WELCOME TO ICELAND

Travelling Fit is excited to offer this unique event as part of an overall amazing experience in Iceland.

Note that there are two different packages on offer, the first package option provides accommodation at the 4* Apotek Hotel and the second option at the 3.5 * Grandi by Center Hotel. Both Hotels are located in the heart of Reykjavik and within easy walking distance to the start & finish line. The 7 Day / 6 Night package offers so much including a meet and greet dinner, a tour of Reykjavik City, a visit to the stunning South Coast and Glacial Lagoon, group lunches, dinners, gatherings and of course the Reykjavik Marathon.

Travelling Fit are also offering 2 amazing optional tours to include the Golden Circle, combining both natural and historical wonders, and the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal waters after the marathon.

Travelling Fit is a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and is ATAS accredited, giving you the confidence to book with a reputable Tour Operator.

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 6 Nights Accommodation
    Check in: Tue 20 Aug – Check out: Mon 26 Aug 2024
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour including lunch and Local Guide (Wed)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Welcome Meet and Greet Dinner (Wed)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Full day South Coast Tour with extension to Glacier Lagoon including Lunch and local guide (Thu)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Pre-Race Day Dinner (Fri)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters will be looked after on race day
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Informal get together post-race (own expense)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Reykjavik Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Travelling Fit Representative on site available for questions
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Service Charges and Taxes including VAT

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
$300per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With prelim
$400per Runner
$200per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim
$700per Runner
$500per Supporter
Second Instalment
$600per Runner
$600 per Supporter
Due Friday 02 February 2024
Final Balance
Due no later than Friday 24 May 2024
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The Course

The course of the Reykjavik Marathon is unique, and very scenic and takes you along many of Reykjavik’s main sights. Highlights include: Harpa Concert Hall, Sólfar (the Sun Voyager) by the seaside, Höfði where Reagan and Gorbachev made a step in ending the Cold War, Grótta lighthouse and the Government Offices in Lækjargata.

The Marathon is one lap (except for the last part, as it goes nearly the same route as in the beginning of the race). The race starts and finishes downtown within sight of the pond and the city hall.

The first part of the course runs through a residential area where many of the locals come out of their houses to cheer the runners on. This is followed by a section where the runners pass along the seaside and have excellent views of the ocean, but also of the mountains surrounding Reykjavik, including Esjan and the Snaefellsjokull glacier. Participants in the marathon also run through the Ellioaardal valley, the location of one of the country’s more popular salmon fishing rivers, a small waterfall, and some woodland.

In the last part of the race, the participants pass a number of famous buildings, including Hofdi House, a Reykjavik City Council reception venue where US president Ronal Reagan and USSR General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met for a summit in 1986.

Most of the race takes place on the streets of the city, although parts of the route are run on tracks, particularly the seaside and salmon rivers sections.

Reykjavik and surrounding areas only have about 200.000 inhabitants so the crowds are not huge however the support is fairly strong when running through residential areas. The spectators are very enthusiastic and there is also entertainment along the course.

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Race Information

Entry Fees

Entry is included in your Marathon package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Reykjavik Marathon

Start Time

The full Marathon starts at 8:40am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 6 hour 30 minute cut-off for the Reykjavik Marathon

Race Timing

Timing for each participant is done with a chip.

This data chip has to be securely fastened to one of the participant’s shoes using their shoelace.

If a participant does not have a chip fastened to their shoe it is not possible to measure their time.

Race Packets

Race Packs include race bib, timing chip, official handbook, t-shirt, free entry to the geothermal baths post-race day and plastic bag to place your belongings on race day.

For everyone booked on a Travelling Fit package, your race pack will be personally delivered to your hotel for pick up.

Pace Setters

There are pace makers in all timed distances. The pace makers will run in bright coloured vests with balloons fastened on them.

Information about the pace makers speed will be available one week before the race.

Aid Stations

Refreshment stations are situated approximately every 4-5 km.

Gatorade and water will be provided (and bananas and oranges to the marathon runners on every other station in the second half of the route).

The exact location of the refreshment stations are 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K, 39K

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Competitors can leave their personal belongings at the information centre in Menntaskólinn í Reykjaví (big white school building). The information centre is located by the start/finishing area.

This area will be opened from 7am to 3pm on race day.

The belongings will be guarded but responsibility is not guaranteed for any valuables or money left in the storage area.

Runners in the full marathon can leave a refreshment at the EXPO on Friday, the day before the race.

It will be brought to the 20K, 30K and/or the 35K refreshment station.

Be sure to mark your refreshments with your bib number.

TRANSPORT
Both hotels offered on the Travelling Fit marathon package are within a few minutes’ walk to the start/finish area.
Expo

NOTE: For everyone booked on a Travelling Fit package, your race pack will be personally delivered to your hotel for pick up.

Alternatively, race pack with bib number, chip for timing, t-shirt etc. can be picked up in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavik.

Opening hours (to be confirmed)
Thursday 22 August 15:00-20:00
Friday 23 August 14:00-19:00

Various exhibitors will present health related business and products and it will also be possible to buy some Reykjavik Marathon official clothing at the EXPO.

Please use entrance A when you come to the EXPO.

Note that bib pick-up on race day is NOT recommended

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates
A Medal for all Finishes and Special prizes for winners.
Weather Conditions

The Reykjavik Marathon takes place in August and the average temperature for this time of the year is about 14,5°C or 58°F, which is ideal for running a marathon.

Other Events

Half Marathon
10km fun run
Family Fun Run

WELCOME TO ICELAND

Travelling Fit is excited to offer this unique event as part of an overall amazing experience in Iceland.

Note that there are two different packages on offer, the first package option provides accommodation at the 4* Apotek Hotel and the second option at the 3.5 * Grandi by Center Hotel. Both Hotels are located in the heart of Reykjavik and within easy walking distance to the start & finish line. The 7 Day / 6 Night package offers so much including a meet and greet dinner, a tour of Reykjavik City, a visit to the stunning South Coast and Glacial Lagoon, group lunches, dinners, gatherings and of course the Reykjavik Marathon.

Travelling Fit are also offering 2 amazing optional tours to include the Golden Circle, combining both natural and historical wonders, and the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal waters after the marathon.

Travelling Fit is a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and is ATAS accredited, giving you the confidence to book with a reputable Tour Operator.

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 6 Nights Accommodation
    Check in: Tue 20 Aug – Check out: Mon 26 Aug 2024
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour including lunch and Local Guide (Wed)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Welcome Meet and Greet Dinner (Wed)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Full day South Coast Tour with extension to Glacier Lagoon including Lunch and local guide (Thu)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Pre-Race Day Dinner (Fri)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters will be looked after on race day
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Informal get together post-race (own expense)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Reykjavik Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Travelling Fit Representative on site available for questions
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Service Charges and Taxes including VAT

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
$300per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With prelim
$400per Runner
$200per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim
$700per Runner
$500per Supporter
Second Instalment
$600per Runner
$600 per Supporter
Due Friday 02 February 2024
Final Balance
Due no later than Friday 24 May 2024
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The Course

The marathon and the half marathon follow the same route for the first 16 kms but split up after that, the half-marathon runners head back downtown but the marathon course keeps on going in a circle, mainly along the seaside around Reykjavik. It is a little bit hilly but not overly so.

