Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu
& Inca Trail Classic 30K to Machu Picchu
26.2 Mile Inca Trail Marathon on Measured Course
"The Most Difficult Marathon in the World"
Make your 2017 Marathon reservation now!
The 2016 June and August Inca Trail Marathons sold out in January 2016!
Do not be misled! There is no "official" Inca Trail Marathon. There cannot be because the Inca Trail is in a National Park. We organized our first Inca Trail Marathon in 1996. Benefit from our 21 years of Inca Trail experience. Compare the value and level of service offered in the Andes Adventures Inca Trail Classic 30K and 26.2 Mile Marathon to ANY other company!
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Southern Peruvian Andes
9 Day Adventure Runs
(1 night camping)
June 4 to June 12, 2016
August 6 to August 14, 2016
June 3 to June 11, 2017
August 5 to August 13, 2017
2017 Itineraries: June • August
of Inca Trail Classic 30K course. The 26.2 mile Inca Trail Marathon is also run on this course, with mileage added. Here is the Elevation Profile
of the Marathon course.
2016 Land cost $2,995 including ground
transportation in Perú; quality hotels, all meals and guided
tours. If you are looking for a marathon in South America, join us to run the most spectacular South America marathon. With over 10,000' of elevation gain, two high passes (13,000' & 13,800'), and thousands of Inca steps we believe the Andes Adventures Inca Trail Marathon is the most difficult fully supported, regularly scheduled marathon in the world.
We organized our first Inca Trail Marathon in 1996. Benefit from our 20 years of Inca Trail experience. Thousands of runners and trekkers from around the world have successfully completed our Inca Trail events and 100% of the marathon participants have completed the Classic 30K course in one day.
Please note, there is no "official" Inca Trail Marathon. There cannot be because the Inca Trail is in a National Park. Because it is in a National Park we feel the event should be low key. We run without bib numbers and limit the number of participants.
Compare the value and level of service offered in the Andes Adventures Inca Trail Classic and 26.2 Mile Marathon to ANY other company:
Our level of service is unparalleled. We won't leave you out on the trail wondering which way to turn!
Runners nearing Machu Picchu
Our running adventure begins in Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas, at an altitude of 11,150 feet. In Cusco you will be able to see massive walls, cobblestone streets and remnants of the Inca empire and the Spanish colonial period. After a fascinating tour of Cusco, we are ready to start our running adventure, which offers a spectacular variety of trails in the Southern Peruvian Andes.
2012 Winner Fernando Gonzalez
We begin our mountain marathon on the ancient Inca trail that leads to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu - an extraordinary adventure into the history of the grand Inca civilization. Along the way, we explore the intriguing ruins of Inca fortresses, and enjoy the expansive views from the high passes. Descending to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu, the cloud forest trail becomes increasingly lush and varied. After two days exploring Machu Picchu one of the world's most spectacular ruins we take a train ride back to Cusco.
Inca Trail Marathon & Classic 30K to Machu Picchu Results:
(Please see the History of the Andes Adventures Inca Trail Marathon in our FAQ.
The Marathon has been run on a more difficult course since June 2013.)
- August 6, 2015 Results
(Race video by Jeff Stein)
- June 10, 2015 Results
- August 7, 2014 Results
- June 11, 2014 Results
(New course record!)
- August 8, 2013 Results
- June 5, 2013 Results
(Article in Los Angeles Times by Mike Morris)
- August 23, 2012 Results
(Race videos by Paul Creer and Dave Gutzman)
- June 6, 2012 Results
- August 18, 2011 Results
(Race videos by Jan Vandepoele & Brett Murray)
- June 8, 2011 Results
- August 19, 2010 Results
- July 15, 2010 Results
- June 10, 2010 Results
- August 13, 2009 Results
4, 2009 Results (Race
video by Rob Taylor)
- August 2008 Results
- May 2008
- 2007 Results
- 2006 Results
- 2005 Results
- 2004 Results
- 2003 Results
- 2002 Results
- 1999 Results
- 1998 Results
Read some COMMENTS from our Running Adventure Guests, and these exciting articles about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Circuit around Mt. Ausangate:
• Run the Inca Trail – an unforgettable outdoor and cultural adventure! Run the Inca Trail Classic 30K course or 26.2 Mile Inca Trail Marathon option. Same start. Same finish. Fully-stocked aid stations and trail support.
• Explore ancient archaeological sites of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
• Enjoy exploring the wonders of Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu follows the original pilgrimage trail that leads into the religious capital of the Inca Empire, the legendary “Lost city of the Incas” - Machu Picchu! The run is moderate to strenuous over mountain terrain at altitudes ranging from 8,000’ to 13,779’. You will see archaeological sites only seen by those that complete the entire Inca trail. On the Inca Trail, you will sleep in a comfortable campground, and porters carry the gear.
Compare our adventures and prices with other well known companies. You will find that we offer unsurpassed value without compromising the quality of our trips in any way.
• Includes Superior Quality Hotels.
• Includes All Meals at Fine Restaurants.
• Includes Fees for All Tours & Park and Site Entrances.
• Comparison Checklist!
• Andes Adventures Marathons in South America.