Trouble getting cover!
I'm training for Berlin and thought about time I sorted travel insurance.
So far I've had two quotes - Neither of which cover marathons (From Columbus and Liverpool Victoria). Seems a bit silly to me - I bet us runners are in the group of people least likely to need to make a claim...being fit and healthy! Although I do see that there is a small element of risk in running a Marathon.
Can anyone recommend a Travel insurance provider who covers Marathons?
Athletics track events (incl long distance running) covered under normal travel policy under the hazardous activities section
Must say I've never given it a thought. I have travel insurance through my bank which I use for all my trips, racing or otherwise.
If it's for Berlin (which I'm doing too) wouldn't a European Health Insurance card cover any medical help you need while you're out there?
When I asked about 'racing' overseas I already had ski cover which is apparently more dangerous so I was covered for the less hazardous marathon.
I nearly didn't get my visa for India a few years ago. I put on the form that I was going on holiday. At the embassy I managed to let slip that I was going to be doing a running event and they didn't understand that that was indeed a holiday and no I wasn't likely to win. Perhaps I should have gone back on my return to show them the results - with me in wooden spoon position!
Running Rodent wrote (see)
I have an annual policy with Fortis through Swinton. When I asked them to check if I was covered for the Paris marathon the girl on the phone went to find out and came back with 'are you likely to win it?'. When I'd stopped laughing and assured her I wouldn't unless 10,000 people took a wrong turn, she said 'well, that's all right then'. So I think 'recreational' running is OK, as long as you're not an elite, which would be different.
I have Ski insurance with Direct Travel and the one time we've had to claim they have been very good. I certainly couldn't praise them enough for their customer service.
Ta, you too.
I wasn't sure who to go for either but thought the cover looks good and I'll have my ordinary travel insurance too so it was really the race cover that was needed.
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