Add ‘the coolest marathon on earth’ to your bucket list
Every year, Greenland hosts a 42km marathon for the world’s most daring – The Polar Circle Marathon (polar-circle-marathon.com), which takes place in the North Pole. Fittest of the fit brave temperatures ranging from -10 to -15 degrees Celsius as they run over 3km thick ice cap in the remote town of Kangerlussuaq. Dubbed “the coolest marathon on earth”, the run is held amid the backdrop of clear blue skies and an endless glacial desert, which make for a unique experience for the runner. Participants pass a combination of terrains – be it high hills, glacier tongues or moraine landscapes. Everything magical is common to sight in this arctic desert – whether you bump into musk, oxen or reindeers, or spot the Northern lights at night, you are bound to be bewildered.
This year’s Polar Circle Marathon is set to be held from October 27-28, for which you can register by calling your closest agent. Generally, these agents help you book the entire package – from flights and stay to dining and equipments. The minimum age requirement to participate in the run is 18-year-old.
If for some reason you can’t make it to the Polar Circle Marathon, Albatros Adventure Marathons, a company that is host to the world’s most adventurous marathons has you covered. The marathons you can look forward to are:
- Bagan Temple Marathon on November 24, 2018 in Myanmar (bagan-temple-marathon.com)
- Great Wall Marathon on May 18, 2019 in China (great-wall-marathon.com)
- Big Five Marathon on June 22, 2019 in Africa (big-five-marathon.com)
- Petra Desert Marathon on September 7, 2019 in Jordan (petra-desert-marathon.com)
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