Marathon

”If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.”
- Emil Zatopek

 

The beginning

Once upon a time there was a Greek messenger with the name Pheidippides. According to the legend he was sent to announce a victory. So he ran all the way from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens without ever stopping. By the time he made it to Athens he only got to announce the victory before he fell down, and died. And this was when the term running a marathon was born.

More than a race

Luckily running a marathon today isn’t a synonym with people falling down and dying. Instead it is something people do for fun! A very popular activity considering the fact that a majority of the big cities in the world has a marathon. The larger ones can have up to tens of thousands of people participating. It isn’t just people running the distance of 42.195 kilometers, instead it’s more of a festival celebrating healthy lifestyles. Lots of people come to cheer the runners on and in many of the events there is a celebration as a reward after the finish line!

Now running 42 kilometers may not be something that just anyone can pull off, but that doesn’t mean that they should be left out in these fun running events, right? Of course not. Very often the marathons combine their events with half-marathons at 26 kilometers, and sometimes even 10 and 5 kilometer runs as well. Making it suitable for all difficulty levels. Perfect! And do you know that you actually can run a marathon through the middle of a desert in Eilat, by the Victoria Waterfalls in Zimbabwe and even by the Great Wall of China? If not, you do now!

Experience new places

Now maybe you’re not the biggest fan of running? But the matter of the fact is that running a marathon must be one of the best ways to experience the atmosphere of a city! So why not give it a try? Challenge yourself and visit a city of your choice at the same time! We’ve listed lots and lots of marathons down below. All you need to do is pick one. Choose freely, put on those running shoes and run safe!

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LONDON

London Marathon

The London Marathon is one of six marathon majors in the world joining a fine crowd consisting of Berlin Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, New York City Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. The London Marathon was first run over 30 years ago in 1981 and has since been a great tradition in London in the month of April. The race will take you along the famous Thames River and you will see many of the great sights that London has to offer, including the Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Surrey Quays in the Docklands. The track is flat and fast, making it a great race to beat your own records. You don't have to be a professional athlete to run in the event though as they offer several different distances and also wheelchair races. So what say you, is it time to challenge yourself to a marathon?

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ATHENS

Athens Marathon

Running the Athens Marathon can be compared to returning to the roots for regular marathon runners. According to legend, after a great battle in the village of Marathon between Athens and the invading Persian army in 490 BC, the Athenian messenger Phidippides ran 24 miles to Athens with the message of victory. The annual Athens Marathon that you can participate in has the same route as that of Phidippides, so it is entirely possible for you to feel the tides of history when you are participating in the Athens Marathon. If you are traveling to Athens partly to see the historical sights, with the Athens Marathon, you can also be a part of them!

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CARACAS

Caracas Marathon

Held in the largest city in Venezuela, the Caracas Marathon has been an annual event in April since 2011. The course will take you past the breathtaking Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa) no matter if you run the main marathon or the half-marathon. Since it is an inner city marathon though, you will not climb the mountain range, at least not as a part of the marathon. If you still have strength the days after the marathon though, it is definitely something we can recommend doing!

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HONG KONG

Hong Kong Marathon

From the Hong Kong island to the main land of China to the small island Tsing Yi, the Hong Kong Marathon stretches its wings every year in February and has done so since 1997. The race will take you across bridges and on the coastal roads, making sure to show off the fantastic skyscrapers that dominate the Hong Kong skyline. No matter if you run the full marathon, a half-marathon or a 10k, Hong Kong is a beautiful place for a run!

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BALI

Bii Maybank Bali Marathon

The Bii Maybank Bali Marathon is an annual marathon event held in late August on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. The marathon runs on the east side of Bali where you will experience the beautiful nature and villages of Bali, including Sukuwati, Saba, Gianyar and Medehan. While the main 42k marathon is the most popular event, there is also a half-marathon, a 10k and shorter distances so that everyone who wants to participate can do so. Running a marathon is a great way to experience a location and the Bii Maybank Bali Marathon is no exception!

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TOKYO

Tokyo Marathon

Feel like running in the largest marathon in all of Asia? Then Tokyo Marathon is the one for you! The marathon is an annual event in Japan and also a part of the World Marathon Majors Series. You start at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and then continue through the city to finish at the Tokyo Big Sight.

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SINGAPORE

Singapore Marathon

In December every year, people from all over the world travel to experience the beauty of the Singapore inner city. While some do it by strolling around, you can also do it by participating in this great marathon! You start of near the Mandarin Gallery in Somerset and run past the Hong Lim Park towards the Marina Bay, which most of the race is centered around. You will also see the lavish Marina Golf Course and the East Coast Park, which is a great place for spectators to gather. If a marathon is too much for you, there are several different distances you can run, including a half-marathon and a 10k run.

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DUBAI

Dubai Marathon

The Dubai Marathon has been held annually since the year 2000 and is being run in January each year. It is mostly known for its incredible fast run times, partly a result of the great money prizes the contestants can win. Even though it is a race for the elite runners, there is a lot to be gained for the happy enthusiast since the course is simply stunning, taking in most of what makes Dubai such an astonishing place. The course starts at the iconic Burj Khalifa, runs by Emirates Towers and the Dubai World Trade Center and then follows the beautiful coastline until it reaches Burj Al Arab where runners make a turn and go back the same way. No matter if you are there for the money, the glory, the exercise, the sights or the fun, there is definitely something for you at the Dubai Marathon!

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PRAGUE

Volkswagen Prague Marathon

Run in the world's most international marathon, Volkswagen Prague Marathon. It takes place in May every year and has been voted have one of the most beautiful courses in the world. It is also the seventh fastest. It is a whole weekend event with Family Mini Marathon at 4.2K, the Allianz Eco Walk 2K and also a skating event called the In-line party at 6.5K. There is also the Volkswagen Prague Marathon Relay for teams.

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COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen Marathon

The Copenhagen Marathon was first established in 1980 and has since been a great tradition in the Danish capital in the month of May. The race starts near the famous Tivoli where runners make their way up north passing through the Botanical Garden and the Rosenborg Castle towards Østerbro. The course makes a loop and goes down south past the inner city towards Vesterbro, then up north again towards Christianshavn where you can see the beautiful Royal Library and the Opera and the rest of the harbor. Make your way to their website to register for this scenic inner city marathon!

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LYON

Lyon Marathon

The Lyon Marathon will take you through the best places to experience in the inner city. You will see the historical landmarks of this old city as well as the newer parts of town on your journey to finish the marathon. The event features not only a main marathon though but also a half-marathon and a 10k, so even if you aren't a serious athlete you can still participate and have fun! The people in Lyon have celebrated this marathon event since 2009 and every year in October they put on a show for visiting runners. Make your way to their website and experience Lyon with your running shoes on!

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PARIS

Paris Marathons

One of the biggest marathons in the world, The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, takes place the first Sunday of April every year. This marathon takes you through the heart of Paris. You start at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe and then continue on to see the world known Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, along with many more beautiful places. Challenge yourself and run as fast as you can on the pavement while passing the most famous avenues and plazas of the capital. There is also another marathon to run in Paris, called Ekiden de Paris. This route takes you through some beautiful neighborhoods and makes you pass the known river of Seine. No matter if you are a beginner or a pro at marathons, Ekiden de Paris welcomes everyone

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BUDAPEST

Budapest Marathon Festival

This inner city marathon is annually held in October in the beautiful Hungarian capital Budapest. The marathon is a part of a festival that also features a marathon relay, a half-marathon and many shorter distances for kids, families, walkers and handicapped athletes. The main course starts in the Városliget park, does a tour in the city center and then heads out onto the Margaret Island and then follows the Danube river down south until it heads back again into the city center where it finishes back in the Városliget Park. You too can be a part of the Budapest Marathon Festival, just make your way to their website and register for the upcoming race!

