In the year 2012, Patagonian International Marathon® became the first marathon to take place in Torres del Paine National Park. Since that first edition, the event has occurred each year in the month of September, either inside the park or within its surroundings. The only interruption was in 2020 due to the pandemic. Since its origin, the event has brought together runners from more than 65 countries, converging together in the extreme south of Patagonia to fulfill the dream of running in one of the most pristine locations on the planet. It is the most multinational marathon in Southern Chilean Patagonia.
The magic of running in the heart of Patagonia, alongside runners from all over the world, and the adventure of facing a relentless, and at times even hostile, climate are essential elements of Patagonian International Marathon®.
Patagonian International Marathon® is part of the Racing Patagonia® project, created in the year 2002. Since its origin, this project searches to promote Chilean Patagonia around the world and contribute to sustainable development of tourism and the local community. More information can be found on the website: www.racingpatagonia.com and by following us on Instagram: @racingpatagonia.
Whether you are an elite runner, an enthusiast or a traveler in search of new experiences, you will be WELCOME here! We invite you to feel the energy of nature and live the magic of Patagonian International Marathon®!
Patagonian International Marathon® will take place within Torres del Paine National Park, utilizing its vehicular gravel routes, which are characterized by various curves and steep slopes. The race distances are 42K, 21K, and 10K. The entire route presents you with breathtaking scenery, with the best views towards the principal mountains of the park: Cerro Paine Grande, Cuernos del Paine, Cerro Almirante Nieto, and Torres del Paine. The shared finish line for all distances is located a few meters from the Welcome Center at Reserva Las Torres (To be confirmed).
The morphology of the terrain is mid-mountain, so the paths are winding, with many curves and changing slopes. The altitudes of the race route vary between 25 – 351 meters above sea level (masl).
Paine Grande (3,050 masl) is the highest mountain in the region and is visible from almost everywhere in the race zone. Cuernos del Paine (2,600 masl) and the Towers (Torres del Paine (2,850 masl) are both icons of the National Park and part of the event’s natural setting. The 10K & 21K race distances correspond to different segments of the 42K course.
Start address: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Finish address: Torres del Paine National Park, Chile