The World Marathon Challenge is an amazing logistical and physical challenge to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, or 168 hours. In January / February 2025, the first marathon is scheduled to begin at Novo (Antarctica) and is followed by marathons in Cape Town (Africa), Perth (Australia), Dubai (Asia), Madrid (Europe), Fortaleza (South America) and Miami (North America).
There are both individual and team competitions in the 2025 World Marathon Challenge. The team title is decided by the fastest combined marathon times of the top three runners on each team, but the team must have at least one male AND one female runner amongst the scoring three. Team members are also ranked in the individual competition.The World Marathon Challenge is the only annual event that delivers the opportunity to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
The World Marathon Challenge ® is a logistical and physical challenge to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Competitors must run the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours, or 7 days. The clock starts when the first marathon begins in Antarctica.