WELCOME TO CUBA

The Havana Marathon is held on the Sunday of the third full weekend in November each year and this is a very significant date for Cuban Sports as it is the Cuban National Day of Physical Culture and Sport.

Our exclusive tour package will not only give you the opportunity to participate in this special day on the Cuban calendar, it will also show you some of the very best parts of the Island.

The 12 Day / 11 Night tour takes us overland starting from Santiago de Cuba in the east and continues onto Bayamo, Camaguey, UNESCO listed Trinidad de Cuba and finishing up in the historical city of Old Havana for the marathon, half marathon and 10km events.

Attractions include:

  • Santiago de Cuba – the home of Bacardi Rum
  • Jeep tour and hike – climb in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba’s highest mountain range
  • Camaguey – a UNESCO heritage listed city
  • Trinidad de Cuba – listen to live Cuban music on the steps of the ancient cathedral
  • Topes de Collantes – jungle-covered limestone mountains with waterfalls, caves and crystal clear rock pools to bathe in.
  • Safari Cayo Blanco – a perfect catamaran tour to one of the beautiful white islands
  • Santa Clara – visit Che Guevara’s memorial
  • Walking Tour in Havana – tour through the old quarters of lively Havana
  • Post-race Celebration – We will celebrate your achievement with a final group dinner at a typical Cuban restaurant with live Cuban music in the heart of Old Havana
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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300 per Runner and per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With Prelim
$350 per Runner
$500per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without Prelim
$650 per Runner
$500 per Supporter
Second Instalment
$650 per Runner
$650 per Supporter
Due 01 April 2020
Final Balance
07 August 2020
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The Course

The Havana Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world, giving them the chance to run in the winter sun.

The Half Marathon is a single loop course and starts in front of the Capitolio on the edge of Old Havana, at the Paseo del Prado between Teniente Rey and San Jose. After about 1.5kms, you reach the Malecon, the promenade that runs along foreshore of the city.

Once you leave the Malecon you turn into the city where you run through through many of the old neighborhoods as well as past some of Havana’s most famous sights, such as the National Sports Stadium and Revolution Square.

The course is somewhat traffic-free (although not completely in parts) and mostly flat with a few hills.

There are also the options to run the Havana Marathon or 10km.

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Entry Fees
Entry fees to the Havana Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km are included as part of your package
Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Havana Half Marathon

Start Time

The Havana Half Marathon starts at 6:30am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 3 hour cut-off for the Havana Half Marathon

Race Timing
All events will be officially timed using the MyLaps timing system
Race Packets
Your race packets will be collected for you and personally delivered by your Travelling Fit representative
Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters in the Havana Half Marathon

Aid Stations

There are water station approximately every 2 kilometres for the full length of the Half Marathon course

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

There is no facility to put personal drinks out on the course.

As the temperature is expected to be warm during the event there should be no need to leave additional clothing at the start/finish line.

Transport

The race start/finish area is within walking distance from the hotel Travelling Fit use therefore transport will not be required.

All overland travel within Cuba is included as part of your package (please see detailed itinerary for more details) in a private air conditioned bus.

Expo

There is no Expo for the Havana Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

A trophy will be awarded to the first three male and female participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km events

Every finisher will also be able to download their own personalized Race Certificate

Weather Conditions
The average daytime temperature in Havana in November is 28 degrees Celsius with the average night-time temperature being a balmy 21 degrees Celsius
Other Events
  • Marathon
  • 10km

WELCOME TO GREENLAND

Let the magic energy of the midnight sun power you through this race.

The picturesque town of Ilulissat provides a colourful backdrop as the Icefjord Midnight Marathon winds its way through the ancient Inuit ruins of Sermermiut to the UNESCO-accredited Ilulissat Icefjord.

With ice stretching out as far as the eye can see, embark on a true trail run over rocky terrain and past impressive icebergs that glitter under nocturnal sunlight.

Please Note:
It is STRONGLY recommended that everyone arrive AT LEAST the day prior into Copenhagen so that you do not miss the early flight to Kangerlussuaq.

In addition, it is also highly recommended that you stay at least 1 additional night in Copenhagen at the end of your trip as the flight from Kangerlussuaq arrives after 9pm.

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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
$300per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$1450 per Runner
$1050 per Supporter
Plus 25% deposit for any additional touring
Initial Deposit
Without Preliminary Deposit
$1750 per Runner
$1350 per Supporter
Plus 25% deposit for any additional touring
Second Instalment
$700 per Runner and per Supporter
Due Friday 24 November 2023
Final Balance
Monday 26 February 2024
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The Course

The Icefjord Midnight Marathon route will start and finish just outside of the historic Hotel Hvide Falk. Both marathon and half-marathoners will run the same route, but the marathon runners get the pleasure of enjoying the views twice!

There are virtually no flat sections on the run – instead, the course constantly fluctuates between mild ups and downs (generally not more than a few meters at a time). From Hotel Hvide Falk, you will follow the road for approximately 4 km through town. After climbing a wooden staircase, you then are on the ‘yellow track,’ which you will follow for approx. 3 km over hilly, rocky terrain. While the dazzling view of the icy fjord can be quite distracting, don’t forget to look where you place your feet!

Once you reach the old heliport, the yellow track turns into the ‘blue track’, and you’ll follow a wooden path into the official UNESCO World Heritage site. The wooden path only lasts for about 1 km, and then you are running on trails again. After another 2.5 km of trail, you’ll reach Holms Bakke, and turn left onto the ‘red track.’ You’ll follow the red track back up to the old heliport, and then turn right to continue back into town. The course will be well-marked by race officials, and each track is additionally permanently marked with paint circles of their respective colors.

Back in town, you’ll follow along the road and take a tour of the eastern side of Ilulissat before running 4 km up to the airport. From this point, you’ll traverse the same path back to Ilulissat. For the half-marathoners, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump until you are back at Hotel Hvide Falk and you can take some well-deserved relaxation. The marathoners will continue on to enjoy the Icefjord and the loop a second time!

Have you thought about extending your stay? Check out our amazing optional tours to make your holiday the trip of a lifetime.

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Race Information

Entry Fees

Your entry fee to the Icefjord Midnight Marathon is included in your package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times required for the Icefjord Midnight Marathon, but do note that runners must be at least 18 years old on race day.

Start Time

The Marathon will start at 21:00h and finish at 04:00 outside the historical Hotel Hvide Falk.

