We help you discover the world through endurance

Ahotu is a comprehensive event platform serving the global endurance community. We let athletes quickly find new races and provide a platform for organisers to promote their events.




For Athletes

Bringing the world’s best destination events to athletes everywhere.

Ahotu is the world’s largest and most comprehensive marketplace for endurance sports. With over 85,000 races listed, catering for over 27 sports, it allows you to search, discover and book incredible destination events

No extra fees

The price you see is the price you pay. No additional charges or hidden costs.

Safe payments

Secure and protected payments, processed by industry leaders. We never store your payment details.

Smooth booking

Hassle-free, convenient, and efficient registration process that saves your time and makes registering easy.

Top tier events

Extensive range of the most prestigious events, recognised by the international sporting community

For organizers

Listing your event opens a world of discovery for athletes along with seamless booking experience.

With 80% of bookings taken by international participants, Ahotu can turbo charge your overseas cohort by 3X on average.

We sell and promote your event to drive incremental bookings - no need to change registration system provider

Are you an organiser and want to get in contact with us?

Ahotu is a trusted partner of global event organizers


Everything to make your event thrive

  • Event publishing

    We give you the flexibility to build rich, content driven and customizable event pages that your potential participants will love to discover and book from

  • Order Management

    We provide custom tools to Manage orders and participants whilst simultaneously viewing and tracking changes. Open / close and limit registrations or add discounts. It's up to you

  • Sales performance

    Follow your sales performance on a bespoke dashboard which provides weekly sales by region.

  • Ancillaries

    We partner with global brands and ancillary products to drive conversion at checkout.

  • Event Marketing

    With >1M visits per month we have a range of digital media packages, giving access to our highly engaged community to help drive further entries

What the organisers say about us

“We have had 6 years and 6 years of growth and I am confident that you has had a key role to play in that”

Rene Borg, race director

“I wanted to thank you for the amazing work over the past three years”

Run Rome the Marathon

“Runners from all over the world know about us because of you, so we will definitely continue our cooperation with you!”

Igor Draculic, race director

“I believe that our partership has greatly contributed to the success of our events”

Major Turkish event organizer

Our history

After spending far too long trying to find new races, French ultra-marathoner, Jean-Loup Fenaux quickly realised that there was not one single platform to do this and there had to be a more efficient way.

Driven by a desire to bring the world of endurance closer for athletes, in 2010 he founded Ahotu Marathons, a platform designed to serve as a reliable and trusted source of information, then tailored to ultra-marathon enthusiasts. The platform swiftly gained traction, prompting Jean-Loup to continually expand the breadth and depth of information to encompass the ever-growing array of global running events.

“When you run an ultra marathon, you’re not just entering a race, you become part of an amazing global community. This vibrant world includes other racers and organizers and the people you meet are truly amazing! You push your limits, always wondering if you will be able to finish. The help from those around you is inspiring and I wanted others to feel the same excitement. Your journey often starts with a local 5Km run - mine did!” Jean-Loup Fenaux.

2022 marked a pivotal moment for Ahotu, as it diversified its range of sports. Now, alongside the vast number of running events, the platform list’s a plethora of sports including cycling, triathlons, swim/run, and cross-country skiing, and wheel-chair events, among others being added monthly.

Our name

The name Ahotu originates from Polynesia, a subregion within Oceania comprising a tapestry of over 1,000 islands. Through the lens of poetic liberty, it might embody the tireless exhale that brings in the bountiful harvest.' For us, Ahotu encompasses the reward of human movement both mentally and physically.

We are passionate about helping athletes discover the incredible world endurance sports and this drives our every decision.

Ahotu is part of World's Sports Group which is led by CEO Charlotte Melchert