Marathon Travel Insurance
If you plan to participate in a Marathon abroad, you will need a Travel Insurance policy before you leave your home. A Marathon is a form of long-distance running that requires physical and mental strength. There are a couple of varieties of Marathons, ranging from the regular 42-kilometre Marathon to the so-called "Ultra Marathon", a highly long-distance run that…
If you plan to participate in a Marathon abroad, you will need a Travel Insurance policy before you leave your home.
A Marathon is a form of long-distance running that requires physical and mental strength. There are a couple of varieties of Marathons, ranging from the regular 42-kilometre Marathon to the so-called "Ultra Marathon", a highly long-distance run that may vary between 50 kilometres and more.
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- Summary of Cover
- Popular Marathon Competitions
- History of Marathons
- Popular Events & Destinations
- Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
- Useful Websites
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
Popular Marathon Competitions
- SPAR Budapest Marathon
- KBC Dublin Marathon
- London Marathon
- Pembrokeshire Marathon
- Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
- Boston Marathon
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris
- Uganda International Marathon
- Bilbao Night Marathon
- New York Marathon
- Boston Marathon
- Death Valley Marathon
History of Marathons
The Marathon as a sporting event comes from the legendary run by Greek soldier and messenger Pheidippides between the battlefield at Marathon and Athens. He ran 42 kilometres between the places above to convey that the Persians had been defeated at the Battle of Marathon.
The legend says he ran the entire distance without taking a break, collapsed after delivering the message, and died exhausted. There is still some debate on whether the story is true or not, as well as on its details. However, the name and distance of the Marathon will always be linked to this legendary human feat.
Marathons were included as an event at the first modern Olympics in 1896. The current 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 typical for 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 large distances.
Before the invention of cars and other powered vehicles, foot messengers often delivered 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 are huge, drawing in crowds as large as tens of thousands of participants, most of whom are recreational runners.
The world's most famous and prestigious Marathons 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 been a Marathon before and may have had an injury or accident whilst taking part in a Marathon, you must declare this when purchasing a policy.
We have several providers who can offer travel insurance, including a Marathon and if you have a pre-existing medical condition.