Marathon Profile: Antarctica Marathon

Tonight I decided to look for something exotic and came up with the Antarctica Marathon. I had heard of this one before but did not know much about it until reading more tonight.

As you can imagine, this one is a pretty exclusive marathon as it seems to be limited to less than 100 runners per year. However if your is to run a marathon on all seven continents then this is one you will have to complete.

The course is run on dirt roads on King George Island. It passes by some of the international research stations setup on the island.

I think it is pretty safe to say this is one I will never do but it would certainly be a unique experience. the chance to come face to face with penguins, icebergs, seals and whales would make it an experience of a lifetime.

As you can imagine, this is not a cheap marathon to run. Packages seem to run from $6700-8700. However, it is by all accounts a very popular race. According to the website the race is soldout until 2015.

One other aspect that may deter you from this race is the fact that travel involves a two day sail across the Drake Passage, known for some of the roughest waters on earth.

As always, if you are interested in more information, you can read some reviews here.

What do you think, is this a marathon you would consider doing?

2 thoughts on “Marathon Profile: Antarctica Marathon”

  1. I’m doing it! Ack!

    Can’t wait. I’m privileged to be raising money for Oceanites in conjunction with the 2012 marathon. Adventure + great cause = wonderful.

    – Dean
    @deanguin
    @zerotoboston

  2. It will be an amazing adventure and you are raising money for a great cause. Good luck!

    I look forward to reading about it on your blog.

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