The course is very scenic and beautiful and it takes you past many of Reykjavik’s main sights. Highlights include: Harpa Concert Hall, Sólfar (the Sun Voyager) by the seaside, Höfði where Reagan and Gorbachev made a step in ending the Cold War, Grótta lighthouse and the Government Offices in Lækjargata.

Reykjavik and surrounding areas only have about 200.000 inhabitants so the crowds are not huge however the support is fairly strong when running through residential areas. The spectators are very enthusiastic and there is also entertainment along the course.

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Race Information

Entry Fees

Entry is included in the Half-Marathon package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Reykjavik Half Marathon

Start Time

The Half Marathon starts at 8:40am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 6 hour 30 minute cut-off for the Reykjavik Half Marathon

Race Timing

Timing for each participant is done with a chip.

This data chip has to be securely fastened to one of the participant’s shoes using their shoelace.

If a participant does not have a chip fastened to their shoe it is not possible to measure their time.

Race Packets

Race Packs include race bib, timing chip, official handbook, t-shirt, free entry to the geothermal baths post-race day and plastic bag to place your belongings on race day.

For everyone booked on a Travelling Fit package, your race pack will be personally delivered to your hotel for pick up.

Pace Setters

There are pace makers in all timed distances. The pace makers will run in bright coloured vests with balloons fastened on them.

Information about the pace makers speed will be available one week before the race.

Aid Stations

Refreshment stations are situated approximately every 4-5 km.

Gatorade and water will be provided (and bananas and oranges to the marathon runners on every other station in the second half of the route).

The exact location of the refreshment stations are 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K, 39K

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Competitors can leave their personal belongings at the information centre in Menntaskólinn í Reykjaví (big white school building). The information centre is located by the start/finishing area.

This area will be opened from 7am to 3pm on race day.

The belongings will be guarded but responsibility is not guaranteed for any valuables or money left in the storage area.

TRANSPORT

Both hotels offered on the Travelling Fit marathon package are within a few minutes’ walk to the start/finish area.

Expo

NOTE: For everyone booked on a Travelling Fit package, your race pack will be personally delivered to your hotel for pick up.

Alternatively, race pack with bib number, chip for timing, t-shirt etc. can be picked up in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavik.

Opening hours (to be confirmed)
Thursday 22 August 15:00-20:00
Friday 23 August 14:00-19:00

Various exhibitors will present health related business and products and it will also be possible to buy some Reykjavik Marathon official clothing at the EXPO.

Please use entrance A when you come to the EXPO.

Note that bib pick-up on race day is NOT recommended

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

A Medal for all Finishes and Special prizes for winners.

Weather Conditions

The Reykjavik Half Marathon takes place in August and the average temperature for this time of the year is about 14,5°C or 58°F, which is ideal for running a marathon.

Other Events

Marathon
10km fun run
Family Fun Run

welcome to london

Travelling Fit is an official Australian Tour operator for the TCS London Marathon and has been organising packages to this Major event for 21 years.

We offer a 5 Day/4 Night package with the possibility to extend your stay at the NYX London Holborn Hotel, a very well-appointed property located in the centre of London and only a 20 minute walk from Admiralty Arch, just up from the finish area of the marathon.

We also offer an optional half day city tour which finishes at the Marathon expo for you to collect your all-important event pack including your race bib. There is also opportunities to shop and book a massage ahead of the big day, amongst other things.

The staff at Travelling Fit have run this event on multiple occasions, and with our own personal representatives joining the group in London, you can be assured that we will look after your every need!

Please Note:
Travelling Fit’s packages to the TCS London Marathon are only available to Australian residents.

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  • 5 DAY / 4 NIGHTS
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
    • 4 Nights Accommodation at NYX London
      Check in: Thu 24 April | Check out: Mon 28 April 2025
    • Full English Breakfast Daily
    • Group Morning Warm Up Runs
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Pre-Marathon Dinner
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Private Coach Transfer to Race Start
      exclusive to Travelling Fit runners
    • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners
      exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
    • Post Race Celebration Drinks and Canapes
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Personalised Travelling Fit “Australia” Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Invite to Travelling Fit’s London Marathon Closed Facebook Group
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Travelling Fit Representative on site and available for questions
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Service Charges and local VAT Tax
  • Exclusive Optional Half-Day City Tour of London on Friday with drop off at the Marathon Expo – $89 per person
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$1450 per Runner
$550 per Supporter
Second Instalment
$650 per runner due Friday 18 October 2024
Final Balance
Friday 10 January 2025
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The TCS London Marathon Course

The start is in Blackheath and Greenwich, in South East London. The course then runs past the Woolwich Artillery Barracks (at 7 miles/11.2 kms) round to the famous Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Here the crowds are thick, as supporters take advantage of the pubs and restaurants of this popular spot.

The runners then go through Surrey Quays (8 miles/12.8 kms) and Bermondsey, then along Jamaica Road to the majestic Tower Bridge (at about 12 miles/19.2 kms). On the other side of Tower Bridge you head East on the Highway past Wapping. Unless you are very fast, runners who have completed the circuit of the Isle of Dogs will already be coming the other way along the same road. Then it is 3-4 windswept miles (4.8-6.4 kms) around the Isle of Dogs, where the crowds are thinner. Then past the pointed-topped Canary Wharf (mile 19/30.4 kms), one of Europe’s tallest buildings towering 800ft above the City, where the pain begins as you loop around the north side of West India docks and Limehouse (mile 21/33.6 kms).

Then back in the other direction along the Highway, passing Tower Bridge (mile 22.5/36 kms) to the north side, with the runners still streaming across the Bridge. You then follow along the Embankment, past Cleopatra’s needle, up to the House of Commons and the Clock Tower containing Big Ben, at 25 miles (40 kms). With a mile to go (1.6 kms), you turn right at Westminster Bridge, into Parliament Square, down Birdcage Walk alongside St James’s Park. The last 200 yards (320 metres) you turn right outside the front of Buckingham Palace, and up the Mall towards Trafalgar Square. The finish is in the Mall, alongside St James’s Palace, with Buckingham Palace behind you.

Have you thought about extending your stay? Contact us today so that we can organise your complete holiday for the trip of a lifetime.

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London Marathon Race Information

Entry Fees

Please be aware that a Marathon Entry Only is not possible and that entries MUST be purchased as part of a package that includes accommodation.

