Win A Trip To The 2015 Antarctica Marathon With Vibram

Win A Trip To The Antarctica Marathon With Wibram

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Have you dreamed of completing a marathon on every continent? Did you read Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Want to make a like a penguin and march across Antarctica? This might be your chance!

Vibram is giving one winner an all-expenses paid trip for two to compete in the 2015 Antarctica Marathon presented by Marathon Tours on March 9, 2015. Just 200 runners have the privilege every year, and the race is sold out through 2017.

“Vibram is thrilled to offer our fans the opportunity to compete in one of the most adventurous marathons in the world,” said Vibram CMO Allon Cohne in a press statement. “We look forward to being an integral part of our winner’s journey to conquer the treacherous terrain of the Antarctica Marathon.”

There are no qualifications or requirements needed; however, organizers strongly recommend that entrants have previous marathon or endurance race experience. This one isn’t for the faint of heart.

The Antarctica Marathon course takes runners through 26.2 miles of hilly gravel roads on King George Island. Runners can expect to trudge through ice, mud, and slush while taking in the local sights: icebergs, penguins, seals, and whales. Race-day temperatures typically range from 15 to 34 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind gusts reaching 40 mph. And that’s during the Antarctic summer, folks!

“Once-in-a-lifetime is often an overused term, but this experience is a truly unique opportunity for any passionate runner who wants to challenge themselves both mentally and physically while visiting one of the most amazing places in the world,” said Marathon Tours’ Thom Gilligan in a press release.

The prize package includes all hotel and transportation from March 2-15, including three days in Buenos Aires, Argentina; transfer flights to Ushuaia, Terria del Fuego, the world’s most southernmost city; and two days at sea crossing the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage, some of the roughest seas in the world. After the race, the winner and their guest will spend three days on King George Island in Antarctica before returning home. A full itinerary can be found at MarathonTours.com. All told, this prize package is worth $14,780.00.

Plus, Vibram will outfit the winner with Vibram-soled shoes—and yes, they make more than the “barefoot” FiveFinger shoes. You’ll find Vibram soles on the bottom of New Balance, The North Face, Giro and other brands.

The winner will be announced via Twitter @Vibram and other Vibram social media channels on January 22, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. pacific time.

To enter, visit VibramAntarcticaMarathon.com. Good luck, readers!

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Karla Bruning

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.

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