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DUBLIN

Dublin Marathon

The Dublin Marathon is an annual marathon held in October each year. While the main event is very popular, there is also the chance to walk the entire stretch since there are no cut off times, making it a great tradition to take part in even if you are not the athletic type. The course will take you from the starting point at Fitzwilliam Street up north toward the Phoenix Park where you will run past the Dublin Zoo and wave at the giraffes and elephants. The race then follows a path through the Dublin inner city, passing Brickfields Park, the University of Dublin and Elm Park Golf Course to name a few of the sights. Visit their website for more information and register for the upcoming event!

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LISBON

Lisbon Rock 'n Roll Marathon

The Lisbon Rock 'n Roll Marathon is held in the month of October and is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The course will take you from sunny beach town Cascais along the coast line towards Lisbon, passing Forte de São Julião de Barra and the fortified tower Torre de Belém along the way. If the full marathon is a bit too much of a challenge, you can take part in the half-marathon instead. Either way, you are guaranteed to have an amazing experience while you rock 'n run!

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STOCKHOLM

Stockholm Marathons

Stockholm traditionally hosts the Winter Marathon in November every year. It is a scenic course in the National City Park in the north part of Djurgården. Both start and finish are located at Fisksjöäng and the full marathon consists out of six laps. If you’d like a shorter distance you can choose to run only one lap as well. Another marathon in Stockholm is the ASICS Stockholm Marathon, which is the most important race in all of Scandinavia. The course takes you through scenic Stockholm and its known buildings such as the castle, theater, city hall and central station.

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ISTANBUL

Istanbul Marathon

Starting in the Uskudar district, the first thing you will see as you start the Istanbul Marathon is the bridge that connects Uskudar with the rest of Istanbul. The rest of the course follows the Mediterranean coast showing off the great culture and architecture of Istanbul. The Istanbul Marathon has been a great tradition since 1979, and is annually held in the month of October. Make sure to not miss it if you are looking for a sporty way to enjoy the city!

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BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires Marathon

The Buenos Aires Marathon has been home for runner enthusiasts since 1984 when it was first held and usually takes place during the second week of October. The race starts in Parque San Benito and goes past the many beautiful parks and lakes down south including the Palermo Golf Course, Plaza Holanda and the university area around Plaza de las Naciones Unidas. After reaching the Matanza River the race turns up north again, but this time following the beautiful coastline. It is one of the most beautiful inner city marathons in the world and a great way of experiencing the coast of Buenos Aires!

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SYDNEY

Sydney Marathons

Participate in Western Sydney’s premier running event by running the Western Sydney Marathon! The course offers you scenic views over the Lower Blue Mountains with a course that takes you around the Sydney International Regatta Centre lakes. It is a flat race and it also offers a half-marathon, a 10K run and a 5K family run. The course of Blackmores Sydney Running Festival takes you through some of Sydney’s most known historical places, such as the Harbour Bridge and their Opera House.

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BERGEN

Bergen City Marathon

The Bergen City Marathon is an urban marathon in the beautiful Norwegian coastal city. The marathon event features a full distance marathon, a half-marathon, a team relay run, a 5k fun run and a run for children. As the city of Bergen tries to get everyone involved, it is quite the festival to attend, even if you are only there as a spectator. It is also a great way of experiencing the city as the marathon takes you through a big part of Bergen, letting you see the mountain stretches, the inner city and the coastal line. A great marathon for a great city!

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BERLIN

BMW Berlin Marathon

The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of six marathon majors in the world joining a fine crowd consisting of Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, New York City Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. The marathon in Berlin is held annually during the last week of September and has been the favourite event of the year for runners in Berlin since 1974. Having a long history as a city marathon in Berlin, the course did get a modification after the Berlin Wall fell in 1990. The race starts and finishes near the Brandenburg Gate, a symbolic and historical place today but at the marathon in 1990 it was more than that. For the first time the race took place on both sides of the wall, further uniting the separated people by running and cheering together. Take part in this classic marathon when you are in Berlin and experience the city with your running shoes on!

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BORDEAUX

Bordeaux Marathon

The Bordeaux public has been running in the new Marathon de Bordeaux Metropole since 2014. It is mainly an inner city marathon that will take you past some of the most beautiful sights that Bordeaux has to offer, for example the UNESCO World Heritage Site Port of the Moon, the Place de la Bourse, and see some of the many wineries that Bordeaux is famous for. The race has an age requirement of 20 and features a full marathon, a half-marathon, a team relay marathon and a company run where an organization or company with at least 8 team mates in unison colored shirts can compete with other organizations. If you are interested in joining a new great tradition in Bordeaux, visit their website and sign up!

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CALGARY

Calgary Marathon

The Calgary Marathon is an annual marathon that has been held since 2002 in late May. The race starts and finishes near the Stampede Grandstand and will take you through the inner city of Calgary, past the Bow River and island then alongside the river for a long stretch and finally the route will take you on a tour of Calgary's city center. For the runners that can't get enough of marathons, there is also a possibility to take part in the 50k Ultra which features an additional 8 kilometers, as if a marathon wasn't tough enough!

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CAPE TOWN

Cape Town Marathon

The Cape Town Marathon is an annually held marathon event in the month of September. The race features many different distances that you can run, including a full marathon, a half-marathon a 10k and a 4k. The race will take you through the beautiful port of Cape Town into the busy inner city down south to the outskirts of the town and then back again. It is a challenging race, with a couple of climbs late in the race, so be sure to save your energy! Put a dot in your calender in September and remember to drink a lot of water in the warm climate!

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PALMA DE MALLORCA

Palma de Mallorca Marathon

Run a marathon in one of Europe's main touristic places! This isn't just a marathon, it is a full weekend of events that suits both experienced athletes, beginners and it is also a good event for families since there is a Kids Run available. With an average annual temperature of 18 degrees Palma the Mallorca is the perfect for a marathon. The course takes along the promenade of Palma Bay overlooking the Cathedral on the other side. Continuing through the historic downtown and much more making it a beautiful run.

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CHICAGO

The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon is one of six marathon majors in the world joining a fine crowd consisting of Berlin Marathon, Boston Marathon, London Marathon, New York City Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. The first Chicago Marathon was run in 1905 and has since been a great pride and tradition in Chicago. Every year the marathon is packed out with around 45.000 participants. A reason, apart from the great tradition, is that the course is flat and fast and thereby attract runners in pursuit of personal as well as world records. You will see most of downtown Chicago as well as the paths along Lake Michigan while the crowd cheer you on. Head on to their website to learn more about the marathon and register for the next race in October.

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HAMBURG

Hamburg Marathon

The Hamburg Marathon was established in 1986 and has since been a great tradition in the city. The race starts at Sievekingplatz and runs down to the river Nordereibe where you run along the river for about 15 kilometers. The race will then take you past the Aussenalster lake, past the Stadtpark up north to Ohlsdorg where the race turns south towards the finish line in Sievekingplatz. The race is fast with very little elevation and the marathon is known for being very friendly towards runners with a great organization making sure you are well hydrated along the run. The race is held in springtime, usually in late April. If you are in Hamburg during this time, challenge yourself in this great marathon!

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JAKARTA

Jakarta Marathon

The Jakarta Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the capital of Indonesia in October every year. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, a 10k and a 5k, making the race accessible if you are an elite runner as well as if you more of a casual runner. The course contains many of the sights in Jakarta, including the Gelora Bung Karno stadium, the Istiqlal Mosque, the Cathedral Church and the Jakarta Old City. Are you ready to experience Jakarta with your running shoes on? Make your way to their website to register for next years race!

