MANCHESTER, UK, April 16, 2018– Sports Tours International lays a world of marathons at runners’ feet in Spring 2018. This UK company’s resources stand ready to link competitive runners with such major marathon hot spots as London, Paris and Rome as well as a few more unusual ones such as The Great Wall of China, Everest Basecamp and Stockholm.
“We are on track in 2018 for our most successful year ever with a big rise in bookings across both the spring and autumn marathon seasons,” reports the company. Here’s the line-up of upcoming events to consider.
April 22, 2018 London Marathon is one of the most popular, competitive and over-subscribed running events in the world. Sports Tours International does not offer entries to the London marathon but does offer accommodation packages for runners and friends with staff support and transport to the start of the race. A two-night weekend includes city center accommodation, a hotel reception, coach for runners only to the start, and more. This London event represents one of the six races in the coveted Abbott World Marathon Majors. This series includes Berlin, Tokyo, Boston, Chicago and New York City. See https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/london-marathon/
May 19, 2018 Great Wall (of China) Marathon dating to 1998 is now one of the most popular adventure marathons, with runners conquering 5,164 steps on the Great Wall. Sport Tours International offers guaranteed entry to a choice of three events: marathon, half marathon or 8.5k fun run. The company also offers a choice of hotels for five or six nights, airport transfers and optional sightseeing tours. The Great Wall marathon takes place on a highly varied course including a narrow “goat” trail, small villages and, of course, the Great Wall itself. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/great-wall-marathon/
May 29, 2018 Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, the 15th annual, is the world’s highest marathon stretching from Everest Basecamp to Namche Bazaar. This adventure, first held for locals in 2003, now has an international reputation with runners from over 20 nations. A three-week commitment includes four nights in Kathmandu, a 14-day trek to the Everest Basecamp where runners have a few days to acclimatize accompanied by expert local guides and a full support crew including doctors. The downhill route leads through rough tracks and trails, traveling through the homeland of the Sherpa people. A marathon package includes accommodation, airport transfers and internal flights, guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and services of an English-speaking leader, among others. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/tenzing-hillary-everest-marathon/
June 2, 2018 ASICS Stockholm Marathon is one of Europe’s oldest regular city marathons, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary. Sweden’s capital offers a relatively gentle marathon course which attracts 7,000 international runners from 100 countries looking for a personal best at a large event. There are hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route cheering on the thousands of marathon runners. Stockholm is one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, built on an archipelago of 14 islands around the medieval city center. Stockholm is one third water, one third green belt and one third city. The city is compact, allowing runners and guests to squeeze in a great weekend of sightseeing and culture in addition to the marathon. A marathon expo and pasta party precede marathon day. The event finishes in the 1912 Olympic stadium. Sports Tours International offers a three-night getaway inclusive accommodation and the option to buy a guaranteed entry into the marathon. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/stockholm-marathon/
July 1, 2018 Marathon du Mont Blanc takes place in Chamonix, ski capital of France and running mecca when the snow melts. Sports Tours International offers travel and support packages including guaranteed entry and accommodation in Chamonix center and airport transfers. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/mont-blanc-marathon/
Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling and running events, triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality.
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