Sunday, May 3, 2015

International Marathons : When there's not enough crazy locally

Tired of your local marathons and want to trick the significant other into a runner destination race?  Then here are some international marathons for you to consider, their ballot dates and fees to consider.  Three of these are all part of the World Marathon Majors (WMM). Link here.




Let's get into it cuz let's face it the Overseas Ballot Entry link for London just opened less than a hour ago and  its not clear exactly how they are going to pick entrants for 2016.

SUMMARY:  Dates Ballot entries open up :
  • London : Monday, May 4th BST, 2015
  • Tokyo : August 1, 2015 (confirmed)
  • Berlin :  October 18, 2015 (not confirmed)
  • Comrades : September 1, 2015 (confirmed)
  • UTMB (CCC/OCC) :  December, 16th 2015
I) International (non US)

Name : London Marathon
Overseas Ballot Entry Form : link here.
Ballot Open : From Monday, May 4, 2015 to Friday May 8th, 2015, BST
Entry Cost : £80.00 (1 GBP to 1.5 USD) $53 USD
Ballot Notification :  Early October, 2015
Race Date : Sunday, April 17th, 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer :  Link here

Name : Tokyo Marathon
Overseas Ballot Entry Form : TBD, times based on 2014 data
Ballot Open : From Friday, August 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. JST to Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:00 p.m. JST.
Entry Cost :12,000 JPY (120 Yen to 1 USD) $100 USD
Ballot Notification : Late September, 2015
Race Date : Sunday, February 28th, 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer : Link here

Name : Berlin Marathon
Overseas Ballot Entry Form : All details for 2016 TBD, information below based on 2015 data
Ballot Open : From 18th of October to 2nd of November, 2015
Entry Cost : 98 Euros (1 EUR - 1.1USD) $108
Ballot Notification : November 20-25, 2015
Race Date : Sunday, Sept 25, 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer : TBD

Other:


Name : Comrades Marathon
Overseas Ballot Entry Form : [International Online Application via Comrades Marathon Association : info@comrades.com]
Ballot Open : December, 16th 2015 to January, 5th 2016
Entry Cost : ZAR2,400.00, (1 USD = 12 Rand)  $180 USD (plus ZAR $120 for ChampionChip and optionally ZAR $600 for Bus Tour)
Ballot Notification : November 20-25, 2015
Race Date : Sunday, 29 May 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer : TBD
NOTES : This race is special in that the direction of the race alternates each year

Name : CCC (Courmayeur Champex Chamonix)
Overseas Ballot Entry Form :
Ballot Open : From December, 16th 2015 to January, 5th 2016
Entry Cost : 50 Euros Deposit (1 EUR - 1.1USD) 55 USD
Ballot Notification : The results will be announced on January 13th 2016 at 10.00 (Paris time)
Race Date : In 2016, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® will take place from August 22th to 28th.
2015 Flyer : TBD
NOTES : CCC® : 3 points acquired between 2014/01/01 and 2015/12/31 (in 1 or 2 races) from list of approved races only.

II) US (Domestic) Marathons part of the World Marathon Majors

Name : Boston Marathon
Registration : Rolling registration for qualifying entrants from fastest to slowest

Ballot Open : From September 7, 2015 - September 11, 2015 until 25,000 spots filled
Qualifying Standards : Link here
Entry Cost : US residents $130 USD, Non-U.S. residents TBD
Ballot Notification :
Race Date : April 18, 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer : TBD

Name : Chicago Marathon
Overseas Ballot Entry Form :
Ballot Open :
Entry Cost : US residents $185 USD , Non-U.S. residents $210 USD
Ballot Notification :
Race Date : October 11, 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer : TBD

Name : New York Marathon
Overseas Ballot Entry Form :
Qualifying Standards for Guaranteed Entry : Link here
Ballot Open : January 15 and end February 15, 2016
Entry Cost : U.S. residents: $255, Non-U.S. residents: $347
Ballot Notification :
Race Date :November 1, 2016
2015 Marathon Flyer : TBD





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2 comments:

  1. Comrades Marathon registration is officially open as of Sep 1 : http://www.comrades.com/events/enter-the-race

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  2. I'm in for UTMB/OCC! Didn't get in for Tokyo nor London.

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