Antarctica is defined as is Earth’s southernmost continent.  It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 5,400,000 square miles, it is the fifth-largest continent.  For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia.

Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty System.  The Antarctic Treaty System further defines the boundaries of Antarctica to include all landmasses south of 60 Degrees South Latitude — including all of the South Shetland Islands.  The South Shetland Islands lie entirely on top of the Antarctic Continental Shelf.

King George Island, Antarctica, which is the largest of the South Shetland Islands is home to the final race of The Triple 7 Quest and The Triple 8 Quest.  There we will participate in The 7th Annual White Continent Marathon and Half-Marathon, where we will be joined by 50 other runners from around the globe.