The running route winds through one of world’s finest wild landscapes, breathtaking without any exaggeration
Chilean Patagonia has always been drawing millions of travellers from far lands, seeking untouched natural beauty and peace. Since 2012 it has also been attracting professional and amateur runners who engage in annual Patagonian International Marathon, racing through the mountains and glaciers of the area in rather challenging weather conditions. This year it will be held on 9 September.
The base city is Puerto Natales, located 250 km to the north of Punta Arenas, the capital of the region. Geographically, the event takes place in the extreme south of the American continent, at 51° south latitude, in a privileged location of Western Patagonia, located to the east of the Great Southern Ice Field and in the surroundings of Torres del Paine National Park.
Participants may choose a race by the distance, ranging from 42 km to 10 km. The course lays in the Providence of Última Esperanza in the area of the Torres del Paine National Park, with adjustments each year. Runners pass Lago Toro, one of the largest lakes in the National Park, and can enjoy some of the spectacular landscapes in this area, finishing at Rio Serrano.
Registrations for the race and further information about Patagonian International Marathon can be found on its website: www.patagonianinternationalmarathon.com