels you will explore the most pristine corner of the planet, coming face-to-face with Antarctic gems such as glaciers, icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. Historians and scientists will provide lectures on board your ship and you will experience wildlife excursions during landings in remote areas, such as seal colonies and penguin rookeries as well as the research bases. We guarantee that you will experience a most challenging running experience as well as an experience of a lifetime. Great care is taken to leave behind zero impact on the environment in this sensitive ecosystem. As part of this, we are restricted to having a maximum of 100 passengers ashore for the event at any one time.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Single occupancy on ships is not available. All cabins are shared. If you are travelling alone, we will match you with another runner of the same gender.

Booking as a single will mean you will have a single hotel room in Buenos Aires. The cost is included in the price of the single package

Ei Chefgradient

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$4500per Runner and per Supporter
Second Installment
$4500per Runner and per Supporter
Due Monday 02 October 2023
Third Installment
$4500per Runner and per Supporter
Due Monday 06 November 2023
Final Balance
Thur 30 November 2023
Trav Cut V2 Op

The Course

The course will start and finish about 200 meters from Bellingshausen, the Russian base and head east toward the Uruguayan, base.

There will be a turnaround point about 2 miles and you run back to the start area. You then run west about 2 miles to the Chinese base. The final course route is measured and prepared the day before the race. The bases and scientists have the final authority to approve the course. Most of the course will follow dirt roads that have some small but sharp hills connecting the research bases.

Regular training shoes are sufficient to handle these conditions. Parts of the road were very muddy in the previous events.

This is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Testimonials

Race Reviews
Race Information Menu
Enquire now about a fully escorted marathon alongside like-minded experts.

Race Information

Entry Fees

Entries are only applicable in conjunction with a Half Marathon package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times required for this event.

Start Time

The event will commence at around 9am, subject to weather on race day

Cut-Off Times

The Half Marathon has a cut-off of 6 1/2 hours. Course marshals have the responsibility to disqualify any runner who might endanger themselves through fatigue, hypothermia or dehydration.

Race Timing

Not Applicable

Race Packets

Race check-in and briefing with emphasis on the environmental rules and regulations governing this event will be held at the welcome reception in Buenos Aires. Attendance is mandatory for participation in the race.

Pace Setters

Not Applicable

Aid Stations

Each runner is responsible for their own liquids. You should bring 2 or 3 water bottles for race day. NOTE: You can purchase drinks in plastic bottles when in Ushuaia which then serve to reuse them on race day. Also, bring any electrolyte replacement fluids that you commonly use. Only water will be available in Antarctica. Portable toilets will be available at the starting area. All drink bottles must be marked with your race number. Bring your own sports gels or energy supplements. All energy supplements must be removed from paper packaging and placed in plastic flasks or other containers that will not blow away. No light plastic bags are allowed on shore.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

As per above – refer to Aid Stations paragraph

Transport

All transport on race day is included in the price of your package.

Expo

Not Applicable

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a Certificate and a medal. The event shirt is included in your marathon package.

The top three overall for males and females will be recognized in the Half Marathon.

Weather Conditions
Temperatures range from -9 to 1 degrees Celsius (15 to 34 degrees Fahrenheit) minus the wind chill which can lower it by about -12C. Snow is rare but light flurries are common.

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