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Marathon Tours reserve the right to change the itinerary, times and/or running course without further notice in the event of extreme weather.
By signing up for this event you agree to the Terms & Conditions.
Please note that it is each traveler’s responsibility to check visa and passport requirements and ensure that they comply. Obtaining a passport and, if required, a visa, is solely the responsibility of each traveler.
You must have a valid passport that matches the name on your airline tickets and the name on this confirmation for the ship manifest. Your passport should be valid for six (6) months after your return date. No visas are necessary for US, Canada and most countries. Please check online to see if you need a visa. IMPORTANT: enclose a copy of your passport photo page and page that lists date of issue, etc. with your paperwork.
Race time: 7:00 AM Wave 1, 1:00 PM Wave 2
The course will be routed over a roller coaster course toward Artigas, the Uruguayan Base at the western end of Collins Glacier. The course is entirely on dirt roads, which often can be muddy. The course changes each year based on the base operations as well as road and weather conditions. All runners must be self-sufficient and cannot expect any access to indoor facilities.
Each year Marathon Tours & Travel offers runners the opportunity to sponsor an official Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon Mile Marker(s). The proceeds of the Mile Markers are donated to Oceanites, which is the official non-profit organization of the Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon. In return, the runner gets to keep his/her sponsored mile marker after the race as a great souvenir! You can sponsor a mile marker by completing the Antarctica Marathon Mile Marker Sponsorship Form. Oceanites has been researching the effect of climate change and tourism on Antarctica for more than 20 years. They have collected valuable data on wildlife and plant populations to support further research on this most pristine part of our planet. In addition to the sponsored mile markers there is a live on-board auction during the tour with all proceeds also going to Oceanites!
Average temperatures range between 15F-34F minus the wind chill, which can lower it by about 10F. Heavy snow is rare but light flurries are common.
Course time limit
Marathoners must finish under six (6) hours and thirty (30) minutes, weather permitting. You must pass the halfway mark in three (3) hours and 10 minutes. Half-Marathoners must finish under four (4) hours and thirty (30) minutes, weather permitting. Course marshals have the responsibility to stop any runner from continuing who might endanger himself or herself through fatigue, hypothermia or dehydration.
Race check-in and the briefing with emphasis on the environmental rules and regulations governing this event will be held at the welcome dinner in Buenos Aires. Attendance is mandatory for participation in the race.
You will not need any special shoes. A training shoe designed for off-road running is best. Bring two pair since it might be wet and muddy. Racing flats are not recommended. NOTE: trekking poles or any other aid are not allowed in either event.
Recommended Gear List
Buenos Aires: 70-90F / 20-32C
Ushuaia: 45-60F / 7-16CF
Antarctica: 0-35F / -18-2C
We recommend the following based on the expected temperatures as noted above (modify based on your personal preference):
· In Buenos Aires, in addition to your regular comfort wear don’t forget something a little nicer for our Welcome Reception and Dinner (you can also use for our farewell dinner on the ship).
· In Ushuaia, a warmer jacket and you should always have a waterproof jacket handy.
· On the ship, in addition to casual clothing:
- Farewell dinner attire mentioned above
- Binoculars if interested, some are available when you are on the bridge
- Converter for European electric outlets
• For zodiac excursions, kayaking and landings:
- Three (3) layers for warmth:
- wicking base layer insulating fleece layer
- insulating waterproof outer layer
- A moisture wicking sock liner and a heavy wool outer sock
- Boots will be provided
- Thermal layer
- Medium weight pants
- Waterproof outer pants (i.e. ski pants)
- Long-sleeved wicking tech shirt base layer
- Medium weight fleece ¼ to full zip tech shirt or puffy down jacket insulating layer
- Waterproof jacket w/ hood if possible (i.e. ski jacket)
- Glove liners
- Outer gloves or mittens (big enough to accommodate liners)
- Neoprene glove for kayakers if you have them
• Neck and Head
- Neck buff
- Balaclava or facemask
- Thermal hat
- Ski goggles (especially if you wear contacts)
• Other gear
- Dry bag, for camer
All runners must be at least 18 years of age on race day for participation in the marathon. There is no age limit for the half-marathon.
The top three overall for males and females in both races will be recognized. In the marathon, the top two in each age category will be recognized (under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over). All finishers will receive a finisher certificate and a medallion.
Very difficult, very hilly with constantly changing weather and running surface.
In consideration for my entry acceptance, I hereby for myself my heirs, executors and administrators release any and all rights for damages I may have against the sponsors, organizers, government officials, Marathon Tours, Inc. and Albatros Expeditions A/S or its affiliates, or any individual associated with the event. I attest that I am physically fit to complete in this challenging event. I grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my likeness in all media including photographs, pictures, recordings, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I also understand that I am traveling to a very remote destination and that weather, acts of God and other forces beyond any person's control may prevent the event from taking place. If the event is not held due to circumstances beyond our control such as but not limited to weather, acts of God or force majeure, I understand that no refund of my travel expenses or entry fees will be reimbursed.
These tours are operated by Marathon Tours, Inc. of Chelsea, MA who acts only as an agent for the passenger to the companies offering such services and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by any reason whatsoever by any party offering such services. All terms and conditions offered are governed by the laws of Massachusetts. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure with a refund, less applicable credit card and processing fees, made as full settlement to the passenger. The right is reserved by Marathon Tours, Inc. to deny acceptance of a booking application by any person. Marathon Tours, Inc. may make any changes or alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary for the proper handling of the tour. The sole responsibility of any airline used is limited to that set out in the passenger contract evidenced by the ticket. The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time that the passengers are not on board their aircraft. All race participants must sign the trip application which acts as the race entry form and liability waiver.
• Ten nights on the Ocean Victory
• Three nights hotel accommodations at the Hilton in Buenos Aires from March 5th to March 8th
• All hotel taxes
• Full breakfast each morning at the hotel
• Half-Day Guided City Tour in Buenos Aires
• Welcome Reception and Dinner
• Roundtrip flights to Ushuaia
• Airport Transfers (see note below)
• Three meals daily, afternoon tea and happy hour on board your ship
• Drink Package during lunch and dinner
• Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Reception
• Official Expedition Parka
• Official Antarctica Marathon Tech Race Shirt
• Lecture program on board your ship
• Zodiac and wildlife excursions
• Kayaking with whales option (additional cost)
• Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff
• Photographic package including race, excursion and trip-log
• Ocean Victory Staff Tips
• Race entry fee is £205 additional
• Meals unless noted on the itinerary
• Gratuities and tips
• Travel Insurance
• Airfare to/from Buenos Aires