26-27 Oct 2024

Polar Circle Marathon

26-27 October 2024

The Coolest Marathon on Earth

Ice as far as the eye can see. Incredibly fresh air. Musk oxen and arctic foxes on the stark landscape of the arctic tundra.

Yes, we are in one of the most remote corners of the world: Greenland. Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert and over the Greenland Ice Sheet as you immerse yourself in rare and exceptional natural beauty... what more could we ask for?


The Polar Circle Marathon - often referred to as "the coolest marathon on Earth" - takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The endless ice and arctic tundra of this vast country are the backdrop for this unusual race, in which runners race through the soundless arctic desert past glacier tongues and moraine landscapes.


This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most remote corners of the world while daring to take part in an extremely challenging running event.


Runners can choose between the marathon Saturday or half marathon Sunday or run both by joining the Polar Bear Challenge!


We cannot wait to have you on board!


Race distances

Want to share this experience of a lifetime with your friend or partner?

No problem!

Runners of all levels can run the coolest marathon with these options.


Full Marathon
42.2 km
Half Marathon
21.1 km


The two distances take place on consecutive days, and share the first part of the course.

Just select your preferred distance when booking.



Are you as awesome as the Arctic Circle’s biggest predator?

Take on the Polar Bear Challenge and do both races.


Polar Bear Challenge
42.2 km + 21.1 km

Race info

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What a fantastic and intimate experience! I was amazed at the great logistics in such a harsh environment! Lars and Annette and the doctors were amazing hosts!

Lisa Forshey
2015 Polar Circle Marathon Finisher