South America's Best Running Events

Maraton del Desierto, Pinamar, Argentina *Marathon

Sao Sebastiao, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
This is a hot , 10km that celebrates the feast day of Rio's Patron Saint

Puerto Montt Marathon
, Chile *Marathon

Cruce de los Andes
This 100km mountain race crosses the Andes from Argentina to Chile, in some of the worlds most unspoilt regions. It takes 3 days and teams of two race it over three stages.

Atacama Crossing (Chile)
, 155 miles / 250km, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Santiago de Chile International Marathon
, Chile *Marathon

Porto Alegre Marathon *Marathon

Sao Paulo Marathon, Brazil *Marathon

Easter Island Marathon
, Chile *Marathon

Inca Trail Marathon, Peru *Ultra
This 44.3km runs along the famous Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. Along the way the race passes many archaeological sites of the Inca empire. This race is run three times a year (June/July/August), but is often sold out well in advance, entry is part of a package deal.

Blumenau Marathon
, Brazil *Marathon

Recife Marathon, Brazil *Marathon

Rio de Janerio Marathon
, Brazil *Marathon
A really well organised and beautiful marathon. The Rio marathon is a point to point with most of its course running along the beautiful Rio coastline and some very famous beaches. There were a couple of tunnels thrown in as well. I did this marathon for my 5th continent and I highly recommend read about my adventures in Brazil click here...
Rio Marathon- Race Day

Media Maraton de Bogota
This half marathon and 10km event is run through the streets of Bogota.

Mendoza International Marathon
, Argentina *Marathon

Santa Catarina Marathon *Marathon

Guayaquil Marathon
, Equador *Marathon

Buenos Aries Marathon, *Marathon

Jungle Marathon, Amazon, Brazil
More than a marathon, 222kms over 6 stages,this race has a choice of two distances: 222km or 100km, which will be completed in stages throughout the week. The longer distance will include six stages and the shorter will include four. This race is extreme and takes in all the elements of the Amazon Jungle.

Avila Skyrace, Caracas, Venezuela
This 27km mountain trail race, is run through forest

Curitiba Marathon
, Brazil *Marathon

Brasilia Marathon, Brazil- November *Marathon

K42 Villa la Angostura, Argentina *Marathon
This trail marathon is run in the mountain and ladeside region of the stunning Patagonian region

Mar del Plata Marathon,
Argentina *Marathon

Corrida International de Sao Silvestre
This is South America's biggest international running event, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It attracts over 20,000 competitors and is 15km, it is run in the height of the Brazilian Summer, through the city centre, so be prepared to sweat!

La Mision, Andes, Argentina *Ultra
This is a tough 150km through the Andean Patagonain forests, the weather conditions here can be extreme which can sometimes make the race unfinishable.

Disclaimer: Whilst all due care is taken when listing the many races on this calendar, to be accurate and correct with dates and links, some errors may occur on research or connecting to race websites. Please always check the race events website or contact details to get more relevant and up to date details on the races listed here. Lazy Runner would be happy for any errors to be reported via the contact form so changes can be made



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