You have to be a special sort of crazy to want to run a marathon. Many of our readers, we know, are in that category. So what level of craziness do you reach when you sign up to run 26.2 in Antarctica? We don’t know, but Vibram is giving one “lucky” runner a chance to do just that.
What makes it even more cool is that the race is already sold out – not just for 2015 but for 2016 and 2017, too!
Good luck, Run Oregon readers!
From the press release (hence the trademarks):
Vibram® announced today that it will be sending one lucky winner with two all-expenses paid excursions to compete in the 2015 Antarctica Marathon™ presented by Marathon Tours, March 2-15, 2015 – literally and figuratively, at the bottom of the Earth. The winners of the Vibram Antarctica Marathon Sweepstakes will join an exclusive field of approximately 200 participants, who will have the opportunity to join the Seven Continent Club™ by competing in a marathon on all seven continents.
Entry to the Vibram Antarctica Marathon Sweepstakes will kick-off Wednesday, January 14 online here. There are no race qualification requirements; however, entrants are strongly encouraged to have marathon and endurance race experience. The winner will be announced via Twitter (@Vibram) and other Vibram social channels at the 2015 Winter Outdoor Retailer Expo on January 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM PT.
The winner will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to run in the 2015 Antarctica Marathon, March 9, 2015, including being outfitted with Vibram-soled shoes. The package will include all hotel and transportation, including three days in Buenos Aires, Argentina, transfer flights to Ushuaia, Terria del Fuego, the world’s most southernmost city, and two days at sea crossing the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage, some of the roughest seas in the world. Following the race, the winners will spend three days exploring King George Island before returning home. A full itinerary can be found via tour provider Marathon Tours.
Vibram is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor and Official Footwear Sponsor the 2015 Antarctica Marathon, literally bringing its “Your Connection to the Earth” mantra to life. Full sweepstakes terms and conditions can be found on the entry form at VibramAntarcticaMarathon.com. All travel accommodation to be provided by Marathon Tours in partnership with Vibram.
ABOUT THE ANTARCTICA MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
The Antarctica Marathon & Half-Marathon’s official charity is Oceanites, Inc., a non-profit organization that researches the impact of tourism on Antarctica’s environment. Participants have raised over $137,500 on behalf of the organization during the past three years. Another large donation is expected in 2015.