Often, although reaching the same tour location, Marathon travellers each make their way via a different route. This is why it’s important to know the rules surrounding visas in the countries in which you are planning to visit, similarly for any destination post run. As we aren’t involved in flights for our clients, you need to ensure that any visas to allow travel between countries are arranged prior to leaving Australia, or you know what is required in order to arrive at your destination.
When booking a particular event, we will always provide advice as to what you need to arrange for your journey, but ultimately how prepared you are is up to the individual traveller. We are always on hand to offer assistance, so when we recommend you arrange details such as visas before you leave, it’s because we’ve been through the process before.
If you’re happy to pay for peace of mind, we recommend Visalink, who specialise in providing Australian travellers with the relevant visas needed to reach destinations all over the world. This service is convenient if you need assistance in arranging your travel documentation and would like someone to take care of all the legwork for you.
With a full range of services, Visalink can assist with travel visas for over 200 destinations across the globe, whether that’s a US ESTA or something more obscure. They offer a personalised service with real-time tracking, so you know when your supporting materials have arrived, and how far along your process has tracked. Eliminating the need for you to visit, liaise or correspond with the embassy or consulate of your destination country, Visalink may be the right choice for your travel needs.
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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