Cut-Off Times

Marathon runners have a cut-off time of 7 hours

Race Timing

Timing is done with an AMB Chip. The chip will be in the goodie bag that runners receive.

The chip must be attached around the ankle with a velcro strap or in your shoe lace.

The chip must be handed back to the staff at the finish line.

Race Packets

International runners will receive their goodie bags at the airport in Copenhagen before departing for Kangerlussuaq.

The goodie bag will contain your start/bib number, timing chip, official race T-shirt, information on the race route, and the final schedule for your trip.

Aid Stations

Water stations will be positioned along the route at approximately every 4 kilometers.

Some stations will also serve energy drinks and energy gels.

Personal supplies can be deposited at the start/finish area, which marathon runners will pass through halfway through their race.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters in the Icefjord Midnight Marathon

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Packing for north of the Arctic Circle is all about layers. Even though it is summer, it will not be “warm” by most people’s definitions. In general, it is a good idea to have a base layer that will warm up your body (merino wool, for example), as well as a wind-protective outer layer. The weather can change rapidly, so having extra layers is a good idea. That way, you can adapt to warmer or cooler conditions.

It is possible to deposit bags with personal items for use after the race at the start/finish area near Hotel Hvide Falk. 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 Icefjord Midnight Marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Transport

All transport is included as part of your Icefjord Midnight Marathon package

Expo

There is no Expo associated with the Icefjord Midnight Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a medal and Finisher’s Certificate will be available for free download.

T-shirts are included in your “Goodie Bag”.

A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners of both distances for men and women.

Weather Conditions

As we are significantly above the Arctic Circle, participants should prepare for the day to be chilly, with an average temperature between 6 and 7°C (43 – 45°F).

Ilulissat averages about 5 days of rain in June, so there is a small chance that the race will see some rain. That said, June is known as a dry month in Greenland.

Other Events

Half marathon

WELCOME TO GREENLAND

Let the magic energy of the midnight sun power you through this race.

The picturesque town of Ilulissat provides a colourful backdrop as the Icefjord Midnight Marathon winds its way through the ancient Inuit ruins of Sermermiut to the UNESCO-accredited Ilulissat Icefjord.

With ice stretching out as far as the eye can see, embark on a true trail run over rocky terrain and past impressive icebergs that glitter under nocturnal sunlight.

Please Note:
It is STRONGLY recommended that everyone arrive AT LEAST the day prior into Copenhagen so that you do not miss the early flight to Kangerlussuaq.

In addition, it is also highly recommended that you stay at least 1 additional night in Copenhagen at the end of your trip as the flight from Kangerlussuaq arrives after 9pm.

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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300per Runner
$300per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$1450 per Runner
$1050 per Supporter
Plus 25% deposit for any additional touring
Initial Deposit
Without Preliminary Deposit
$1750 per Runner
$1350 per Supporter
Plus 25% deposit for any additional touring
Second Instalment
$700 per Runner and per Supporter
Due Friday 24 November 2023
Final Balance
Monday 26 February 2024
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The Course

The Icefjord Midnight Marathon route will start and finish just outside of the historic Hotel Hvide Falk. Both marathon and half-marathoners will run the same route, but the marathon runners get the pleasure of enjoying the views twice!

There are virtually no flat sections on the run – instead, the course constantly fluctuates between mild ups and downs (generally not more than a few meters at a time). From Hotel Hvide Falk, you will follow the road for approximately 4 km through town. After climbing a wooden staircase, you then are on the ‘yellow track,’ which you will follow for approx. 3 km over hilly, rocky terrain. While the dazzling view of the icy fjord can be quite distracting, don’t forget to look where you place your feet!

Once you reach the old heliport, the yellow track turns into the ‘blue track’, and you’ll follow a wooden path into the official UNESCO World Heritage site. The wooden path only lasts for about 1 km, and then you are running on trails again. After another 2.5 km of trail, you’ll reach Holms Bakke, and turn left onto the ‘red track.’ You’ll follow the red track back up to the old heliport, and then turn right to continue back into town. The course will be well-marked by race officials, and each track is additionally permanently marked with paint circles of their respective colors.

Back in town, you’ll follow along the road and take a tour of the eastern side of Ilulissat before running 4 km up to the airport. From this point, you’ll traverse the same path back to Ilulissat. For the half-marathoners, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump until you are back at Hotel Hvide Falk and you can take some well-deserved relaxation. The marathoners will continue on to enjoy the Icefjord and the loop a second time!

Have you thought about extending your stay? Check out our amazing optional tours to make your holiday the trip of a lifetime.

Testimonials

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

Race Information

Entry Fees

Your entry fee to the Icefjord Midnight Half Marathon is included in your package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times required for the Icefjord Midnight Half Marathon, but do note that runners must be at least 16 years old on race day.

Start Time

The half-marathon will start at 22:30h and finish at 04:00 outside the historical Hotel Hvide Falk.

Cut-Off Times

Half Marathon runners have a cut-off time of 5 1/2 hours

Race Timing

Timing is done with an AMB Chip. The chip will be in the goodie bag that runners receive.

The chip must be attached around the ankle with a velcro strap or in your shoe lace.

The chip must be handed back to the staff at the finish line.

Race Packets

International runners will receive their goodie bags at the airport in Copenhagen before departing for Kangerlussuaq.

The goodie bag will contain your start/bib number, timing chip, official race T-shirt, information on the race route, and the final schedule for your trip.

Aid Stations

Water stations will be positioned along the route at approximately every 4 kilometers.

Some stations will also serve energy drinks and energy gels.

Personal supplies can be deposited at the start/finish area.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters in the Icefjord Midnight Half Marathon

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

Packing for north of the Arctic Circle is all about layers. Even though it is summer, it will not be “warm” by most people’s definitions. In general, it is a good idea to have a base layer that will warm up your body (merino wool, for example), as well as a wind-protective outer layer. The weather can change rapidly, so having extra layers is a good idea. That way, you can adapt to warmer or cooler conditions.

It is possible to deposit bags with personal items for use after the race at the start/finish area near Hotel Hvide Falk. 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 Icefjord Midnight Marathon organizers are not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings.

Transport

All transport is included as part of your Icefjord Midnight Half Marathon package

Expo

There is no Expo associated with the Icefjord Midnight Half Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a medal and Finisher’s Certificate will be available for free download.