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NEW YORK CITY

The New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon takes place the first Sunday of November every year and is the biggest and most popular marathon race in the world. Every year, both professional and beginner runners travel from all over the world to participate. The New York City Marathon is a part of the World Marathon Majors, along with other great marathons in Boston, Chicago, London, and Tokyo. Due to its popularity most of the contestants get picked through a lottery. The running starts in Staten Island and continues on through Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan. At last you finish in the world known Central Park. You have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the race.

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ROME

Maratona di Roma

When running the Maratona di Roma you start and finish at Via dei Fori Imperiali and the course makes you pass the world known Colosseum. Apart from the full marathon there is also a RomaFun 5K run, perfect for families!

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MELBOURNE

Melbourne Marathon

The Melbourne Marathon has a history dating back to 1978 when the Australian people run the first marathon in the city. While the course has changed quite a bit since then, it has always been a proud tradition in the month of October when runners now from all over the world come to participate in the marathon event. The main marathon is of course the biggest challenge for any runner, but there are also shorter distances to ensure that everyone can participate in the event. The start for the race is on Batman Avenue from where runners make their way around the city center, following the coast of the Port Phillip and around the scenic Albert Park Lake before finishing in a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground. Make your way to their website to register!

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HELSINGBORG

Helsingborg Marathon

The Helsingborg Marathon is an annually held marathon event in September each year. It takes place in the beautiful Swedish city Helsingborg, where you as a runner get to know the hilly streets and the scenic coastline that the 8th biggest city in Sweden has to offer. The course follows a circle around Helsingborg's inner city, passing through Margaretaplatsen and Slottshagen where the locals gather to watch and cheer.

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SALT LAKE CITY

Salt Lake City Marathons

When you’re in the beautiful city of Salt Lake City you can choose between three marathons to run for experiencing the city, Salt Lake City Marathon, REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon and Deseret News Classic Marathon. All of them have a fast course with stunning views over the towering mountains and they pass through iconic landmarks of the city, all making them beautiful courses you don't want to miss out on!

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SEVILLE

Seville Marathon

The Zurich Maraton Sevilla is known to be the flattest marathon in Europe with a scenic course. Since it is one of the largest historic old city center you can imagine that it has a lot of beautiful monuments to offer, for example the third largest Cathedral in the world, Giralda. Combine a fast marathon with lots of iconic monuments, making it the perfect experience!

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LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles Marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon is an annually held marathon event in the month of February. You start at the world famous Dodger Stadium and run downhill for the rest of the race. You will fly by the Dragons Gate of Chinatown, the performing arts center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the historic Route 66 on your way to the finish line near the Santa Monica Pier. At the end, you can celebrate your feat with the other marathon runners as well as attend the marathon centered festival! And even if you haven't run a whole marathon, the festival is of course open to everyone so you can go there just to enjoy the enthusiastic atmosphere. Don't miss it if you are in Los Angeles in February!

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GOTHENBURG

Gothenburg Marathon

The Gothenburg Marathon is an annual marathon event that has been held every year in October since 1972. The course will take you from Slottskogsvallen down south on Dag Hammarskjöldsleden towards the turning point after passing the Gothenburg Golf Club. This part of the race is along the western coastline where you will probably feel the 'wonderful' smell of seaweed but on the bright side you will get a great view of the archipelago. The race is on a flat concrete track, making it a fast run, which is a great opportunity to break your own record if you have run a marathon before. If you have never run a marathon before, there is also the possibility to run a half-marathon, or just be a part of the great crowd of spectators.

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VANCOUVER

Vancouver Marathons

The second largest international marathon event in Canada, BMO Vancouver Marathon, is an annual event that takes place the first Sunday of May every year. It is a very appreciated race and also a Boston qualifier. Another race in Vancouver is the annual scary Hallow’s Eve Trail Marathon. Challenge yourself by running on gruesome trails on Vancouver’s North Shore. There is a half- marathon and a 10k run available as well, they also hand out awards for best and worst costumes. This is the marathon for you if you feel like experiencing something out of the ordinary

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VENICE

Venice Marathon

While in Venice you can take the chance to challenge yourself in the Venice Marathon.It takes place in October every year, usually, and the course takes you through the beautiful city and some of its landmarks. Why not? Do it!

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OSAKA

Osaka Marathons

Every year Osaka in Japan hosts the Osaka Marathon in late October. It is in the classic distance of about 42K (26 miles) and welcomes both men and women. For those who don't think that the classic distance is enough there is also a challenge run at 8.8K (5.5 miles). Ladies also have a marathon all to themselves, the Osaka International Ladies Marathon, which is held at the end of January every year.

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OSLO

Oslo Marathons

Oslo hosts Glitnir Oslo Marathon at the end of September, or early October every year. The course takes you along the Oslofjord and you choose between running, or walking for that matter, a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k run or a 3k run. The full marathon is the same as the half-marathon, but you run it two times. So as you can see there is something for all difficulty levels. It may be good to know that the course is pretty flat which makes for a fast race!

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OTTAWA

Ottawa Marathon

The annual Ottawa Race Weekend offers 7 seven different races to choose from where the full marathon, Ottawa Marathon, is the main event. Other than that you can run a half-marathon, a 10k run, a 5k run, a 2k run, 1.2K run for kids and also a wheelchair marathon. It is held the last weekend of May every year and has grown to be one of the biggest marathon events in Canada.

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LIMASSOL

Limassol Marathon

In April, along the southern coast of the island Cyprus, you will find runners from all over the world in what the organizers call a 'Beginners Marathon'. They say that because the weather here is usually mild and the course is flat, straight and with very little elevation. The scenery is also very inspirational, as you have the beautiful sea on your left side and the nature of Cyprus on your right side and hopefully not too much wind in your face. The race ends in the Limassol Marina, where you can reward yourself with a cold drink or an ice cream.

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BRUSSELS

Brussels Marathon

The Brussels Marathon is an annual October marathon event that was established in 2010. The course will take you around the city of Brussels, starting in Parc du Cinquantenaire at the centerpiece triumphal arch the race will take you through the beautiful Parc de Woluwe towards the village of Tervuren and back again to the city center of Brussels. The event also features a half-marathon and a kids mini-marathon to make sure that every running enthusiast has the opportunity to take part in this great event. Make your way to their website to register for the upcoming marathon!

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AUSTIN

Austin Marathon

The Austin Marathon is an annual urban marathon event that has been held in February for over 25 years. The race starts on the northern side of the Lady Bird Lake, runs through the South River City, Travis Heights and South Congress on the south side and then turns over the river to the north urban side where you will run past the Hancock Golf Course and the University of Texas. The Austin Marathon is a great way of seeing the capital of Texas. The event also features a half-marathon and a 5k so no matter your level of athleticism there will be something for you to participate in.

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COLUMBUS

Columbus Marathon

This annual marathon event is held in October in Columbus, the capital of the state of Ohio. Apart from the main marathon it also features a half-marathon, which is great if you think a full marathon is a bit too much. The course will take you through most of the inner city of Columbus, starting at the North Bank Park. The track entirely consists of asphalt and the elevation is little to none, which makes for a fast race. If you are an experienced marathon runner, take this opportunity to break your own record!

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INDIANAPOLIS

Indianapolis Marathon

The Indianapolis Marathon has been an annual marathon event since it was established in the 1990's. Apart from the main marathon you can also take part in shorter running distances as well as walking the marathon, which is a nice way to spend an afternoon alone with the environment or with a couple of friends. The route will take you through the scenic Fort Harrison State Park as well as the picturesque Lake Charlevoix before finishing in the Lawton Loop. Make your way to their website to register for the next race in October!

