Questions and answers

Can you run a marathon on Antarctica?

Can you run a marathon on Antarctica?

On 14th December 2021, the sixteenth edition of the Antarctic Ice Marathon (TM) is scheduled to take place at 80 Degrees South, just a few hundred miles from the South Pole at the foot of the Ellsworth Mountains. …

Has anyone ran a marathon in Antarctica?

The Antarctica Marathon may have been the first for-profit sporting event held in Antarctica, on January 28, 1995. The event is now held every year in late February or early March. The 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi) race is held on King George Island, one of the largest Antarctic Islands just off the Antarctic Peninsula.

How much does it cost to run a marathon in Antarctica?

The fee for the 2022 Antarctic Ice Marathon is $18,900 (or $17,900 if paying in full upon registration), The fee can be paid in three installments of $6.300, with the first installment securing your place in the race field.

Did Tommy Little finish the Antarctic marathon?

And now, after a whole lot of sweat and tears, Tommy Little has finished The Antarctic Ice Marathon. The 33-year-old was joined by teammates Lachlan Spark, Justin Quill and Campbell Brown in conquering the 42km race which takes place in some of the harshest conditions on earth.

Do people live in Antarctica?

Although there are no native Antarcticans and no permanent residents or citizens of Antarctica, many people do live in Antarctica each year.

What are the ethnic groups in Antarctica?

The indigenous peoples of Antarctica are those peoples who inhabited Antarctica prior to first contact with Europe in 1820. The two groups who initially colonized the continent were the Ognian peoples in the west and the Maori people in the east.

What is the population of Antarctica 2020?

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth. Antarctica’s total area is 14.2 million square kilometers (5.5 million square miles), and it has a total population of 1,106 people.

Is there a McDonald’s in Antarctica?

There are over 36,000 McDonald’s locations all over the planet, and the chain is on every continent except Antarctica.

Has anyone been born on Antarctica?

Since then we’ve been reminded of another… Eleven babies have been born in Antarctica, and none of them died as infants. Antarctica therefore has the lowest infant mortality rate of any continent: 0%. What’s crazier is why the babies were born there in the first place.

When is the Antarctica Marathon and half marathon?

Marathon Tours & Travel has been offering the Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon since its inception in 1995. As the proud event organizer and the exclusive tour operator, we are excited to bring 200 runners and their supporters to this authentic event in 2022.

Where do you fly to for the Antarctica Marathon?

The Antarctica Tour Package begins with three-nights in Buenos Aires for time to meet your running peers, participate in a few training runs and attend the mandatory race briefing and welcome dinner. We will then fly you to Ushuaia which is located at the southern tip of Argentina.

Is there a marathon in the guts of Antarctica?

If you want an excursion (that allows you to bond with penguins) that includes a marathon, go for Marathon Tours and Travel. If you want a difficult, marathon that takes place in the guts of Antarctica, go for the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

What’s the weather like in the Antarctic Ice Marathon?

This race presents a truly formidable and genuine Antarctic challenge with underfoot conditions comprising snow and ice throughout, an average windchill temperature of -20C, and the possibility of strong Katabatic winds to contend with.