T-shirts are included in your “Goodie Bag”.

A small, symbolic prize is given to the winners of both distances for men and women.

Weather Conditions

As we are significantly above the Arctic Circle, participants should prepare for the day to be chilly, with an average temperature between 6 and 7°C (43 – 45°F).

Ilulissat averages about 5 days of rain in June, so there is a small chance that the race will see some rain. That said, June is known as a dry month in Greenland.

Other Events

Marathon

Official Travel Partner Of the Boston Marathon For Over 20 Years

Travelling Fit is proud to advise that we are the official Australian International Travel Partner for the 2024 Boston Marathon and have been organising packages to this World Marathon Major event for the past 20 years.

We have once again secured an extremely limited number of Special Invitation Race Entries to the world’s oldest continuously run marathon, the BAA Boston Marathon and are delighted to be able to offer you a Five (5) day, four (4) night package with guaranteed entry in the BAA Boston Marathon.

If you have qualified for the BAA Boston Marathon, you are most welcome to take advantage of being part of the Travelling Fit family by taking the Accommodation Only package.

Travelling Fit is an accredited travel agency which offers a full range of services to our clients. This enables us to book your additional touring to help you create your perfect holiday experience.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$1950per Runner
$600 per Supporter
Second Instalment
$650 per Runner due Mon 13 November 2023
Final Balance
Friday 12 Jan 2024
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The Boston Marathon Course

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest continuously run annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events.

The historic course is a point to point event starting on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and follows Route 135 through Ashland (the original 1897 starting point) Framingham, Natick, and Wellesley, to where Route 16 joins Route 135.

It continues on Route 16 through Newton Lower Falls to Commonwealth Avenue, turning right at the fire station onto Commonwealth which is Route 30. The route continues on Commonwealth through the Newton Hills, bearing right at the reservoir onto Chestnut Hill Avenue to Cleveland Circle. It then turns left onto Beacon Street, proceeding into Brookline, passing iconic Coolidge Corner. Reaching Kenmore Square with one mile to go, the route then follows Commonwealth Avenue inbound.

The course turns right onto Hereford Street (NOTE: against normal traffic flow) then left onto Boylston Street, finishing near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.

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Boston Marathon Race Information

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the Boston Marathon is included in your Travelling Fit Marathon Package (unless booking an accommodation only package).

Qualifying Times

Qualifiers for the Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds to their age group and gender. Registration for the 128th Boston Marathon occurred Monday, 11 September through Friday, September 15 and all marathons must have been certified by USA Track and Field or AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Runners) or foreign equivalent certified courses.

Qualifying standards for the 128th Boston Marathon can be found by clicking here. Proof of qualification must accompany the application. Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.

NOTE: The B.A.A. accepts net times from electronic scoring systems.

Travelling Fit has an extremely limited number of invitational entries for those who are unable to qualify but can make the 6 hour cut off time.

Start Time

  • Elite Women Start – 9:32 am
  • Elite Men & Wave One Start – 10:00 am
  • Wave Two Start – 10:25 am
  • Wave Three Start – 10:50 am
  • Wave Four Start – 11:15am

Starting times are subject to change.

Cut-Off Times

The Boston Marathon has a 6 hour cut-off limit.

Race Timing

The Boston Marathon uses the ChampionChip computer timing system.

Digital clocks displaying elapsed time are located at every mile and also at five-kilometre markers.

Race Packets

In early April, accepted applicants will receive, via first class mail, an official Number Pick-Up card and extensive information regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities.

Note: Bib numbers will not be distributed on race day and must be picked up from the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo located at:

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters for this event

Aid Stations

Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Sports Drink (lemon/lime flavor) are the official fluids provided approximately every mile from mile 2 along the course as well as the start and finish areas.

Three Maurten Hydrogel stations will be located on the course: mile 11.8 on the Wellesley town line; mile 17 in Newton; and at mile 21.5 just after Boston College. Maurten’s Gel 100 (non-caffeinated) and Gel 100 CAF 100 (caffeinated) will be available.

Portable toilets (Port-a-johns) will be located at each fluid and each first aid station. Stations are every mile beginning at mile two.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

No bags will be allowed on buses from Boston to Hopkinton, and bags will not be transported from Hopkinton back to Boston.

Bags will not be allowed in certain areas at or near the start in Hopkinton, at or near the finish in Boston, or along the course.

On race morning, participants may check gear at the designated gear check tents on Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley Streets. This area is two blocks east of the finish line and one block west of the Boston Public Garden.

Transport

The ONLY guaranteed way to get to the start on race morning is by the official B.A.A. buses located at Charles Street between the Public Garden and Boston Common. Buses start loading at 6.00am on race morning and will be loaded according to the wave to which you have been assigned.

NOTE: Transportation to the start is for official runners only. Each runner must show his/her bib number upon boarding. There is no transport provided to the start from Boston for family or friends.

Limited transportation from Boston to Hopkinton to both parking areas will be available after the race at no charge. Buses leave from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. from the corner of Stuart and Berkeley Streets. You must show your race number upon boarding.

This service is included as part of the marathon race package

Expo

The 2024 John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo will be held at:

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA.

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a commemorative medallion.

Weather Conditions

The average April temperature in Boston is 9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit) although the temperature at the race start (Hopkinton) is normally between 13 – 23 degrees Celsius (55 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit).

Other Events

B.A.A. 5K

WELCOME TO CUBA

The Havana Marathon is held on the Sunday of the third full weekend in November each year and this is a very significant date for Cuban Sports as it is the Cuban National Day of Physical Culture and Sport.

Our exclusive tour package will not only give you the opportunity to participate in this special day on the Cuban calendar, it will also show you some of the very best parts of the Island.

The 12 Day / 11 Night tour takes us overland starting from Santiago de Cuba in the east and continues onto Bayamo, Camaguey, UNESCO listed Trinidad de Cuba and finishing up in the historical city of Old Havana for the marathon, half marathon and 10km events.

