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1 Richard Donovan Polar Running Adventures Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

2 The coldest temperature ever recorded on earth was at the Russian Vostok station = -89.2C Strong katabatic winds blowing from the South Pole can reach over 200mph The average elevation of Antarctica is 8,200 ft. The amount of snowfall on the polar plateau is only 0.8 inches per year – similar to a desert ANTARCTICA – A GREAT PLACE TO RUN A MARATHON! Its the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on the planet Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

3 Race Location 80 Degrees South : 650 miles from South Pole Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

4 Temperature for Race: average of -10C to -20C Elevation: feet Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

5 Join the 7 Continents Marathon Club Member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Recognised by Guinness World Records Worlds southernmost official marathon Only marathon on mainland Antarctica within Antarctic Circle Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

6 Course Map 25km loop followed by 17.2km inner loop Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

7 Clothing: Layers of light clothing Footwear: Trail Runners Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

8 Union Glacier Camp – top class! Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

9 November 17th - Arrive at Punta Arenas, Chile November 18th - Pre-Departure briefing November 19th - Flight to Race Location (4.5 hrs) November 20th – Antarctic Ice Marathon November 21st – Free Day / Recovery November 22nd - Antarctic 100k November 23rd - Return flight to Punta Arenas November 24th – Depart to Homeland RACE ITINERARY Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

10 Organiser: Richard Donovan Polar Running Adventures Race Director / Organiser 10 North Pole Marathons 7 Antarctic Ice Marathons 2 Commonwealth Championships (ultras) 2 World Championships (ultras) Director – International Association of Ultra Runners (world governing body). Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved

11 Race Website: Copyright © Richard Donovan, Polar Running Adventures. All Rights Reserved


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