Marathon Tours & Travel Named Official Travel Agency & Tour Operator of Abbott World Marathon Majors

June 11, 2024

Global marathon travel brand to offer Six Star Hopefuls dedicated race weekend packages

  • Global marathon travel brand to offer Six Star Hopefuls
    dedicated race weekend packages
  • 4,000 runners to earn Six Star Medal in 2024
  • 10,000 runners just one star away from completing their journey

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – ABBOTT WORLD MARATHON MAJORS (AbbottWMM) is delighted to announce Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) as its first Official Travel Agency and Tour Operator.

Hot on the heels of MTT’s title sponsorship of the AbbottWMM Age Group World Rankings and Championships, the worldwide travel operator for marathon runners will now partner with AbbottWMM to deliver best-in-class experiences to runners on their Six Star journey.

More than 4,000 runners are expected to complete their sixth AbbottWMM race in 2024, with another 10,000 athletes just one star away from earning the coveted Six Star medal.

Runners earning Majors places through AbbottWMM’s dedicated draws – as well as those notifying AbbottWMM through their runner portal that they are already confirmed for their sixth Major – will be able to access special MTT packages for each destination.

“This partnership was the logical next step in our relationship with MTT,” said AbbottWMM CEO Dawna Stone. “We are continually seeking ways to elevate the experience for runners on their Six Star journey. Joining forces with the MTT team to deliver experiential packages to our community will help us achieve that for this dedicated and inspiring group of runners.”

Jeff Adams, President of MTT said: “Our team is passionate about making our runners’ experiences as smooth and memorable as possible when they join us for race week. We recognize the same enthusiasm in the AbbottWMM team for celebrating their Six Star finisher community and the thousands of runners on that journey. We can now take their experiences to a new level with this partnership between two organizations with that shared aim.”

Chris Miller, Divisional Vice President of Global Brand Strategy & Innovation for Abbott said: “Abbott is all about celebrating what good health can help you accomplish. The marathon is a wonderful example of that, and we are proud to work alongside MTT to continue to ensure runners on their Six Star journey are celebrated for their incredible achievements.”

MTT’s Six Star hopeful packages will be offered immediately to runners successful in the AbbottWMM draws for a places in the 2024 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

For more information:

Danny Coyle: press@wmmajors.com


About AbbottWMM

The Abbott World Marathon Majors series consists of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: the Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America, TCS London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon.

AbbottWMM hosts a points competition across this series for elite open division and wheelchair athletes, as well as the Six Star program, which rewards any runner who finished all six with the Six Star Medal.

The Age Group World Rankings rewards athletes aged 40+ with the opportunity to compete against their peers for a place at the Age Group World Championship, and the Global Run Club provides a virtual running platform for the community to participate in challenges across a range of distances.

For more information visit worldmarathonmajors.com

About Abbott
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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About Marathon Tours & Travel
Founded by runner and travel visionary Thom Gilligan in 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is a longstanding recognized leader and innovator in the destination travel industry for runners and their supporters. With offices in the USA, UK, Australia and China, MTT is truly a global running travel company. Learn more at www.marathontours.com