Attractions include:

  • Santiago de Cuba – the home of Bacardi Rum
  • Jeep tour and hike – climb in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba’s highest mountain range
  • Camaguey – a UNESCO heritage listed city
  • Trinidad de Cuba – listen to live Cuban music on the steps of the ancient cathedral
  • Topes de Collantes – jungle-covered limestone mountains with waterfalls, caves and crystal clear rock pools to bathe in.
  • Safari Cayo Blanco – a perfect catamaran tour to one of the beautiful white islands
  • Santa Clara – visit Che Guevara’s memorial
  • Walking Tour in Havana – tour through the old quarters of lively Havana
  • Post-race Celebration – We will celebrate your achievement with a final group dinner at a typical Cuban restaurant with live Cuban music in the heart of Old Havana
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PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300 per Runner and per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With Prelim
$350 per Runner
$500per Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without Prelim
$650 per Runner
$500 per Supporter
Second Instalment
$650 per Runner
$650 per Supporter
Due 01 April 2020
Final Balance
07 August 2020
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The Course

The Havana Marathon attracts runners from around the world, giving them the chance to run in the winter sun.

The Marathon is a two loop course and starts in front of the Capitolio on the edge of Old Havana, at the Paseo del Prado between Teniente Rey and San Jose, right in the heart of “Old Havana”. After about 1.5kms, you reach the Malecon, the promenade that runs along foreshore of the city.

Once you leave the Malecon you turn into the city where you run through through many of the old neighborhoods as well as past some of Havana’s most famous sights, such as the National Sports Stadium and Revolution Square.

Along the route they will pass along the following streets : Prado, Refugio, Zulueta, ave. De las Misiones, Malecon, Calzada, street 12, street 23, ave. 26, Boyeros, Santa Catalina, Primelles, Via Blanca, Boyeros, Salvador Allende, Reina and Prado.

There are also the options to run the Havana Half Marathon or 10km

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Race Information

Entry Fees

Entry fees to the Havana Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km are included as part of your package

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Havana Marathon

Start Time

The Havana Marathon starts at 6:30am

Cut-Off Times

There is a 6 1/2 hour cut-off for the Havana Marathon

Race Timing

All events will be officially timed using the MyLaps timing system

Race Packets

Your race packets will be collected for you and personally delivered by your Travelling Fit representative

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters in the Havana Marathon

Aid Stations
There are water station approximately every 2 kilometres for the full length of the Marathon course
Personal Refreshments and Clothing

There is no facility to put personal drinks out on the course.

As the temperature is expected to be warm during the event there should be no need to leave additional clothing at the start/finish line.

Transport

The race start/finish area is within walking distance from the hotel Travelling Fit use therefore transport will not be required.

All overland travel within Cuba is included as part of your package (please see detailed itinerary for more details) in a private air conditioned bus.

Expo

There is no Expo for the Havana Marathon

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

A trophy will be awarded to the first three male and female participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km events

Every finisher will also be able to download their own personalized Race Certificate

Weather Conditions
The average daytime temperature in Havana in November is 28 degrees Celsius with the average night-time temperature being a balmy 21 degrees Celsius
Other Events
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km

WELCOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD – ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Travelling Fit is an official Tour Operator for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and has been organising packages to this event for 12 years.

The Walt Disney World® Marathon is a spectacular race with your host Mickey Mouse! Every step is magic through the Walt Disney World® Resort with plenty of surprises and entertainment along the way. The course takes you through all four The Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, starting at Epcot®, continuing on to the Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®.

Travelling Fit is offering packages which include accommodation at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando. The beauty of staying at these resorts is that all your transport to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo and the Walt Disney World ® Resort (theme parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining, and entertainment areas) are included as part of your package.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney.

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 4 or 6 Nights Accommodation at the hotel category of choice
  • Return transfers between Resort and Race Start/Finish area
  • Return transfers between Resort and Walt Disney World Theme Parks
  • Post Race Celebration Drinks and Apetizers (Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners (Sat & Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Travelling Fit Representatives on site
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Walt Disney World Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$380per Runner
Initial Deposit
With prelim:
$500 per Runner and Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim
$880per runner
$500per supporter
Second Instalment
$620per Runner and Supporter
Due Friday 09 August 2024
Final Balance
Friday 04 October 2024
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The Disney World® Marathon Course

The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is a spectacular race with your host Mickey Mouse! Every step is magic on this 42.2km run through Walt Disney World® Resort with plenty of surprises, entertainment and Disney magic along the way.

The full marathon extends the experience, covering all four Walt Disney World® theme parks: EPCOT®, Magic Kingdom®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®. 

The course is known for being fairly flat, making it approachable yet still a challenge given the distance. 

Highlights of the marathon include running through Cinderella Castle, the excitement of Main Street, USA, and the opportunity to ride Expedition Everest during the race. 

It’s a full day of Disney magic spread over 42.2km, offering unique moments like running through Blizzard Beach and enjoying various Disney characters and entertainment.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

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Walt Disney World® Marathon Race Information

Entry Fees

Entry Fees are included in your Travelling Fit Package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Walt Disney World® Marathon

You are strongly encouraged to have proof of time when you are registering for your event so that you receive a better corral placement.

Start Time

Sunday: 12th January – 5:00am 

Cut-Off Times

All athletes entering the Walt Disney World® Marathon must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race.

Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish.

You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace.

It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Marathon would be 6:59:00

Race Timing

All Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend events will be timed

Race Packets

Race bib collection must be collected from the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo. Refer to Expo paragraph below for details.

You will be required to take your confirmation of entry document and your passport/ID card.

Pace Setters

Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands or flags at each mile markers according to the official pace time.

If you reach a mile marker with a light wand or flag waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Marathon would be 6:59:00

Aid Stations

There will be five Food Stops on the course located at:

  • Mile 11.2 (approx. 18km) – Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®
  • Mile 17.2 (approx. 27.5km) – bananas
  • Mile 18.9 (approx. 30km) – Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®
  • Mile 21.4 (approx. 34km) – bananas
  • Mile 23.1 (approx. 37km) – chocolate

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

You will receive a clear plastic bag at Race Bib Pick-Up, please use this bag for the bag check service.

Once you finish, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.

Unclaimed bags will be transferred to Epcot® Guest Relations, located to the right of the main park entrance.

Articles of clothing that are found on the course will be donated to charity.

Transport

Walt Disney World ® Weekend Transportation is provided to and from all Walt Disney World ® Resorts (i.e. theme parks, water parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining and entertainment areas) .

Approx. Hours of operation from both resorts (subject to change):

Expo

  • Wednesday: 8th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | From Expo to Resort: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Race Day Transfers

  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:00 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday: 12th January | From Resort to Start Line: 2:30 am to 4:30 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 2:00 pm8

Expo

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is located at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

All runners are required to attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo for race number and Packet Pick-Up. Transport is provided from all Walt Disney World Resorts.

