Registration Procedure for the 2024 Antarctic Ice Marathon.
THE 2020 RACE FIELD IS CURRENTLY FULL, BUT COMPLETION OF THIS APPLICATION FORM WILL ALSO PUT YOU ON THE WAITING LIST FOR 2020.
Initial registration is a simple two-step process. You must
- 1. Complete the Application Form below, agreeing to the Terms & Conditions, and
- 2. Pay the full entry fee or deposit.
The race field is limited according to aircraft capacity constraints and places are allotted to competitors and media on a first come first served basis.
Please print this page and retain for your records. Once the full entry fee or deposit has been received, your place will be confirmed in the field conditional on you later completing & returning the standard Antarctic expedition forms provided by the logistics company.
Rules & Regulations
1. The Antarctic Ice Marathon is run over the classic marathon distance of 42.2km (26.2 miles).
- 2. There is a half-marathon option called the 'Frozen Continent Half Marathon' that is operated concurrently with the marathon event.
- 3. The registration fee covers entry to either the marathon / half marathon.
- 4. Individual results of the races will be categorized into male and female divisions.
- 5. A time limit of 6 hours may be imposed on the half marathon, and 10 hours for the marathon.
- 6. Runbuk Inc reserves the right to refuse entry to the race if an intending participant is deemed unsuitable for the event.
- 7. Any athlete who exhibits severe conditions that are deemed detrimental to their health may be withdrawn from the race by officials or stopped temporarily while appropriate treatment and advice is administered.
- 8. The Race Director's decisions are final.
Your submission of the registration form accepts the Rules and Regulations as outlined above.
- 1. Fill in the Application Form, choosing the year and selecting your event of choice (marathon, half-marathon)
- 2. Agree to the Terms & Conditions
- 3. Click Register for the Antarctic Ice Marathon
- 4. Make the relevant payment when contacted in order to confirm your place in the Antarctic Ice Marathon.
- 5. Later complete and return a basic medical information form, personal information form, waiver form, and terms & conditions form provided by our partner logistics company.
Please proceed to the terms and conditions to see full details of the trip.
Terms & Conditions
The Antarctic Ice Marathon is run over the classic 42.195km (26.2 miles) marathon distance. The race encompasses an individual competiton, with male and female divisions. There is also an option to run a half marathon, the Frozen Continent Half Marathon, which commences at the same time as the marathon.
2024 Antarctic Ice Marathon schedule
*These are currently provisional dates.
*Every effort will be made to keep to the scheduled departure and return date, but all flights are subject to weather, aircraft serviceability and local conditions.
Entry Fee for 2024
For the entry fee of $21,500USD, Runbuk Inc. will provide
- Entry to your race of choice
- Briefing in Punta Arenas one day prior to departure
- Round trip flights from Punta Arenas to Antarctica
- Transfers to and from Punta Arenas airport, Chile for Antarctic flight
- Meals and tented accommodation while in Antarctica
- A Baggage allowance of up to 55lbs (25kg) on Punta Arenas-Union Glacier flight
- Medal, t-shirts, patches and other souvenirs of the race
- Professional photos for personal use (and local publication)
Payment Schedule for 2024
Antarctic Ice Marathon / Half Marathon (Scheduled Race Date is 13 December 2024)
Full payment of USD $20,500 to firmly secure place will be accepted on initial registration if received before 31st December 2023 *. Alternatively, a USD $7,000 deposit to reserve a place will be accepted. This deposit should be followed by an additional installment payment of USD $7,000 payable by 31st August 2023. The remaining $7,500 necessary for full payment should be received by 31st March 2024.
* This includes a $1,000 discount for paying in full upon registration before 31st December 2023, subject to availability.
All participants should be in excellent health and capable of easily completing the race of their choice. Please consult with your doctor before entering the Antarctic Ice Marathon. It is mandatory to have emergency medical evacuation insurance for Antarctica, which can be obtained for about $100 - registered competitors will be advised on the simplest means of obtaining this insurance.
The preferred method is by bank wire transfer: contact Oliver Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org for the relevant bank details. Bank transfer costs should be paid by the sender.
If you have to cancel your registration of the 2024 Antarctic Ice Marathon / Half Marathon, the following cancellation policies apply:
- Cancellations before April 2023 can be charged $300.
- Cancellations from 1 April 2023 - 31 August 2023 can be charged $7,000.
- Cancellations from 1 September 2023 - 31 March 2024 can be charged $14,000.
- Cancellations after 31 March 2024 can be charged the full entry fee of $21,500.
Please note: Each participant is responsible for their own insurance to cover trip cancellation and interruption.
