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Antarctic Ice Marathon & Half

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Location N/A, Antarctica

Distance Marathon

About Antarctic Ice Marathon & Half

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. And now adventure athletes like you can do it.Introducing the only footraces within the Antarctic Circle......This race presents a truly formidable and genuine Antarctic challenge with underfoot conditions comprising snow and ice throughout, an average windchill temperature of -20C, and the possibility of strong Katabatic winds to contend with. Furthermore, the event takes place at an altitude of 700 metres.

The Antarctic Ice Marathon is the southernmost marathon on earth and a unique opportunity to complete a marathon that is truly worthy of the seventh continent. You can join the exclusive 7 Continents Marathon Club by combining this race with marathons on each of the other six continents. Don't expect to run your quickest time, however, as winds can blow from the Pole at a steady 10-25 knots. Also, forget about penguins or crowds cheering you along the route - no penguins live this far south and you will have to rely upon yourself to push onward in the hushed, indomitable surroundings.

Antarctic Ice Marathon & Half Route Map

Antarctic Ice Marathon & Half Route Map


In Front of Mount Rossman



In front of Mount Rossman





  • Charles Peak
  • Mount Rossman


Loop Course.

Antarctic Ice Marathon & Half Trivia

  • Recognised by Guinness World Records as the Southernmost Marathon on Earth.
  • The only official running events within the Antarctic Circle on mainland Antarctica. Other races take place in the more temperate climate of the Antarctic peninsula islands near South America.
  • In 2007, William Tan - a wheelchair competitor - completed a marathon distance on the aircraft runway

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.