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Arctic Foxes may be seen on the Polar Circle Marathon

Polar Circle Marathon with ICEGRIPPER

Polar Circle Marathon with ICEGRIPPER

The Polar Circle Marathon, dubbed "the coolest marathon on Earth," offers a unique and breathtaking running experience in one of the world's most remote locations: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

This extraordinary race invites participants to traverse the vast, icy expanse of the Arctic tundra, surrounded by glacier tongues and moraine landscapes. Runners might even catch glimpses of musk oxen and arctic foxes amidst the stark, soundless icy desert.

Polar Circle Marathon Runners

Participants can choose between the full marathon distance of 42.2 km or the half marathon distance of 21.1 km. For those seeking an even greater challenge, the ‘Polar Bear Challenge’ allows runners to compete in both distances.

Although the organizers recommend runners use standard or trail running shoes, given the icy terrain they mandate the use of ICEGRIPPER ice grips and micro crampons on the ice cap. This requirement ensures safety and stability on the slippery surfaces, making the challenging race a bit more manageable.

Run the Polar Circle Marathon with ICEGRIPPER

The Polar Circle Marathon is not just a test of physical endurance but also a rare opportunity to explore one of the planet's most stunning and unspoiled environments, making it a dream event for adventurous runners seeking something truly special.



FREE pair of RUNspikes with every pair of ACTIVspikes ordered between 1st June and 30th September 2024. No code required. Just add a pair of ACTIVspikes to your basket, and then a pair of RUNspikes. Shopping basket automatically adjusts - you only pay for ACTIVspikes. Sizes can be different. Up to 3 pairs per customer. Additional items can be ordered but you will be charged for them. All orders over £100 qualify for FREE SHIPPING...

Still unsure? Contact ICEGRIPPER now, for your ice grips or micro crampons. Not sure what to buy? Call, email or webchat with us. We are happy to offer advice based on the experience of several ICEGRIPPER customers who have entered the PCM...

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