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

2020 World Marathon Challenge Schedule & Destinations

Feb 3 Latest Arrival at Cape Town, South Africa
Feb 4 Race Director Briefing
Feb 5 Pre-Departure Briefings for Antarctica
Feb 6 Flight to Marathon location at Novo, Antarctica. Marathon @ 1200 hrs
Feb 7 Marathon in Cape Town @ 0830 hrs + Flight to Perth
Feb 8 Marathon in Perth @ 2345 hrs + Flight to Dubai
Feb 9 Marathon in Dubai @ 2230 hrs + Flight to Madrid
Feb 10  Marathon in Madrid @ 1630 hrs + Flight to Fortaleza
Feb 11  Marathon in Fortaleza @ 1630 hrs + Flight to Miami
Feb 12 Marathon in Miami @ 1030 hrs

*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 2020 entry fee is EUR 37,500 if making one full payment upon registration. An installment option will have competitors make three payments of EUR 13,000.

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 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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