Marathon, Ultra Marathon & Iron Man Travel Insurance

Marathon’s, be it ultra-marathons or a specific event, are becoming an increasing popular choice for many thrill seekers. And it’s really no surprise given the huge adrenaline rush and sense of achievement you feel once you’ve completed one.

Here at DOGTAG, we cover a range of different marathon and sporting events. So, if you’re looking for protection for your next adventure, then why not check out what we have to offer?

Some of the cover available to you:

  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance
  • Up to £10 million medical expenses including bringing you home if it is medically necessary or essential
  • Automatic policy extension if you can’t travel home as planned
  • Cover for lost or stolen baggage
  • Gadgets such as laptops and mobile phones covered as standard
  • Worldwide, European and UK cover, provided you do not travel against the FCDO* advice
  • Plus, much more!

What Marathon Events Do You Cover At DOGTAG?

Here at DOGATG, we cover a wide range of different sporting and marathon events. Whether that be a City/Street marathon or an Ice marathon. We can also provide cover for other fast-growing extreme endurance events like Iron Man.

One event that we get asked about a lot is the Marathon Des Sables. We can cover extreme events such as the Marathon Des Sables, we just need to chat to you to find out some extra information for our underwriters! So if you are planning a trip involving a marathon like this please contact us at to discuss further.

  • City and/or Street Marathon = Sport+ Policy
  • Ice Marathon = Extreme+ Policy
  • Iron Man = Extreme+ Policy
  • Ultra Marathons (including Marathon Des Sables), Arctic Marathons & Jungle Marathons = Please contact us at to discuss further.

In order to be covered for one of these events under a DOGTAG policy, we do require evidence that you are an official entrant in the event and that the event has been organised by the appropriate official body and will attended by the organiser’s support crew.

What Happens If I Am Injured Before An Event And Have To Cancel?

A huge concern for entrants competing in an extreme marathon event is whether they’ll no longer able to compete if they should injure themselves before the event takes place. Here at DOGTAG, we offer protection so that should participants become injured and not be able to compete as planned in the event, they’re covered for cancellation.

There are, of course, fitness requirements needed for taking part in an ultra-marathon. And if you are not fit enough, then you may not be able to participate in the event. For this reason, we recommend that anyone registering to take part in a marathon event takes a fitness endurance test beforehand to make sure they are physically fit enough to compete.

When Does Cancellation Cover Start On A DOGTAG Policy?

If you buy a Single Trip policy cover for cancellation will start immediately. For example, if you purchase a single trip policy in April and you’re travelling in June, you will automatically be covered for cancellation at the point of purchase in April.

If you purchase an Annual Multi-trip policy, we would advise you to have the start date as close to the purchase date as possible, this is because unlike the single trip policy, you are not covered for cancellation until the annual multi trip policy starts on your selected chosen date.

If you do have any questions, please contact us to discuss.

*Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

ƗPlease note, DOGTAG ‘s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices. This is discounted from our core policy price before you add any additional cost of optional extensions or additional medical premium.