Please refer to Package details for more information.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times required for the TCS London Marathon when purchasing a package through Travelling Fit.

Start Time

From 10:00 to 11:30 a sequence of start waves will take place, with short gaps in between to allow the course ahead to clear – providing everyone with more space and an enjoyable experience.

Please note: all Start Lines will close at 11:30. For event safety reasons, participants will not be permitted to start after this time.

Cut-Off Times

The official course cut-off time is eight hours from the moment the final participant crosses the Start Line at 11:30.

The Finish Line closes at 19:30 on The Mall, and is then moved to St James’s Park until 23:59:59.

Race Timing

You will receive your your bib number, with timing chip attached, and safety pins to fix it to your top, at the Expo.

Race Packets

You’ll receive your kit bag when you register for the TCS London Marathon at the TCS London Marathon Expo. You’ll also receive a sticker with your race number on it – please attach it to your kit bag.

Your kit bag is to keep your belongings in on race day, like food, drink and a change of clothes.

You’ll be able to drop your kit bag off at the baggage trucks at the start of the race. It will be announced on the loud speaker when it’s time to do this, and the trucks will be numbered so you’ll know which one to go to. Please note the trucks will only accept official kit bags with the sticker attached.

The trucks will be driven to the finish line so you can collect your belongings quickly and easily at the end of the race. You’ll need to show your runner number to collect your bag.

Pace Setters

There will be pacers at the TCS London Marathon, ranging from 3:00 hours to 7:30 hour pace.

Pacers will carry large flags displaying their times – just look out for them in your allocated start zone and on the course.

Aid Stations

There are 19 Drinks Stations on the route of the TCS London Marathon situated as follows:

Buxton Natural Mineral Water
Available at miles 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25.

Lucozade Sport
Available at miles 7, 15, 21 and 23.

Lucozade Sport Carbo Gel stations
Available at miles 14 and 19.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

No personal refreshments can be left out along the course.

You should hand your bag in at the truck with the number range which corresponds to your running number.

Staff on the trucks will only accept official TCS London Marathon kitbags, so please ensure you have stuck your self-adhesive running number label to the kitbag where indicated.

You will then be able to retrieve your kitbag from the baggage trucks after you finish. Once you have deposited your kitbag on the truck, you will not be able to retrieve your belongings until you arrive at the finish.

Transport

The Travelling Fit Marathon package includes transportation from your hotel to the start of the race on Travelling Fit’s designated luxury coach.

Expo

The 2025 TCS London Marathon Running Show will take place from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 April 2025 at ExCeL London:

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London
E16 1XL

The closest station to the TCS London Marathon Running Show is Custom House DLR

Opening Times

Wednesday 23 April: 10:00 to 20:00
Thursday 24 April: 10:00 to 20:00
Friday 25 April: 10:00 to 20:00
Saturday 26 April: 08:30 to 17:30

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and a finishers bag.

Weather Conditions

The average April temperature is 12 – 16 degrees Celsius (50 – 60 degrees Fahrenheit).

The weather continues to be great in April in London, UK, when spring is in full swing.

Other Events

Not Applicable

WELCOME TO ATHENS

The Athens Marathon, the Authentic, celebrates Pheidippides run from Marathon to Athens, which went down in history and gave its name to the race and distance we now know as the Marathon. With thousands of years of history and mythology, Athens is the birthplace of the ancient and modern Olympic Games.

We are delighted to say that Travelling Fit has been taking people to this event for 20 years. We have a 5 Day/4 Night package which includes the best of Athens and our 7 Day / 6 Night package lets you explore further into the wonders of Ancient Greece.

You can also take advantage of booking one of our exciting Optional Tours to complete your travels, they include:

  • Half day Cape Sounion Tour
  • Full day Cruise to 3 Islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina
  • Full day Argolis Tour visiting Corinth, Mycenae, Nafplion and Epidaurus
  • Full day Delphi Tour
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  • ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
    • Buffet breakfast daily
    • Escorted coach transfer to race start (runners only)
    • Assistance by English Speaking ground staff
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Athens Marathon Closed Facebook Group
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Delivery of Marathon Race Pack to your hotel including goodie bag and official race T-shirt
    • 24/7 help desk during your stay
    • VAT Tax
  • 5 Day / 4 Night Package also includes 
    • 4 Nights’ Accommodation:
      Check in: Thu 07 Nov | Check out: Mon 11 Nov 2024
    • Return airport transfers
    • Half Day Athens City coach sightseeing tour
  • 7 Day / 6 Night Package also includes
    • 6 Nights’ Accommodation:
      * Check in: Fri 08 Nov | Check out: Mon 11 Nov 2024
      * Classical Tour of Greece: Check in: Mon 11 Nov | Check out: Thu 14 Nov 2024
    • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel
    • 3 x Dinners whilst on the Classical Tour (Mon/Tue/Wed)
    • English Speaking licensed guide whilst on the Classical Tour
    • All entrance fees associated with the Classical Tour

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$400per Runner
$450per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without Preliminary deposit
$700per Runner
$450per Supporter
Second Instalment
$400per Runner
$400per Supporter
Due Friday 17 May 2024
Final Balance
Friday 09 August 2024
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The Course

Run in the footsteps of Pheidipides, the legendary Athenian soldier that ran from the battlefield of Marathon to the city of Athens in full battle gear in 490BC to announce the victory of the Athenians. This event went down in history and gave its name to the race and distance we now know as the Marathon.

The first 4 kilometers are downhill, leading runners away from Marathon itself. The runners run along the Marathonos Avenue up to the 4km marker where they turn left and enter the Marathonomachon Str and area of the Marathon Tomb (War Memorial). The course follows a rather circular route around the War Memorial for the next 2.2km.

The course becomes flat between the 6km and 10km points (Nea Makri), but from the 11km to 17km the course undulates uphill, followed by a steep descent to Rafina Junction. Starting from the Rafina Junction, the course goes uphill again, with the most difficult part is found up to the 20km mark.

Runners pass along the district of Pikermi and through the city of Pallini (27km – 28km) continuing the ascent to Gerakas and Stavros Junction (30km – 31km). This steep ascent is followed by a steep descent leading to the Agia Paraskevi Square. Then, the runners follow the Mesogeion Avenue, going through the districts of Chalandri and Cholargos, meeting flat and downhill parts of the course all the way to the finish. The most characteristic downhill part is the one that starts form the Ministry of National Defense and finishes at the Katechaki Junction (37.5km).

Right after the Erricos Dynnan Hospital, the runners continue left on Michalakopoulou Avenue until the traffic lights at Michalakopoulou and Pheidippidou crossroads. They continue running on Pheidippidou Street until the crossroads at Kiffisias & Alexandras Avenue. After turning left on Vas. Sofias Avenue the runners pass by the American Embassy, the Athens Music Hall and the Park of Liberty (40km), where the last feed zone is located. As they reach the Hilton Hotel, they slightly turn right heading towards the Syntagma Square, passing by the Evaggelismos Hospital and the War Museum.

