2025 Volcano Marathon
Easter Island
This will be the 12th Edition of the Volcano Marathon, the 2nd edition operated on Easter Island, Chile.
The location
The Volcano Marathon on Easter Island delivers a captivating experience on this remote island in the Pacific. Though the marathon unfolds in a single day, the program spans 4 nights and 5 days, enabling participants to completely immerse themselves in the unique allure of Easter Island. Here, you can marvel at the iconic Moai statues, explore the island's rich Rapa Nui culture, and traverse volcanic landscapes. The serene beauty of Easter Island, with its archaeological sites and captivating scenery, makes it an extraordinary destination for those seeking an authentic and awe-inspiring adventure.
The volcano
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is a remote island in the Pacific with a unique history and iconic Moai statues. The distinct landscapes, including the volcanic formations, were shaped by past volcanic activity. The islands allure lies in its archaeological sites, cultural heritage, and captivating scenery.
Marathon course
The Volcano Marathon is recognized as an official 42.195km, or 26.2-mile marathon on the South American continent. It is a full member of the Association of International Marathons & Distance Races (AIMS).

The marathon journey begins at Anakena Beach, with a scenic route along the sea. Runners will enjoy the rhythmic sound of waves as they follow the coastal path. The terrain is predominantly natural and unpaved. Expect to encounter dirt trails with varying textures, including grassy patches and areas with volcanic rock, especially near the Rano Kau crater. This diverse terrain demands running shoes that can handle uneven ground and provide good traction. While the natural paths offer a more authentic and enriching running experience, they also require vigilance to navigate safely. Be prepared for a beautiful yet demanding run that will take you through some of the island's most scenic landscapes.

The final stretch includes a challenging ascent to Rano Raraku Volcano, providing a memorable finish to the marathon. Nayara Hangaroa serves as the triumphant end point, allowing runners to celebrate their accomplishment against the stunning backdrop of Easter Island. The total elevation gain is 2,400 ft / 730 meters and the total elevation loss is 2,360 ft / 720 meters. From mile 19 to mile 21, you'll climb 800 ft, a grade of about 8%, followed by a scenic run around the volcano. Then, there will be an elevation loss of 800 ft from mile 24 to mile 25 before reaching the hotel at the finish line.

There is also Half Marathon category which will start at the marathon halfway point, and finish at the hotel.
2025 registration is open!
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Volcano Marathon

Easter Island