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JACKSONVILLE

Jacksonville Marathon

If you are looking for a fast race with little elevation, perfect for setting a new record, the Jacksonville Marathon might be the one for you. The race starts at Bolles School on San Jose Boulevard and goes south on the east side of the St Johns River, does a loop and then goes back towards the finish line at Bolles School. Apart from them main marathon the event also features a half-marathon and a 5k, so if you're a casual runner there is something for you as well. Put a dot in your calendar in January and make your way to their website to register!

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EL PASO

El Paso Marathon

Have you had enough of the marathon races where you will have to travel uphill? Look no further. The El Paso Marathon might be what you are looking for. The course starts in the Franklin Mountains at Transmountain Road. For the first 5 miles the road will take you downhill and after that, the elevation is relatively flat which makes for a fast paced race. The race will take you from the Franklin Mountains into the city center of El Paso at Union Plaza. The marathon is an annual event, taking place in February every year. There are also other races at the same time including a half-marathon and a 5k run & walk, so there is definitely something for every one!

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EDINBURGH

Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon is an annual festival held in May every year. The event features a main marathon, a half-marathon, a team relay run, a 10k, a 5k and a race for juniors under 18 years old. In other words, there is a race for everyone, including elite runners as well as beginners. The route is flat and fast which makes for a great running experience, and if you have run marathons before you have a great chance of getting a new personal best. The route will take you from Regent Road near the Edinburgh Castle through the inner city towards the coast, then following the coastline towards Musselburgh where the finish line is. See the sights of Edinburgh with your running shoes on!

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PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Marathons

The annual Philadelphia Marathon takes place the third Sunday of November every year. You choose between running a full marathon, a half-marathon or an 8k run overlooking beautiful views through Fairmount Park, historic districts and the majestic Art Museum among other places. Philadelphia Marathon is appreciated for its mellow weather, flat terrain and spirited (and lots of) fans. The ½ Sauer ½ Kraut Marathon offers you a marathon where you don’t have to worryabout traffic, because there is no traffic at all. The course takes you along the Pennypack Creek, within the limits of Pennypack Park. All over it is a pretty simple, but beautiful, run.

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TALLINN

Tallinn Marathon

The annual Tallinn Marathon may not be the biggest sports event in the Baltic States, but you’ll be amazed by running along the beautiful Baltic Sea coast and in the charming city! Don’t let the size of the event fool you. Even the small marathons will give you great experience.

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ALBUQUERQUE

The Duke City Marathon

The Duke City Marathon is a marathon institution in Albuquerque, having its 32 annual event in October 2015. The run starts in downtown Albuquerque in the civic center and ends in the same spot after seeing the amazing Sandia Mountains, the Paseo del Bosque Trail and the Huning Castle Neighborhood. So put on your running shoes and join this great event!

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ALICE SPRINGS

The Alice Springs Running Festival

The Alice Springs Running Festival is an annual summer-marathon event held in Alice Springs in August. The festival features four different events: the Marathon, the Half-Marathon, the 10k run & walk and the 3.7k fun run & walk all in the same day. In other words, the event has something for everyone ranging from professional athletes competing to just casually walking along enjoying the festival.

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AMMAN

The Amman Marathon

The Amman Marathon is part of the Run Jordan initiative, a national organization promoting health and fitness in the country. Every year people from all over the world take part in this event which features many different distances to make sure that everyone can participate. Apart from that there is also a wheelchair race and a special category for visually impaired runners. Needless to say, this is a great event where the organizers try to get everyone involved.

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AMSTERDAM

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is an annual marathon festival in the Dutch capital. It features several different courses for runners with different ambitions ensuring that everyone can participate. The longest course is the TCS Amsterdam Marathon's main event, which every year offers an amazing running experience as well as a sightseeing tour for the attentive runners. You start and finish in the Olympic Stadium, run past the Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark and follow along the route of the Amstel River. On their website you will find all the information you need, including how to register, common questions and a thorough guide for staying healthy and hydrated along the track. Don't miss this great event if you are in town in late October!

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ANCHORAGE

Anchorage Mayor's Marathon & Half-Marathon

In the beautiful coastal city of Anchorage in the north-western parts of Alaska, you will find the annual Anchorage Mayor's Marathon & Half-Marathon in June. The Midnight Sun Marathon is the most popular event in the marathon and is apart from being a great course also recognized as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Running through the beautiful rocky landscapes of Alaska might just be the perfect way to experience this great state. The run also features a relay run on the same course, where four people run the course, substituting after about seven miles each. If you are a group of friends traveling, you should definitely give this a go!

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ANNECY

Marathon du Lac D'Annecy & Half-Marathon Annecy

Taking place in the beautiful lake-side city of Annecy, the Marathon du Lac D'Annecy is a marathon with one of the more scenic routes. Do keep in mind though that this is not the kind of marathon where you can walk all the way as there is a time limit of five hours, and if you are not fluent in French, you might have to rely on your ability to do gestures and follow signs as there is not a whole lot of information in English available. But if you are looking for a city where you can spend your vacation and at the same time participate in a marathon, this might just be one of the best places to go.

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ANTALYA

Antalya Marathon

Located in the southern coastal city of Antalya, the Antalya Marathon is a mostly flat-surface city marathon but it also ventures outside of the city along the coast around Lara Beach. It was established in 2006 and has been held annually since then in March each year. If a normal marathon isn't demanding enough for you, you can try to participate in the high-heels run that is held simultaneously. For most people though, a normal marathon is probably good enough, and for the more leisurely oriented runner, there is also a "fun race" where there is no time keeping.

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ARIZONA

The Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will take you from the Fulton Center past the ASU Karsten Golf Course, over the Salt River through the city center and the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden finishing at the Tempe Beach Park. If you like marathons and rock 'n' roll, this is something you have to experience!

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ASPEN

Aspen Valley Marathon

The Aspen Valley Marathon is an annual marathon held in July. It is taking place in the breathtaking scenery of the Aspen Valley and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. There are events both for the more competitive runners as well as shorter distances for the enthusiasts. The Marathon most famously features the Rio Grande Trail, a long distance trail that has some of the most fantastic scenery that America has to offer. If you are looking for a scenic marathon, look no further!

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ATLANTA

Atlanta Marathon

As an old Olympic city, Atlanta is a great place to experience a marathon. The Atlanta Marathon is an annual marathon that has been around since 1963, albeit with a different route over the years. The latest changes were made after the 1996 Summer Olympics, making the Atlanta Marathon run in its tracks. If you are in Atlanta over thanksgiving, participating in the Atlanta Marathon the days leading up to the big American holiday may just be exactly what you need to feel ready for the turkey feast.

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ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City Marathon

The marathon in Atlantic City runs on the long boardwalk that goes all along the bay area of the city. If you want a marathon with a scenic city view, this may be the perfect one for you. The marathon event also features a half-marathon and shorter 10k and 5k courses that are walker friendly, but if you participate in the main marathon, they are strict about times and cut-offs, so be sure to be well prepared if you plan on participating in the big one!

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AUCKLAND

ASB Auckland Marathon

The annual marathon in Auckland takes place on the first of November in this iconic New Zealandic city. The race starts in Devonport and goes through the bay areas of the city. On the way you will pass the Auckland Harbour Bridge, see the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Queen's Wharf and finally reach the finish line in Victoria Park where you can congratulate yourself and your fellow marathon runners on a great feat achieved. The marathon event also features a half-marathon, a 12k traverse, a 5k Heart Foundation Challenge and a marathon for kids, so no matter if you are an experienced runner or a happy enthusiast, there will be something for you to participate in during the Auckland Marathon Event.

