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2017 - Buenos Aires Marathon, Argentina (Marathon) South American Charm
The Buenos Aires Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the Southern Hemisphere. The race route is flat and starts and finishes in the city. Roads are wide and with good support from the spectators this is an excellent overseas marathon to do a PB whilst seeing the major sights of the city. Typically around 10,000 participants from many countries enjoy many beautiful neighbourhoods and city sites along the route. This includes lakes and parks, some of the city's finest and most elegant hotels, Government House, cathedral, the Obelisk, financial, historic and tourist districts, soccer stadium, the widest river in the world, the new tunnel, La Boca and countless other fascinating and colourful points of interest all the way to the finish in the wooded Av Figueroa Alcorta. The race starts at 7.30am and you have 6 hours to finish and receive a medal. Contact us for travel packages and details.
2017 - 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.
2017 - 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.
28 & 29 October
2017 - 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 packages and details.
2017 - Athens Marathon (The Authentic), Greece (Marathon, 10k & 5k) Legendary Course
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.
2017 - 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. On Request.
2017 - Bagan Temple Marathon, Myanmar (Marathon, 21k & 10k) Alluring untouched lands
Tucked away in central Myanmar and home to more than 2,000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sacred pagodas and beautiful temples are scattered across the plains of Bagan creating a mystical, striking landscape. The marathon course will take runners on a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land. A relatively flat course, the route takes runners through a temple wonderland and small villages where it feels like time has stood still. The heat and dusty course is a challenge for most runners participating in the Bagan Temple Marathon. However, the beautiful temples, the friendly villagers, the other-worldly atmosphere make this marathon special and unique. Contact us for travel packages and details.
2017 - Reggae Marathon, Jamaica (Marathon, 21k & 10k) Land of Reggae and Rasta
Ya'Mon! Course is mostly flat and fun, fun, fun with reggae music every mile or so. A small race with maximum 3,000 participants but big on atmosphere. All distances start together in the dark at 5.15am (before it gets hot!). The marathon is a gentle double loop which starts and finishes at the beach. You may run, walk or run/walk as you have plenty of time to complete your chosen distance. The course remains open for 6 hours, marathoners must reach the halfway mark in 3 hours. Strike a "Lighting Bolt" pose - the famous pose of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt when you cross the finish line and have a great time celebrating by the beach and soaking up the sun and local drinks. Of course, in Jamaica the people make a big difference. And that is where the Reggae Marathon shines. It is rated one of the ten best in the world.On Request.
26 January 2018 - Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, UAE (Marathon, 10k & 40k) Arabian Delight
This event is considered as one of the first sporting events on the city's calendar, occurring this time in early January and taking advantage of the cooler winter temperatures. The Dubai Marathon has become bigger and better each year, attracting many elite and athletes from around the globe.Contact us for travel packages and details.
2018 - Tokyo Marathon 2018, Japan (Marathon & 10km) Big, Exciting and Vibrant
Tokyo is an exciting and fascinating city with great nightlife. The Tokyo Marathon 2018 is expected to be the same as the new course presented in 2017. Generally a flat course and extremely popular with runners from all corners of the globe, especially since they became a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. It is the largest marathon in Asia and one of the largest in the world with approx. 35,500 participants. The course is a sightseeing tour of Tokyo with big crowd support, taiko drums, kimono dancers, and brass bands it has a festival atmosphere. The Marathon time limit is 7 hours with checkpoints and cut off times en-route. The land arrangements are operated by KNT in Japan and guidance is given locally. Invitation included to the After Run Party which is a special event for approx. 500 overseas runners and companions. The party venue is authentic Japanese place where there will be awards to any runners who have completed 6 Marathon Majors, a Japanese Cultural performance such as Wadaiko (Japanese traditional drum) and Sumo, Japanese Cuisine such as Sushi bar and Sake tasting. Sold Out for 2018. Contact us if you are a runner, resident of South Africa and would like to be added to the waiting list.
2018 - Jerusalem Marathon, Israel (Marathon, 21km, 10km & 5km) Cultural journey
On Friday 9th March, the 8th edition of the Jerusalem Marathon will take place. There are various events scheduled this day: the Marathon, the Half Marathon, the 10km run, competitive 5km, popular 5km and family races. The various races pass by fascinating historical sites that illuminate 3,000 years of the history of Jerusalem, Israel's capital. The International Jerusalem Winner Marathon combines physical endurance with exquisite landscapes, fresh mountain air and unique culture and heritage sites such as the Israeli Knesset, Machane Yehuda Marketplace, Mount Scopus, the Old City, David's Tower, Haas Promenade and more. It is guaranteed to be a challenging, thrilling and unforgettable experience for all runners. The marathon (42.2km) starts at 7am and there is a 6 hour cut off time. Prices. Booking Form.