It is here that, all of a sudden, runners make eye contact with the Panathenaic Stadium, passing by the Presidential Residency and the National Gardens. Only a few meters remain in order for the runners to enter the Stadium and run the last meters inside it, before reaching the finish line.

At Travelling Fit we have personally run the Athens Marathon, the Authentic, and we would be more than happy to share our experiences of this wonderful event with you.

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Entry Fees

The entry fee to the Athens Marathon, the Authentic, is incorporated into the price of your package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times to the Athens Marathon, the Authentic.

Note that all athletes must be at least 18 years of age on race day

Start Time

A “Wave Start System” will be implemented. Twelve (12) different wave starts are planned with an additional one for runners with disabilities, with the first wave for the elite runners leaving at 9:00am. Subsequent waves will leave every 2-6 minutes.

Runners will be allocated in the starting blocks according to their previous best finishing time over the last 3 years, as stated on their entry form and checked by the SEGAS Marathon Office. Runners who have not stated their best finish time on their entry form will be placed in one of the last three blocks.

Cut-Off Times

The time limit to finish the Marathon Race is set to 8 hours (including power walking). The event will close at 17.42 to allow for time delay of all consecutive starts.

Runners who continue running beyond the time frames provided may go on AT THEIR OWN RISK.

No participant in the Power Walking is allowed to finish his/her race before 5 hours.

Race Timing

All runners are obligated to bear the bib number with the timing chip on the front of their chest and not to cover it with any clothing or object.

Split timing zones are installed at every 5 kilometres and at 21.1km. Any runner for whom no time is shown at the Start, the split timing zones and the Finish, will be disqualified.

Only athletes who:

  1. participate in accordance to the rules,
  2. are placed in the right starting block,
  3. have timing indications at the Start, all split timing zones and the Finish, and
  4. complete the race within the time limit (8 hours)

will have their final and split times appearing in the Official Results and get a participation certificate.

Race Packets

When purchasing a Marathon Package through Travelling Fit, runners will have their race packs, including timing chip and bib numbers, delivered to their hotel.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters in the Athens Marathon, the Authentic.

Aid Stations

Fifteen (15) support stations will operate along the Marathon Course from the 5th to the 40th km.

  • Bottled water will be offered at the start and the finish as well as at every 2.5km after the 5km.
  • Isotonic drinks will be offered at the 10km aid station and at every second aid station through to the 40km aid station and the finish area.
  • Energy Gels will be available at the 10km and 20km aid stations.
  • Bananas will be available at the 20km, 25km and 30km, and 35km aid stations, as well as the finish area.
  • Energy bars and crackers will be available at the 25km and 35km aid stations.
  • Coca Cola will be available at the 30km, 35km, and 40km aid stations.
Personal Refreshments and Clothing

All participants need to put their clothes and other personal belongings in the kit plastic bag they have been given along with their race pack.

All kit bags need to have on them the sticker with the runner’s bib number. All bags should be well closed. Please make sure that your kit bag does not contain any travel documents, jewelry, money or medicines. The Athens Marathon Organising Committee bears no responsibility in case of loss or damage of any valuable items in the kit bags.

No other bags, backpacks, etc, than the kit bags provided to the runners by the Organising Committee will be accepted.

Runners must give the kit plastic bag with their personal belongings and clothes to the volunteers at the transportation trucks located 100m before the Start Arch (traffic lights), no later than 40 minutes before the start of the race (8:20 the latest), in order to be taken to the Panathenaic Stadium. Volunteers will be there to assist the runners, while there will be signs indicating the area that corresponds to their own bib number.

Note: No personal drinks are able to be left at the drink stations

TRANSPORT

Transport to the race start is included in the overall price of your package. Buses will depart from, or near your hotel.

Expo

NOTE: The below information is to be confirmed.

The ERGO Marathon EXPO will take place at the Faliro Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre (TaeKwonDo Venue at P. Faliro)

The opening dates and times are:

  • Wednesday 06 November: 13.00h – 20.00h
  • Thursday 07 November: 10.00h – 20.00h
  • Friday 08 November: 10.00h – 20.00h
  • Saturday 09 November: 10.00h – 18.00h

When purchasing a Marathon Package through Travelling Fit, runners will have their race packs, including timing chip and bib numbers, delivered to their hotel. Therefore there is no need to attend the expo if you don’t want to.

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All entrants will receive a race t-shirt and every finisher who makes the cut off time will receive a commemorative medal and a finishers certificate.

Weather Conditions

The average Athens temperature for the month of November is 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit).

Others Events
  • Marathon Race Power Walking
  • 10km Road Race
  • 5km Road Race

WELCOME TO BERLIN

As an official International Tour Operator for the BMW Berlin Marathon, Travelling Fit has been taking clients to this event for 18 years, and we are very excited to be offering both a 5 Day/4 Night package and a 4 Day/3 Night marathon package to this great event.

Our 5 Day / 4 night package includes a city tour of Berlin with a drop off at the Expo for your convenience as well as a warm up run whilst in Berlin.

Travelling Fit also offers a 2 night package to Oktoberfest straight after the marathon. Please contact Travelling Fit for further details.

The staff at Travelling Fit have run this event, and with our own personal representatives joining the group in Berlin, you can be assured that we will look after your every need!

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  • 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
    • 3 Nights Accommodation
      Check in: Fri 27 Sep | Check out: Mon 30 Sep 2024
    • Full Buffet Breakfast Daily
    • Escort to the start of the Official Breakfast Run finishing at Olympia Stadium
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Carbo Load Dinner pre-Marathon day
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners
      exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
    • Celebration Drinks and Canapes on Sunday, post-marathon
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Berlin Marathon Closed Facebook Group
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Travelling Fit Representative on site and available for questions
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Race Timing Hire, Service Charges & taxes, incl. VAT
  • 5 DAY / 4 NIGHT PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:
    • 4 Nights’ Accommodation
      Check in: Thu 26 Sep | Check out: Mon30 Sep 2024
    • Group Warm-up Run
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Half Day City Tour of Berlin with drop-off at Expo (Fri )
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$850per Runner
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$0per Runner
$450per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without Preliminary Deposit
$850per Runner
$450per Supporter
If adding the Oktoberfest Extension Tour please add $400 per person as a deposit
Second Instalment
$500per runner
due Friday 15 March 2024
Final Balance
Friday 14 June 2024
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The Course

Join 50,000 other marathoners and over 1 million spectators at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors marathon series. Since its inception in 1974, the course has been moved from the Grunewald, a large forest in West Berlin, to the city centre of West Berlin, to the current course which winds through both parts of the Berlin capital

The course takes you along the most scenic sites of Berlin, such as the Reichstag, the Siegessäule, Berliner Dom, Brandenburg, and Potsdamer Platz. The marathon course takes you through almost the entire city and has only a few turns. The finish of the Berlin Marathon runs through the historic Brandenburger Gate.