You will need to download your personalised race number pick-up card/waiver form online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo when it becomes available online before the event.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Location:  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Opening Times (subject to change):

  • Wednesday: 9th January | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12h January | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

Race participants in the Walt Disney World® Marathon will receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Marathon Tech Shirt Women’s or Men’s Cut
  • Commemorative Finisher medal
  • Official Race Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Personalised results website

Weather Conditions

Orlando weather in January has an average high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. However in recent years the weather has dropped way below 10 degrees Celcius.

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.

As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.

Other Events

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

WELCOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD – ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Travelling Fit is an official Tour Operator for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and has been organising packages to this event for 12 years.

The Walt Disney World® Half Marathon is chock full of excitement and adventure through two of Disney’s most beloved theme parks. The 21.1km course will take you through the Magic Kingdom® Theme Park & Epcot®.

Travelling Fit is offering packages which include accommodation at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando. The beauty of staying at these resorts is that all your transport to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo and the Walt Disney World ® Resort (theme parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining, and entertainment areas) are included as part of your package.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney.

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 4 or 6 Nights Accommodation at the hotel category of choice
  • Return transfers between Resort and Race Start/Finish area
  • Return transfers between Resort and Walt Disney World Theme Parks
  • Post Race Celebration Drinks and Apetizers (Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners (Sat & Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Travelling Fit Representatives on site
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Walt Disney World Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$380per Runner
Initial Deposit
With prelim:
$500 per Runner and Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim
$880per runner
$500per supporter
Second Instalment
$620per Runner and Supporter
Due Friday 09 August 2024
Final Balance
Friday 04 October 2024
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The Walt Disney world® half marathon Course

All events will start & finish at Epcot® – You’re about to head out on the most magical course on earth during – a 21.1km run that’ll take you through the Magic Kingdom® Theme Park & Epcot®.

From the magic, wonder and charm of the Magic Kingdom® Park, home of Mickey, Minnie and the whole Disney gang to the incredible Epcot® home of international World Showcase & Future World, your Half Marathon adventure is unlike any other anywhere on earth.

This year there will be plenty of Disney entertainment and some of your favourite Disney characters out on the course to cheer you on!

Highlights include running through the iconic Cinderella Castle and along Main Street, USA, with Disney characters cheering on runners.

This event is perfect for those seeking a unique running experience within the magical setting of Walt Disney World.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos

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Walt Disney World® Half Marathon Race Information

Entry Fees

Entry Fees are included in your Travelling Fit Package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Walt Disney World ® Half Marathon.

You are strongly encouraged to have proof of time when you are registering for your event so that you receive a better corral placement.

Start Time

Saturday: 11th January – 5:00am

Cut-Off Times

All athletes entering the Walt Disney World ® Half Marathon must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race.

Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish.

You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace.

It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Half Marathon would be 3:30:00

Race Timing

All Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend events will be timed

Race Packets

Race bib collection must be collected from the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo. Refer to Expo paragraph below for details.

You will be required to take your confirmation of entry document and your passport/ID card.

Pace Setters

Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands or flags at each mile markers according to the official pace time.

If you reach a mile marker with a light wand or flag waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Half Marathon would be 3:30:00

Aid Stations

There will be one Food Stop on the course located at Mile 7.9 (approx. 12.5km) with Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

You will receive a clear plastic bag at Race Bib Pick-Up, please use this bag for the bag check service.

Once you finish, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.

Unclaimed bags will be transferred to Epcot® Guest Relations, located to the right of the main park entrance.

Articles of clothing that are found on the course will be donated to charity.

Transport

Walt Disney World ® Weekend Transportation is provided to and from all Walt Disney World ® Resorts (i.e. theme parks, water parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining and entertainment areas) .

Approx. Hours of operation from both resorts (subject to change):

Expo

  • Wednesday: 8th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | From Expo to Resort: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Race Day Transfers

  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:00 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday: 12th January | From Resort to Start Line: 2:30 am to 4:30 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 2:00 pm8

Expo

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is located at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

All runners are required to attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo for race number and Packet Pick-Up. Transport is provided from all Walt Disney World Resorts.

You will need to download your personalised race number pick-up card/waiver form online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo when it becomes available online before the event.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Location:  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Opening Times (subject to change):

  • Wednesday: 9th January | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12h January | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

Race participants in the Walt Disney World ® Half Marathon will receive:

  • Champion® Long-Sleeved Half Marathon Tech Shirt Women’s or Men’s Cut
  • Commemorative Finisher medal
  • Official Race Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Personalised results website

Weather Conditions

Orlando weather in January has an average high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. However in recent years the weather has dropped way below 10 degrees Celcius.

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.

As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.

Other Events

  • All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

WELCOME TO WALT DISNEY WORLD – ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Travelling Fit is an official Tour Operator for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and has been organising packages to this event for 12 years.

We would like to help you celebrate with a spectacular weekend of amazing runs and endless fun in the most magical place on Earth where your favourite classic Disney characters are the hosts!

Travelling Fit is offering packages which include accommodation at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort, located in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando. The beauty of staying at these resorts is that all your transport to the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo and the Walt Disney World ® Resort (theme parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining, and entertainment areas) are included as part of your package.

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

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  • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
  • 6 Nights Accommodation at the hotel category of choice
  • Return transfers between Resort and Race Start/Finish area
  • Return transfers between Resort and Walt Disney World Theme Parks
  • Post Race Celebration Drinks and Apetizers (Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Supporters can join the Travelling Fit team to cheer on the runners (Sat & Sun)
    exclusive to Travelling Fit supporters
  • Travelling Fit Representatives on site
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
  • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Walt Disney World Marathon Closed Facebook Group
    exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$1150per Runner
Initial Deposit
With prelim:
$500per Runner and Supporter
Initial Deposit
Without prelim:
$1650per runner
500per supporter
Second Instalment
$620per Runner and Supporter
Due Friday 09 August 2024
Final Balance
Friday 04 October 2024
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The Disney World® Dopey Challenge

All events will start & finish at Epcot® – You’re about to head out on the most magical course on earth.

The Marathon builds on the 3 previous events, encompassing not only the 5km, 10km but also the 21km course.

The full marathon extends the experience of the previous 3 days, covering all four Walt Disney World® theme parks: EPCOT®, Magic Kingdom®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® before an exhilarating finish back at Epcot®. 

