Once you’ve decided to travel overseas, it’s always important to take out travel insurance. With factors such as the destination you’re travelling to and the amount of time you’re spending in a country changing each time, it is also important to make sure you are up to date with the latest travel advice for your destination. We say this because when travelling for an event such as a Marathon, or foot race as they are sometimes referred to, it is important that if things don’t turn out as planned, you are covered with the correct policy.
We strongly recommend speaking to the professionals at nib Travel Insurance when arranging cover for your trip. The team at nib understands the type of cover you will need, can provide you with any further information, and answer any specific travel insurance questions you may have.
nib offers different levels of cover – such as Essentials or Comprehensive – so it’s important to get the right advice about which level of cover you need for your entire journey.
Travelling Fit also offers Payment Protection for each instalment of your trip.
What is Payment Protection?
We understand that travel is not cheap, and paying for a trip such as a Marathon package has its risks.
If you find yourself battling prolonged illness or injury in the lead up to your trip and there is a risk you will no longer be able to go, if you don’t have our Payment Protection Plan in place, you could lose your deposit or any money you’ve already invested into the trip.
For this reason, we offer clients the opportunity to protect their monetary payment. For a small percentage of the instalment amount, if the unfortunate happens and you can no longer go on your holiday, you may be covered for payments which you have protected. Conveniently, each instalment is treated individually so you can decide to add Payment Protection at any point when paying for your adventure.
Sometimes the unplanned happens, so we recommend you take out Payment Protection and/or Travel Insurance as soon as you book your travel package. Travel Insurance is not included in any of our Travel Packages, so we do recommend adding in the Payment Protection Plan when paying in instalments. You can find out more about this here.
Whilst we don’t coordinate training for Marathons, we can point you in the right direction with a couple of our trusted contacts.
As everyone is on their own travel journey and responds differently to a new environment, it’s hard to provide a blanket answer to this question. In our experience, we do recommend giving yourself three to four days before a race to get a good night’s sleep in a destination which is why most of our packages are designed like this, but you know your body best.
Wear the shoes that you train in and are going to be the most comfortable – don’t save those new treads for the race!
Firstly, you’re never travelling alone – you’re travelling with us! But yes, if there is the opportunity for you to pair up with another solo traveller to save costs then we will advise you on this option; we just can’t guarantee this until everyone is confirmed for your tour.
Absolutely! We have a runner package and a supporter package for our tours, so with the supporter package they will receive all the benefits that a runner gets, minus the race entry (and transport to the race start if that is included in your particular package). This means that everything else, such as dinners, tours or functions, supporters are welcome to join and celebrate with the main group!
As per our terms and conditions, it is a condition of booking a package with Travelling Fit that you take out travel insurance. If you make the decision not to take out cover, you must notify us in writing prior to the trip.
Whilst you don’t have to, we absolutely recommend you have Travel Insurance. If you make the decision not to take out cover, you must notify us in writing prior to the trip.
They sure are! There is no additional cost to have your shirt personalised. Our Travelling Fit shirts distinguish your group in a crowd – wear it with pride!
Why wouldn’t you! When you’re on the home stretch and fatigue has set in, there’s nothing more uplifting than hearing someone call out your name! Particularly with the big city Marathons, the crowds are always so supportive, so let them cheer you on!
Any ones we finish! Seriously we can’t choose – they are all uniquely special!
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