The course is home to a host of World Records, and has a total elevation gain of just 73M (241 feet), whilst the elevation loss is 79m (260 feet).

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Entry Fees

All entry fees are included in the cost of your BMW Berlin Marathon package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for this event, however you MUST be at least 18 years old to be eligible to compete.

Start Time
The BMW Berlin Marathon starts from 9.15 am for non-elite runners and there will be 4 starting waves
Cut-Off Times

There is a 6 hour 15 minute cut-off for this event which will be from when you cross the starting mat.

There are also 2 additional cut-off points along the course

  • Cut-Off Point at KM 33 at 3:50pm 
  • Cut-Off Point at KM 38 at 4:35pm 
Race Timing

Race Timing in the BMW Berlin Marathon is via the Real-Time-ChampionChip timing method. The ChampionChip is included as part of the race entry fee.

These chips must be returned by the runner immediately after they cross the finish line or within 2 hours after the end of the event. They can be returned to six different locations in the finish area until 4.30pm.

Along the route, signs have been posted to mark every kilometre covered, as well as the mile and five mile points. Large clocks giving the current time are located every 5 km.BERLIN-MARATHON

Race Packets

Electronic registration confirmations will be mailed to participants at the start of September irrespective of when the registration form was received.

Each participant will need to take the confirmation card along with passport or Photo ID to pick up their race bib, clothing bag and other goodies from the Expo.

All race bibs must be personally collected and it is not possible for a third party to collect it on the participants behalf.

Please note: Race numbers which are not picked up during the expo-opening hours will expire without refund. There will be no other possibility to pick them up.

Pace Setters

The pace setters will be positioned in all 4 starting waves. They will be carrying a pacer flag with the respective target times.

In wave 1 the pacers are for 3:00, 3:15 and 3:30 hours
In wave 2 they are for 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 and 3:45 hours
In wave 3 they are for 3:30, 3:45, 4: 00 and 4:15 hours
In wave 4 they are for 4:15, 4:30 and 5:00 hours

Aid Stations

There will be water stations at the 5, 12, 17.5, 22.5, 28, 32.5, 34.5, 38 and 40km marks

6 additional Aid Stations are located along the course at 9, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 36km. These stations will also have fruit, tea and water.

ultraSPORTS Beetster carbohydrate performance drink can be found at the 9,15,20, 25, 30, 36 and 40km aid stations.

ultraSports ultraGel (Cola or Caffeine and Berry flavours) are also available at the 27.5km mark.

Red Bull Energy Drink will be available at the 37km mark.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Poncho Option

  • You will NOT get a clothing bag.
  • On race day you may NOT drop-off any clothes nor bring any luggage to the start area.
  • If you booked the poncho-option, you will find the corresponding symbol on your bib number.
  • You will get the warming and reusable poncho after crossing the finish line.
  • You save time, since you do not need to queue at the clothing drop-off.

Bag Drop-Off Option

There are several tents where you can drop off your clothing bag in the start and finish area. Please, follow the signs and be there early enough, at least one hour before the start.

This area stretches roughly between Otto von Bismarck Allee, Reichstag (parliament building) and Willy Brandt Strasse/Heinrich von Gagern Strasse.

  • With your race kit you will get a transparent clothing bag and a sticker with your start number for the bag.
  • Clothing and valuables have to be packed into the clothing bag in order to enter the starting area.
  • All objects need to be packed separately and loosely. You may not put other bags in your clothing bag.
  • Any kind of luggage is prohibited within the start/finish area!
  • You drop off your clothing bag at the indicated tent and retrieve it there after you finish.
  • You DO NOT get a poncho!

Please Note:

  • The choice between poncho and clothing drop-off is binding and cannot be changed after completing the registration!
  • Hydration backpacks with max. 3 litres capacity are permitted – for the purpose of fluids only. These will be checked by officials.
  • Abandoned pieces of baggage within the start/finish area will be disposed of.
Expo

Details to be confirmed

Expo BERLIN VITAL Fall is held at the former Airport Tempelhof (Platz der Luftbrucke 5, 12101 Berlin)

Opening times are:

Thursday 26 September. Opening hours: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday 27 September. Opening hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 p
Saturday 28 September. Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers who complete the race inside the cut-off time will receive a certificate and a medal.

In early December, a personal certificate with the time and placing, as well as a result list will be automatically sent by mail.

Weather Conditions

The average temperature in September is 15 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit).

OTHER EVENTS

6km Breakfast Run (included as part of your package)

WELCOME TO ICELAND

The Iceland Volcano Marathon takes place in Mývatn in northern Iceland, where the North Volcanic Zone splits the American and Eurasian continental plates. Still an active volcano area, this area is replete with volcano craters and steaming geysers.

Travelling Fit is offering a 6 day / 5 night package with 4 accommodation options and guaranteed race entry. The first night will be spent in Reykjavík and the other four nights in Mývatn, near Húsavík, giving you ample opportunity to explore this unearthly landscape – you will visit Europe’s largest waterfall, hike through the castle-like lava formations of Dimmuborgir, and take in the stunning nature surroundings of Mývatn, amongst many other things.

Whilst in Iceland, you also have the opportunity to purchase different day tour excursions which include:

  • Golden Circle Tour taking in Iceland’s famous tourist sights;
  • Wild Waterfall gets you to explore 3 of Iceland’s renowned waterfalls in Jökulsár canyon;
  • Whale Safari gives you the chance to meet the friendly giants of the sea in the breathtaking surroundings of Skálfjandlói Bay;
  • Lofthellir Ice Cave with ancient Ice formations inside a spectacular lava tunnel;
  • Geothermal Nature Baths allows you to soak (literally) in the magic of Iceland’s geothermal activity;
  • Buggy Adventure gives you the chance to marvel at Mývatns magnificent nature whilst riding a 4×4 offroad Buggy – a thrilling Tour experience!
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  • 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT PACKAGE
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
    • 1 night accommodation in Reykjavik
      Check in: 21 Aug | Check out: 22 Aug 2024
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in Myvatn
      Check in: 22 Aug | Check out: 26 Aug 2024
    • Return transfers between Reykjavik and Myvatn
    • Meals as per the itinerary
    • Guided tour “Mývatn Highlights”
    • Return transfers to/from the start and finish line
    • Celebration Dinner including transfers
    • English speaking tour leader
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$1750per Runner
$1350per Supporter
plus 25% deposit for any additional touring
Final Balance
Friday 20 May 2024
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The Course

The Iceland Volcano Marathon and Half Marathon both start at the foot of the mighty Hverfjall volcano crater. The route leads runners west across a road composed of volcanic sand and gravel and onto the main road that encircles Lake Mývatn.