The course is known for being fairly flat, making it approachable yet still a challenge given the distance. 

Highlights of the marathon include running through Cinderella Castle, the excitement of Main Street, USA, and the opportunity to ride Expedition Everest during the race. 

It’s a full day of Disney magic spread over 42.2km, offering unique moments like running through Blizzard Beach and enjoying various Disney characters and entertainment.

There will be plenty of Disney entertainment and some of your favourite Disney characters out on the course to cheer you on!

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos

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Walt Disney World® Dopey Challenge Information

Entry Fees

Entry Fees are included in your Travelling Fit Package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times for the Dopey Challenge.

It is strongly encouraged to have proof of time when you are registering for your event so that you receive a better corral placement.

Start Time

  • Thursday: 9th January – 5:00am – 5K
  • Friday: 10th January – 5:00am – 10K
  • Saturday: 11th January – 5:00am – Half Marathon
  • Sunday: 12th January – 5:00am – Marathon

Cut-Off Times

All athletes entering the Walt Disney World ® Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k must maintain a 16-minute per mile pace throughout the race.

Anyone not able to maintain the respective paces may be picked up and transported to the finish. You may be picked up at any point along the course and transported for not maintaining pace. It is suggested that you train at a 15-minute per mile pace.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Half Marathon would be 3:30:00 and the Marathon would be 6:59:00

Race Timing

All Walt Disney World ® Marathon Weekend events will be timed

Race Packets

Race bib collection must be collected from the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo. Refer to Expo paragraph below for details.

You will be required to take your confirmation of entry document and your passport/ID card.

Note:  For the Dopey Challenge you will need to collect your race pack on Wednesday 8th January.  It may be possible to collect your race bibs on the morning of Thursday 9th January from the emergency collection point at the race start, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Pace Setters

Pace Cyclists will be on the course indicating when runners are behind pace by waving light wands or flags at each mile markers according to the official pace time.

If you reach a mile marker with a light wand or flag waving, please note you are behind the required 16-minute per mile pace and can be picked up at any time and transported to the course pick up tent.

If you stick to the 16-minute per mile pace your finish time for the Half Marathon would be 3:30:00 and the Marathon would be 6:59:00

Aid Stations

In the Half Marathon there will be one Food Stop on the course located at Mile 7.9 (approx. 12.5km) with Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®.

In the Marathon there will be five Food Stops on the course located at:

  • Mile 11.2 (approx. 18km) – Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®
  • Mile 17.2 (approx. 27.5km) – bananas
  • Mile 18.9 (approx. 30km) – Sport Beans® Energizing Jelly Beans®
  • Mile 21.4 (approx. 34km) – bananas
  • Mile 23.1 (approx. 37km) – chocolate

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

You will receive a clear plastic bag at Race Bib Pick-Up, please use this bag for the bag check service.

Once you finish, your race number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up.

Unclaimed bags will be transferred to Epcot® Guest Relations, located to the right of the main park entrance.

Articles of clothing that are found on the course will be donated to charity.

Transport

Walt Disney World ® Weekend Transportation is provided to and from all Walt Disney World ® Resorts (i.e. theme parks, water parks, sports facilities, and shopping, dining and entertainment areas) .

Approx. Hours of operation from both resorts (subject to change):

Expo

  • Wednesday: 8th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm | From Expo to Resort: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Expo: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm | From Expo to Resort: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Race Day Transfers

  • Thursday: 9th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Friday: 10th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:30 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Saturday: 11th January | From Resort to Start Line: 3:00 am to 5:00 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday: 12th January | From Resort to Start Line: 2:30 am to 4:30 am | From Start Line to Resort: 6:30 am to 2:00 pm8

Expo

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo is located at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

All runners are required to attend the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo for race number and Packet Pick-Up. Transport is provided from all Walt Disney World Resorts.

You will need to download your personalised race number pick-up card/waiver form online and bring it with you to Packet Pick-Up at the Expo when it becomes available online before the event.

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo Location:  ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Opening Times (subject to change):

  • Wednesday: 9th January | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 11th January | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12h January | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

Race participants in the Dopey Challenge will receive:

  • Champion® Women’s or Men’s cut Long-Sleeved Tech Shirts for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge & Dopey Challenge, and 5K cotton Unisex T-Shirt
  • Special Dopey finisher medal, along with the commemorative medals for the Marathon, Half Marathon & Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge, 10K finisher medal and the 5K finisher medallion
  • Official Race Guide
  • Virtual Goody Bag
  • On-course and post-race refreshments
  • Personalised results website

Weather Conditions

Orlando weather in January has an average high temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and an average low temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. However in recent years the weather has dropped way below 10 degrees Celcius.

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be cancelled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff.

As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable.

Other Events

All Disney names and logos are used with permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement by Disney, express or implied, of any organization, company, or fundraising campaign. Disney does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on this website. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Disney, and agreement with those views may not be implied by use of the Disney names and logos. ©Disney

WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY

Travelling Fit is proud to announce that we have been sending people to the New York City Marathon for 18 years and we are once again an official International Tour Operator for the 2024 event.

We are delighted to be able to offer you the option of a 6 Day/5 Night tour (recommended) and a 4 Day/3 Night Marathon package which includes guaranteed race entry in the marathon without the need to qualify.

Also note that the 6 day/5 night package option includes a half day city sightseeing tour with drop off at The High Line on Thursday 2nd November. From The High Line you will experience a short walk with amazing views as you head towards the Marathon expo to collect your Marathon Registration Pack.

We are offering two different properties, the 3 star Park Central Hotel and the 4.5 star Westhouse. Both hotels are conveniently located within walking distance from the finish line in Central Park.

Please Note:
Travelling Fit’s packages to the TCS New York City Marathon are not available to US residents.

