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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-kilometre Marathon to the so-called "Ultra Marathon" which is an extremely…

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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-kilometre Marathon to the so-called "Ultra Marathon" which is an extremely long distance run that may range between 50 kilometres and more.

We can provide cover for an Endurance Marathon. This policy is issued through our Adventure policy.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Sports Equipment* £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover** £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
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
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess*** £100 £50 £35

*Sports Equipment is covered whilst in transit and storage only.

**Gadget Cover can be added to the quote page at an additional premium.

***Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Marathon Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission is licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Popular Marathon Competitions

Hungary

  • SPAR Budapest Marathon

Ireland

  • KBC Dublin Marathon

United Kingdom

  • London Marathon
  • Pembrokeshire Marathon
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

USA

  • Boston Marathon

France

  • Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris

Uganda

  • Uganda International Marathon

Spain

  • Bilbao Night Marathon

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, as 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 Eurasia 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 can provide you with a policy.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our JS Travel Insurance policy for a Marathon can cover you provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - when medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine - additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you or anyone on this policy are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

European Resident or Already Travelled

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and are already travelling.

This activity is automatically covered under Hazardous Pursuits Category 1 & 2, so there is no need to select an extra option for a Marathon.

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Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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