Running in the polar regions is one of the ultimate experiences in adventure travel, that’s why we go on Polar Running Expeditions!
Exploring the Arctic or Antarctic while running is what makes these adventures so interesting!
– Greenland Ice Cap: 16/04/2020 – 24/04/2020
– Spitsbergen: 2021 (more details t.b.c.)
– Siberia: 2022 (more details t.b.c.)
What about our upcoming Polar Running Expeditions in Greenland?
Imagine running in a polar environment: it is definitely something different than a marathon, an obstacle run or even an ultra-trail! During the Polar Running Expeditions in Greenland you will run for five days through the spectacular and remote nature of Greenland? The ultimate goal…. conquering the ice cap.
An inspiring and unique finish line! But … it is an expedition not a race. The entire expedition team needs to work together to make the Polar Running Expedition a success: together we prepare basecamp for the night, prepare expedition meals and foremost, enjoy this exceptional adventure. An ultra-groundbreaking concept, conceived by the Belgian adventurer Dixie Dansercoer, one of the most adventurous polar explorers worldwide, and two renowned and intrepid ultra-runners: Christoph Vandewiele and Erik Michels.
Running 30 km daily through rough terrain
If you join the team of a Polar Running Expeditions, you opt for an exclusive experience in wild nature together with like-minded and experienced runners. Unlike popular trail races or city marathons, there is no distraction in Greenland. We focus on the immeasurable, quiet landscape and the effort we make. We run about 30 km daily –on rough terrain often without tracks or roads, with a light running backpack. While we run, the logistics crew of the expedition handles transport of all the gear and basecamp. Daily running time varies between five and seven hours, including breaks. The team consists of small groups of max. 10 runners and 2 expedition guides. The route runs from Kangerlussuaq to the majestic ice cap 100km north of the arctic circle.
In short: if you’re capable of finishing a marathon with a smile on your face,
then this is you’re next challenge!