FWD North Pole Marathon 2019 - the world’s coolest and hardest marathon – will be held on 9th April 2019. Phan Thanh Nhien (Nhien Everest) will represent FWD Vietnam to conquer the 42km route on ice, not only to break his own boundaries, but also to raise money for the charity.

You can do the same!

Post a footprint image with hashtag #khaokhátđượcbước (means “desire to walk”) on your Facebook wall, or comment icon “footstep” on FWD Vietnam Fanpage. For each valid post / comment, FWD will contribute VND 42,000 to the donation fund for a charity.

The program will end on 12:00 on 9 April 2019. The maximum amount of the charity fund is 400 million Vietnam dong.

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FWD North Pole Marathon 2019

Runners from all over the world will overcome the harsh weather conditions to compete in the coolest marathon on earth.

Fact Of The Race

Ice Racing

The competition will be hold in the Arctic Ocean in the Arctic Circle, the huge and thick ice in around beyond 89° -90°N. This is the first ever ice marathon in the world.

A Race Track Round The North Pole

The North Pole Marathon will be held over 10 -12 laps of a 4-kilometre+ ice circuit right on the frozen arctic ice at the North Pole.

Time At The North Pole

The race will start on April 9. However, at this time of year there is almost no sunset and therefore no ‘night time’. Therefore, the conference will refer to the time of the last departure.

Top Runners In The World

Of the more than 480 runners who have participated in the North Pole Marathon, the fastest time was 3:36:10 (man) and 4:52:45 (woman). The oldest male runner was 78 and the oldest female runner 66!

Fun Facts

Race Gear

Layering clothing is necessary to keep runners warm and dry in cold climate. It includes a sweat-wicking and breathable base layer, a warm mid layer and a windproof outer shell that can be removed when the body gets warmer. Waterproof shoes and wool socks are essential!

Skincare Against The Cold

Waterproof material shoes with wool socks are not enough. You must keep your face and hands protected to prevent your skin being frozen by low temperature and cold winds.

Energy Recharge

During the race, runners can take a rest inside the camp after each track. It is recommended to prepare energy bar, energy gel, energy drink powder, instant food and nuts for quick energy recovery.

AirDrops

The first crew members will land at the site by air to prepare for the race. The supplies and participants will also arrive by air depending on the ice and weather conditions.

Polar Bears!

Bears are curious creatures so with all the excitement they may want to have a look – or maybe even join in. However, just in case of any grumpy bears, the staff pay close attention so the runners will be absolutely safe!

Do I Need A Visa?

The North Pole does not belong to any country, so there are no immigration officials, and no need to get a visa.

Run for Charity

Follow FWD runner from Vietnam to North Pole Marathon 2019! Support for the charity.

Post a footprint image with hashtag #khátkhaođượcbước (means “desire to walk”) on your Facebook wall, or comment icon “footstep” on FWD Vietnam Fanpage. For each valid post / comment, FWD will contribute VND42,000 to the donation fund for a charity.

The program will end on 12:00 on 9 April 2019. The maximum amount of the charity fund is 400 million Vietnam dong.

Support now