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Polar Circle Marathon & Half Marathon, Greenland - SOLD OUT

Date: 28th & 29th October, 2017

NOTE: WE HAVE SOLD OUR ALLOCATION AND THE POLAR CIRCLE MARATHON IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT There have been a few changes to the increasingly popular Polar Circle Marathon that have helped increase the capacity of the events from 130 participants to 200. The limitation for numbers at the Polar Circle Marathon is the availability of snow adapted vehicles to transfer runners to the Ice cap for the start - this has been eased by changing the event so that the Half Marathon will now be held on the Saturda…

NOTE: WE HAVE SOLD OUR ALLOCATION AND THE POLAR CIRCLE MARATHON IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

There have been a few changes to the increasingly popular Polar Circle Marathon that have helped increase the capacity of the events from 130 participants to 200.

The limitation for numbers at the Polar Circle Marathon is the availability of snow adapted vehicles to transfer runners to the Ice cap for the start - this has been eased by changing the event so that the Half Marathon will now be held on the Saturday and the Full Marathon on the Sunday - runners can run one or other of the races, or run them both in the the Polar Bear Challenge. However, due to the fact there are only 140 seats in the all-terrain vehicles to get to the start area only 140 will be able to do each race.

There has been a new accommodation option added to the familiar Polar Lodge and Kangerlussuaq Hotel with places available at the Old Camp. The Old Camp is hostel-style accommodation we will be usuing the Tuukkaq Wing which has standard beds rather than bunk beds. The Old Camp is located 2km from the Polar Lodge and Kangerlussuaq Hotel - transportation is included to get to the start of all activities.

Please note: Due to shortage of space this tour is only available on a twin room or twin to share room basis only. The extension tour can be taken on a single basis.

The Event

Combine a unique arctic race with a visit to remote Greenland. Run on the vast ice sheet and experience breathtaking polar landscapes in this challenging race.

The Polar Circle Marathon and Half Marathon take place at Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. The endless ice and arctic tundra of this vast country make up the backdrop of this unusual race. During your run you will pass glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and experience the soundless arctic desert.

A part of the route takes place on the 100,000-year-old ice sheet itself, but the main part of the race is run on gravel road, often covered in snow, that connects the inland ice with the small township of Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle.

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