Travel Insurance

Marathon Des Sables

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Mary-Ann Ochota

If we can’t offer you the travel insurance cover you want, or your premium is higher than you expected because you have serious medical conditions, you may be able to get help by accessing the MoneyHelper Travel Insurance Directory.

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The key features of the cover include:

£10 Million Emergency Medical Expenses
Includes search and rescue up to £100,000

24 Hour Emergency Helpline
Your case will be managed by our assistance company who have multi-lingual staff and medical expertise to coordinate your care and if necessary your repatriation

Hospital Fees and Repatriation
Provides cover for the costs of emergency medical care and arrangements for bringing you home

Personal Baggage and Belongings
Cover for your running kit if it gets lost, stolen or damaged

Cancellation Costs
Includes cover if you cannot travel or participate due to illness or injury, however the cover does not include cancellation due to failure of the mandatory medical tests

Covid Cover
Includes cover if you cannot travel because you test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of departure

What's covered

Cover you can trust!

When you sign up to the challenge of a lifetime, we believe that you should have a travel insurance policy that is equal to that challenge.

BMC Travel Insurance has been providing cover to Marathon des Sables competitors for many years whilst also covering other multi-day mountain and trail running events like Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and Ultra X in the Azores and Jordan.

Which level of cover?

BMC Travel Insurance provides cover under 5 different levels: Travel, Trek, Rock, Alpine & Ski and High Altitude and Remote Areas. Cover for Marathon des Sables is included in the Rock policy which you can select at ‘Step 1’ of the online application.

Which territory?

Because it is in North Africa, cover for travel to Morocco is included in Worldwide 1.

Do I have to be a BMC member?

If you are not already a BMC member, you will need to join the BMC to use BMC Travel Insurance, but don’t worry you can organise your BMC membership at ‘Step 4’ of the online application.

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