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About the Race

WHY RUN IT?

When most people think of running the North Pole Marathon, they think of running on snowy terrain, feeling at the edge of the Earth in sub-zero temperates, battling the chilly wind. They’re probably not thinking as much about floating on a sheet of ice, running seemingly the same loop over and over as its coordinates change. But you’ll certainly get the sense of being suspended over Arctic waters when you helicopter to the North Pole after the race. Within minutes of arriving, you’ll have moved away from it, and your adventure to the world’s northernmost point will be complete.

“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

- Karen Gibbs

Unlike marathons and ultras in Antarctica, there’s not much to do in the North Pole after the race. So the turnaround time for your flight is a short 36 to 48 hours after arrival. But you can always stay and play in Longyearbyen, the largest settlement in Svalbard with just over 2,300 residents.

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UTMB Oman

Early Nov | 170 km | 1D | Trail | F:150 | △△△△ | Oman

Angeles Crest

Early Aug | 160 km | 1D | Trail | F:150 | 33 HL | △△△△ | United States

4 Refugios

Late Feb |  44 km  | 1D | Mountain | F:250 | △△△ | Argentina

Brazil 135

Mid Jan | 216 km | 1D | Trail | F:35 | 60 HL | △△△△ | Brazil