The next 2.5km are run on asphalt and lead to the unique lava field of Dimmuborgir, which means “Black Fortress.” An eruption roughly 2300 years ago created this vast expanse of black lava stacks and caves – folklore surrounding the region often associates it with the gates of hell. In Dimmuborgir, the route follows narrow trails in a counterclockwise circle and then runs under the Gatklettur Arch (pictured).

From there, the trail narrows to a single track for the following 1.1 km. The flora here is extremely fragile and it is very, very important that all runners exercise extra caution and stay on the trail. Do not pass each other if it means stepping off the trail and do make room for each other!

As the trail widens up again, the mighty Hverfjall crater is now front and center. Running clockwise around it, we’ll pass the start line just before heading up the crater itself. Rising more than 100 meters, the view from the top offers a 360-degree view of the North Volcanic Zone. The route follows the rim of the crater all the way around – a 3 km circuit – and back down the same trail we came up.

Continuing north, the route comes very close to the Jardbödin Nature Baths and, although the baths can’t be seen from the route, the volcanic activity below the surface can be seen in the steam rising from the ground. The final 4 km begin with about 1.5 km on asphalt, taking us past the Grjótagá cave, which was made famous in Game of Thrones (although the cave cannot be seen from the route).

The last 2.5 km stretch is run on a gravel road will lead runners to the finish line at the Vogar Ferdathjonusta.

Notes:

When passing places of public interest it is important to keep in mind that this race doesn’t have exclusivity in the area and all roads and sights are open to regular visitors and locals too. With the early start, however, most of the route will be fairly empty.

Do not forget that this is first and foremost an adventure. We are far away from comforts of home and this makes it impossible to offer services at the same level usually provided in city marathons.

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Race Information

Entry Fees

Your entry to the Iceland Volcano Half Marathon is included in the cost of your Travelling Fit package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Iceland Volcano Half Marathon but all participants must be 16 years or over on race day

Start Time

The Iceland Volcano Marathon & Half-Marathon are both scheduled to start at 7:00am. The quarter-Marathon will start shortly after.

Please note that last-minute changes to the start times may occur.

Cut-Off Times

All runners who complete their distance within the 7-hour time limit will receive a medal.

Runners still on the route after the time is up, or haven’t passed the cut-off point in time, will be picked up by a race official or medical car and driven back to the finish area.

Race Timing

The races will be timed using BIB-chip. The BIB-chip is attached on the back of the bib number and will record each runners net finishing time.

Do not fold or bend the bib number as it could damage the chip.

Race Packets

International runners will receive their goodie bags in Akureyri on the second day of the tour.

Included in the goodie bag will be your bib number (please do not bend – your timing chip is on the back!), re-usable Iceland Volcano Marathon water bottle, and your race t-shirt.

All runners will receive two bib numbers and both must be worn during the race. The large bib must be attached to the front of your body and the small one is for your back.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters for the Iceland Volcano Half Marathon

Aid Stations

The exact placement of the water stations may change, but expect them to be close to the below table:

  • Station A: 4.5km
  • Station B: 8.5km
  • Station C: 10.5km and 14.5km
  • Station D: 17km
  • Station G: Finish line

Remember that we run in wild and unspoiled nature and cups, empty bottles and other rubbish should be put in the litter bags at the water stations – please do not litter in nature!

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Even though it is late summer, it will not be “warm” by most people’s definitions. In general, it is a good idea to pack two sets of running cloths; one for warmer/decent weather conditions and one for cold/rainy weather conditions. Your “cold” set should consists of long sleeved shirt and long tights/running pants, as well as a wind-protective jacket.

Your “warm” set could be shorts and T-shirt, but the running jacket may come in handy too as the weather can change rapidly. An extra jacket can be placed and dropped at the personal supply station at the foot of Hverfjall crater.

In terms of footwear, the Iceland Volcano Half Marathon can be run in a pair of normal running shoes, but trail running shoes are recommended if running for a top placement.

It is possible to deposit bags with personal items in the finish area for use after the race. Runners will also have a personal supply drop on the route at Aid Station 3 (10.5km and 14.5km. Please mark your bag clearly with your name and bib number.

Although the luggage area is manned, depositing personal belongings in the area is entirely each runner’s responsibility and the Iceland Volcano Marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Expo

There is no Expo associated with the Iceland Volcano Half Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a medal. A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners for men and women.

Marathon Photos will take personal photos of all runners. The photos can be purchased after the race from www.marathon-photos.com

Your Finisher’s Certificate will be available for free download.

Please note that there is no prize money.

Weather Conditions

The Icelandic late-summer is not known to be warm…

Expect temperatures between 5-11 degrees Celsius. If we are lucky, we may see the temperatures rise to 15 degrees Celsius.

Icelandic weather is notoriously fickle, and rain is to be expected at some point during your stay, so prepare for a little bit of everything.

Others

Full marathon – 42.195km/26.2mi

Quarter marathon – 10.55km/ 6.56mi

WELCOME TO ICELAND

The Iceland Volcano Marathon takes place in Mývatn in northern Iceland, where the North Volcanic Zone splits the American and Eurasian continental plates. Still an active volcano area, this area is replete with volcano craters and steaming geysers.

Travelling Fit is offering a 6 day / 5 night package with 4 accommodation options and guaranteed race entry. The first night will be spent in Reykjavík and the other four nights in Mývatn, near Húsavík, giving you ample opportunity to explore this unearthly landscape – you will visit Europe’s largest waterfall, hike through the castle-like lava formations of Dimmuborgir, and take in the stunning nature surroundings of Mývatn, amongst many other things.

Whilst in Iceland, you also have the opportunity to purchase different day tour excursions which include:

  • Golden Circle Tour taking in Iceland’s famous tourist sights;
  • Wild Waterfall gets you to explore 3 of Iceland’s renowned waterfalls in Jökulsár canyon;
  • Whale Safari gives you the chance to meet the friendly giants of the sea in the breathtaking surroundings of Skálfjandlói Bay;
  • Lofthellir Ice Cave with ancient Ice formations inside a spectacular lava tunnel;
  • Geothermal Nature Baths allows you to soak (literally) in the magic of Iceland’s geothermal activity;
  • Buggy Adventure gives you the chance to marvel at Mývatns magnificent nature whilst riding a 4×4 offroad Buggy – a thrilling Tour experience!
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  • 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT PACKAGE
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
    • 1 night accommodation in Reykjavik
      Check in: 21 Aug | Check out: 22 Aug 2024
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in Myvatn
      Check in: 22 Aug | Check out: 26 Aug 2024
    • Return transfers between Reykjavik and Myvatn
    • Meals as per the itinerary
    • Guided tour “Mývatn Highlights”
    • Return transfers to/from the start and finish line
    • Celebration Dinner including transfers
    • English speaking tour leader
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$1750per Runner
$1350per Supporter
plus 25% deposit for any additional touring
Final Balance
Friday 20 May 2024
Trav Cut V2 Op

The Course

The Iceland Volcano Marathon and Half Marathon both start at the foot of the mighty Hverfjall volcano crater. The route leads runners west across a road composed of volcanic sand and gravel and onto the main road that encircles Lake Mývatn.