2018 - 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 expected to attract more than 20,000 runners for the 40th edition of this race. The start is very 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 is expected to start at 8.30am and there is a 6 hour cut off time. The day before the Marathon a Breakfast Fun Run starts at 9.30am and is free but limited to the first 2,000 entrants which we can organise for you. Prices. Booking Form.
18 March 2017 - UA New York City Half Marathon, USA (21km) Big Apple Fun 21km
Date to be confirmed
Starting on beautiful Central Park’s West Drive near 64th Street, runners head south, and make a complete counter-clockwise loop of the park. You then continue to the southern end of the park, exit onto Seventh Ave and head south through traffic-free Times Square. A right turn onto 42nd Street takes you to 12th Avenue (West Side Highway), where you turn right, go north for two blocks, and then turn around at 44th Street and run south along the Hudson River waterfront on the West Side Highway to Lower Manhattan. You take the Battery Park Underpass to FDR Drive and take the South Street exit, cross over South Street onto Old Slip, turn right onto Water Street and continue to the finish line on Water Street at Wall Street. There are some modest inclines in the first half of the race, but from Mile 6 it is gently downhill and from around Mile 8 (10km) it is almost completely flat to the Finish Line. The field is limited to a maximum 20,000 runners and the time limit is 3 hours. The race distance is 21kms and starts at 7.30 am. Contact us if you would like to book for 2018
08 April 2018
- Berlin Half Marathon, Germany (21km) Fast and Flat
Berlin is a beautiful city and it is easy to see why the half marathon attracts 30 000 runners. The fastest ‘Sightseeing Tour’ in running shoes! The flat and fast course of the Berlin Half Marathon passes some of the most impressive sights Berlin has to offer, TV Tower at Alexanderplatz, Berliner Dome, Brandenburg Gate, Victory Column, Charlottenburg Palace, Kurfürstendamm with Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie and City Hall Berlin. Finish the race and receive your finisher medal and you will look back at an unforgettable experience in Berlin. The race starts from 10:05am in 3 waves at Karl-Marx-Allee, near Otto-Braun-Str. Time limit is 3 hours 15 minutes.Contact us if you would like to book for 2018
08 April 2018
- 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 from 8.40am; there is a 7hrs 30mins cut off time. There is a supporting 4km Fun Run (RomaFun) which starts immediately after the marathon start. It's one of the biggest Fun Runs in Europe, expecting approx. 80,000 entries. Prices. Booking Form.
08 April 2018
- Rotterdam Marathon, The Netherlands (Marathon & 10km) Fast and Flat
Rotterdam Marathon is one of the biggest one day sporting events in the Netherlands. It attracts the world’s elite runners because the course if fast and flat. Starting and finishing on the bustling Coolsingel, the atmosphere and crowd support is not only very good at the start but throughout the route. The race usually attracts approx. 40,000 runners. The marathon starts at 10h00 and there is a 5hrs 30mins time limit. There is also a 10km race which takes place on the same day.Contact us if you would like to book for 2018
27 May 2018
- Thunder Dragon Marathon, Bhutan (Marathon & 21km) Samba city
Bhutan or Druk Yul (the land of the Thunder Dragon) as it is known in Bhutanese, is mystical, enchanting and like nowhere you have ever been. This tiny Himalayan kingdom nestling between Tibet and India is a country of raw natural beauty and dramatic landscapes that range from sub-tropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.
Regularly voted one of the world’s top travel destinations, Bhutan still remains accessible only to the privileged few. The Thunder Dragon Marathon is your chance to see the country at ground level, to immerse yourself in its unique culture and enjoy an unforgettable running and travel experience. The Thunder Dragon Marathon highlights all of the aspects of Bhutan that make it so special. Running through the beautiful Paro Valley, the route takes in fantastic mountain scenery and features many iconic landmarks, such as the Tigers Taktsang Monastery (also known as Tigers Nest), Paro Dzong and many religious Chorten or shrines. It is a true mountain and cultural experience.
Mostly on trails and mountain paths with some road sections, the route has a number of climbs but with an altitude variation that stays between 2,200m and 2,530m there are no tremendously difficult sections although it remains a suitable challenge. Contact us if you would like to book for 2018 Note: This tour can be combine with the Great Wall Marathon.