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BALTIMORE

Baltimore Marathon

The Baltimore Marathon is the main race in the Baltimore Running Festival that is held annually in October in Baltimore each year. Apart from the main event the Baltimore Running Festival also features a half-marathon, a 5k a team relay run and several different walk friendly distances making sure that everyone that wants to participate in the event has the possibility to. The main race starts in Camden Yards, runs uptown towards the Maryland Zoo and the Druid Hill Park towards the John Hopkins University. You will then run towards the harbor where you get a scenic view of the boats and piers. After a run around Lake Montebello, you are nearing the final stretch where there usually is a big crowd cheering you on and giving you inspiration to finish the race in style. If you are in Baltimore during the autumn, don't miss this great marathon event!

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BANGKOK

Bangkok Marathon

The Bangkok Marathon is a marathon event held during the autumn in the capital of Thailand. Apart from the main marathon the event also features a half-marathon and a mini-marathon, but it is in the full marathon that you get to see all of the sights that the the course has to offer. During the run you will see the City Pillar Shrine, the United Nations, the Anantasamakhom Throne Hall, the Chlitrada Palace and many more of the fantastic buildings and city parks that Bangkok has to offer. If you have never been in Bangkok before, this is probably the best way of getting to know the great city!

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BANGALORE (BENGALURU)

Bangalore Marathon

The Bangalore Marathon is a running event in the Indian city of Bangalore. It features a full marathon, a half-marathon and a 5k run for cancer awareness. It is planned to be an annual event, having started in 2014 and is being held in October. The race starts in the Kanteerava Stadium and after the runners have experienced the most famous urban areas of Bangalore returns to the stadium for a glorious finish. Be sure to not miss it when you are in Bangalore!

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BARCELONA

Barcelona Marathon

The Barcelona Marathon has been around since 1978 and is annually held in March in the beautiful Spanish city Barcelona. The marathon has the famous Plaça Espanya as a start and finish point and the route features many of the landmarks in the city including Parc de Joan Miro, Teatre Coliseum, the famous Camp Nou arena, the old city and the shoreline. The Barcelona Marathon is one of the best urban marathons in Europe and is a great way of experiencing the great Spanish city.

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BASEL

IWB Basel Marathon

The IWB Basel Marathon has been an annual event since 2009 and features a full marathon, a half-marathin, a team relay run and a 10k run. No matter if you are a beginner enthusiast or an elite runner, you will definitely find a distance that you can enjoy. All runs are in urban style and do their best to showcase the beautiful city of Basel, passing through the old town, the port of Basel and alongside the famous Rhine River. Take the chance to experience this great Swiss city with your running shoes on!

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BELFAST

Belfast City Marathon

The Belfast City Marathon is an annual marathon event held in May and has been the love of Irish runners since 2001. Apart from the main marathon run the event also features a team relay run and a wheelchair race. The marathon starts at the Belfast City Hall and finishes at Ormeau Park and the route will lead you on a sightseeing tour in central Belfast including the Lagan Tow Path by the Lagan River, the Victoria Park and the Ravenhill Road, which is a part of the finishing stretch and is the place where a lot of people will gather to cheer you on. If you are in Belfast in May, don't miss this running festival!

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BELGRADE

Belgrade Marathon

The Belgrade Marathon is a an urban marathon in the city center of Belgrade. It is held annually in mid-April since it was established in 1988. The marathon event features a standard marathon as well as a half-marathon, a run for kids and a 5k run for the public that want to participate but where a marathon is a bit too daunting. The race starts close to the Desanka Maksimovic Monument and takes you through most of Belgrade's city center. The most scenic parts are probably around the Danube river where the runners get a great view of the Great War Island, an island with historical significance for the city of Belgrade. The race ends at the Terazijska Square where a big crowd will wait for you, celebrating your great achievement!

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BERN

Jungfrau Marathon

The Jungfrau Marathon is one of the steepest and most challenging marathons in the world. With an elevation of almost 6.000 feet (1800 meters) it demands a lot from the participants. But for the ones who accept the challenge, amazing scenery and bragging rights awaits. The course starts relatively easy in the city of Interlaken and goes past Lake Brienz towards Lauterbrunnen on a flat surface. After that the main climb begins where the runners make their way up to Wengen and continues climbing until they reach the highest point at 7.000 feet over sea level at Wengernalp. For the brave marathon runners that make it there, a relaxing downhill is rewarded to them towards the finish line at Kleine Scheidegg. If you are up for a challenging but beautiful marathon, this is the one for you!

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BILBAO

Bilbao Night Marathon

The Bilbao Night Marathon is an inner city marathon with a twist: it is run in the night. It is an annual event that takes place in the middle of October featuring a full marathon, a half-marathon and a 10k ensuring that every running enthusiast can participate. Starting and stopping at the architectural masterpiece that is the Guggenheim Museum, this marathon is one of the most unique running experiences you can have. The course runs around the city with focus on the Nervión river while you along the way will see musicians and DJs performing and a cheerful crowd engaging in community driven activities. At the end of the race, a wonderful fireworks display marks an end of a successful evening. If you want a marathon race that isn't like any other, this one is for you!

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MUMBAI

Mumbai Marathon

The Mumbai Marathon is an annual marathon in January and was established in 2004. The event features a full marathon, a team relay marathon, a half-marathon, a charity driven 6k "dream run", a 4.3k senior citizens run and a 2.4k disability run. In other words, there is a race to participate in for pretty much everyone and it is a great opportunity to be a part of a Mumbai tradition. The course starts at Churchgate and follows the path along the Back Bay up north past the Mahim Bay, over the Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge and back towards Churchgate. If you want an urban marathon with a beautiful scenic environment consisting of a view of the bay areas and the coast of the city, this one is for you.

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BOSTON

Boston Marathon

Arguably one of the most famous marathons in the world, The Boston Marathon is one of six marathon majors in the world joining a fine crowd consisting of Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, New York City Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. The Boston Marathon is the longest running annual marathon event in the world. It is held on the third Monday of April on Patriots' Day and attracts both participants and spectators from all over the world, having set world records for both. The race starts in the small town of Hopkinton and takes you through the state of Massachusetts via Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline before finishing at Copley Square in Boston. The marathon did suffer a tragic incident in 2013, but if there is anything that can not be broken it is the spirit of the Boston people, who are even more engaged in the event now than ever. Celebrate Patriots' Day Boston Marathon style by taking part in this great tradition!

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BRISBANE

Brisbane Marathon

Located on the east coast of Australia, Brisbane is the capital of the Queenstown province and home to the Brisbane Marathon Festival. Apart from the main event the festival also features a half-marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a kids mini-marathon, making it a perfect event to bring your kids and get them involved in healthy activites. This urban marathon starts and ends in the Botanic Gardens after a tour around the city following the beautiful Brisbane River. On your way around the city you will have a great chance of seeing Kangaroos at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park!

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BRISTOL

Bristol to Bath Marathon

The Bristol to Bath Marathon is an annual event where runners make their way from Bristol, through the scenic South Gloucestershire countryside to the ancient Roman town of Bath, known for the many baths that were built there during Roman times. The Marathon starts off with little elevation, but at the 15 mile point it starts to get a little bit harder with a 265 feet elevation at the highest point about 20 miles in. If you want to experience the British countryside, this is one of the best ways to do it!

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BUFFALO

Buffalo Marathon

The Buffalo Marathon is an annual marathon in May that also work as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The runners can compete in a number of different distances, but the main marathon is the most popular and features a course that will take you through the urban inner city, through the beautiful Delaware Park and on the road along Lake Eire. The course is flat and fast, which give a nice running experience and for the more competitive runner, it is also a great opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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BUCHAREST

Bucharest Marathon

The Bucharest Marathon is an annual race in October in the capital of Romania. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, wheelchair races at many different distances including a full marathon, a team relay race, a race for kids and a short 3k run around the Parliament Palace. The main course will take you through the city center of Bucharest and you will run past many of the great sights that the city has to offer including the National Defence University. the Alba-Julia Square and a trip around the National Arena. So put on your running shoes and register for this great Romanian tradition!

