Welcome to the World Marathon Challenge. The World Marathon Challenge is an amazing logistical and physical challenge to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Run 7 continents – Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America – in 7 days or 168 hours. Are you up for the challenge?
Come to Tanzania and take part in the Kilimanjaro Marathon or Half Marathon. Combine the race with a Kilimanjaro climb or a safari to the Serengeti. An icon in Africa, “Kili" as she is affectionately known, is one of the sights everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.
The Jerusalem Marathon is one of the most exciting events in Jerusalem. The marathon is set against the backdrop of Jerusalem's magnificent views as you run through streets filled with history. One of the most unique marathons in the world.
The World's Coolest Marathon! Welcome to the running experience of a lifetime. Make history as a continuing new breed of Arctic adventurer and run at the top of the world - the Geographic North Pole where you will feel on top of the world! There is nothing else like it.
Bellissimo Roma! There can be few more impressive cities to run around than Rome and with spring in Italy bringing lovely warm weather this is a great marathon choice. Voted as the top choice by Runner's World survey of city marathons. See the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican City. Why walk when you can run!
NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.
Join over 40,000 runners in the Vienna City Marathon and enjoy the rousing atmosphere of this wonderful city. A romantic city, located on the banks of the Danube where you can waltz to Strauss, enjoy the Museum Quarter and also run a marathon!
Join 40,000 runners as you start your marathon on "the most beautiful avenue in the world", the Champs Elysées. One of the oldest big city marathons, the Paris Marathon is essentially a sightseeing tour of the city. Get to know the most beautiful city in the world, while running the legendary 42.195km distance!
When you run the Volkswagen Prague Marathon, you are running through the centuries in a city that was built when Emperors chose to make it the capital of Europe. Awe-inspiring views throughout the race course have made this marathon a popular running holiday in the Czech Republic.
"The most amazing event ever”....... join us at the Great Wall Marathon and see for yourself why this event is like no other. 5,164 steps which will test your legs and your mind, all set in the breathtaking surroundings of Tianjin Province. We’ve been involved with this event since 2002 and it remains a favourite.
Run away to Hawke's Bay for an exciting running festival incorporating 42km, 21km and 10km. Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni Estates Winery where you can celebrate your efforts in style.
Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, is mystical, enchanting and like nowhere you have ever been. Voted one of the world's top travel destinations, Bhutan remains accessible to the privileged few. The Thunder Dragon Marathon will simply be one of the most exhilarating experiences of your life.
The ultimate human race. The greatest ultra-marathon in the world where athletes come from around the globe to combine muscle and sinew and mental strength to conquer the approximately 90 kilometres between the coastal city of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province.
An ultra scenic run on the trails of Sound of Music. The Mozart 100 is one of the most beautiful ultra marathons in Europe. The city of Salzburg, UNESCO world cultural heritage and world famous for its extraordinary setting, and the surrounding Salzburger land sets the stage for an exceptional event for runners and nordic walkers.
The Rottnest Island Running Festival presents an opportunity to experience the casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the best beaches in world. Located a quick ferry ride off the coast, Rottnest is a special place for all visitors. The marathon is yet another reason why you should go!
The Midnight Sun Marathon takes place in the Arctic city of Tromsø at 70°N. Run in broad daylight in the middle of the night! The marathon takes place during Norway's high season for the midnight sun, where the sun never sets! A truly unique event.
Come to Zimbabwe where you will have an up close view of the enormous Victoria Falls as you run. And there’s more! Run along the mighty Zambezi River, see game as you run through the National Park and celebrate with the festive marimba bands playing along the course. Safari, houseboats, National Parks - all waiting for you in Zimbabwe!
This unique running festival offers the full package of running, tourism and lifestyle experiences. Enjoy running through world famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area.
One of Australia's most loved running festivals, the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon is located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures, combined with a flat course, makes for fast times. Stay and enjoy all the coast has to offer!
Join the most entertaining Marathon in the world, as the Marathon du Medoc weaves its way through the vineyards of Bordeaux. If beautiful scenery, inspiring villages and names such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Mouton Rothschild pique your interest and stimulate your taste buds, then this is the marathon for you.
