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25 July 2015 - Australian Outback Marathon (Marathon,21km,11km & 6km) Awe Inspiring
The Australian Outback Marathon takes place in the very heart of Australia and consists of events for every running ability including the full marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km. The mainly off-road route is tough and will give runners of all levels an experience that they will never forget. Don’t just run a race, experience a truly unique Australian running event – The Australia Outback Marathon! Feel the kilometres slip by as you take in the as you take in the awe-inspiring sight of Uluru…” (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). This inspiring backdrop will encourage both professional marathoners and amateur runners to work through ‘the burn’ and break personal records. Most of the course is on unsealed roads complete with Australia’s famed ‘red earth’ underfoot.The Australian Outback has the most beautiful night skies and unpolluted air, mix this with a unique adventure marathon and you have a spectacular trip. The marathon and half marathon starts at 7.45am and there is a 8 hour cut off time and no qualifying races are required.Contact us for travel packages and details.
20 September 2015
- Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Cape Town (Marathon, 10km, 5km & Trail Runs) African Spectacular
Spectacular 42.2km route and a dynamic organisation....Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is endorsed by Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar, two of South Africa’s most celebrated sporting greats. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon takes place on 20th September 2015, starts and finishes outside the Cape Town Stadium. The race is a beautiful sightseeing tour of the natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s attractions and cultural areas. It unites all with a shared love of sport and fun showcasing the gorgeous sights of the Mother City of Cape Town. The 42.2km Marathon starts at 07h00 and has a 7 hour cut-off time. The 10km Peace Run starts at 06h50 and has a 2 hour cut-off time. Runners come together to enjoy a festival of running weekend that also includes a 4.2km Fun Run (Saturday), adventurous Trail Runs (Saturday) and a team-building Relay (Saturday). Prices from Johannesburg Prices from Durban. Booking Form.
2015 - Bank Of America Chicago Marathon, USA (Marathon)A true Americas Marathon
One of the 6 Major Marathons The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known globally for its fast, flat course starting and finishing in Grant Park on Columbus Drive and Monroe Street. Elite athletes and amateurs alike annually target the race for its potential to generate personal, national and world records. In addition to its speed, the course itself offers all runners a scenic tour of Chicago as it weaves through numerous diverse neighbourhoods and dozens of landmarks. In running The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, you are guaranteed to see all that is great about the City of Chicago. A true 'Americas' marathon attracting a field of 45,000 runners from all over the world. Course time limit is 6 hours 30 minutes. Prices. Booking Form.
2015 - Amsterdam Marathon, The Netherlands (Marathon, 21k & 8k) Fast
There are various events scheduled this day: the 42km Marathon (starts at 9:30), the 21km Half Marathon (starts at 13:30), the 8 km run (starts at 10:10), and also some childrens events. The marathon route is mainly flat and is known for its fast and beautiful course. The start and finish take place in the +/-80 year-old Olympic Stadium. And every year this leaves an unforgettable impression, not least because of the presence of the supporters in the stadium. The route is packed with things worth seeing in Amsterdam. As such, you pass the world famous Rijks Museum on the Museumplein, and through the Vondel Park. (48-hectare park, full of flowers, ponds, footpaths and playgrounds, a favourite among Amsterdammers) and follows a part of the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately homes and a few windmills. 42km Marathon runners will have 6 hours to complete the race, 21km Half Marathon runners will have 3 hours. Prices. Booking Form.
2015 - Polar Circle Marathon, Greenland (Marathon & 21k) Icy Adventure
Combine your visit to remote Greenland with a unique arctic race. Run on the vast ice sheet and experience breathtaking polar landscapes in this challenging running event.The Polar Circle Marathon - often referred to as "the coolest marathon on earth" takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The endless ice and arctic tundra of this vast country make up the backdrop of this unusual race., in which runners pass glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and the soundless, arctic desert. This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most remote corners of the world combined with a challenging running event.A part of the route takes place on the ice cap itself, but the main part of the course is run on the gravel road (often snow covered) that connects the inland ice with the small township of Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle.The Marathon and Half Marathon are held on separate days, giving runners the opportunity to run them both and complete the Polar Bear Challenge. Contact us for travel package and details.