3 June 2018
- Rio de Janeiro Marathon, Brazil (Marathon, 21km & 10km) Samba city
Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beauty, hotel-lined sandy tourist beaches. It's an exciting city, here you can walk through parks inside the city, seeing monkeys and toucans, spend the evening partying and exploring the vibrant nightlife or simply watching the sunset or sunrise over this captivating city. The Rio de Janeiro Marathon (42km) is a point to point course through city streets starting in Recreio and finishing in Flamengo. With the Serra do Mar Mountains on your left and the ocean to your right this coastal course is picturesque. Runners are cheered on by enthusiastic supporters lining the streets through famous neighbourhoods like Praia da Reserva, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo and Flamengo. For runners seeking a lesser distance there is also a half marathon event to enter. The 42km marathon starts at 7.30am, the 21km starts at 6.45am and there is also a 6km Family Run which starts at 8.00am on the same morning.Contact us if you would like to book for 2018
25 June 2018 - Mont Blanc Marathon, Switzerland (42km) Swiss mountain race
Distance of 42km coupled with a positive vertical gain of 2760m, and a 1704m vertical drop off. Limited to 2000 runners, this marathon is on mountain trails between 1000m and 2200m in altitude with a finish at 2000m. Starting from the centre of Chamonix (1035m) this 42km marathon is effectively a tough trail race. The route climbs steadily towards the upper valley, passing through the hamlets of "les Bois" and Lavancher to reach Argentière (1250m). Runners will bypass the village of Argentière and reach Le Planet by the "Chemin des Rambles" before going to Montroc using a local road, closed for the event. After going through the village of Montroc you take the trail towards Tré le Champ and from here, you go towards the Col des Montets. The route crosses the "Col des Montets" (1461m) in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges' Natural Reserve. Then along the "chemin des Diligences", the old stage-coach route, you arrive at the hamlet of Buet before reaching Vallorcine (1260 m), nestled at the bottom of a pretty valley at just a stone's throw from Switzerland. Here begins the progression to the Col des Possettes (1997m) via a trail leaving from the Plan de l'envers.A refreshment post is available at the top of the col before finally climbing up to the Aiguilles des Posettes (2201m) where you will be rewarded by a breathtaking panoroma of the Mont Blanc range. Facing the ‘Aiguille Verte' and the Mont Blanc range, the route follows the ridgeline of the 'aiguillette' gradually descending in the direction of Tré le Champ. You will go along a pretty trail that brings your toward le Tour, crosses through the village, and then takes you near to the Tour glacier. Then, you will take a north facing trail (a cooler perspective....) towards Montroc before crossing through the hamlets of the Frasserands and Tré le Champ. At the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges massif, at the opposite of the Mont-Blanc range, the route climbs up towards la Flégère (1875 m). After crossing the magnificent Charlanon comb(1812m) the climb is gentle on a balcony path,with one of the most beautiful views of the Mont-Blanc, to reach Altitude 2000. There is also a 23km and 80km during the same weekend. The 42km marathon starts at 07:00am with a cut off time of 9 hours.Contact us if you would like to book for 2018
15 July 2018
- Mauritius Marathon, Indian Ocean Islands (Marathon, 21km & 10km) Mauritian Beauty
The LUX* Mauritius Marathon combines a sporting challenge with the discovery of the natural and cultural
heritage of Mauritius into one big adventure. The new course reveals landscapes all along the most beautiful
coastal road in Mauritius, combined with a spectacular view over the Baie du Cap lagoon through the UNESCO
protected mountain of Le Morne.
The Marathon route starts from the Saint Felix Beach, towards Riambel
and then onto Le Morne Village giving runners the opportunity to race along the most beautiful coastal road the island has to offer. Runners will run through typical coastal fishermen villages. The marathon course finishes
alongside the white sandy beach of Saint Felix, where all runners can enjoy a swim in the lagoon as well as the magical views the south of Mauritius has to offer. Unique, unforgettable experience and amazing hospitality the Mauritian way! Contact us if you would like to book for 2018
28 July 2018 - 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 if you would like to book for 2018
23 September 2018
- Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Cape Town (Marathon, 10km, 5km & Trail Runs) World class African
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 17 September 2017 and starts and finishes outside the iconic 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 6 hour 30 minutes cut-off time. The 10km Peace Run is expected to start at 07h10 and has a 1 hour 50 minutes 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). Contact us for travel packages and details. For details of the race and rules please refer to http://www.capetownmarathon.com
2018 - 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. 2017 info Contact us if you would like us to advance register for 2018. Advance registration form for 2018
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