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CAIRNS

Cairns Marathon

The Cairns Marathon is not for the easy going running enthusiasts but rather for the hardcore runners and athletes. The event features three marathons in three days from Friday to Sunday. It has been held annually since 2011 and competitors has since seen this as one of the greatest marathon challenges in the world. If the above description is a bit too scary for you, there is also the possibility to only take part in the Sunday marathon. The track consists of about half on dirt road and half on asphalt, making it a varied course and a great way to see different parts of Cairns and its surrounding nature. Are you up for the challenge?

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CANCUN

Cancún Marathon

The Cancún Marathon is held annually in December in the beautiful Mexican city of Cancún. The race starts on road Malecón Fonatur and then embarks on a journey down Boulevard Kukulcan on the outer sand banks of Cancun, making your way down south towards the ruins of El Rey and then back again. The Cancún Marathon is an amazingly scenic marathon so if you are looking for that, this is one you should check out. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, and a 5k, so no matter your fitness, there is a race for you to participate in. Join the festival and experience a truly stunning marathon!

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CANNES

Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera Marathon

Marathon des Alpes-Maritime is a relatively new born race that, in the start of 2008, set the new world record for a debut race with its 10 000 participants. And when you look at the view, you can easily see why. The race goes from Nice to Cannes along the astonishing French Riviera and over the high top of Cap d’Antibes.

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CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne Marathon

The Carcassonne Marathon is an annual marathon held in May in the historic fortified French town of Carcassonne. The race starts in La Cité Médiévale and will take you through the picturesque city. After seeing most of Carcassonne, the marathon will take you through the surrounding farmlands and into the small villages of Villemoustaussou, Conques-sur-Orbiel, Villalier, Malves-en-Minervois and Villedubert before heading back to Carcassonne again. It is truly a great way of getting to know the countryside of southern France and hopefully it will inspire you to further explore the small towns nearby.

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CASABLANCA

Casablanca Marathon

Held in the economically and demographically most important city in Morocco, The Casablanca Marathon is an annual event in October. Casablanca might be known to you for the iconic film with the same name, and this race will take you through many of the historical sights of the film and the many coastal boulevards of the city. The course is relatively flat and mainly on asphalt as it is an inner city marathon. The event also features shorter distances for the running enthusiasts that want to take part in the event but who thinks a marathon is a little bit too much. If you want to take part in a marathon with a connection to popular culture, this one is worth checking out!

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CEBU

Cebu Marathon

Held on the island of Cebu in the Phillipines, the Cebu Marathon is an annual event on the small but beautiful island. The race starts on Salinas Drive and goes down south through the city to the coastal areas. At Magellan's Cross, a Cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers in the 16th century, the runners go east on the Cebu South Coastal Road and then back again towards Salinas Drive. The Cebu Marathon is a truly scenic marathon with a mix of oceanic views and an inner city tour. If you are in Cebu in the early parts of January, be sure to not miss it!

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CHARLESTON

Charleston Marathon

The Charleston Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the oldest city in the state of South Carolina in the USA. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, a 5k and a race for kids. For the people who want to take part but forgot their running shoes home, there is also a bike ride on the same course. The race will take you from the Harmon Field down to the south most point of the coast, then up north through the city center and finishes at the North Charleston High School. When you are visiting the most friendly city in America, this marathon race is not only a great way of experiencing the city but it is also a great opportunity to bond with the locals.

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CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Marathon

Held in November in the biggest city in North Carolina, the Charlotte Marathon is an annual marathon event that features a Boston Marathon Qualifier as well as many shorter distances for all kinds of running enthusiasts. The course starts and finishes at the Bank of America Stadium and will take you through most of Charlotte's busy inner city. As such, the track consists mostly of asphalt apart from a few park areas and the elevation is mostly flat, which makes for a fast race. Visit their website to register and get all kinds of other information!

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CHENNAI

Chennai Marathon

The Chennai Marathon is an annual marathon event in December that features a main marathon race, a half-marathon and a 10k. While the main marathon is the biggest challenge, it is actually the 10k that attracts the most runners and it is truly a festive experience to take part in it. The full marathon will take you through both the old and new parts of Chennai and is as such a beautiful race filled with historical landmarks and sights that has to be seen for the traveling marathon runner. Just don't forget to set your alarm, the race has a really early start at 4 am!

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CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai Marathon

The annual Chiang Mai Marathon is held around Christmas time in the largest city of Thailand. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, a 10k mini-marathon and a race for kids. The main marathon course starts at the Thapae Gate and then follows the eastern canal down south and back again. There are several great sights along the way such as the Chiang Mai University and the Princess Mothers Health Garden. If you are in Chiang Mai around Christmas, don't miss this great marathon!

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CHISINAU

Chisinau Marathon

The Chisinau Marathon is an annual marathon event in April. The race features several running distances including a main marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k race and a 3k for fun run making sure that everyone can take part in the event without having to run an entire marathon. The route starts near the Cathedral Park at the Great National Assembly Square and follows the river Bic around town on a relatively flat surface with only a slight climb around the halfway point. If you have never been to the capital of Moldova before, it is a great way of seeing the center of the city.

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CHRISTCHURCH

Christchurch Marathon

Since 2003 the Christchurch Marathon has been an annually held event in the third most populous city of New Zealand. The course begins in Cathedral Park going up north past Victoria Square. You will then run around the big Hagley Park passing the Botanic Gardens and after that follow the Avon River east and back again. The marathon is an urban race and as such mostly consists of asphalt with little elevation and is thus a fast race with a lot of spectators cheering you on. Visit their website to register for the upcoming race!

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COLOMBO

Colombo Marathon

Held in Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, the Colombo Marathon is an annual event in October after being established in 2004. The route will take you from the city center of Colombo up north on the scenic sand banks on Pamunugama Road by the Negombo Lagoon until reaching the final point at the Beach Park in Negombo. Join this beautiful marathon race and perhaps meet a friendly fisherman among the hundreds of fishing boats and catamarans that are docked in Negombo.

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CORK

Cork Marathon

Cork Marathon is an annual marathon event held in June in the Irish city. The event features a main marathon, a half-marathon and a team relay marathon, making sure that every running enthusiast can find a distance they enjoy. While the city of Cork has many hills and valleys, the marathon will not take you to the highest points but there are still some challenging bits, for example in the areas around Saint Mary and Saint Anne's Cathedral. If you are looking for an Irish inner city marathon, look no further!

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CUZCO

Inca Trail Marathon

The Inca Trail Marathon is an unofficial race that ranges from the ancient town of Cusco to the amazing lost city of Machu Picchu. Being held on high altitude and with lots of ups and downs in terrain, it is a really tough race. Maybe you’ll puke from exhaustion, but at least you will be doing it in an absolutely incredible surrounding.

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DA NANG

Da Nang Marathon

This marathon event is held in the third largest and one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam annually in late August each year. The course will take you along the coast of the East Vietnam Sea up north toward Sơn Trà Mountain (also known as Monkey Mountain) and then down south along the Sông Hàn River where you will pass the many floating restaurants that the river is known for. The marathon is the first professional marathon in Vietnam and has a very early starting time at 4 am, which means that you will experience the beauty that is the Vietnamese sunrise. Join this scenic marathon run by registering on their website!

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DAEGU

Daegu Marathon

The Daegu Marathon has been an annual event in April since 2009 and was host of the World Championships Marathon in 2011. The course starts and finishes at the City Hall and will take you on a tour around the inner city of Daegu up north towards the Geumho River and down south towards the Daegu Hanny University and features many more sights for the visiting marathon runner to enjoy. Visit their website to register for the next event!

