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Marathons travel insurance

Trying to find a travel insurance policy that covers you for running a marathon abroad doesn't need to leave you breathless. We've made getting covered as quick and simple as possible, so you can get on and enjoy your trip.

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What's covered with marathon travel insurance?

All our travel insurance policies include cover for marathons, cycling, scuba diving, jet skiing, bungee jumping and over 50 other sports and activities as standard. So you can get up to more on your holiday.

We also cover for a range of additional benefits, such as:

  • Holiday cancellation cover
  • Belongings and baggage cover
  • Medical and hospital expenses cover
  • Passport, money and documents cover
  • Delayed departure cover
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Accommodation cover

For more information about what’s included with our marathon travel insurance, have a read of our policy documents or visit our FAQs page for any questions you may have. You can also use our live chat feature by clicking the speech bubble at the top of the page. We’ll even consider ultra marathons – just give us a call with the details and our underwriters will let you know if we can cover you. 

Best marathons in Europe


Held in the spring, The London Marathon began in 1981 and has run every year since. It currently holds the world record for being the largest annual fundraising event and has raised over £770 million for charity over its 36 years. It's part of the World Marathon Majors alongside Tokyo, Boston, Berlin, Chicago & New York.


Along with Berlin and London, the Paris Marathon is one of the most popular annual marathons in Europe, and is limited to 50,000 runners. The first Paris Marathon (the Tour de Paris) was won by an Englishman for a prize of 200 francs. All races in France require a doctor’s note, less than a year old, stating that the competitor is fit for the competition.


Part of the World Marathon Majors alongside Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago and New York, the Berlin Marathon has been running since 1974. The event is split over two days and includes inline skaters, wheelchair riders, power walkers, handbikers and a children’s marathon (4 km).


Formally known as the Cidade de Lisboa Marathon from 1986, the Lisbon Marathon was rebranded the Rock’n’Roll Marathon in 2013. The event consists of both a full and half marathon, where they finish alongside. Both races have live bands at the finish line and along the course.


Held annually around March, the Rome Marathon begins in front of the 2,000-year-old Colosseum. The course runs through the picturesque, albeit narrow, streets in the old part of the city, past Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps. The only problem you may encounter with this idyllic route is that about half the course runs on cobblestone streets!

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