2015 - Venice Marathon, Italy (Marathon) Italian
The Venice Marathon starts in Stra, a village in the countryside
+/- 25kms from Venice. The course is mainly flat and fast through
the rural areas and what better way to see St Mark's Square, the
Grand Canal and many beautiful 18th century mansions than to run past
them ! The crowds along the route are enthusiastic and vocal and everyone
seemed to enjoy the spectacle, runners and spectators alike. The Marathon
starts at 9.05am. Time limit is 6 hours. Prices. Booking Form.
2015 - Athens Marathon (The Authentic), Greece (Marathon, 10k & 5k) A must
The Athens Marathon is legendary. Formerly known as the Athens Classic Marathon they have changed name in recent years to reflect the marathons legendary status. Athens is the birthplace of the Marathon race 2504 years ago. A legendary course it is a must for every marathon runner. The route is hilly and challenging - starts near the sea at marathon village and ends in the spectacular Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens. Panathinaikos Stadium was built entirely in white marble for the first modern Olympics in 1896. The marble stadium is located on the same spot where remains of an ancient stadium used for the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece were excavated. The marathon start is staggered from 9am until 9.23am. You have 8 hours to finish the race .The average temperatures for Athens early November are around 14 - 16°C (57 - 60°F). Taking place on the same day there is also a 10km and 5km. Prices. Booking Form.
2015 - Istanbul Marathon, Turkey (Marathon, 15k & 10k) 2 continents race
Mostly flat, it is the only course in the world where the marathon includes two continents, Asia and Europe, in one race. The Marathon race starts just behind the Bosphorus Bridge on the Asian side of Turkey, crosses the bridge affording beautiful views to the European side. Then you run along a coastal road, through Gulhane Park and to the city to finish near the Blue Mosque. Hippodrome which was the meeting and sporting centre of Romans, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire, is the finish point (close to the Blue Mosque). The marathon is a Gold Label IAAF event. Taking place on the same day there is also 15km,10km and Fun Walk races. The marathon starts at 9am and you have 5 and half hours to finish and receive a medal. Our hotel is easy walking distance from the finish. Prices. Booking Form.
2016 - Tokyo Marathon, Japan (Marathon & 10km) Big, Exciting and Vibrant
Penthouse Travel Sporting Tours are pleased to be an official agent for the Tokyo Marathon 2016 and are therefore able to offer you a 4 night’s travel package including guaranteed race entry and flights. Bookings are limited and will close when the maximum number of entrants has been reached. Tokyo is an exciting and fascinating city with great nightlife. The Tokyo Marathon is generally a flat course and extremely popular with runners from all corners of the globe and especially since they became a member of the World Marathon Majors. It is the largest marathon in Asia and one of the largest in the world with +/- 35,500 participants. The course is like a sightseeing tour of Tokyo passing by tourist sites such as the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, Asakusa and Ginza. With big crowd support, taiko drums, kimono dancers, and brass bands it has a festival atmosphere. The Marathon starts at 9.10am and the time limit is 7 hours with checkpoints and cut off times en-route. The day before the marathon a 5km International Friendship Run is expected to take place, details have not been communicated at this time. The land arrangements are operated by KNT in Japan and guidance is given locally. Prices. Booking Form.
2016- Seychelles Eco-friendly Marathon (Marathon, 21km, 10km & 5km) Paradise
Seychelles is famous for clear turquoise waters and powder soft sandy beaches. The climate is one which is always warm and rarely drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C. It is home to many rare species on earth and endemic flora and fauna. Proud national monuments, beautiful creole houses, artists studios, nature reserves and marine parks, as well as breathtaking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. The diversity of the islands and the landscape opens you to a world of adventure, romance or family fun. Mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.
