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Marathon Travel Insurance

If you plan to take part in a Marathon abroad, you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home. A Marathon is a form of Long Distance Running that requires both physical and mental strength. There are a couple of varieties of Marathons, ranging from the normal 42 Kilometres Marathon to the so called Ultra Marathon extreme long distance…

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If you plan to take part in a Marathon abroad, you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

A Marathon is a form of Long Distance Running that requires both physical and mental strength. There are a couple of varieties of Marathons, ranging from the normal 42 Kilometres Marathon to the so called Ultra Marathon extreme long distance runs that may range between 50 kilometres and more.

Some Marathons can even last 24 hours to multiple days. The sheer variety in long distance runs is also reflected in the types of courses.

We can provide cover for Endurance and Ultra Marathons.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Standard Excess* £100 £50 £35

*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for Marathon Running is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Popular Marathon Competitions

Hungary

  • SPAR Budapest Marathon- 28th - 29th September 2019

Ireland

  • KBC Dublin Marathon- 27th October 2019

United Kingdom

  • London Marathon- 28th April 2019
  • Pembrokeshire Marathon- 27th April 2019
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon- 6th October 2019

USA

  • Boston Marathon- 15th April 2019

France

  • Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris- 27th October 2019

Uganda

  • Uganda International Marathon- 26th May - 2nd June 2019

Spain

  • Bilbao Night Marathon- 19th October 2019

History of Marathons

The Marathon as a sporting event comes from the legendary run done by Greek soldier and messenger Pheidippides between the battlefield at Marathon and Athens. He ran the full 42 kilometres between the aforementioned places to deliver the message that the Persians had been defeated at the Battle of Marathon.

The legend says that he ran the entire distance without taking a single break and, after delivering the message, collapsed and died of exhaustion. There is still some debate on whether the story is true or not, as well as on the details in it. The name and distance of the marathon, however, will always be linked to this legendary human feat.

Marathons were included as an event at the first modern Olympics in 1896. The modern Olympics organisers wanted to revive the glory of Ancient Greece and no event was more appropriate than running a Marathon.

The Marathon is still quite an important event in the Olympics, shown by the fact that it is the last Athletics Event and is often held right before, or even during, the Closing Ceremony.

The ability to run long distances is a typical characteristic of humans and other primates. It is the one sport that is most natural to people.

In prehistoric times, people would travel, hunt and forage on foot, often covering quite large distances in the process.

Before the invention of cars and other powered vehicles, foot messengers would often deliver mail and messages to faraway places by running that is how the marathon was invented in the first place.

Popular Events & Destinations

No less than 500 official Marathons take place all over the world each year. Some of them are huge, drawing in crowds as large as tens of thousands of participants, the vast majority of whom are recreational runners.

The most famous and prestigious Marathons in the world are held in London, New York City, Berlin, Paris, Honolulu, Tokyo, Chicago and Boston.

These big Marathons require the payment of a participation fee and almost always sell out within minutes. Smaller local Marathons may take place near you as well.

Other alternative Marathons include the Great Wall Marathon in China, the Intercontinental Earasia Marathon in Istanbul, the Big Five Marathon in South Africa and the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to take part in a Marathon whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Marathons whilst on your trip.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.


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