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The Official 26.2mi Inca Trail Marathon and 18mi Incathon

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July 6, 2017 (Thursday)
Marathon, 18 Miles
Inca Trail
Cusco, PERU
Click to go to the web site for the The Official 26.2mi Inca Trail Marathon and 18mi Incathon in Cusco, PERU

This running adventure, designed for racers and spectators, is an action packed marathon running tour. It offers a wide range of different outdoor activities, cultural programs, and unique adventures. The highlight of the trip is one of the world's hardest marathons as well as one the most scenic South American marathons with the finish line at Machu Picchu, Peru.

The Official 26.2 mile Inca Trail Marathon Course and 18 mile Incathon Races:
-provide all runners the opportunity to finish at Machu Picchu
-are well marked and supported with professional staff to ensure runner safety
-provide at least 4 full service aid stations, access to drop bags, and first-aid
-are professionally and accurately measured

Marathon Tour Opportunities:
-run in Peru with like minded athletes and new friends
-sample Peruvian cuisine
-explore ancient ruins
-pursue exciting outdoor activities
-enjoy the fun nightlife and visit local markets
-interact with local culture
-complete the Official 26.2 mile Inca Trail Marathon or Incathon


We thought why hike the Inca Trail when you can run it!
This bucket list marathon is designed by experienced racers Erik and Myra Rasmussen. Erik's Adventures was the first to host an official, accurate, and fully supported 26.2 mile marathon race on The Inca Trail. Our 2012 inaugural event featured 41 runners. In 2013, we had runners doing both the full course and our 18 mile Incathon race. 2014 and 2015 were sold out and new Inca Trail Marathon records were set. Join us in July 2016 and race this incredible destination marathon on the Inca Trail and you will have your once in a lifetime photo finish at Machu Picchu!

Recent Accolades:
1. The Erik's Adventures Official 26.2 Inca Trail Marathon was featured in the July, 2015 Runners World UK Magazine- Best Destination Races article
2. The Official 26.2 Inca Trail Marathon Race was highlighted in the August, 2014 Runners World UK Edition Magazine- 50 of the Worlds Best Races feature
3. Women's Running Magazine May 2013- The Erik's Adventures Official 26.2 Inca Trail Marathon- was rated #1 in their Amazing Races article
4. Active.com in a featured 2012 article by one of our celebrity 2012 participants, professional running coach Jenny Hadfield
5. Washington Times March 2013 in an article by journalist and runner Karla Bruning


You must sign up early! Important information about limited Inca Trail availability:
-Sign up early to reserve a spot in the race!
-Don't be left out! We expect the 2016 Inca Trail races to sell out at least 6 months or more in advance

Our philosophy for group travel is to maintain a balance of structure and flexibility:
Our custom itinerary is specially designed to do so. During this marathon tour, our experienced guides take you to the famous sites of Peru as well as to lesser known destinations, educating you on the many aspects of Peruvian culture. You also have plenty of flexibility to do some exploring on your own. This allows for an individual experience within a group travel setting.

Event Start Location
Cusco, Peru

Course Description
see race website! http://www.eriksadventures.com/inca-trail-marathon-race-to-machu-picchu-peru

Awards
Cash Prize for top male and female. Goodie bag, finisher medals for all participants

Packet Pickup / Expo
2 days prior to race, see race website http://www.eriksadventures.com/inca-trail-marathon-race-to-machu-picchu-peru

Timing / Results
gun timed, see 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 results on race website http://www.eriksadventures.com/inca-trail-marathon-race-to-machu-picchu-peru

Post Race Activities
Celebration dinner, awards!
 
 

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Results
Year: 2015     Participation

Men 

20 men competed in the 2015 The Official 26.2mi Inca Trail Marathon and 18mi Incathon 20 (57.1%)
    Total finishers: 35

Women 

15 women competed in the 2015 The Official 26.2mi Inca Trail Marathon and 18mi Incathon 15 (42.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Mick Clifford   Marathon Men 6:33:05 15:00  4 mph 
 Katie Wilcox   Marathon Women 8:30:12 19:28  3.08 mph 
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