Foundation Member – Sports Tours International
Sports Tours International is one of the world’s leading tour operators in the mass-participation events sector. We are official partner to all six Abbott World Marathon Majors, premium tour operator to the Tour de France and trusted by leading running and cycling event organisers all over the world.
For nearly 50 years, we have helped thousands of runners and cyclists achieve their dreams of participating in a major event in Europe, America and beyond. With offices in Manchester, Dublin, and Paris, Sports Tours International has a rich heritage. Our founder Vince Regan started organising his first trips to international marathons back in the 1970s and was one of the architects of the inaugural London Marathon in 1981. He was an ex-international runner himself and could see the value in people travelling to far off places to participate in marathons.
The business is also the exclusive UK & Ireland partner of the world’s number one active sports and leisure resort, Club La Santa in Lanzarote, home of the International Running Challenge – another venture setup by Regan.
Sports Tours International will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023 and is focussed on delivering the best trips for the running and cycling community; supporting amateur athletes of all abilities achieve their goals. Through our community programmes and partnerships, Sports Tours International is a strong advocate of promoting and delivering active and healthy lifestyles. We support this both in our workplaces and in our communities.
We are true believers in the benefits of exercise for improving health and wellbeing, including mental health. Our foundation The Running Bee is at the very heart of what we do.