The marathon is a beautiful coastal route with all race distances starting and finishing at Beau Vallon Beach. Ideal for all types of runners and the option of shorter distances encourages walkers and social runners with their generous time limits. Time limits: 42km (5hours), 21km (4 hours), 10km run (2 hours), 10km fun walk (4 hours), 5km (2 hours). 10km and 5km entries can be purchased at race registration. All marathon and half marathon finishers will receive a medal, T-Shirt and official time certificate.Contact us if you would like to book for 2016
2016 - Barcelona Marathon, Spain (Marathon) Cosmopolitan
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. The race is slightly uphill for the first +/- 10kms and then the rest is a flat circular course, making it ideal for achieving a good time. Runners start and finish below the green hills of Montjuic Park in front of the Magic Fountain on Av. Christina. They then race thorough the city enjoying many of the sites of the Catalan capital. Along the way they will see Camp Nou (home to FC Barcelona), Gaudi's magnificent La Pedrera and his cathedral masterpiece Sagrada Familia as well as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The race starts at 8.30am and is expected to attract +/- 19,000 runners and there is a 6 hour cut off time. The day before the Marathon a 4.195km Fun Run starts at 9.30am and is free but limited to the first 2,000 entrants. Prices. Booking Form.
10 April 2016
- Rome Marathon, Italy (Marathon & 4km) Bellissimo
Starting and finishing close to the Colosseum this race takes you through the streets of historical Rome, which includes St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, Olympic Stadium, Piazzale Popolo and Trevi Fountain. A simple medical form must be completed by your Doctor and no qualifying race is required. The race usually attracts in excess of 14,000 runners, starts at 8.50am; there is a 7hrs 30mins cut off time.. There is a supporting 5km Fun Run (Stracittadina) which starts immediately after the marathon start. It's one of the biggest Fun Runs in Europe, expecting +/- 80,000 entries. Prices. Booking Form.
10 April 2016
- Rotterdam Marathon, The Netherlands (Marathon & 10km) Fast and Flat
The Rotterdam Marathon has been the biggest one day sporting event in the Netherlands for 13 years in a row. It attracts the worlds elite runners. The course is a fast, friendly course. Starting on the bustling Coolsingel, no other marathon in the Netherlands can match the atmosphere in Rotterdam; thousands of spectators along the course make the party complete. The marathon starts at 10.30am. Time limit is 5 hours and 30 minutes. Travel package and details will be ready soon.Contact us if you would like to book for 2016
4 June 2016
- Stockholm Marathon, Sweden (Marathon) Scandinavian Beauty
Stockholm is one of the most beautiful capitals and well known for its cafes, parks and long summer nights. Built on 14 islands Stockholm, capital of Sweden is a city of contrasts – water and islands, history and innovation, small town/big city and up to 18 hours of day light during summer. The marathon course is two laps through the central parts of Stockholm. The surroundings vary from the woods of the Royal Park "Djurgården" to the streets of a big city. The course passes buildings such as the Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Royal Opera and the Houses of Parliament. Much of the race is run along beautiful waterways. When passing the "Västerbron" bridge, the runners will enjoy a fantastic view over a city with buildings ranging in age from the medieval times to the present day. The difference in altitude between the highest and the lowest point of the course is 29 meters. Starting just outside the Olympic Stadium the race finishes inside the famous Olympic Stadium. The first lap is 16.6 kilometres, the second lap 25.6 kilometres. Since this is a two lap course the top runners will lap the slower runners by the end of their second lap. The race is well supported by the locals who enthusiastically cheer everyone on. The race starts at 12h00 on ”Lidingövägen”, the road just outside the Olympic Stadium. Runners are divided into two groups that start at 10 minute intervals. Average weather is 18 deg C. Time limit to finish and get a medal and finishers t-shirt is 6 hours. A maximum of 21,500 runners were accepted for 2015 and it sold out early.Contact us if you would like to book for 2016
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