Antarctic Ice Marathon

NEW RECORDS SET AT 2019 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON

POLE POSITION FOR SUCHENIA IN 2018 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON

PAUL ROBINSON RUNS ANTARCTICA MILE IN 4 MINS 17.9

JOHANSEN AND MCLAY WIN 2017 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON

IRISH AND POLISH VICTORIES AT 2016 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON

EIGHTEEN NEW MEMBERS OF 7 CONTINENTS MARATHON CLUB

WEBB AND CAMELIO WIN 2015 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON

MARATHON ON FROZEN CONTINENT A RUNAWAY SUCCESS IN 2014

SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED IN 2014 ICE MARATHON & 100K

ELEVEN NEW MEMBERS OF 7 CONTINENTS MARATHON CLUB

2013 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON ON GLOBAL TV

ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON IS LONELY PLANET'S TOP PICK

WATANABE WINS FIRST EVER ANTARCTIC TRIATHLON

IRON MAN VABROUSEK WINS 2013 ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON

About Us

The Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k ®, the world's southernmost marathon and 100km, is organised by Runbuk Inc. in cooperation with Richard Donovan, Race Director. In addition to organising the world's most southerly marathon, Runbuk Inc. organises the world's most northerly marathon, the North Pole Marathon ®. Working with a network of associate specialists, including the world's foremost polar logistics experts, the company delivers world class events to these remote parts of the planet. 

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By competing in the Antarctic Ice Marathon, with underfoot conditions comprising snow and ice throughout, an average wind chill temperature of -20C, and the possibility of strong Katabatic winds, you can qualify to be a member of The 7 Continents Marathon Club (™).

Why not try the North Pole Marathon ® at the opposite end of the planet? Also known as the World’s Coolest Marathon ®, you can become one of a truly select few to race at the top of the world - at the Geographic North Pole. And you will feel on top of the world when you manage to overcome the extreme sub-zero temperatures to finish 26.2 miles at one of earth's farthest extremes.

Richard Donovan - Event Director

Richard has participated in many extreme locations including the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions, the Sahara and Atacama Deserts, the Andes and Himalayan mountains and the Amazon Jungle. He has won the Inca Trail Marathon, Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race, Antarctic 100k, Everest Challenge Marathon and South Pole Marathon as well as representing Ireland at international level in ultrarunning. 

In 2011, Richard completed the first 100-mile run within the Antarctic Circle (to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of Man reaching the South Pole) and in 2012 he set a new record for running marathons on all seven continents when completing the World Marathon Challenge in 4 days 22 hours 3 minutes. In the summer of 2015, he ran 3,200 miles across the USA from San Francisco to New York in the Trans North America Run and 2016 he completed a 3,000 km Trans Europe Run from Istanbul to Rotterdam followed by an 1800 km Trans South America Run in 2017.  

Richard has been an organiser and Race Director of Home Nations Championships, Commonwealth Championships and World Championships. In 2009, he was Race Director at both the Anglo Celtic Plate ('Home Nations' 100km) and the Commonwealth Championships 100km at road running. In 2011, he was organiser and Race Director of the IAU Trail World Championships where he was awarded an Order of Merit by the International Association of Ultra Runners for impeccable organisation. Richard was subsequently appointed Race Director at the inaugural Commonwealth Championships at Trail Running.

Richard held the post of Chairman of UltraRunning Ireland from 2005-2012 before being elected to the position of Executive Director of the International Association of Ultra Runners, the world governing body for the sport.

Leading international magazines have published feature length interviews and reports on Richard’s adventure race performances. He has also featured in various documentaries, including the world syndicated BBC programme ‘Desert: The Challenge’, which was narrated by Mike Stroud. In 2012, a one-hour documentary by TV Globo on the Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k event was nominated for an International Emmy Award.

A former consultant economist, Richard was educated in Ireland and the USA and received postgraduate academic scholarships in both countries. His brother Paul was a two-time Olympian, World Indoor silver medallist and multiple US collegiate champion on the track.

Other Personnel

Numerous personnel work on projects for Runbuk Inc. including some of the world's top sports photographers, videographers and medics.