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

2022 World Marathon Challenge Schedule & Destinations

* Important - please check Event Updates page and Location pages when event is underway

Day 1 Latest Arrival at Cape Town, South Africa
Day 2 Race Director Briefing
Day 3 Pre-Departure Briefings for Antarctica
Day 4 Flight to Marathon location at Novo, Antarctica. Marathon @ TBD
Day 5 Marathon in Cape Town @ TBD + Flight to Perth
Day 6 Marathon in Perth @ TBDs + Flight to Dubai
Day 7 Marathon in Dubai @ TBD + Flight to Madrid
Day 8  Marathon in Madrid @ TBD + Flight to Fortaleza
Day 9  Marathon in Fortaleza @ TBD + Flight to Miami
Day 10 Marathon in Miami @ TBD

*All Time Local / Dates. 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.

Entry Fee for the World Marathon Challenge

The 2022 entry fee is EUR 39,900 if making one full payment upon registration. An installment option will have competitors make four payments of EUR 10,500.

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 VIP 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, mid-way through 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
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance for Antarctica
  • Carbon offsets for all flights
  • Professional video footage / photos of the World Marathon Challenge.
  • 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. You should make sure to book accommodation in the recommended hotel in Cape Town until February 8th. Participants are also responsible for their own food outside of charter flights.

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. 

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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