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Arctic Marathon 2024 - Prices from £8195.00pp

Arctic Marathon 2024

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Marathon Tours Marathon Tours & Travel began offering the Antarctica Marathon®? in 1995.  As the creator of the first annual sporting event in Antarctica, we are proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2024 with two charters to Antarctica. We are also proud to announce that after years of requests from our Antarctica Alumni for a similar “once in a lifetime adventure experience” in the Arctic, we will be hosting our first Arctic Marathon in September 2024!

The Arctic Marathon Tour Package begins with three-nights in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Here you will enjoy exploring the former Viking outpost and most interesting current capital in Scandinavia, before heading to the new world first discovered by Erik the Red – Greenland.  You will be flown to Kangerlussuaq which is located on the western coast of Greenland, where your adventure begins aboard the new Ocean Albatros ship. Over the course of the first few days, the ship sails north to the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and rightly known the world over as ‘the Iceberg Capital of the World’. Opposite the south side of the Ilulissat Icefjord is Ilimanaq – the location of our 2024 Arctic Marathon, Half-Marathon and Ultra 50K!

Your Arctic Marathon 2024 Marathon Tours & Travel Package Includes:

  • Three nights hotel accommodations at the Copenhagen Marriott in Denmark from September 2 to September 5
  • All hotel taxes
  • Full breakfast each morning at the hotel
  • Airport Transfers (see note below)
  • Half-Day Guided City Tour in Copenhagen
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Charter flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Ten nights on the Ocean Albatros – Explore the ship and staterooms HERE
  • Three meals daily, afternoon tea and happy hour aboard your ship
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Reception
  • Official Expedition Parka
  • Official Arctic Marathon Tech Race Shirt and Finisher Medal
  • Official Polar Challenge Tech Shirt and Medal for Antarctica and Arctic Finishers
  • Lecture program on board your ship
  • Zodiac and wildlife excursions
  • Kayaking with whales’ option (additional cost)
  • Ocean Albatros Staff Tips
  • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff
  • Race entry fee is an additional £220

Not Included:

  • Meals unless noted on the itinerary
  • Gratuities and tips, unless noted
  • Incidentals
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare from/to your home airport
  • Airfare to/from Buenos Aires
Event Includes

Your Arctic Marathon 2024 Marathon Tours & Travel Package Includes:

  • Three nights hotel accommodations at the Copenhagen Marriott in Denmark from September 2 to September 5
  • All hotel taxes
  • Full breakfast each morning at the hotel
  • Airport Transfers (see note below)
  • Half-Day Guided City Tour in Copenhagen
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Charter flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
  • Ten nights on the Ocean Albatros – Explore the ship and staterooms HERE
  • Three meals daily, afternoon tea and happy hour aboard your ship
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Reception
  • Official Expedition Parka
  • Official Arctic Marathon Tech Race Shirt and Finisher Medal
  • Official Polar Challenge Tech Shirt and Medal for Antarctica and Arctic Finishers
  • Lecture program on board your ship
  • Zodiac and wildlife excursions
  • Kayaking with whales’ option (additional cost)
  • Ocean Albatros Staff Tips
  • Services of Marathon Tours & Travel staff
  • Race entry fee is an additional £220
Need to Know

Disclaimer

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.

Reservations and Payments

A Tour Application must be completed by each traveler. The initial deposit of 35% of package price per person is required upon your official confirmation letter that includes your ship assignment, cabin type, and travel dates. This payment confirms you on a definite basis. A second deposit of 45% of package price per person is due April 1, 2024. The balance of payment is due June 1, 2024.

Cancellations

A £435 per person cancellation fee is non-refundable. A per person cancellation fee equaling 50% of monies already paid will be charged if cancellation is received in writing after March 1, 2024, and before April 1, 2024. A 75% of per person cancellation fee monies on deposit per person cancellation fee will be charged if cancellation is received in writing after April 1, 2024, and before June 1, 2024. No refund applies to cancellations after June 1, 2024.