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  • 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT PACKAGE
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (runners only)
    • 3 Nights Accommodation: Check in: Fri 01 Nov | Check out: Mon 04 Nov 2024
    • Breakfast Daily (only if staying at WestHouse Hotel)
    • Escort to the Parade of Nations Opening Ceremony (Fri)
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Pasta dinner and Info Function with Rob de Castella and the IMP Squad (Sat )
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Private group coach transfer to the Marathon Start (runners only)
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Post Marathon celebration on rooftop bar including drinks and hors d’oeuvres (Sun)
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Travelling Fit representatives on site available for 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 NYC Marathon Closed Facebook Group 
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Service Charges & taxes
  • 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:
    • 5 Nights Accommodation: Check in: Wed 30 Oct | Check out: Mon 04 Nov 2024
    • Breakfast Daily (only if staying at WestHouse Hotel)
    • Half Day City Sightseeing Tour with drop off at The High Line near the Marathon expo (Thu) 
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Group warm up run through Central Park with the inspiring IMP squad (Fri)
      Exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$1250per Runner
$550per Supporter
Second Instalment
$950per Runner
due Monday 29 April 2024
Final Balance
Monday 08 Jul 2024
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The Course

The TCS New York City Marathon is one of the biggest marathons in the world with close to 50,000 finishers every year, so don’t miss out! The atmosphere alone will get you through those 42.2 kilometres.

Run alongside amateurs, professional competitors and world record holders as you weave your way through the 5 boroughs of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan, over 5 bridges and finish in the world renowned Central Park. The course is broken down as follows (description from Runners World):

Staten Island (Miles 1-2)
Not much time is spent in Staten Island: only two miles. When the race starts, runners cross the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which offers sweeping views of the New York Harbor and skyline, including the Statue of Liberty. The first mile is an uphill climb up the bridge, while the second mile is downhill, heading off the bridge to Brooklyn.

Brooklyn (Miles 3-12)
These next 11 miles is run in the relatively flat streets of Brooklyn. Runners are able to enjoy the colourful quirks of each neighbourhood in the borough, from the trendy restaurants in Park Slope to the charming tree-lined streets on Lafayette Avenue to the lively crowds in Williamsburg.

Queens (Miles 13-15)
Near the midpoint of the race, comes the Queensboro Bridge at mile 14. While the vantage point offers beautiful views, the climb up the bridge is tough, and the absence of spectators on this stretch can be mentally challenging. This section is quiet compared to the rest of the race.

Manhattan Part 1 (Miles 16-18)
After descending the Queensboro Bridge onto Manhattan’s First Avenue, runners are swallowed by a swell of spectators. This is a flat, three-mile stretch.

The Bronx (Miles 19-20)
Whilst crossing into The Bronx, the crowds have thinned from First Avenue. There are bands and dancers at the Entertainment Zone at 139th and Morris Avenue.

Manhattan Part 2 (Miles 21-26.2)
The final 10K of the marathon is long and possibly painful but with the roaring crowds in the heart of the Big Apple, plus the final miles through iconic Central Park, the last push is worth it. From here it is a quick spin through Harlem and a run up Fifth Avenue, reaching the northern edge of Central Park around mile 23. The next mile is fairly flat along Fifth. Once inside Central Park around mile 24, there are a couple rolling hills. At mile 25 you’ll be surrounded by deafening crowds near Columbus Circle. Then it’s just two quick turns before the finish.

We at Travelling Fit have run the TCS New York City Marathon on many occasions and with many years of travel experience, both in organising and travelling to many amazing running destinations, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

Benefit from our first-hand experience by booking your Marathon travel package with us to include guaranteed TCS New York City Marathon entry, perfectly located accommodation, warm up run through Central Park, city tours, social functions and much more.

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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 for the TCS New York City Marathon when purchasing a marathon package through Travelling Fit.

Start Time

The first wave starts at 9.10am and last Wave (5) starts at 11:30am

Cut-Off Times

Sweep buses will follow the marathon route at a 6 1/2-hour marathon pace, roughly 15 minutes per mile, after the final wave start. These buses will transport any entrant who wishes to drop out to the post-finish area. After the sweep buses pass, the city streets will reopen to traffic. Cross-street protection, medical assistance, aid stations, and other services will no longer be available. Runners on the course should move onto the sidewalks.

The official end time of the race is 8:00pm.

Race Timing

The ChronoTrack timing system is used at the TCS New York City Marathon to record the time of every runner.

Race Packets

Registration is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Note that all runners are required to attend in person to collect their registration.

Pace Setters

There are pace setters in the TCS New York City Marathon.

The pacers will be in or near their corrals roughly 15 to 20 minutes before the start of the race. This will give you a chance to talk to them, learn more about the race plan, and ask questions. They’ll be wearing blue-and-white striped singlets, and will be carrying signs that show the pace and finish time that their group plans to run. 

Aid Stations

Purified water will be available at official fluid stations every mile from mile 3 to mile 25 except at miles 5, 7, and 9.

Gatorade® Endurance Formula™ Lemon-Lime Flavor will be available at official fluid stations every mile from mile 3 to mile 25, except at miles 5, 7, and 9.

Fluids will be dispensed in compostable cups. There will be tables on both sides of the course. To avoid the bottleneck at the first table, get a cup from a later table. Please keep moving after you pick up your cup.

Science in Sport Energy Gels will be available along the course at miles 12 and 18 to help fuel you. Signage on the course will indicate the gel zones and flavours. Available flavours on the course will be Caffeinated: Citrus (75mg of caffeine), Isotonic: Orange, Lemon-Lime, Tutti Frutti, and Tropical, Bananas will be available at miles 21 and 23.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing
No personal refreshments are able to be left out on the course and all discarded clothing will be collected for charity
TRANSPORT

Private luxury coaches from your hotel to the start of the race are included when you purchase your TCS New York City Marathon package through Travelling Fit.

Note:
These luxury coaches are exclusive to Travelling Fit runners and are not the standard city buses that are provided for the event

Expo

The TCS New York City Marathon Health and Wellness Expo will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Centre on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the Marathon.

All runners MUST attend the expo to pick up their race numbers in person. Another person is not permitted to pick up the race pack on your behalf.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,
Halls 3B and 3E,
11th Avenue at West 35th Street, Manhattan.

The Expo times are as follows (subject to change):

  • Thursday, 31 October, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry for number pickup is 7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 01 November, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry for number pickup is 7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, 02 November, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry for number pickup is 5:00 p.m.)
Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All runners will receive a sports top in their race packs (provided by the TCS New York City Marathon).

Only runners who complete the TCS New York City Marathon will receive a medal once they have crossed the finish line.

Your finisher certificate will be mailed to you after the event.

Weather Conditions

The average temperature range for New York in November is 7 to 15 degrees Celsius (45 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit)

Others

5km Dash to the Finish Line run on Saturday 02 November (highly recommended and MUST be purchased in advance)

OFFICIAL POLAR HALF MARATHON TOUR OPERATORS

Ice as far as the eye beholds. Impossibly beautiful, blue skies. Incredibly fresh air. Musk oxen and arctic foxes on the stark landscape of the arctic tundra.