In the event of withdrawal by a participant, every effort will be made to find a replacement competitor rather than charge any fee, and this would normally be completely feasible. A withdrawing competitor may also directly transfer his or her place to another person. We will not transfer your entry to a future year.
There are no passports or travel documents required for Antarctica. However, you must have a valid passport beyond your date of return and the appropriate visa documents, if relevant, for entry to Chile. The organizers will assist with supplying any supporting documentation necessary for visas.
Participants will also need to meet vaccination requirements of the destination, and provide vaccination records/certificates when needed.
Trip Cancellation / Travel / Medical Insurance
Each participant is responsible for their own insurance to cover trip cancellation and interruption. For example, you may get injured and need to cancel your trip. Furthermore, weather-related delays and other delays can occur in such an extreme environment and the organisers cannot be held responsible for such disruption. It is mandatory to have emergency medical evacuation insurance for Antarctica, which can be obtained for less than $100 - registered competitors will be advised on the simplest means of obtaining this insurance.
There are limits to how much baggage each participant can bring. The baggage allowance travelling from Punta Arenas to Antarctica is 25kg.
Use of Image
I understand that during the race or in related activities, I may be photographed, filmed, and/or videotaped. I agree to allow my name, photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate promotional purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organisers and assigns. (In cases where there are Army Special Forces involved, Runbuk Inc will agree to protect identities as requested – it is most likely that all athletes will be wearing facemasks in the event).
I certify that I will have adequate insurance to cover unanticipated trip cancellation /interruption, and any injury or damage that may occur on the trip, or which I may suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself.
Voluntary Participation and Assumption of Risk
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in the Antarctic Ice Marathon and that I have carefully read and understand the description, terms, conditions and recommendations of the expedition. I am participating in this trip with full knowledge of the hazards involved in such an endeavor. I also realize that the dates of the trip may change from those specified on this form.
I also understand that Runbuk, Inc works with a specialist polar logistics company in the organization and promotion of the Antarctic Ice Marathon races and that I must complete their standard polar travel forms.
I understand that Antarctica is the most remote and one of the most inhospitable and undeveloped regions of the planet. Logistics problems are enormous, the weather ferocious and unpredictable. Delays of days or even weeks must be anticipated.
I understand that the risks of traveling and competing in the Antarctic include, without limitation, extreme weather conditions can change rapidly and without warning; that temperatures in December at Union Glacier can fall below -40 degrees Celsius, with wind chills even lower; that bad weather and aircraft malfunction could strand the expedition for many days; that prolonged exposure to the Antarctic environment can even cause loss of fingers, toes, and body parts due to frostbite, or loss of life due to hypothermia, dehydration and other means.
Furthermore I understand that participating in physical activities such as running in the Antarctic area may, in a worst-case scenario, place me at risk of death from the frigid conditions. I fully understand that I am in a remote region devoid of many medical supplies and facilities, as well as rapid evacuation capabilities.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in this trip, I fully assume responsibility upon myself for such bodily, mental, and financial injuries caused by, but not limited to various surface transportation, accidents, aircraft malfunctions, hazards of traveling in the Antarctic environment, forces of nature, civil unrest, terrorism, and other perils. I freely assume these and all other risks inherent in this Antarctic expedition, in exchange for the thrill and adventure of traveling to Antarctica.
I hereby assume all risks, including those mentioned above, as a result of my participation.
Release from Liability
In consideration of the services of Runbuk Inc, agents, owners, race director, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, sponsors, medical personnel and all other persons, or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf: I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge them, on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate as follows:
I release Runbuk, Inc. (433 Airport Blvd. Suite 415, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA)) and all of its agents and representatives or other entities acting on their behalf from any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, suits, debts, and demands that I may have for bodily injury, death, or property damage, loss of income, delays and claims of every sort and nature whatsoever which may arise out of or in connection with my participation in the Antarctic Ice Marathon.
Runbuk, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Antarctic Ice Marathon if it does not reach a minimum level of participants to make it economically feasible to operate. 2024 competitors will be informed by 31 March 2024. The refund of all monies received will be the limit of our liability. We will not be liable for other costs incurred by you in preparing for the trip. In the event of a late cancellation of the race due to unforeseen circumstances, Runbuk Inc agrees to provide the same trip at the next possible opportunity at no additional cost to the competitor.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The validity, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. The parties hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America as regards any claim, dispute, or matter arising out of, or in connection with this Agreement.
I have carefully read and understand the description, terms, conditions and recommendations of the Antarctic Ice Marathon and I am participating with a thorough knowledge of the hazards involved. I freely and voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions of the Antarctic Ice Marathon by signing this contract.