The World Marathon Challenge ® offers the opportunity to run 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days.

2023 World Marathon Challenge Schedule & Destinations

Jan 28 Latest Arrival at Cape Town, South Africa
Jan 29 Race Director Briefing
Jan 30 Pre-Departure Briefings for Antarctica
Jan 31 Marathon in Antarctica
Feb 1 Marathon in Cape Town
Feb 2 Marathon in Perth
Feb 3 Marathon in Dubai
Feb 4  Marathon in Madrid
Feb 5  Marathon in Fortaleza
Feb 6 Marathon in Miami

*Every effort will be made to keep to the scheduled departure and end date, but all flights are subject to weather, aircraft serviceability and local conditions.

All participants should be in excellent health, have appropriate clothing and equipment, and be capable of completing the World Marathon Challenge.Please consult with your doctor before entering the World Marathon Challenge. 

Entry Fee for the World Marathon Challenge

The 2023 entry fee is a discounted EUR 39,900 if making one full payment upon registration. An installment option will have competitors make three payments of EUR 14,000.

What's Included?

  • Flight by specialist jet from Cape Town to Novo, Antarctica - the location of the first marathon.
  • Professionally organised marathon events at Novo, Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Fortaleza and Miami.
  • International charter flights to each of the marathon locations.
  • Contingency plans and arrangements to cater for weather delays in Antarctica to meet a 7-day schedule.
  • Accommodation in Dubai or Madrid if feasible during the trip
  • Meals provided on charter flights
  • Aid / Food / Drinks stations at each event as per any standard marathon
  • Medical support throughout the trip.
  • Shower facilities at each location except Antarctica
  • Carbon offsets for all flights
  • Professional video footage and photos of the World Marathon Challenge for personal / private use.
  • Medals, t-shirts, souvenirs and merchandise related to the World Marathon Challenge.

*Please note: The entry fee does NOT include flights from your homeland to Cape Town, accommodation in Cape Town, or your flight home from Miami at the end of the Challenge. Participants are also responsible for their own food outside of charter flights.

World Marathon Challenge

The World Marathon Challenge ® is a logistical and physical challenge to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Competitors must run the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours, or 7 days. The clock starts when the first marathon begins in Antarctica.


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