Are you suffering from a case of Marathon Fever?

Marathon Fever symptoms:

  • An irrational urge to run 26.2 miles.
  • A sudden desire to increase in the levels of technical fabric in one’s wardrobe.
  • A willingness to change in sleeping patterns (e.g. waking up at 5am to run).
  • Salivating at thought of energy gels.
  • Compulsive studying on such items as shoes, visors, and GPS watches.
  • Onset may be sudden or may occur after a long and gradual incubation period.

Marathon Fever treatment:

Sufferers must let the fever run its course. The best course of action is to enter, train for, and finish a marathon.

Sydney Marathon | Sunday 17 September 2023

The Sydney Marathon. A world class event, it has consistently achieved IAAF/ World Athletics Road Race Gold Label status and is an Abbott World marathon majors Candidate race.

Marathon Tours & Travel Itinerary

Wednesday – arrival day:Arrive in Sydney and transfer to the InterContinental Sydney and join us for a welcome brunch and briefing. The afternoon is free to explore Sydney.

Thursday – day 2:After breakfast, the group will depart on an unforgettable panoramic Sydney half-day sightseeing tour, visiting the historic Rocks area, Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

Friday – day 3:Choose between a full-day tour to the Blue Mountains or explore Sydney on your own.

Saturday 16 September – half-marathon race day! Cheer on the half-marathon runners. Enjoy a pre-race dinner at the hotel.

Sunday 17 September – race day! A Marathon Tours & Travel representative will get you to the start line. After you finish, recharge at the Marathon Tours & Travel post-race celebration area. The group will gather for a post-race reception to celebrate your accomplishment at a nearby restaurant!

Monday – departure day:Enjoy the day at your leisure before heading to the airport for your flight home. Trip extensions are available on request.

Amsterdam Marathon | Sunday 15 October 2023

A flat, fast Marathon course in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. This route offers beautiful rural scenery, highlights of the course are the start and finish in the Olympic Stadium, the passage under the Rijksmuseum, the run alongside the Amstel and through the Vondelpark.

Marathon Tours & Travel Itinerary

Friday – arrival day and expo: Make your way to Amsterdam and check in. Head off to the Marathon Expo to collect your race documents. The rest of the day you can relax and prepare for race.

Saturday – day 2: You can take part in the Good Morning Run, then our local guides will lead you through Amsterdam, where you can enjoy all the tourist and historical attractions.

Sunday – race day! After breakfast we will head to the race. The TCS Marathon starts at 9am, the Half Marathon at 1pm and 8k at 9.40am. All events start and finish in or near the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium.

Monday – departure day: It’s home time. Pack your medal and head to the airport. Trip extensions are available on request.

Dublin Marathon | Sunday 29 October 2023

The Dublin Marathon has gained a reputation as one of the best organised city marathons. More than 20,000 runners from over 60 countries will take to the city centre course on 29 October 2023.

Marathon Tours & Travel Itinerary

Friday – arrival day: Make your way to Dublin and check in. Head off to the Marathon Expo, in the main hall of the Royal Dublin Society, to collect your race documents, shop from the many exhibitors, listen to the experts on stage and enjoy the pre-race day vibe.

Saturday – day 2: This day is to use at your leisure, you can enjoy all the tourist and historical attractions.

Sunday – race day! After breakfast we will head to the start location at Fitzwilliam Street Upper. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise. After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it!

Monday – departure day: Time to say goodbye to Dublin and make our way back home. Trip extensions are available on request.

Athens Marathon | Sunday 12 November 2023

Run the original marathon route. Run through history with more than 43,000 runners and 80,000 spectators. The Athens Marathon gives you the opportunity to experience the wonder of this city while feeling the buzz of a marathon in Marathon.

Marathon Tours & Travel Itinerary

Friday – arrival day

Make your way to Athens where you will be met by local staff and transferred to your hotel. Your race documents will be given to you at the hotel.

Saturday – day 2

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast before setting out to enjoy Athens at your own pace. Or if you prefer to be guided why not book one of the optional tours available.

Sunday – race day!

After breakfast you will be taken by bus to the race starting point. The 42km starts in Marathon town. The 10k and 5k starts in Panathenaic Stadium in Athens (finishing point for all 3 races). After the race you can celebrate in the comfort of your hotel or one of the many bars and restaurants.

Monday – departure day

Bid farewell to the arena of the Olympians. It’s our final day in Greece. Trip extensions are available on request.

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Why Marathon Tours and Travel is great for travel:

With over 44 years of running travel experience under their belts, Marathon Tours & Travel are the world’s largest running tour operator, with offices based in the UK, Australia and USA. They take away the stress of organising group trips and can secure guaranteed entry for all participants, leaving you free to focus on the training whilst they handle the logistics. When organising a trip for multiple people, they understand money can be tight. That is why they are pleased to offer payment plans to spread the cost with monthly instalments.

Show the world what you are made of!

Combine the buzz of a running event with exploring the sights and sounds of some of the most spectacular destinations on earth!