Dean is running the 2012 Antarctica Marathon to promote fitness and raise money for penguin conservation!

The Marathon

Everything you want to know about the Antarctica Marathon and why I’m participating in this decidedly extreme event!

And this is the Antarctic SUMMER.
(Photo courtesy of Marathon Tours & Travel)

March 9, 2012.

Antarctica. Specifically the Antarctic Peninsula, that part of the frozen continent that juts out from the larger mass as if it is reaching toward South America.

How Far do you run?
Like all marathons, the race is 26.2 miles.

Any special Rules?
Because this is Antarctica, there are incredibly strict rules about human activity. The entire event is painstakingly designed for zero impact on the fragile Antarctic ecosystem.

Who puts on the race?
Marathon Tours and Travel organizes the race. Visit the Race Website.

Does it take a long time to get there?
Oh yes.

Will it be cold?
In March, Antarctica is enjoying the end of the balmy summer season. So, um, yeah, it’s gonna be cold.

(Deadline 03/2012)

Raised so far!

Please give to, a wonderful non-profit dedicated to Antarctic Conservation and of course, penguins.

Heck Yeah!
I want to donate!

Donate and GET STUFF!

All Donors receive:

A beautiful poster created for this occasion by award-winning graphic designers. Signed by the artist of course.

A video thank you from me, directly from Antarctica.

Satisfaction that you've done a good deed by supporting conservation!

(All donations are tax deductible as well!)