Are you interested in planning to run a marathon on all seven continents? Visit the Marathon Tours & Travel web site to plan your travel. Marathon Tours & Travel has been bringing runners and their friends to the world's greatest running events on all seven continents since 1979.


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Seven Continents Sport Hook -  Proudly display your seven continents medals, and of course your SCC finisher's Medal! Order your Seven Continents Club™ custom painted, 8 hook, medal wall mount  by clicking on the order form link or order directly from Sport hooks at this link




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In 1995, the inaugural Antarctica Marathon on "The Last Continent" made it possible for runners to conquer a marathon on all of the earth's seven continents. In recognition of those runners who have achieved this amazing feat, Marathon Tours & Travel established the Seven Continents Club ™ (SCC).

Since then, over 560 men and women have completed this quest. These adventurous athletes have run on the following continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica.

Due to the ever-growing popularity and availability of the half-marathon distance race, a half-marathon division was established in 2003 to encourage non-marathoners to enjoy the benefits of running around the world.

Thirdly, we have opened  membership to runners who are simply interested in great travel experiences when they plan their international marathons and half-marathons. There is no pressure or commitment to complete the seven continents goal. The SCC has evolved into a VIP travel club with special travel benefits for runners in addition to the recognition of those who have completed the seven continents.


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congratulations to memberS of the Month: Ellen Gabel and Peter Frayne



What made you decide to set the goal of completing a marathon on all seven continents?

(Ellen) What better way to satiate my love of travel and be a part of a great group of people.

(Peter) There are so many beautiful places to see around the World, and running marathons is a great way to see them!


How many marathons have you run?

(Ellen) 7

(Peter) 25


What is your favorite marathon and why?

(Ellen) Since I was a young girl, I had this fascination with Antarctica...then I met my wonderful husband there... (Yes, that's Peter!)

(Peter) Antarctica was a dream destination of jaw dropping beauty, with a unique running environment on the most remote of the seven continents to explore with an unrivalled camaraderie amongst runners and staff.  Meeting my future wife made this trip my favorite lifetime experience. 


Favorite thing about running and traveling?

(Ellen)Having the opportunity to be a part of the running community...we have gone to some amazing places and have returned with wonderful memories and lifetime friends.

(Peter) It's rewarding to achieve a running goal knowing that you have trained hard for it.  And to celebrate in new places around the World and meet so many inspiring and fun people is a highlight of any trip.  


What word would you use to describe yourself?

(Ellen) Adventurous

(Peter) Sore


What words of advice would you give to someone who is training for their first marathon?

(Ellen) It's all about setting your goal and achieving it to the best of your ability.  You may not be the fastest runner, but what counts is your journey to get to the finish line.  

(Peter) Be patient with your training and build up slowly.  You will get out of the marathon what you put into it.  The main objective is to finish, regardless of time, and that in itself is a great achievement.