Volcano Marathon, Chile





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Why Run The Volcano Marathon, Chile? 

This November, The Volcano Marathon in the Atacama Desert, Chile will be the defining test of a real man!

Thousands of miles away, amongst the volcanoes of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, marathon runners from every continent will follow in Pheidippides’ footsteps for the most intense race on the planet... and this is your chance to join them, by racing or simply cheering on the real men (and women)

What Makes The Marathon So Famously Tough?

Beginning on the slopes of the active Lascar Volcano at 4,475 metres (14,682 feet), you’ll leave your competitors in the dust as you battle an arduous 26 miles of dirt track. You’ll run through magnificent gorges, ascend rocky escarpments and pass ten volcanoes in 25-degree (77F) heat to (hopefully) cross the finish line at 3,603 metres (11,821 feet). 

The majority of the Volcano Marathon Event is downhill, but it’s still only for those who laugh in the face of volcanoes, ooze testosterone and who's balls are made of steel. How many chances in life will you get to start a marathon under a cloud of volcanic steam and gas?

So, whadd’ya say, Cupcake? Are YOU man (or woman) enough?

In Short:

  • Visit the Atacama Desert - the driest place on earth
  • Run 26 miles under Chilean volcanoes
  • Experience 25-degree heat and 14,600ft altitudes
  • Join in on a life-event you will never forget
Will Howell Cornes
Will Howell Cornes Author & Events Manager