7 Marathons 7 Continents

November 7, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Richmond, VA 23230 US

The challenge officially kicks-off Saturday, November 7th at the start of the Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon, & Allianz Partners 8k in Richmond, VA
183.4 miles

7 MARATHONS 7 Continents

$60 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
91.7 miles

7 HALF Marathons 7 Continents

$60 Registration ends November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

We all have bucket list items! This winter it’s time to kick it up a notch and virtually travel around the globe in the pursuit of seven marathons on seven continents. From the Grand Canyon, to Ross Island in Antarctica– escape your normal routes and feel like you’re halfway across the world! Log your miles, whether it is a walk around the block or your long run for the week, every mile counts as you race across the world. Not sure you’re in for 183.4-miles? That’s okay, go for seven half marathons and make it 91.7!


You have until January 31st to complete your mileage.


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Start of the Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon, & Allianz Partners 8k in Richmond, Virginia

How It Works

Register as an individual, choosing either to complete a full marathon or a half marathon on each of the continents. You can run your full or half marathon all at once or you can accumulate the equivalent miles over multiple runs to complete your race on each continent.


Track your runs on one of the many GPS tracking systems, log your miles and time and watch your dot move across the course. After you finish 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles on one continent, you will move on to the next one, totaling either 183.4 miles or 91.7 miles to complete your journey. 


The challenge officially kicks off on Saturday, November 7, but you are welcome to start later, too. Sunday, January 31 is the last day to submit mileage.

Marathon Courses Half Marathon Courses


Discount is for CURRENT Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, & Allianz Partners 8k participants.

In order to receive the discount you need to use the link below & your registration information must match your Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, or Allianz Partners 8k registration. List updated weekly.


If the discount doesn't appear do not complete your registration and email info@sportsbackers.org.


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  • Unisex Long-Sleeve Event Shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Virtual finisher’s badge
  • 7 pre-mapped marathon or half marathon courses on 7 continents for a total of 183.4 miles if you register for the full or 91.7 miles if you register for the half
  • Leaderboard and online map updates
  • Virtual travel experience including fun facts, cultural insights, and stunning imagery of notable attractions along the routes



  • First male and female finisher to complete all 7 courses on all 7 continents

  • Male and female with the fastest cumulative time to complete all 7 continents


To be eligible for awards, you must be prepared to validate each of your logged miles through a GPS tracking system.

How to Log Activities 

  1. Participant Look Up
  2. Lookup Registration
  3. Log Activities 
  4. Two ways to log:
    • Manually Enter
    • Load Activities from File
  5. Submit Activities

How To Edit

  1. Participant Look Up
  2. Lookup Registration
  3. Log Activities next to event name
  4. Manage Activities
  5. Edit or Delete

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