The Polar Circle Marathon and Half Marathon – 22 octobre, 2011 – Groenland – The coolest marathon on earth!
« … Welcome to a tough, unique marathon in truly magnificent scenery. The Polar Circle Marathon often referred to as “the coolest marathon on earth” takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. The endless ice and snow of this vast country make up the backdrop of this unusual race, in which runners pass glacier tongues, moraine landscapes and soundless, arctic desert.
A part of the route takes place on the slippery ice cap itself, but the main part of the course is run on the gravel road (often snow covered) that connects the Greenland ice cap with the small township of Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle.
The weather in Greenland in October is normally beautiful and not too cold. Sunshine is the order of the day, though the occasional light snowfall may occur. Expect average temperatures of around -5º C / 25º F… more info under www.polar-circle-marathon.com »