Visa

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. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip.

Albatros Expeditions has a minimum requirement of Medical Emergency Evacuation insurance of $200,000 USD per passenger, as well as printed proof of insurance available for their Expedition staff if requested while onboard the Vessel. This is mandatory! 

Important Travel Information

It’s important be up to date with the latest information about where you’re travelling to and what documents you need to have in order to travel.

For information about passports and applying for them, you should check the passport pages of the UK Government Website.

To learn more about the destination that you are travelling to, including specific travel advise and entry requirements, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) publishes up to date information here. This link covers travel to both Denmark and Greenland.

When you travel, you should be 'Travel Aware'. By following the Travel Aware link, you’ll find a whole list of useful information put together by the FCDO, which will help you be 'Travel Aware' for your journey ahead.

Single Occupancy 

Single occupancy on the ships is not available, all cabins are shared. If you are traveling alone, we will match you with another runner of the same gender. You may elect to have a single hotel room in Copenhagen for a single supplement.

Race time 

7:00 AM Wave 1

Course: 

More information coming soon!

Charitable Objective

Marathon Tours & Travel offers runners the opportunity to sponsor an official Arctic Marathon, Half-Marathon & Ultra 50K Mile Marker(s). The proceeds of the Mile Markers will be donated to an Arctic charity TBD. In return, the runner gets to keep his/her sponsored mile marker after the race as a great souvenir! In addition to the sponsored mile markers there is a live on-board auction during the tour with all proceeds also going to the chosen charity.

Temperature: Average temperatures range between 35F-42F. The probability of precipitation averages 20%, with snow or mixed precipitation unlikely.

Course Time Limit

Marathoners must finish under seven (7) hours and must pass the halfway mark in three (3) hours and 30 minutes. Half-Marathoners must finish under four (4) hours and thirty (30) minutes. Ultra 50K participants must finish under eight (8) hours and must pass the halfway mark in three (3) hours and 45 minutes.

Course marshals have the responsibility to stop any runner from continuing who might endanger himself or herself through fatigue, hypothermia or dehydration.

Number Pickup

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 Copenhagen. Attendance is mandatory for participation in the race. Race numbers will be distributed on the Ocean Albatros ship.

Shoes

You will not need any special shoes. A training shoe designed for off-road running is best. Racing flats are not recommended. NOTE: trekking poles are not allowed in either event.

Eligibility

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.

Awards

The top three overall for males and females in each race 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.

Difficulty

Difficult, due to weather and running surface

Transfers

Airport transfers are provided for guests on September 5 from the Copenhagen Marriott to the Copenhagen Airport and from the Kangerlussuaq to the Ocean Albatros pier. Airport transfers are also included when we disembark in Reykjavik on September 15

Hotel Options

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  • Arctic Marathon Accommodation

    Kalvebod Brygge 5, 1560 KĂžbenhavn Denmark

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    Copenhagen Marriott and Ocean Albatros

    For the first three nights of the tour, we will stay at the Copenhagen Marriott. Experience a luxury at Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, one of the finest modern hotels in Denmark. Discover spacious, beautifully appointed hotel rooms that rank among some of the largest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Each floor-to-ceiling window showcases mesmerizing views of the Copenhagen city center or captivating harbor views, from our picturesque waterfront location in Copenhagen city center.

    For our time at sea we will stay aboard the Ocean Albatros. With a total of 94 comfortable staterooms and suites, all with unobstructed sea view, most with their own balcony, the Ocean Albatros has definitely become one of the most popular expedition cruise vessels in the world. Like its sistership, the Ocean Victory offers two restaurants, a wellness area, an Albatros Nordic Bar, an open deck dining facility, a modern lecture lounge, and other state-of-the-art amenities. The vessel has more than a 50% lower carbon footprint than traditional expedition vessels and is one of the most environmentally friendly, implementing the Green Initiative Program, ensuring both absolute comfort and sustainability for our guests.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • Spa

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