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DENVER

The Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Denver Marathon features many different distances including a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k and a 5k, making sure that everyone has a distance that they can run. The run starts at the Adams County Regional Park where you will have to be alert for stray golf balls from the surrounding golf courses. The route travels south through the suburbs until it finishes in central Denver. If you are a fan of rock 'n' run, make sure to not miss this great marathon!

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DETROIT

Detroit Marathon

The Detroit Marathon is unique in the way that it traverses two countries as runners make their way both through the border at Ambassador Bridge and also the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to the Canadian city of Windsor. You will also visit the Belle Isle making your way across the MacArthur Bridge. Apart from the main marathon route you also have the choice of a U.S only half-marathon and an international half-marathon. Experience not only one but two cities in this great urban marathon!

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DILI

Dili Marathon

Taking place in the capital of East Timor, the Dili Marathon is a scenic city marathon. The course will take you through the most beautiful areas of Dili including the coastal region. While East Timor is a relatively poor country, the best part about running is that everyone can do it, and that is why the Dili Marathon is such a great community experience. One thing to remember is that it is very important to hydrate well since the weather can be quite unforgiving in how hot it can get. No matter if you are a spectator or a runner, taking part in this great event is a must when you are in Dili!

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DONEGAL

Donegal Marathon

The Donegal Marathon is an annual marathon event in August in the Irish city Donegal. It features a full marathon and a half-marathon, making sure that both the hardcore running enthusiasts as well as the a bit more casual runners has a race to take part in. The race starts on the road outside Aura Leisure Centre and travels north past Letterkenny and does a loop heading south down River Swilly towards Driminaught. Taking part in the Donegal Marathon is indeed a great way of experiencing the Irish countryside!

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DRESDEN

Dresden Marathon

The Dresden Marathon is an annual event in October in the valley town of Dresden. The event features a main marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k and a 4.2k for kids. The main marathon course will take you around the Great Garden and then up north to the River Elbe where most of the race happens. It is a scenic inner city marathon that has a track mainly consisting of asphalt, which makes for a fast and fun race. No matter if you are an elite runner or a happy enthusiast, this race is something you definitely can take part in!

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DUNEDIN

Dunedin Marathon

The Dunedin Marathon is an annually marathon event held in the coastal city of Dunedin on the south-eastern coast of the southern island of New Zealand. The course starts at the Harington Point on the north-eastern end of the Otago Peninsula and travels south along the coastline passing the beautiful scenery that New Zealand is famous for. The race finishes in the charming Port Chalmers where you can have a well deserved lunch after the race is over. Head on over to their website to learn more about registrating for the race!

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DUSSELDORF

Düsseldorf Marathon

The Düsseldorf Marathon is an annual event held in the month of April each year. The event features a main marathon, a relay race and a run for kids. The main course will take you through most of Düsseldorf's distinguished inner city, starting near the Museum Kunstpalast traveling around the Rhine River. The elevation on the course is as the city of Düsseldorf relatively flat making the Düsseldorf Marathon a fast race. Visit their website to view the entire course map and start training for the upcoming marathon!

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EDMONTON

Edmonton Marathon

The Edmonton Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the great Canadian city in August every year. If you haven't remembered to practice the months leading up to the race, you might be glad to know that there are several distances that you can run in addition to the marathon, for example the half-marathon, a 10k race and a 5k race. The route will take you along the beautiful 550k long Saskatchewan River. Fortunately, you will not have to run the whole 550k, but you will experience the fantastic nature that Edmonton and its surrounding area has to offer!

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EILAT

Eilat Desert Marathon

Held annually in November, the Eilat Desert Marathon is a challenging marathon in the Southern Negev Desert. The route features pretty high elevation, where you will both climb as high as 280 meters between the 4 and 11k marks and descend downhill during long stretches. For an experienced marathon runner, this makes it a very dynamic race, where you will have to plan the resources you spend. The runner who accepts the Eilat Desert challenge will be rewarded with amazing views and a sense of accomplishment that only a few other marathons can give!

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EINDHOVEN

Eindhoven Marathon

The Eindhoven Marathon is an annual marathon event in October every year. While the athletes and enthusiasts run the main marathon, the shorter distances half-marathon, 10k and 5k are nothing to scoff at either! The course for the race is fast with little elevation held in the inner city of Eindhoven. The race starts at Philips Stadium and does a tour around the entire city visiting the High Tech Campus, Lichtnaald and Hovenring just to name a few places. Go to their website to register for the upcoming race! You can do it!

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FLAGSTAFF

Flagstaff Marathon

Located in the northern part of Arizona, the Flagstaff Marathon, an annual marathon event in September every year, is a challenging race to take part in. The race is full of uphill climbs with an elevation level that is never completely flat. The highest points are at the 15k mark and the 36k marks, so be sure to save your energy for them! If you want to participate but the full marathon sounds a bit too much, there is also a half-marathon and a fun 10k run which every year attracts a lot of runners. Accept the challenge and conquer the mountain!

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FLORENCE

Florence Marathon

The Florence Marathon is an annual marathon event that takes place in November every year. The race will take you through the many sights that Florence has to offer, for example a tour around Parco Delle Cascine, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Flore and Stadio Artemio Franchi and views of the hills and countryside. If you stay a few days after the marathon you can join your fellow runners and spectators in the Marathon Party, a festival in the city with live music and great Italian food. Join the fun and register for the next event!

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FORT LAUDERDALE

Fort Lauderdale Marathon

Located in the small city of Fort Lauderdale a couple of miles north of Miami, the Fort Lauderdale Marathon is a great marathon tradition for the runners looking for a scenic marathon in November. The route will take you from the Museum of Discovery & Science down towards the beach where the participants will run along the coast while spectators cheer you on from the beach. The route ends in South Beach Park where you can celebrate a job well done with a cold drink in the park. The event also features shorter distances, so there is a race for everyone, no matter your fitness level!

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FORT WORTH

Fort Worth Marathon

The Fort Worth marathon is an annual event held in November every year. The course will take you from Will Roger Memorial Center past the Clear Fork Trinity River on a tour around town featuring the Greenwood Memorial Park, the Colonial Golf club and the Cowtown Office just to mention a few of the sights. It is an inner city marathon, so the track is mostly concrete or asphalt making it a fast paces race. Being among the 20 largest cities in USA, there is a lot to see and do in Fort Worth, so make sure to have a few days after the race so you can experience the city to the fullest!

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FRANKFURT

Frankfurt Marathon

The Frankfurt Marathon is an annual marathon event taking place in October every year. The race will take you through the great city of Frankfurt, showing off the greatest sights including the famous opera house Alte Oper, the gigantic skyscraper Messeturm and the old headquarters of the city's militia, the Hauptwache just to name a few. You will see all of this and more as you run along the famous Main River. Since the marathon is taking place in the inner city, the elevation is little to none and the base of the track is asphalt. This makes for a fast paced run, perfect for breaking your record if you have run a marathon before!

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FUKUOKA

Fukuoka Marathon

The Fukuoka Marathon is being held in December every year in the port city Fukuoka, located on the south-most island of Japan. The marathon course follows the beautiful coastline, starting of in Ohori Park. The race makes a loop halfway into the race, allowing the runners to see some of the inland as well before finishing in the Heiwadal Stadium in front of a big crowd. The race follows the topography of the island, so the ground is flat making it a gentle race if you are new to marathon running. If you are in Fukuoka in December this is a great opportunity to take part in a Fukuoka tradition.

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FUNCHAL

Funchal Marathon

The Funchal Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the capital city of the island of Madeira in January each year. Apart from the main marathon race the event also features a half-marathon and a mini-marathon. The course will take you on a tour along the beautiful coastline making sure you are not missing any of the amazing sights on the island. Funchai is a popular place to visit around new years eve, making this marathon a perfect way to conclude a visit to the island.

