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Run a Marathon

26.2 miles of blisters, sweat and (perhaps) tears. Are you up for the challenge?

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The definitive Long Distance Challenge

The most iconic long-distance running event in existence, the 26-mile long marathon is a race steeped in rich sporting history, and, from the iconic streets of London and New York City.

To the savannah plains of eastern Africa, every year destinations across the world welcome world-class runners and amateurs alike, to take part in this epic sporting challenge!

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Patagonia International Marathon - Chile

Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular settings on earth for a marathon, Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park is characterised by breathtaking natural beauty, home to a wealth of striking, rugged landscapes encompassing soaring snow-capped mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, golden-hued grasslands, vast evergreen forests, and most famously, a trio of 8000 foot-tall granite towers, after which the area is named.

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Other locations

Marathon du Médoc - France
A marathon with a gastronomic twist, the annual Marathon du Médoc is held in the beautiful French countryside near the southwestern city of Bordeaux.
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Great Wall Marathon - China
One of the most unique and spectacular races on earth, the Great Wall Marathon, encompasses a 25-mile stretch of China’s most iconic landmark.
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For most major events, runners must apply in advance and then a lottery system is used to select participants.

Major events usually open their applications process between eight months and a year in advance of the race.

Although some marathons allow children to enter if accompanied by an adult, most require entrants to be at least 18 years of age, though this varies depending on the event.

Yes, for amateur participants all marathons have an entry fee, which varies considerably from race to race.


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