Yes, Greenland is one of the most remote corners of the world. Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert and Greenland ice cap. Immerse yourself in this rare and exceptional natural beauty.

The Polar Circle Marathon is the perfect way to combine a special running event with exploring one of the most remote and beautiful corners of the world. This will undoubtedly be the coolest experience of your life!

Travelling Fit is delighted to offer you a 5 Day / 4 Night Package plus an extension 4 Day / 3 Night Ilulissat Tour to experience the beautiful wilderness of Greenland.

Included in the package is a pre-event gathering in Copenhagen on Wednesday. Dinner and drinks will be served and race packets will be handed out to all participants. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some running gear. In order to go to this event you will be required to purchase an additional night in Copenhagen for the Wednesday, staying at Hotel Hebron.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to early/late flight times in and out of Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, we strongly recommend that you purchase pre and post nights in Copenhagen. Please speak to our event team prior to booking your flights.

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  • 5 DAY / 4 NIGHT PACKAGE
    • Guaranteed Race Entry (Runners Only)
    • Return flights from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq including airport taxes
    • 4 Nights Accommodation:
      Check in: Thu 24 Oct | Check out: Mon 28 Oct 2024
    • Meals as per the itinerary
    • Welcome gathering in Copenhagen (Wed 23 Oct) – if opting for a pre night in Copenhagen
    • 2-3 hour Guided hike to Mt Hassel
    • Route Inspection to the ice cap
    • Transfer to the race start (Runners Only)
    • English Speaking Tour Leader
    • Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony
    • Personalised Travelling Fit Running Top
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients
    • Invite to Travelling Fit’s Polar Circle Marathon Closed Facebook Group
      exclusive to Travelling Fit clients

PACKAGE FLYERS

PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Preliminary Deposit
$300 per Runner
$300 per Supporter
Initial Deposit
With Preliminary Deposit
$1050per Runner
$890per Supporter
If adding the Ilulissat Extension Tour please add $700 per person as a deposit
Initial Deposit
Without Preliminary Deposit
$1350per Runner
$1190per Supporter
If adding the Ilulissat Extension Tour please add $700 per person as a deposit
Second Instalment
$500per Runner and per Supporter
Due Friday 24 May 2024
Final Balance
Monday 22 July 2024
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The Polar Half Marathon Course

The Half Marathon takes place on uneven gravel road and ice.

The run starts about 4km from the ice sheet and follows the gravel road onto the ice sheet itself.

Once back off the ice cap it must be noted that although the road is gravel, it is likely to be covered in a layer of snow.

With endless ice and snow as your backdrop, your 21 kilometres will never seem so short especially when passing glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and echoes of the arctic desert.. If you are lucky you may also see reindeer and musk oxen grazing along the route. The terrain is hilly all the way with the steepest ascents being the climb coming off the ice sheet. From the ice sheet to the finish line, however, the route has an overall descent.

The half marathon finish line is located at Long Lake, just before Sanddrift Valley.

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Entry Fees

The entry fee for the Polar Circle Half Marathon is included in the cost of your package.

Qualifying Times

There are no qualifying times required for the Polar Circle Half Marathon

Please note, however, that to participate in the half marathon, runners must be minimum 16 years of age on race day.

Start Time

The Polar Circle Half Marathon is scheduled to start at 8:30am

CUT-OFF TIMES

There is a 4 hour cut-off for the Polar Circle Half Marathon.

Runners still on the route after the cut-off 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 by Ultimate Sport Service using BIB-chip.

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

Race Packets

The night of the 23rd October, all Polar Circle Marathon participants (runners and spectators alike) are invited for a free info and informal dinner at the Albatros Travel headquarters. Here you will receive your race packet, which contains your start number, race shirt, information on the route and more.

Any participants that do not make it to the dinner will receive their race packets at the airport on the morning of the 24th October.

Note: the actual Polar Circle Marathon package starts on the 24th October so if you are keen to attend the info and informal dinner night on the 23rd October, you will need to book a hotel room in Copenhagen for this night. Contact us for details.

Pace Setters

There are no pace setters for the Polar Circle Half Marathon.

Aid Stations

There will be water supplies approximately every 5 kilometres.

All drink stations serve water (warm) and at selected stations you will also receive warm elder flower cordial.

There are no toilets along the route – meaning you will find a toilet … toilet paper is available at all water stations.

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!

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

You can bring personal supplies and extra clothes for the race. Personal supply stations will be situated at the 10km mark.

Personal supplies must be delivered at the starting area clearly marked with the runner’s bib number and name.

Be aware that any special supplies (gels, bars, drinks etc.) that you may need during the race should be brought from home.

While sports and running shops in Copenhagen will have a variety of foods and drinks for running you will not find such items in Greenland. Be aware that gels are likely to freeze.

Please note: Shoe spikes are mandatory for running on the ice.

In terms of clothing, there are no specific requirements, but the medical team and race officials do have the right to stop and take out a runner who is not dressed properly for the weather. We strongly advise that all participants follow the below recommendations and make sure it’s possible to cover all skin. The items we emphasize the most are: shoe spikes (mandatory), all-around wind protection, and no cotton!

TRANSPORT

Transport is included in the price of the package for all competitors on race day.

Expo

There will not be an expo.

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All runners who complete their distance within the time limit will receive a medal and finishers t-shirt.

A small, symbolic award will be presented to the top three finishers in each race (marathon, half marathon and Polar Bear Challenge) in the male and female categories.

Finisher photos and other race images will be available after the race. Some race images will also be available in the gallery.

A finisher’s certificate will be available for free download after the event.

Weather Conditions

The weather in Greenland is always unpredictable!

On average we expect the temperature to be minus 15-10 degrees Celsius when the marathon is started.

As the sun rises the temperature will typically rise to minus 10-5 degrees Celsius. Snow may occur, but Kangerlussuaq is known for its stable and relatively comfortable climate with little precipitation.

Once again we stress that the weather in Greenland is unpredictable, so be prepared for even colder weather, strong winds and snow.

Others

Polar Circle Marathon
Polar Bear Challenge – Take on the challenge and run the Marathon on the Saturday and Half Marathon on the Sunday!

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