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Travelling Fit

We like to keep it personal here at Travelling Fit, so chances are you’ve either spoken to or corresponded with founder, Mari-Mar Walton, when organising your travel itinerary. It’s safe to say that whilst everybody wants to be able to enjoy what they do for work every day, seldom are they in the position like Mari-Mar to be able to combine their passion with their profession to make a living. She is quite literally living her dream of exploring the world and participating in active events!

A passion for fitness & travel

Mari-Mar was actually a gymnast in high school, but she always loved running and always loved to travel. It was in 1996, when Mari-Mar ran her first Marathon in Sydney, where she caught the long-distance running bug and she wondered what it would be like to travel and run a race overseas.

By this time, Mari-Mar was already working in the travel industry but pursued her passion for fitness soon after by studying to become a personal trainer. Once receiving all of her qualifications, she couldn’t shake the desire of starting her own business and took the plunge in the year 2000. Deciding that she could offer more, it was time to combine her two loves and create Travelling Fit – introducing like minded individuals to the world of running Marathons, Half Marathons and Ultras in destinations all over the world.

Knowing it wasn’t as simple as calling an agent and booking a ticket, Mari-Mar pursued the idea of coordinating a trip to the London Marathon and then started to promote for people to join her. She realised that there were in fact others out there who had the same desire to run and travel, and so she knew she was onto something. Travelling Fit has since gone on to arrange tours in some of the most unique backdrops across the globe, and has no intention of slowing down any time soon!

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Our Experience for Your Experience

Unlike other companies that simply arrange Marathon travel itineraries, we are runners ourselves and often join our clients on the tour, completing the race by their side. We are also proud to say that we are the only Australian agent able to offer runners all six Abbott World Marathon Majors , a testament to the hard work of Mari-Mar building relationships with organisers all around the world.

Our business has grown to include more than 30 Marathons, Half Marathons and Ultras worldwide and counting; including races in New York City, Boston, Tokyo, Petra, Iceland, Greenland and Morocco just to name a few. We have made it our mission from the beginning to ensure that we will never promote a race that we don’t believe will deliver an unforgettable experience for our clients.


Joining forces with husband Michael, Mari-Mar decided to invest her energy in starting the Australian Outback Marathon in 2010, and never looked back! Still to this day, the Australian Outback Marathon remains one of the most exciting events on our Travelling Fit calendar, as well as featuring regularly on racing calendars globally. The pleasure our team has watching people cross the finish line of something we created gives us the warm and fuzzies every time. We are so grateful to say that we are a part of the lucky few that get to combine business with pleasure, and do it successfully!
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