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Patagonian International Marathon

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Location Punta Arenas, Chile

Distance Marathon

Date 07 September, 2019

About Patagonian International Marathon

The Patagonian International Marathon is a road running event that takes place within the Torres del Paine National Park of the Chilean Patagonia. Perhaps the finest national park in South America, Torres del Paine National Park (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1978) is encompassed by massive glaciers, lagos and grand pillars of granite mountains that rise 2,500 meters above the race route. Each year, the Patagonian International Marathon received worldwide attention, attracting athletes ranging from beginners to veterans from South and North America, Europe, Australia and Africa to participate in this event.

The race is a standard marathon of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi) on unpaved roads in the shadows of Torres del Paine National Park. The motto reads “Running in and for Patagonia”, referring respectively to the location and the company’s efforts to raise awareness for the fragile Patagonian ecosystem. Alongside the marathon there will simultaneously be a half marathon, of 21.0975 kilometres (13.1094 mi), and a 10K race using parts of the same course.

The marathon is organized by NIGSA (Nómadas International Group), an organization based in Punta Arenas, committed to environmental protection and the promotion of eco-tourism in Chilean Patagonia. They also host the annual Patagonian Expedition Race, where up to 20 international co-ed teams of 4 athletes compete on a journey through remote parts of Chilean Patagonia by trekking, sea kayaking, orienteering, and mountain biking. In both the Patagonian Expedition Race and The Patagonian International Marathon NIGSA’s environmental values play a central role.

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Distances

Marathon

  • 42.195km

10K

  • 10km

21K

  • 21.097km
Start:

Porteria Rio Serrano

Punta Arenas,cl

Finish:

Poteria Laguna Amarga

Punta Arenas,cl

Highlights

The race route has magical and breathtaking landscapes. Mountains of granite and ice rise more than 2,500 meters above the race route. Multicolored lakes and wildlife are abundant, which include condors, guanacos, foxes, huemul, pumas, and rhea, among others.

Overview

The Patagonian International Marathon is a road running event that takes place in Chilean Patagonia, Providence of Última Esperanza (Last Hope), in the surroundings of Torres del Paine National Park. Since 2012, the event has brought together thousands of runners from more than 40 countries!

Each year, several adjustments have been made to the route’s design, but the magic of running in Patagonia and the adventure of confronting a restless, and sometimes even hostile, climate continues being the essence of the event. Whether you are an elite runner or fan, you are welcome here!

The three distances feature a shared Finish Line in Villa Serrano, specifically in Hotel Río Serrano. The 42K will start in the vehicle road Y-200, in the Bahía del Bote crossing, which will then move West from this point in order to take Y-290 to the North. The 21K and 10K will be on the same path as the 42K; however, the 21K will start approximately 3 kilometers to the South of the entryway to Patagonia Camp (Approximately 70km from Puerto Natales), while the 10K will start from the Cuernos Viewpoint.

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.