2014 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k Course
The 2014 UVU Antarctic Ice Marathon comprises a 21.1 km loop that will be repeated twice.
The 100 km competiors will complete 10 laps of a 10 km route.
The course can be generally described as quite flat. It is entirely covered in snow at an altitude of about 700 metres, or 2,300 feet approximately. The temperature can be expected to be -20C.
The marathon will start at the main camp and competitors will run in a clockwise direction (unless winds dictate an anti-clockwise run is desirable).
Checkpoint 1 is located at 6.9km and this first section of the course includes a slight downhill initially. There is a gentle uphill drag from Checkpoint 1 to Checkpoint 2, which is a total distance of 8.8km. The final section of the loop from Checkpoint 2 to Checkpint 3 (start / finish) is 5.4 km and includes a downhill segment for the first couple of kilometres. Marathon competitors will complete this loop twice.
The 100 km competiors will run a 10 km loop as indicated on the map. There is an unmanned emergency / food shelter located at the 5 km mark.