It’s back! For the third time around, the Patagonian International Marathon will be drawing runners from all over the world to participate in one of the most breathtaking marathons in the world. Organized by NIGSA (Nomadas International Group SA), the second marathon brought over 400 participants to Torres del Paine in support of preservation awareness of the Chilean Patagonia, and they’re at it again this year, planting a tree for every runner!
You could find yourself running alongside guanacos and Andean foxes, through gorgeous mountain fields, past colourful lakes and towering granite spires. With the choice of 4 different race distances- 10km, 20km or 42km or the 63k ultra-marathon for those who are feeling extra ambitious - there is something for everyone!
This September, be one of those runners! And join us at EcoCamp, where we make things easy for you and your family, friends, or support team to enjoy a perfect weekend in Torres del Paine. We have put together a stellar package for runners and will be the official eco host for the event on September 27th 2014.
- Special marathon pasta party the night before the race!
- Yoga class in our new Yoga Dome to relax after the Marathon!
- Complimentary cycling or hiking excursion to Laguna Azul for a Patagonian Barbecue!
The marathon package begins on Friday September 26th with you being picked up from Punta Arenas (PUQ) - Chile airport and driven to EcoCamp Patagonia in Torres del Paine National Park via Puerto Natales. Upon arrival at EcoCamp around 6pm you’ll enjoy a pasta party to energise you for the next day’s event and on Saturday 27th you have an early breakfast at EcoCamp and are then driven to the start point of the race - Ready, set, go! The finish point for the race is Las Torres hotel where you’ll be picked up and driven to EcoCamp to enjoy the rest of the day with some yoga and your celebratory dinner. Sunday the 28th you enjoy EcoCamp’s Wildlife Safari activity, cycling or hiking to Laguna Azul, before your final night at EcoCamp. On Monday 29th you’re driven back to the airport, stopping in Puerto Natales for lunch.
If EcoCamp Patagonia sounds like your thing, but you're not convinced by the marathon, you definitely should check out our EcoCamp hiking, multi activity adventure or wildlife tours: