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The End of the World Marathon

A few days away from the most important marathon in Patagonia, we invite you to join an outdoor experience in
La Maratón del Fin del Mundo
05 December, 2019

Are you ready to run through one of the most beautiful places in southern Argentina? The Ultra Martial Glacier Marathon 2019 invites you to enjoy the city of the End of the World like never before. Through incredible trails through the city of Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel and the Martial Glacier, thousands of runners from around the world are will meet in this outdoor competition.

The sports competition will be held on December 8 in the province of Tierra del Fuego, with the aim of combining sport and tourism in a single event. Forests, beaches, lakes, valleys, mountains and in front of the mystical Beagle Channel. You can’t ask for more!


As reported by the organizers on their official website, kits for the competition will be delivered in the days leading up to the race. In addition, there will be talks from participants, coaches and elite runners to inform about the routes and provide recommendations.

If you are hesitating to run on the mountain, we tell you that there are various routes that can be adapted to suit all tastes. Starting from the base of the Martial Glacier, participants may choose to tour 25, 50 and 70 km. From this tourist point, one of the most important in Ushuaia, climb to the base of glacial ice at an altitude of 850 msm.

Then you will make a pleasant descent, along a picturesque path over the Esperanza stream. Crossing a bridge, you will reach a new ascent to Cerro del Medio, making a glorious summit of 920 masl. There you will enjoy a privileged view of the city of Ushuaia, the Beagle Channel, Navarino Island and the Darwin Mountain Range. The route crosses lagoons, bridges and mountains, with the best view of the Fueguine lands. For those who need to rest a bit, there will be a short journey on asphalt to stretch their legs a little, although unfortunately all on the rise!

Those who decide to take the longest routeswill cross the Waterfall of Friends and you will pass the route of Arakur. In addition, they will have the opportunity to contemplate a new view of Ushuaia, from another of its beautiful landscapes.

What to wear

It is good to remember that the Ultra Martial Glacier Marathon 2019 is a mountain competition. Because of this, it is mandatory to have some elements for the safety of the participants.

Mandatory Elements

  • Certified Good Health
  • Hydrating Backpack or Vest Hydration (front bottles of 500 mm)
  • Thermal Blanket
  • Cellular
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit

Recommended items

  • Canes
  • Headlamp
  • Gloves
  • Calzas – Thermal T-shirt
  • Sunscreen

Source: Ultra Marathon

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