Welcome to the Arctic city of Tromsø at 70°N. Every year runners from more than 50 countries gather to run in the Arctic under the midnight sun.


Midnight Sun Marathon is held at night. The main event begins at 8.30pm and the half marathon starts at 10.30pm - but you run in bright daylight. The pure feeling of the midnight sun in stunning surroundings is a major part of the reason why the race is a target for runners from round the world.


The sun doesn't set for two months, from the middle of May to the middle of July. This is one factor that makes the Midnight Sun Marathon a special and exotic event. Even in cloudy weather it is light 24 hours a day.


Another factor is the scenic Norwegian course. The race starts and finishes in the city centre. Runners face the Tromsø Bridge after 2 km; an uphill from 6 to 43 meters above sea level. After running about 20 km the runners recross the bridge, and return through the city centre. The rest of the course is mainly flat and quite easy to run.


The Midnight Sun Marathon is the world`s northernmost AIMS certified marathon. Runners can choose from five different distances; the marathon, half marathon, 10km race, 4.2km fun-run, and children`s race.

Next event date:

25 June 2011





In contrast the enthusiasm of the spectators at the destination and exchange zones is without boundaries. So, whether the "73"or the whole 3,8 + 180 + 42.2 km - register, jump on the ferry to Elba and go! The team from Marathon-Photos.com will be there and captures the most beautiful, most exciting and fastest moments. For more information www.elbaman.it.



Elba (Italy) – On the 25th September 2011 for the seventh time the small island of Elba situated just off the coast of Italy will be the setting for a long-distance and half distance ("73") Triathlon. Anyone who may call himself later “Elbaman” has then mastered one of the toughest but also most beautiful bike routes as part of a triathlon. Mostly with sea view, the 180-kilometer-long road leads in three rounds through picturesque mountain villages, chestnut forests, past rocky hills and turquoise bays. The water is usually nice this time of the year at about 20 degrees. Then on the track the athletes may show their stamina: five laps of 8.5 km in up to 30 degrees heat and after climbing almost 3,000 metres of altitude difference on the bike, certainly not an easy task.The athlete can expect a demanding competition in a family atmosphere, after all, the number of participants for the long-distance is limited to 280.

Next event date:

25 September 2011



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