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Berlin Half Marathon 2018

(+44) 161 703 8161

8TH APRIL 2018

Duration: 3 Nights Distance: Half Marathon

Berlin holds an historic mark on Europe. Steeped in history, this iconic city is a must see. Known for its nightlife, architecture and art scene Berlin has plenty on offer and is the ideal place to mix a running trip with plenty of exploring to do along the way.

First held in 1985, the Berlin Half Marathon attracts around 30,000 runners every year, with a superb 200,000 spectators cheering you through the historic streets along the way.

2017 Report – Kenyans Gilbert Masai (59.57) and Joan Melly (68.45) with a personal best took the 37th edition of the Berlin Half Marathon 2017.  While Masai was among the top favourites, late-entrant Joan Melly was an unexpected winner.   34,004 runners from 106 nations entered Germany’s biggest and fastest half marathon race.

Our tips to Berlin give you the chance to feel the excitement and buzz of running a half marathon, while taking in the wonderful sights Berlin has on offer. Whether you spend your days tucking into the local cuisine and tasting the local beers, or hop on a bus and visit the Bellevue Palace, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin TV Tower and other sights on offer, there is plenty for you to do during your trip away.

Berlin Marathon: Trip Highlights

  • Run a half marathon through the heart of Berlin
  • Explore the sights, sounds and culture of Berlin.
  • Surround yourself within the 200,000 spectators cheering you along the incredible half marathon route.
  • Stay in the 4* superior Arcotel John F in the heart of Berlin, ideally placed for the Berlin Half Marathon weekend.

Boston Marathon

(+44) 161 703 8161

16TH APRIL 2018

Duration: 4 Nights Distance: Marathon

Run the world’s oldest annual marathon. See and explore Boston like never before! As one of the World Marathon Majors, the Boston Marathon is undoubtedly one of the most famous of the modern day marathons. With a fast route,  you will run this iconic event in the company of the world’s top marathon runners.

2017 saw Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya taking the lead spot for the men with a time of 2.09.37.  The female winner was Edna Kiplagat of Kenya with a time of 2.21.52.

As an official travel partner of the Boston Marathon & BAA (Boston Athletic Association) we are pleased to offer GUARANTEED entries for the Boston Marathon. * Please note we are not able to sell entry/packages to US residents.

With such an exciting race in the pipeline, you will not want to worry about logistics and hotel spots, that is why we have it covered from the very moment you step onto your flight to the very finish of your trip to this incredible city. We are very pleased to offer 4* accommodation located just a short walk from the finish and Boston Common.

Boston Marathon: Trip Highlights

  • Run the worlds oldest annual marathon.
  • Add a World Marathon Major under running belt.
  • See and explore the rich history and diverse neighborhoods of Boston.
  • A stay in the 4* Georgian Style Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill with the option to upgrade to a suite
  • On hand support from Sports Tours International Representative

The Great Wall Marathon 2018, China

(+44) 161 703 8161

19TH MAY 2018

Duration: 5 or 6 night options Distance: Marathon

Take a trip through living history by running a marathon along the Great Wall of China!

The Great Wall Marathon started in 1998 and has been run every year along the Great wall of China since. During 2016 the number of runners grew to 2,500. As one of the most popular “adventure marathons” the great wall tends to sell out quickly.

Sport Tours International offers guaranteed entry to this event and a choice of which of the three events you would like to compete in, the marathon, half marathon or 8.5k fun run.

We also offer a choice of hotels, and optional (very worthwhile) sightseeing tours.

Trip Highlights:

  • Run a truly unique marathon in an incredible setting.
  • Experience the ascendant city of Beijing and the sleepy rural Chinese landscapes of Jinxian and Huanyaguan.
  • Choice of hotels – our most popular being the Qianmen Hotel.
  • 5 or 6 night package with extension packages if you wish.
  • A wide range of optional trips and experiences to enhance your stay around Beijing and rural China.
  • Full support from local staff during your trip and the race.

Kyoto Marathon

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A marathon race in memory of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.

The latest race on Japan’s marathon scene is the Kyoto Marathon which was held for the first time on 11th March 2012 to mark the one year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The marathon aims to raise funds to support those affected by the disaster.

The race course is mainly flat and takes in seven World Heritage sights as well as a long stretch along the Kamo River. InsideJapan can arrange entry in a package comprising 3 nights’ hotel accommodation and a shuttle bus to the starting point. A donation of 3,000yen to the Tohoku charity is given for each runner. Please contact us for prices and availability.

Rome Marathon

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Duration: 3 nights Distance: Marathon

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a city bursting in culture and history.  With nearly 3,000 years of  architecture and globally influential art on display, a trip to Rome is on the ‘To Do’ list for many travelers.  Showing the power of the former Roman Empire, Rome offers an array of historical buildings for you to explore, from ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum to the iconic Colosseum.

Run in the footsteps of history, as you take on a marathon route through this ancient city. The Rome Marathon lets your run through these historical streets taking in all the sights from Rome along the way.

Rome Marathon: Event Highlights

  • Spend a weekend in a city that is steeped in history and culture and bring your partner, family and friends with you to explore this wonderful city together.
  • An escorted 5k warm up run
  • Stay in a choice of 4-star hotels
  • Welcome dinner with drinks to meet your fellow runners
  • Pasta party and drinks
  • Guided tour of the old town

Included in your travel package with Sports Tours International:

  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in the city centre of Rome
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local assistance
  • Welcome Dinner in a typical restaurant with beverages included
  • Guided 5k run
  • Guided tour of the old town
  • Pasta party with beverages
  • Public bus ticket valid for 72 hours

Not included (not exhaustive):

  • Travel to Rome
  • Marathon entry (optional extra)
  • Any meals or drinks not detailed
  • Entry fee to museums
  • Run Card
  • Travel insurance – optional extra – please visit our insurance page

Included with your Marathon entry

  • BIB number and safety pin
  • Free medal engraving
  • T-shirt