The next 2.5km are run on asphalt and lead to the unique lava field of Dimmuborgir, which means “Black Fortress.” An eruption roughly 2300 years ago created this vast expanse of black lava stacks and caves – folklore surrounding the region often associates it with the gates of hell. In Dimmuborgir, the route follows narrow trails in a counterclockwise circle and then runs under the Gatklettur Arch (pictured).

From there, the trail narrows to a single track for the following 1.1 km. The flora here is extremely fragile and it is very, very important that all runners exercise extra caution and stay on the trail. Do not pass each other if it means stepping off the trail and do make room for each other!

As the trail widens up again, the mighty Hverfjall crater is now front and center. Running clockwise around it, we’ll pass the start line just before heading up the crater itself. Rising more than 100 meters, the view from the top offers a 360-degree view of the North Volcanic Zone. The route follows the rim of the crater all the way around – a 3 km circuit – and back down the same trail we came up.

Continuing north, the route comes very close to the Jardbödin Nature Baths and, although the baths can’t be seen from the route, the volcanic activity below the surface can be seen in the steam rising from the ground.

The marathon runners will now split away from the half-marathon runners as they turn right and run along the east side of the Hverfjall crater. The surface changes to pitch black volcanic sand and lava rock in a landscape that looks more like the moon than the earth.

Shortly after passing the halfway mark, the marathon route changes back to a gray-green landscape consisting of lava rock and shrubbery and leads runners to the bottom of the Ludent crater. At the 25km mark, runners start an out-and-back stretch of approximately 2.5 km, running along a line of smaller craters that popped up more than 2000 years ago as the volcanic activities moved south.

There is a 5-hour cut-off point at 31.5 km, meaning that runners who did not reach 31.5 km within 5 hours of the start will be removed from the race and driven back to the finish line. After the cut-off point, runners will find themselves on another tough, shorter hill leading back onto the black volcanic sand, and then following the same path back towards the Jardbödin Nature Baths and merging again with the half marathon runners.

The final 4 km begin with about 1.5 km on asphalt, taking us past the Grjótagá cave, which was made famous in Game of Thrones (although the cave cannot be seen from the route).

The last 2.5 km stretch is run on a gravel road will lead runners to the finish line at the Vogar Ferdathjonusta.

Notes:

When passing places of public interest it is important to keep in mind that this race doesn’t have exclusivity in the area and all roads and sights are open to regular visitors and locals too. With the early start, however, most of the route will be fairly empty.

Do not forget that this is first and foremost an adventure. We are far away from comforts of home and this makes it impossible to offer services at the same level usually provided in city marathons.

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

Race Information

Entry Fees

Your entry to the Iceland Volcano Marathon is included in the cost of your Travelling Fit package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Iceland Volcano Marathon but all participants must be 18 years or over on race day

Start Time

The Iceland Volcano Marathon & half-marathon are both scheduled to start at 7:00am. The quarter-marathon will start shortly after.

Please note that last-minute changes to the start times may occur.

Cut-Off Times

All runners who complete their distance within the 7-hour time limit will receive a medal.

For marathon runners, a 5 hour cut-off point lies at the 32.5km mark.

Runners still on the route after the time is up, or haven’t passed the cut-off point in time, will be picked up by a race official or medical car and driven back to the finish area.

Race Timing

The races will be timed using BIB-chip. The BIB-chip is attached on the back of the bib number and will record each runners net finishing time.

Do not fold or bend the bib number as it could damage the chip.

Race Packets

International runners will receive their goodie bags in Akureyri on the second day of the tour.

Included in the goodie bag will be your bib number (please do not bend – your timing chip is on the back!), re-usable Iceland Volcano Marathon water bottle, and your race t-shirt.

All runners will receive two bib numbers and both must be worn during the race. The large bib must be attached to the front of your body and the small one is for your back.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters for the Iceland Volcano Marathon

Aid Stations

The exact placement of the water stations may change, but expect them to be close to the below table:

  • Station A: 4.5km
  • Station B: 8.5km
  • Station C: 10.5km and 14.5km (4.5km for quarter marathon runners)
  • Station D: 17km (7km for quarter marathon runners) and 38.5km
  • Station E: 21km and 33.5km
  • Station F: 25km and 30km
  • Station G: Finish line

Remember that we run in wild and unspoiled nature and cups, empty bottles and other rubbish should be put in the litter bags at the water stations – please do not litter in nature!

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Even though it is late summer, it will not be “warm” by most people’s definitions. In general, it is a good idea to pack two sets of running cloths; one for warmer/decent weather conditions and one for cold/rainy weather conditions. Your “cold” set should consists of long sleeved shirt and long tights/running pants, as well as a wind-protective jacket.

Your “warm” set could be shorts and T-shirt, but the running jacket may come in handy too as the weather can change rapidly. An extra jacket can be placed and dropped at the personal supply station at the foot of Hverfjall crater.

In terms of footwear, the Iceland Volcano Marathon can be run in a pair of normal running shoes, but trail running shoes are recommended if running for a top placement.

It is possible to deposit bags with personal items in the finish area for use after the race. Runners will also have a personal supply drop on the route at Aid Station 3 (10.5km and 14.5km. Please mark your bag clearly with your name and bib number.

Although the luggage area is manned, depositing personal belongings in the area is entirely each runner’s responsibility and the Iceland Volcano Marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Expo

There is no Expo associated with the Iceland Volcano Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a medal. A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners for men and women.

Marathon Photos will take personal photos of all runners. The photos can be purchased after the race from www.marathon-photos.com

Your Finisher’s Certificate will be available for free download.

Please note that there is no prize money.

Weather Conditions

The Icelandic late-summer is not known to be warm…

Expect temperatures between 5-11 degrees Celsius. If we are lucky, we may see the temperatures rise to 15 degrees Celsius.

Icelandic weather is notoriously fickle, and rain is to be expected at some point during your stay, so prepare for a little bit of everything.

Others

Half marathon – 21.1km/13.1mi

Quarter marathon – 10.55km/ 6.56mi

Iceland Volcano Marathon FAQs

The Iceland Volcano Marathon is a standard marathon length of 42.195, 26.2 miles which is approximately kilometres. 


There are also half marathon (21.1km) and quarter-marathon (10.55km) race options as well.

The Iceland Volcano Marathon is considered a challenging event, given its unique terrain and environmental conditions. 

