Travel Tales of Argentina
The International Marathon of Buenos Aires was run first in 1984 by native marathon-runner Ruben Aguiar. Since then the marathon has become an annual event and somewhat of a tradition in Argentina’s capital city. This year the race arrives on October 13th at 19.00 in the evening. The race begins and ends at the same place, namely Pres Av Figeroa Alcorta 7100. At a length of 42km, the race attracts competitors that mostly come from Peru, Ecuador and Chile but there is also a host of Americans and Europeans that make the trip to the South Atlantic.
International Marathon of Buenos Aires
$ 75 until June 30
$ 80 until August 15
U.S. $ 85 after August 15, through Friday, October 4 (closing date for entries)
Since the marathon is a cultural sporting event for the City of Buenos Aires with the aim of promoting the sport, athletics and running nationwide, Argentines and residents in the country are afforded a discount;
AR $ 195 until June 30
AR $ 215 until August 15
AR $ 230 after August 15, through Friday, October 4 (closing date for entries)
The International Marathon of Buenos Aires serves not only as a keenly contested race for those who take running seriously but, for many, it is also a tour of Buenos Aires’ most famous landmarks and a chance to see the city through the medium of uninterrupted jogging.
The Obelisk: This national historic monument was built to commemorate fourth centenary of the first discovery of the city. It is found in the Plaza Republica and due to it marking a zone of LED lights, it is nowadays bares the symbol of nightlife and entertainment in Buenos Aires.
La Casa Rosada: At the eastern end of the Plaza del Mayo this is the building that houses the office of the President of Argentina. With its baby pink colour, it is considered one of the most important icons of the city.
Puerto Madero: a modern district in the south of the city that runs along a large portion of the Rio de la Plata riverbank and boasts the latest architectural innovations of the city. It is a haven for high-end restaurants, clubs and hotels with pleasant views of the river.
La Boca: an area characterised by its very colourful houses and its main stretch ‘el Caminito’ where tango dancers regularly perform and local artists showcase their work. It is also home of the
Bombonera: the stadium of Argentina’s most successful football club, Boca Juniors.
River Plate Stadium: This is home to Argentina’s second largest football club, River Plate. The stadium is a national icon and serves as a venue for concerts and gigs as well as ferociously fought football matches.
To collect your kit, you must bring some form of national identification; your reference number (given when you register online) and your Terms and Conditions Agreement Form (it can be downloaded online). If you fancy challenging yourself to complete this incredible international marathon, you can register easily online. Be quick! The deadline for entries is 4th October!
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