Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Patagonian International Marathon®. Here you may find answers to most of your questions. Should you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
The 9th Patagonian International Marathon® will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020. It will feature three race distances: marathon (42km), half-marathon (21km), and 10km.
The Patagonian International Marathon® will take place in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region, Providence of Última Esperanza (Last Hope), Commune Torres del Payne. The region’s capital is Punta Arenas, and the closest city to the marathon’s race zone is Puerto Natales. The routes for the 2020 edition are located to the Northeast of Puerto Natales, just Southeast of Torres del Paine National Park. The Finish Line for all distances will be located in Villa Serrano, located near the Southern entryway to Torres del Paine National Park (Portería Serrano). See (Map).
The three distances feature a shared Finish Line in Villa Serrano. The 42K will start in the vehicle road Y-200, in the Bahía del Bote crossing, which will then move West from this point in order to take Y-290 to the North. The 21K and 10K will be on the same path as the 42K; however, the 21K will start approximately 3 kilometers to the South of the entryway to Patagonia Camp (Approximately 70km from Puerto Natales), while the 10K will start from the Cuernos Viewpoint. See (Map).
The routes for the Patagonian International Marathon® will be located on vehicle roads, mixed between asphalt and gravel zones. The morphology of the terrain is of mid-mountain, so the roads are very twisty, with curves and permanent changing slopes.
The climate in Patagonia is characterized by highly variable and unpredictable weather conditions in all four seasons; however, in the month of September, which is the date for the event, spring will already have begun! Gradually, the green begins to return after a hard winter. Therefore, you can expect average temperatures between 2 and 10°C, with absolutes maximums exceeding 15°C. Even though it will not be during a season of strong and persistent winds, and beyond statistics, there is also the possibility that Patagonia will surprise us with some form of a storm to show us her power! Therefore, you must come prepared for everything, and the use of adequate clothing will be fundamental in order to enjoy your experience in these latitudes.
|Distance||Start Time||42K||11:00 hrs.|
*For each distance, runners must present themselves an hour before the scheduled start time.
There will be a maximum of 7 hours to complete the 42K, in addition to intermediate cut-off points, with the first being at 21km and then again at 32km from the starting line. In this way, you must complete these sections based on the following schedule:
In order to participate in either the 42K or 21K, you must be at least 18 years old by December 5, 2020. In order to participate in the 10K, you must be at least 16 years old by December 5, 2020.
Conforming to international standards, it is not permitted.
The aid stations will be positioned approximately every 5 kilometers. Thereby, including the starting line and finish line for all distances, the 42K will have 8 aid stations, the 21K will have 5 aid stations, and the 10K will have 3 aid stations. Please see the Runner´s Guide for additional details.
The categories for the Patagonian International Marathon® are the following:
|Category||Age Range: Men||Age Range: Women||Hares||16 – 17 (10K Only)||16 – 17 (10K Only)|
|Guanacos||18 – 29||18 – 29|
|Pumas||30 – 39||30 – 39|
|Huemules||40 – 49||40 – 49|
|Foxes||50 – 59||50 – 59|
|Condors||60 – 69||60 – 69|
|Mylodons||70 +||70 +|
Yes, you are permitted to leave a small bag in your respective starting line, where you must submit it to custodial staff present in the starting line in order to be brought directly after to the Finish Line. The bag must be your own personal bag, and be both properly closed and marked with the sticker provided in your kit. Please remember that while the organization will carefully handle all bags, it is not responsible for any stolen, lost, or damaged items, meaning we recommend that you do not leave any valuable items in the bag.
The only mandatory items required to run the marathon, which must be used at all times, are the following: runner’s number, timing chip, and a non-disposable cup. Considering both the geographical and meteorological conditions present in the race zone, a detailed section labeled “Recommended Equipment” is provided in the official Runner’s Guide, where you will find additional suggestions to help improve your experience and safety during the race. However, please remember that it is the runner’s responsibility to select and evaluate each article of clothing and/or equipment.
For this edition, the race routes are located outside of the park’s limits, so it will not be necessary to enter the park; however, should your hotel/hostel accommodation be located inside of the park or should you wish to visit it, you will have to pay the corresponding entry fee in order to enter the park. The closest entryway from the park to the finish line is Portería Río Serrano.
Yes, it is permitted, but you must consider that for the case of the marathon, there is a mandatory cut-off schedule that must be respected. In the case that you do not manage to complete this cut-off schedule, you must be transported in the vehicle that will close the race.
Each year we try to achieve the best coverage for the event, both with external and internal photographers to capture the best photos of the runners and the environment. As stated in the general rules of the Patagonian International Marathon®, each runner, upon registration, has agreed to grant the organization, sponsors, photographers, and media the right to use his/her likeness in photographs, films, audio, and promotional materials for current and future events.
The Runner’s Kit can be picked up in Puerto Natales, based on the following schedule:
|3/12/20||15:00 – 22:00||Espacio Ñandú – Prat 200 (In front of Plaza de Armas)|
|4/12/20||10:00 – 22:00||Espacio Ñandú – Prat 200 (In front of Plaza de Armas)|
NOTE: Please refer to your Runner’s Guide for any updated dates and/or times for Kit Pick Up.
Registration does not include:
Registration opens on September 7, 2019 and closes on August 4, 2020. There are only 700 available! There are three periods of registration according to the following table:
|07 Sep 2019 – 21 Sep 2029||22 Sep 2019 – 27 Feb 2020||28 Feb 2020 – 04 Aug 2020|
|07 Sep 2019 – 21 Sep 2029||22 Sep 2019 – 27 Feb 2020||28 Feb 2020 – 04 Aug 2020|
Registration Payment Includes:
NOTE: Unspecified services not included.
Registration can be completed through Welcu’s system, entering through the registration section that can be found on our web page here. The possible payment methods are the following: national or international credit card, debit card, or bank transfer. If you live outside of Chile, please change the form of currency for payment from Chilean Pesos to Dollars; otherwise, your card will be rejected. Also, you may register directly in our office, which is located at 531 Av. O’Higgins, Punta Arenas, Chile, from Monday to Friday between 10:00 hrs. and 18:30 hrs.
No, the price is explicitly governed according to the date of payment, not the date of registration.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to evaluate each case.
The fee includes:
The fee DOES NOT include:
Yes, the organization will provide bathrooms at some specific points along the route. Due to the fact that the event takes place far from the city, portable toilets must be transported over long distances to their installation points. These services will be included in your registration fee.
The moment you finish registration, you will automatically receive a ticket from Welcu in addition to a confirmation email from the Organization.
In this case, you have to check your e-mail for spam. If you cannot find it there, we recommend you to send a message to email@example.com explaining your situation with your payment receipt attached. Please note that we send each registered runner a welcome e-mail. It may be possible that you have not received a confirmation letter because your registration may be incomplete.
Any changes on your registration may be made until August 4, 2020. These changes may be made through
Yes, you are permitted to change your race distance, but only until August 4, 2020. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org to change your distance.
We try to only send relevant information, which may include reminders, important changes, logistical matters, or even promotions from local services that may be attractive and/or beneficial to runners; however, we will not release or share your email address with any third parties.
It depends on the date of when this notice is given to the Organization. For more information, you may check our Rules and Regulations.
Yes, you can. You must inform the Organization about the change, as well as the name of the person who will take your place. The administrative fee of $5,000 CLP or $10.00 USD must be paid to make the change.
Similar to any runner who registers, he or she will receive a welcome email from the organization upon payment.
Yes, it is permitted, provided that you meet the minimum eligibility requirements for each event. For more details, please refer to Rules and Regulations.