The course takes runners through volcanic landscapes, including soft trails, uneven ground, and areas of lava fields, which can be more demanding than the paved surfaces found in urban marathons. 

Additionally, the variable weather conditions in Iceland, even in July, can add to the challenge, with possibilities of wind, rain, or unusually warm temperatures.

The event is well-organised, with aid stations and support to help runners manage the demanding course.

Preparation for the terrain and potential weather conditions is key to enjoying and completing the marathon.

Trail Running: To get accustomed to uneven and soft terrain, improving stability and strength.

Hill Workouts: Include hill repeats to build leg strength and endurance for the course’s inclines and declines.

Appropriate Gear: Train in the shoes and clothing you plan to use on race day to ensure comfort and suitability for the terrain and weather.

Weather Preparation: Train in conditions that mimic Iceland’s potential wind, rain, and cooler temperatures to acclimate.

Pacing Strategy: Start conservatively and consider walking the steeper hills to conserve energy.

Nutrition and Hydration: Practise your race-day nutrition and hydration strategy during long runs to find what works best for you.

Mental Preparation: Visualise the course and mentally prepare for the challenge, building resilience through varied training conditions.

Recovery: Focus on recovery with rest days and techniques like foam rolling or yoga to aid muscle recovery.

Simulation Runs: Do back-to-back long runs to simulate race-day fatigue and practice running on tired legs.

The Iceland Volcano Marathon presents a unique challenge not just because of its terrain but also due to the altitude in which it takes place. 

Although Iceland is not known for extremely high elevations like those found in mountainous marathon locations, the race’s location near Lake Mývatn can still have a notable impact on performance due to its elevation above sea level.

WELCOME TO BORDEAUX - Home of the Medoc Marathon

The Marathon du Medoc is not just an ordinary Marathon for many reasons. Set in the stunning Bordeaux region of France it meanders through ancient villages, vibrant vineyards and along gravel tracks.

Each year the event has a theme and in 2024 it is “Faites vos Jeux”, which literally means “Make your Games”, so get your best game clothes on and come join in the fun! Almost all participants wear fancy dress, the aid stations allow for wine and cheese tasting as well as the more customary forms of Marathon fare and most of the prizes are in Wine. Put simply, this is one of the world’s great parties with a Marathon thrown in for good measure.

Travelling Fit is proud to say that we have been taking runners to the Marathon du Medoc for the past 18 years. We are delighted to offer you a 4 Day/3 Night Marathon Package as well as a 5 Day/4 Night Marathon Package which includes our exclusive pre-race pasta party, hosted in a 300 year old chateau.

We also have an optional  half day tour to the beautiful UNESCO-listed medieval French village of Saint Emilion to visit the unique Underground Monolithic Church, the Tour du Roy. Check out the flyer below for full details.

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  • 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT PACKAGE
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (runners only)
    • 3 Nights Accommodation:
      Check in: Fri 06 Sep | Check out: Mon 09 Sep 2024
    • Breakfast daily including early breakfast on race day
    • Wine tour and pre marathon pasta dinner at a 300 year old chateau (Fri)
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Return private coach transfers on race day (Sat)
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Sunday Walk & Lunch through the Medoc Vineyards 
      including private coach transfers
    • Travelling Fit Experts located in Bordeaux to answer any questions
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners
      exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Marathon du Medoc Closed Facebook Group
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Service Charges & taxes.
  • 5 DAY / 4 NIGHT PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:
    • 4 Nights Accommodation:
      Check in: Thu 05 Sep | Check out: Mon 09 Sep 2024
    • Group warm up run by the river (Fri)
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$650per Runner
$830per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without Prelim
$950per Runner
$830per Supporter
Second Instalment
$500per Runner and supporter
due Friday 23 February 2024
Final Balance
Friday 31 May 2024
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Marathon Du Medoc Course

The Marathon du Medoc is not just an ordinary Marathon for many reasons.

Set in the stunning Bordeaux region of France, the Marathon du Medoc course weaves through ancient villages, vibrant vineyards and alongside some of the most famous Wine makers in the region including Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Not the most conventional of marathons, almost 3/4 of the participants wear fancy dress, the aid stations allow for wine and cheese and most of the prizes are in Wine.

The day is filled with various shows and entertainment in the harbour area along the quays, catering not only for runners but also for the tens of thousands of spectators.

The Marathon village near the wine-culture-centre “Maison du Vin” is also open throughout the day and offers entertainment and regional specialities. In the evening the village of Pauillac puts on a Fireworks display.

The Theme for the 38th Marathon du Medoc is “Faites vos Jeux” (make your games) so get your best sports clothes on and come join in the fun!

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Marathon Du Medoc Race Information

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the Marathon du Medoc is included in the price of your package.

In accordance with French law all runners are required to produce proof of their fitness to participate in running competitions in the form of a medical certificate issued by a doctor following a medical examination.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for this event but all entrants must be born prior to 05 September 2006 to enter the race.

Start Time

There is a 6h30m cut-off time for the Marathon du Medoc.

There is a sweeper marking the “back of the pack” and all runners who fall behind the sweeper are automatically eliminated from the race.

Cut-Off Times

All runners who complete their distance within the 6 1/2-hour time limit will receive a medal.

For marathon runners, a 5 hour cut-off point lies at the 32.5km mark.

Runners still on the route after the time is up, or haven’t passed the cut-off point in time, will be picked up by a race official or medical car and driven back to the finish area.

Please note that the parking bay for the coach is around 20 minutes walk from the race start/finish.

Race Timing

Time keeping will be done by an electronic chip embedded in your running bib.

Race Packets

Race packs will be available  for you at the Hotel de Normandie, and the Travelling Fit Team will be there to personally hand them to you.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters at the Marathon du Medoc.

Aid Stations

There are drink stations every 2 to 3 kilometers, as well as over 20 wine tasting stands, special events and also various food points (oysters, entrecote steak, cheese and other delicacies).

Medical assistance will be provided in First Aid tents as well as by mobile first aid units.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

There is no facility to take personal refreshments out on the course.

TRANSPORT

All transportation to and from the various events will be included as part of your Travelling Fit marathon package, including a private coach to/from the event on race day for all runners and spectators.

Please note that the parking bay for the coach is around 20 minutes walk from the race start/finish.

Expo

There will be an Expo held on Friday 6th September 2024 at the COSEC in Pauillac from 10am till 11pm. A complimentary shuttle is available from Bordeaux.

NOTE: The race packs will be delivered to you at your hotel so there is no requirement for you to attend the expo.

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers will receive a medal, sports bag and numerous other gifts on completion of the Marathon.

In addition, there are spot prizes of cases of wine to the best dressed (in costume) runners.

Weather Conditions

The average September temperature in Medoc is 25 degrees Celsius.

Others

Sunday 08 September 10km vineyard walk including lunch (this is included in your Travelling Fit Marathon package).

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