Do all marathon trips include entry to the races? Open or Close

No, not all trips include the race entry. This is because some are in such high demand that some need you to enter a draw to register or be associated with official charities and in some other cases (like the Boston Marathon) you need to qualify and thus register directly with them. Each race clearly states whether the race entry is included or not.

What is the value The Active Holiday Company is adding if I have to register for the race on my own? Open or Close

We are happy to take on the pain of planning your travel and handling the logistics so that you can focus on your race – and some fun touring. But the true value is really that we facilitate your being with like-minded runners and include hotels that will give you the opportunity to network with runners from all parts of the world.

Can I take just the race entry through The Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Unfortunately we do not offer any race on entry only basis to those ‘in-demand’ races.

Why does your trip price exclude flight tickets? Open or Close

Our travellers come from all parts of the country. Some like to extend with more touring and sightseeing, others prefer to book online and at times they even like to use their miles for discounted travel. It is always easy to add flights and we can do so if you would like us to, even if our marathon trips are priced on ‘land-only’ basis.

Can I bring along a companion? Open or Close

As long as your companion doesn’t mind, we don’t! Since our marathon trips are all about combining the love of running with the love of travel, there’s enough touring and general activities including making them fun for all travellers. Some companions even opt for running shorter distances. If you want to take your family and children along – we can recommend some races to fun destinations.

I am travelling alone. Why does it make sense for me to go with The Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Even if you are going solo, you can benefit from our services as we handle all the logistics of your travel and touring and most of all with our running group you won’t be lonely even if you are travelling alone. You can benefit from running and sightseeing with our group. And if you want to save on a single supplement – check with us if there is a single traveller for your race who is also looking to share a room.

Can The Active Holiday Company customise my race package for me? Open or Close

Absolutely! Our race packages are the minimum nights that you need to take. Apart from this, we can tailor-make your trip to extend pre or post the trip. We offer this service to those who have either already registered for the race with us or those who have paid the ‘Custom Trip’ charges.

Can I register for shorter races and benefit from The Active Holiday Company services? Open or Close

Yes! Yes! Yes! Many consider the half-marathon distance the perfect blend of challenger and joy and it is for this reason that many race events include these. And running shorter distances is even more fun when you are on vacation! Come along and join the fun.

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