Strai  of Magellan Marathon

Strait of Magellan Marathon

Marathon in Punta Arenas, Chile. Inspired by Magellan.

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Strait of Magellan

The Strait of Magellan, in southern Chile, is a vital sea route dividing mainland South America from Tierra del Fuego. It's a crucial natural channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, explored by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 and later named after him by Emperor Charles V of Spain. Its historical importance stems from its use by indigenous groups like the Kawésqar for centuries. The Strait of Magellan was home to various nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes: the Kawésqar, Tehuelche, Selk'nam, and Yaghan, each occupying specific areas around the region.

Marathon

Marathon

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Location

Punta Arenas, Chile, strategically located at the Strait of Magellan, historically served as a key port between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Its unique position, cultural diversity, and economic importance as an Antarctic gateway define it as a vibrant regional capital.
The starting and finishing point of the marathon is situated at the Monument to the Ancud Schooner Crew.
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Course

The course comprises eight loops along Punta Arenas' waterfront trail, each spanning 5.28 kilometers, with an aid station stationed at the start/finish. The total elevation gain measures 1360 feet (415 meters). Access the course map on Google through the link provided below.

There is also a half-marathon option.
The course offers stunning views, featuring the Strait of Magellan on one side and the urban panorama of Punta Arenas on the other.
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Finishers

The inaugural Strait of Magellan Marathon took place on December 15, 2023.

Men's Marathon

rank
name
nationality
time
bib
1
ALEXANDER CLEARY
03:43:30
2
2
DANIEL BECK
03:53:42
1
3
Brendan Nee
04:09:38
7
4
Scot Davis
04:31:35
3
5
Adam Sherlock
05:28:36
8

woMen's Marathon

rank
name
nationality
time
bib
1
Stephanie Estridge
04:24:17
4
2
Courtney Sherlock
04:38:11
9
3
Renata Humphrey
04:58:20
6

woMen's half Marathon

rank
name
nationality
time
bib
1
Sarah Hoyt
03:25:13
5
To be added after the evnet.
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Next event

The 2024 race is scheduled on December 15th. Please be aware the date might change.
It's planned with consideration for runners from the Antarctic Ice Marathon, aligning with their return schedule. Learn more about the Antarctic Ice Marathon from the link below.
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Terms

The registration fee is $199 USD.

The fee includes:
· Entry to the 2024 Strait of Magellan Marathon
· Manned aid station and support
· Official T-shirt
· Medals for finishers
· Professional  photos for personal use.
All entry fees are non-refundable. Read the rules & terms via the link below.
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Organizer

The Marathon is organized by Runbuk, Inc.
Runbuk has been delivering world class running experiences in the most challenging and remote locations on the planet, whether it's the world's northernmost marathon, the North Pole Marathon, the world's southernmost marathon, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, or the ultimate World Marathon Challenge.

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Completing this marathon will contribute to your goal of running on all 7 continents, counting towards South America.

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Embrace the spirit of adventurers and the courage to explore uncharted territories.

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Let's celebrate endurance and humanity by running this extraordinary marathon at this iconic destination.

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