The most iconic long-distance running event in existence, the 26-mile long marathon is a race steeped in rich sporting history, and, from the iconic streets of London and New York City.
To the savannah plains of eastern Africa, every year destinations across the world welcome world-class runners and amateurs alike, to take part in this epic sporting challenge!
Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular settings on earth for a marathon, Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park is characterised by breathtaking natural beauty, home to a wealth of striking, rugged landscapes encompassing soaring snow-capped mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, golden-hued grasslands, vast evergreen forests, and most famously, a trio of 8000 foot-tall granite towers, after which the area is named.
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For most major events, runners must apply in advance and then a lottery system is used to select participants.
Major events usually open their applications process between eight months and a year in advance of the race.
Although some marathons allow children to enter if accompanied by an adult, most require entrants to be at least 18 years of age, though this varies depending on the event.
Yes, for amateur participants all marathons have an entry fee, which varies considerably from race to race.
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The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, often within 24 hours.