Welcome to the 9th Anniversary – 2021 White Continent 50k, Marathon & 1/2 Marathon! PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 WCM IS NOW SOLD OUT. WE WILL ACCEPT A WAIT LIST IN THE EVENT WE HAVE A CANCELLATION. REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 WCM WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2020.
Our 2019 WCM Adventure was another outstanding and successful Adventure! This was the 5th year we camped overnight and once again all of our runners completed their races on King George Island, Antarctica. During the race, our runners were cheered on by penguins and seals. Following the races our runners have been able to enjoy excursions to a penguin colony, where they saw Gentoo, Adelie & Chinstrap penguins. They have also explored the nearby Russian Research base and their ornate Orthodox Church. Those options may be available in 2021 as well, time and weather permitting.
Check out a highlight video of the 2016 WCM Adventure here:
We are proud to be the Antarctic race with the most world records set at it, including: the first female hand cyclist to complete a Marathon in Antarctica (and now all 7 continents); the youngest female to complete a marathon on all 7 continents (in 2014 by a 15 year-old and again in 2015 by a 12 year-old); the youngest male to complete a marathon on all 7 continents (age 11 & age 10); the shortest number of days to complete 7 official marathons on 7 continents by a tethered group; the shortest number of days to complete 7 official marathons on 7 continents (both female & male), the shortest number of days to complete 7 official half-marathons on 7 continents (both female & male) and in 2017 the oldest male to complete a marathon in Antarctica and marathons on all 7 Continents (age 77 and age 78) and many others. It is overwhelming and extremely gratifying to see everyone accomplish their dreams at The White Continent Marathon!
The 2019 race went perfectly, we arrived on our scheduled flight date and were later greeted with truly remarkable Antarctic weather!! Temps were in the mid-30’s with little wind and dry conditions.
The 2021 WCM will once again be camping overnight in Antarctica. It is a great experience! That’s right the 2020 White Continent 50k, Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Adventure will be sleeping overnight in Antarctica the evening before the race. This will guarantee that everyone will finish their race in Antarctica.
The TENTATIVE dates for the 2021 WCM are: January 16 – January 24, 2021.
We recommend registering as soon as possible as demand is high and spaces are going quickly. — AGAIN THE 2020 WCM IS SOLD OUT.
To find more information click on the links below. Or if you have any questions please e-mail us. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to helping make your dreams come true, too!
For the 2020 White Continent 50k, Marathon & 1/2 Marathon® Adventure, we will be happy to point you in the right direction on booking your flights. Please contact us for routing and pricing estimates and we will be happy to assist you in finding your flights to Punta Arenas.
The 2021 White Continent 50k, Marathon & 1/2 Marathon� is the only opportunity for those who want to run a marathon in Antarctica to achieve that goal within one week’s time. The other Antarctic race options require a minimum of 14 to 20 days. Also, please note that our event is only one of two known events to run on actual Antarctic land.
In addition, for those of you who are prone to sea sickness, which is a frequent occurrence when crossing the treacherous Drake Passage, there is no need to worry. We will cross the Drake Passage at a smooth and comfortable 31,000 Feet. As such, you don’t need to be concerned with being sick the day prior to running the marathon, as you might if you were to boat across The Fiery Drake.
Given the tremendous success of our 2014 – 2019 events, you will not want to delay in signing up as this Adventure is surely to reach its limit quickly. THE 2020 WCM SOLD OUT in under 3 Months.
Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent. King George Island is one of many of Antarctica’s islands just off the peninsula of Antarctica. The land that today is known as King George Island physically separated from the Antarctic Peninsula roughly 20 million years ago as a result of magmatic arc and seafloor spreading geologic processes. What is now called by some as the “South Shetland micro tectonic plate” is actually a fragment of the larger Antarctic Tectonic Plate that broke off as a result of those geologic processes. King George Island sits atop the Antarctic Continental Shelf.
King George Island, Antarctica is home to many research bases from a number of countries including The United States, Chile, China, Russia, Uruguay and others. It was host to the only rock concert performed in Antarctica by Metallica back in 2013. That concert made Metallica the only band to have performed concerts on the Original 7 Continents. The 2021 White Continent 50k, Marathon & Half-Marathon courses run between the Chilean and Chinese research bases. Our campsite, will be set up along the course and will provide runners the opportunity to refuel during the race and, if needed, allow for a change of clothes.
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Prior Race Results
White Continent Marathon: Punta Arenas Marathon: