Press Guide 2019
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This official press guide provides a detailed look at the history, concept and all events organized by Albatros Adventure Marathons. Current events include The Great Wall Marathon, The Big Five Marathon, The Petra Desert Marathon, The Polar Circle Marathon and The Bagan Temple Marathon.
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History of Albatros Adventure Marathons, Organizers of The Polar Circle Marathon
It all began with in 1998 with a crazy idea to run a marathon on the Great Wall of China. In 1999, this idea became a reality with the running of the first Great Wall Marathon. The initial success of this "adventure marathon" concept led to the creation of a new organizing authority, Albatros Adventure Marathons, which set out to unite international runners through challenges hosted in locations of exceptional natural beauty and historical significance.
During the past two decades, Albatros Adventure Marathons has planned and organized 10 different running travel events around the world – this equates to a total of over 70 events! Today, our collection includes five major, internationally-recognized marathon events, each of which are held annually: The Great Wall Marathon, The Big Five Marathon, The Petra Desert Marathon, The Polar Circle Marathon and The Bagan Temple Marathon.
The Polar Circle Marathon is one of the most popular events and sells out quickly each year.
In the media
- "The Polar Circle Marathon Kicks Off on Greenland’s Ice Sheet" (28-Oct-2016)
Albatros Adventure Marathons warmly welcomes 176 international participants this weekend to a sold out event
- "RACE REPORT: A record-setting year at the 2016 Polar Circle Marathon" (15-Nov-2016)
The Polar Bear Challenge sees the highest participation ever, and the weekend's top female finisher takes first in both the marathon and half-marathon events