The Polar Circle race is a true adventure and is billed by the organisers as the 'coolest marathon on earth'. Temperatures are typically around -15 degrees celcius - brrr!
a hilly course characterised by uneven road and ice. Runners follow a gravel road on to the ice cap, completing a 2-3km loop before doubling back to the start line and continuing towards the finish in Kangerlussuaq. The scenery is spectacular - expect enormous glacier tongues and moraine plains and tundra and arctic deserts.
The half marathon uses the same course as the marathon although a heated bus is waiting at the half way point to take runners back to the start.