Inca Marathon

Marathon Peru

Run near to Machu Picchu with Wildmarathon's Inca Marathon

Marathon Peru June 14th 2024

Live the experience of running in one of the most fantastic places on the planet, the Inca Trail near the vicinity of the Sanctuary of Machu PIcchu (Peru).
The race takes place between the valleys of Vilcabamba to the valley of Machu Picchu, ending in the hot springs of Santa Teresa, Cocalmayo
Full Marathon

If you choose this challenge, you will face 42 km in the heart of The Andes.

Half Marathon

If you choose to complete a half marathon in Peru, you will run 21 km. 

10 K

The Inca Marathon also gives you the option of completing a 10 km.

Marathon Peru technical Information

To ensure you have the best possible experience, we’ve put together all the technical information you need to know before you take part in the Inca Marathon in Peru. 

The International Trail Running Association gives 2 points for completing this challenge. 

Meet our record holder

Marco Vogel, runner from Switzerland, who holds the record in the marathon. He completed it in 8 h 48' 15''.
Marco Vogel

Marathon in Peru

In addition to running, the organization offers a 6-day program including transfers, accommodations, and all meals that combine the race with acclimatization training, visits to places such as Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Vilcabamba, Sacsayhuaman and a Trekking through a part of the Inca Trail less traveled and more spectacular and safe that you cannot miss.

Don't miss the best moments of the
Peru Marathon in this video!

Inca trail run program

From 10th to 16th June


10 June 2024

Arrival to the airport of Cuzco, free transfer to the hotel, rest after jet lag and cultural trip in the town, guided visit to the Sacsayhuaman temple. Easy run aclimatization session at 3500m altitude. Dinner and accommodation in hotel

10 june 2024

Breakfast and transfer to the Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley), visit traditional textile workshop, visit to salt mines and training session. Transfer to Vilcabamba. Dinner and hotel accommodation.


11 June 2024


12 June 2024

Breakfast and transfer to Ollantaytambo a Vilcabamba-Victos. Lunch. Visit to the ruins of Nustahispana and start of the Trekking to the valley of Racachacca. Dinner.

Breakfast and we continue our cultural scouting in the Racachacca valley. Lunch. Visit to the Mayan and arrival to the start point of the marathon. Dinner and night in camp.


13 June 2024


14 June 2024

Breakfast. Start of the Marathon/Half marathon/10 k to Santa Teresa village. Finish line in the thermal waters. Lunch. Rest and Trophy ceremony, dinner and night in Cocalmayo Eco Lodge.

Breakfast. Transfer from Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu. Visit of Machu Picchu, lunch and return to Cuzco. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.


15 June 2024


16 June 2024

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Track and map of Inca Marathon

The circuit travels through part of the Inca Trail in the Vilcabamba Valley to Cocalmayo in the West-East direction in the Inca Trail. The accumulated elevation will be: 1250 m (full), 350 m (half) and 120 m (10 k). Maximum altitude will be 4450 m in the marathon, 2900 m in the half marathon and approximately 2300 m in the 10 k. 

Previously there will be several days of training as contact with the terrain and acclimatization.

The surface is a mixture of dirt tracks and trails in various environments; humid rainforest up to 2500 m, drier heath forest, up to 3500 m and rockier Andean landscape up to 4500 m, so multipurpose trail footwear is recommended. The accumulated elevation is significant but easily affordable in the program.

Equipment of
Inca Marathon

The organization has looked for the best dates to enjoy suitable temperatures in May-June, away from the heat of the northern hemisphere and spring storms. Although the weather is never under control, even so, the environmental conditions could vary.

A temperature is expected that could vary from 5ºC at the beginning, around 2ºC at the highest pass, to 25ºC at the finish line. The organization will put a clothing delivery point in case a participant wants to get rid of a winter cap, jacket, etc.

Frequently asked questions

Below, we answer some of the questions you often ask us. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Participants can register individually, as a team / company (from 2 to 5 participants) or as companions. Prices are per person, not per team). Registered by team must fill in the name of the team on the form.

The types of registration are: 42k Marathon, 21k Half Marathon, 10k.

Yes. Our program is all inclusive: Accommodations, All mails, transfers, trips, and marathon services

The starting price for Inca Marathon Peru is 2.290. As we get closer to the event, we change the price range.

Yes, it is a different price for participants and a lower price for accompanying persons. In addition, the price is organised in sections: the cheapest is the starting price. As the months go by and we get closer to the event, the price increases.

Wildmarathon is more than just a marathon, it is a running experience with a guided multi-day programme where all services are included. Registration for the race is only allowed in exceptional cases for local people from the destinations.

Yes, if you register we will give you a corporate event jersey.

No, each participant has to buy the flight himself/herself. What is included in the registration fee are the transfers from the airport to the hotel and back.

All participants will run with a geolocator (only for itineraries with full coverance) and we will carry several support vehicles and porters with horses.

We organise a trophy ceremony for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd of each distance in men an women

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