Runners from all over the world come to Estonia to experience the Tallinn Marathon, the largest sporting event in Estonia. Choose your distance, from 5km to 42.195km and run in one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Estonia is an absolute must for all runners and travellers alike.
RiverRun100 is an exciting innovation in ultra-running. Runners can race as an individual or a team pursuit/relay over 100 kilometres of predominantly flat bike paths along the Brisbane River. To cater for all running enthusiasts there will also be a 50km (team or individual), 20km and 10km event.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. Along the spectacular route, you will take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions.
Berlin is renowned as being the fastest marathon in the world but it’s not just the elite runners who benefit from the superb weather conditions, flat course and slick organisation. The Berlin Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors, makes marathon history. Join us in Berlin and make history of your own!
The Budapest Marathon is the only marathon in the world that includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on its course. A flat, scenic course leads you through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Come and admire the panorama of the capital from both banks of the river Danube. Budapest is waiting for you!
Loch Ness is one of the best-known destinations in the world and offers one of the most scenic marathons in the UK. With a route that hugs the southern shores of the loch, you may even catch a glimpse of the Loch’s most famous resident – Nessie! Training prepares you for the race. Nothing prepares you for the scenery.
The Maui Marathon course is undoubtedly one of the most scenic marathon courses in the world. With over 17 miles of oceanfront running on what Conde Nast Traveler Magazine described as “The World’s Best Island,” the Maui Marathon is not just a race, it is a vacation in paradise.
Let's go to Toronto! The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is one of North America's most rapidly growing events in the most multiculturally diverse city on the planet. The event is fast, flat and festive and a must do for marathon runners.
An unrivalled marathon backdrop, with the Mediterranean sea on one side and the distant alps on the other. Join in the magic of the French Riviera Marathon (Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes) as it winds its way from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice to La Criosette in Cannes. Experience the joie de vivre and all else that’s on offer!
The hype, the atmosphere, the sheer exhileration of running the TCS New York City Marathon. We've been there and done that and now we're going to turn your goal into a reality! Run through the five boroughs of New York as you make your way from Staten Island to Central Park; join in the thrill; make New York yours!
One marathon, two continents! The Instanbul Marathon spans the continents of Asia and Europe, the course crossing the magnificent Bosporus Bridge. Experience of the world’s great cities – exotic, cosmopolitan and uniquely situated between Europe and Asia. Perfectly situated to continue your travels in Europe!
The Athens Marathon is one of the ‘must run’ marathons in the world. Run from the town of Marathon into the atmosphere and history that is the Panathinaikon Stadium, the venue of the Olympics. Follow in the footsteps of thousands of runners in an event that encapsulates the sport of marathon running. Feel the shiver down your spine.
Flat out beautiful! Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.
The Great Hakka Marathon is one of the most picturesque and challenging marathons in the world. Experience this unique event and see the World Heritage Hakka houses. You will be astonished by the scenery, welcomed by the friendly locals and surprised by a part of the world that many have yet to discover. Join us and see for yourself.
The Singapore Marathon is a premier event on the running calendar in south east Asia. With distances to suit all runners, the event showcases the city and its iconic landmarks. Run your marathon in the heart of the vibrant Lion City of Singapore.
The Honolulu Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. Held annually on the second Sunday in December the race attracts over 30,000 entries. An exotic location in tropical Hawaii, scenic route through the streets of Waikiki, the iconic Diamond Head volcano and a relatively flat course. All this and more in a tropical paradise.
Adventure marathoners and ultra athletes are always looking for the next big challenge. It could be a remote desert marathon, a high altitude mountain marathon or a jungle marathon. However, mainland Antarctica represents the last frontier, the final great wilderness to be conquered. Introducing the only footraces within the Antarctic Circle.
Have you the grit to survive the deep jungle at night? Source your own food and water? Navigate through a maze of rainforest. Encounter the wildlife.The fearless will register and find a way to Escape from the Jungle. Read on if you dare!