The coolest marathon on earth Welcome to an extraordinary marathon in truly magnificent scenery. Combine your visit to remote Greenland with a unique arctic race. Run on the vast ice sheet and experience breathtaking polar landscapes in this challenging running event. The Polar Circle Marathon - often referred to as "the coolest marathon on earth" takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The endless ice and arctic tundra of this vast country make up the backdrop of this unusual race in which runners pass glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and the soundless, arctic desert. This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most remote corners of the world combined with a challenging running event. A part of the route takes place on the ice cap itself, but the main part of the course is run on the gravel road (often snow covered) that connects the ice sheet with the small township of Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle.
Men /Women To participate in the marathon, runners must be minimum 18 years of age on race day. To participate in the half marathon, runners must be minimum 16 years of age on race day. To participate in the Polar Bear Challenge, runners must be minimum 18 years of age on race day. Are you as awesome in a pair of running shoes as the Arctic Circle’s biggest predator? In 2014, we introduced the Polar Bear Challenge for the very fit (or the very brave!). Take on the challenge and run Saturday’s marathon and Sunday’s half marathon! Finish both races within the time limits and receive the Polar Bear medal in addition to the half marathon and marathon medals.
The Polar Circle Marathon takes place in October every year. In 2017, the event takes place on 28 and 29 October. And in 2018, the race will take place on 27 and 28 October. The Polar Circle Marathon features a classic 42.195km marathon and a 21.097km half marathon. Sign up for the Polar Bear Challenge and run them both. The time limit for half marathon is 4 hours. The marathon time limit is 7 hours. Runners still on the route after the time is up will be picked up by a race official or medical car and driven back to the finish area.
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