Specialist Marathon Running Insurance

Marathons are popular participation sports, with top athletes competing alongside hundreds or even thousands of amateurs for whom personal triumph is more about finishing the race rather than winning.

Taking out specialist Marathon Running Insurance is important to cover yourself against potentially costly medical bills should you injure yourself whilst marathon running abroad.


Our Sports Travel Insurance covers you for all the usual running holiday benefits such as lost baggage and delayed flights, but also protects you for the marathon you enjoy while away.

We can also provide cover for the amateur marathon running in the UK too. Our Sports Accident Insurance provides cover for things such as broken bones and physiotherapy costs.

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Why choose Protectivity?

Instant Quotes & Cover

It’s so simple to take out marathon running insurance for your excursion abroad. Just tell us where you are going, when your trip is, and we’ll give you an instant quote with cover available in just a couple of minutes.

Multi-Sports Policies

If you are enjoying other sports whilst away on your marathon break, you’re in luck. We include all sports in the same risk group or lower as standard on every policy.

Sports Insurance Experts

With more than two decades of experience in providing insurance to amateur sportsmen and women across the UK we’re specialists in providing you exactly the type of cover you need.

Excellent Claims Handling

Things can go wrong when you travel abroad, and sometimes it’s not your fault. That’s why we aim to make it as easy as possible to make a claim and as stress free as we can.

What's included in your Marathon Running Insurance policy?

Our policies for people heading overseas for a marathon-focused holiday include the following benefits as standard:

Cancellation Cover

If you have to cancel or curtail your trip because of an injury or illness, or that of a close relative, you could be eligible to claim a lump sum of up to £5,000 to recoup the irretrievable costs of your trip.

Sports Equipment Cover

If you are taking any specialist sporting equipment away with you it’s iomportant to protect it against loss, damage and theft.We can provide up to £5,600 cover against loss, damage and theft for these items.

Emergency Medical Expenses

If you’re injured whilst taking part in a marathon event, you may require medical treatment abroad. With £10 million worth of cover on all travel policies, you’re covered for these often costly treatments.

Activity and Race Entry Fees

If you suffer an injury before your big race and are unable to recoup the entry costs, your policy could help you recover up £500, depending the level of cover you have chosen.

Travel Delay Cover

Flight delays can take a big chunk out of your preparation time for your marathon run. Our policy covers you for the time you are left on the ground due to industrial action, mechanical failure or adverse weather.

Personal Accident

We will pay the sum shown below if during your trip you sustain an injury which results in death or permanent disablement.

I was really pleased with how my claim was settled. It gave me great confidence that Protectivity covers me when the worst happens.

Fantastic claims handling

When you make a claim, we aim to make it as stress free as possible.

To see how you would make a claim, just click the button below and select the Sports Travel Insurance policy option. From there we will guide you through the claims process.

Further information on our policy

If you have any other questions regarding our Marathon Running Insurance policy, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 01494 887909. Our phone lines are open 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

More information on what we can cover on this policy can be found on our FAQs page.