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 seven days. The clock starts when the first marathon begins in Antarctica.
Initial registration is a simple two-step process.
– Complete the Application Form on this page, agreeing to the Terms & Conditions, and
– Pay the full entry fee or deposit.
The event field is limited and places are allotted to on a first come first served basis.
Please print this page and retain for your records. Once the full entry fee or deposit has been received, your place will be confirmed in the field.
Please note that Beijing Palace International Travel Service Co. Ltd is the exclusive Chinese agent for the 2019 World Marathon Challenge. All Chinese citizens should register for the event via the following details:
Tel: +86 10 58603631, +86 13901201170
SUMMARY FACTS ABOUT THE WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE
-The World Marathon Challenge ® is the only annual event that offers the opportunity to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
-The first marathon occurs within the Antarctic Circle on mainland Antarctica and the final marathon takes place in Miami, North America.
-The global route is Novo (Antarctica), Cape Town (Africa), Perth (Australia), Dubai (Asia), Madrid (Europe), Santiago (South America) and Miami (North America)
-After the initial marathon in Antarctica, competitors fly by charter plane to every marathon location around the globe.
-Successful participants are recognised by the Intercontinental Marathon Club ®, which provides the definitive list of people who have run 7 marathons on 7 continents within 7 days.
-There is a competition element within the trip – the fastest combined marathon times, or average marathon time, for male and female categories are declared the outright winners of the overall challenge.
-Participants run 295 km (183 miles) over the seven-day period and spend about 48 hours in the air.
-The Book of Alternative Records recognises the event for world record purposes, including fastest combined marathon times for 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
-The Guinness Book of Records also acknowledges the event for record setting purposes.
-The 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Marathon Challenges were resounding successes.