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GABORONE

The Diacore Gaborone Marathon

The Gaborone marathon is an annual race that takes place around April each year. The race takes you on a run through the city and past some of the citys most beautiful and famous sights. Running the marathon is not only a fun experience, you are also contributing to a good cause. The Diacore Gaborone Marathon is actually Botswanas biggest charity run and all the proceeds from the race are donated to charity. The marathon is an IAAF Comrades certified marathon as well as an Olympic qualifying race. If you are keen to participate, but a marathon might be biting off a little bit more than you can chew, don’t worry. You can always sign up for the half-marathon, the 10 km race or even the 4 km fun run.

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GDANSK

Gdansk Marathon

The somewhat small, but very nice Solidarnosci marathon Gdansk, or the spólidarity marathon, takes you on a beautiful run through three cities. You'll start off in Gdynia and as you make your way to Gdansk, where you pass the finish line in the historic Old Town center, you'll also pass through the beautiful seaside city of Sopot. The marathon takes place annually on the day of the Assumption of Mary, the 15th of May, and is held in the honor of the workers who were killed by the Polish communist army and police during the strikes and riots of December 1970 in northern Poland.

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GIRONA

Maratón Vías Verdes

Maratón Vías Verdes, or the Greenways Marathon, is an annual marathon event in February in the small Catalonian town of Girona. The event features many different distances: a main marathon, a 30k, a half-marathon and a 10k, so no matter if you are an elite athlete or a casual runner, you will be able to participate. The route will take you along the lush area around Girona towards the coastal town of Platja d'Aro. Experience the Spanish countryside with your running shoes on!

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GOA

The Goa River Marathon

The Goa River Marathon takes you on a beautiful and scenic run through the green landscape as you run along the river. The race starts off early in the morning, when it’s still a bit cooler temperatures, and there is no time limit for the race, which makes it a really nice event that attracts all types of runners from experienced marathon runners to happy amateur enthusiasts. The race is also considered to be one of India's most entertaining marathons to participate in so don't miss out! Join in the fun of the Goa River marathon.

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GRAN CANARIA

DISA Gran Canaria Marathon

The DISA Gran Canaria Marathon is an urban marathon through the city of Las Palmas. The track is almost entirely flat and for the most part, it takes you through the city's beautiful historic areas. The race takes place in January and all runners are welcome to join in this running fest, however, for the full marathon, as well as the half-marathon, there is an age limit of minimum 18 years.

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GRAZ

Graz Marathon

The Graz marathon is an annual and very popular event that attracts over 1000 runners from different countries every year. The event offers both a full and a half-marathon, as well as a quarter marathon. The race puts you to the test immediately as it starts off with a mildly 2 kilometer uphill run, then, it’s ”all downhill” from there. The route also takes you by the beautiful Botanical Garden and the University as well as Graz famous shopping street Herrengasse. If you feel like taking part of the Graz marathon, then you better clear your calendar in October as this is the month when the race is arranged.

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GUADALAJARA

Guadalajara Marathon

The Guadalajara Marathon is so much more than just a marathon, it's a fun event for everyone involved, not just the runners. The race takes place in October, has a capacity of 4000 runners and the run takes you through the beautiful city of Guadalajara. The Guadalajara Marathon is said to have some of the best supporters in the world, so all through the marathon you can be sure to have the crowds fullest support, cheering you on and helping you push through the rough patches. So even if you are not a runner, come and join in the festivities of this fun Guadalajara Marathon event and why not go for the tequila tastings, try some of the fantastic food from the food stands in between all the cheering.

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GUAYAQUIL

The Guayaquil Marathon / Maratón de Guayaquil

The Guayaquil Marathon is an annual marathon that takes place on the first Sunday of October. The course is almost entirely flat and takes you on a tun through the city and past some of the cities important spots. If you don't feel up for a complete marathon of 42 kilometers, don't worry, there is also a half-marathon or a 10 kilometer run you can participate in.

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GäVLE

Gävle Marathon - Head into the Swedish forrest

Fancy heading out into the deep Swedish forests and getting your sweat on. Then the Gävle Terrain Marathon is definitely something to consider. If you are up for a fun and exciting running challenge, this is a fun marathon to enter. The terrain is shifting, but overall you are running on a nice and firm base and this, together with the beautiful and shifting surroundings the course takes you through, makes this a really nice run. The Marathon is an annual event in August and although it’s a fairly small one, it still offers a full marathon as well as a half-marathon and a quarter marathon.

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HANGZHOU

Hangzhou Marathon

The Hangzhou Marathon is an annual marathon event in November and was established in 2007. It is a marathon event that has something for everyone, no matter if you are the athletic type and want to run a classic marathon or if you are more of a casual runner and want to take part in the shorter, 14k and 7k distances. It is also a great marathon to spectate since there are a lot of sights along the race course, for example the famous West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also run along the Qiantang River where you get a great view of the city.

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HAVANA (HABANA)

Havana Marathon

The Havana Marathon is an annual marathon event in November, held on the Island state of Cuba. The event features several different races, including a main marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a race for disabled making it an event where everyone can join in, no matter if you are an elite runner or a happy enthusiast. The course will take you from the National Capitol Building along the coast and inside the inner city of Havana. Take this opportunity to experience Cuba with your running shoes on!

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HELSINKI

Helsinki Marathon

Do you want a marathon with a lake view? Then the Helsinki Marathon will fit you perfectly. Running around the island Seurasaari Fölisön, from the inner city on the main land to the small island of Kaskisaari, the islands and waters around Helsinki is the perfect scene for a marathon. Put a dot in the middle of August in your calendar, as that is when the marathon event is annually held. No matter if you are a fitness guru or a casual runner, the many distances that the marathon event has to offer means that you can find something that fits your level. Visit their beautifully crafted website to register for the upcoming event!

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HONOLULU

Honolulu Marathon

If you are in Honolulu in December and start to feel a bit too relaxed on your holiday, you will be glad to know that there is a over 40 year old marathon tradition in the area! The Honolulu Marathon offers a great marathon experience as runners follow the beautiful coastline on the southern part of the island. If running a marathon sounds like a bit too much for your vacation in Hawaii, there is a more relaxing 10k walk that you can sign up for. Don't miss this great opportunity to take part in a Honolulu tradition and at the same time you might find a new favourite spot on the island!

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HVIDE SANDE

Hvide Sande Marathon

Are you looking for a different kind of marathon? The Danish town of Hvide Sande might have what you are looking for. Taking place on the beautiful beach in Hvide Sande, this marathon might be one of the most challenging since it is run on sand. Apart from the full length marathon race there are also a half-marathon, an 8k and a 4k for the more casual runners. Either way it is a great tradition to take part in when it is happening in June every year, and the best part is that when you are done, you can cool off in the clear blue ocean.

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HYDERABAD

Hyderabad Marathon

Held in August since 2011, the Hyderabad Marathon has become a great tradition for the people of India. Apart from the main marathon, the event also features a half-marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a 2k run, making sure that people of all fitness levels can participate. The full marathon will take you from the historical old town to the modern economical center of Hyderabad. The race goes from Necklace Road past the beautiful Hussain Sagar Lake, the small rural towns that can be found along the way and finishes in the Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli. Make sure to not miss it if you are in Hyderabad in August!

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JEJU ISLAND

Jeju Island Marathon

The Jeju Island Marathon has been an annual event for over 20 years and keeps on attracting runners from all over the world. The small island south of South Korea is a perfect place for a scenic marathon. You will run alongside the beautiful northern coast of the island and pass the many beautiful beaches, including Woljeong Beach, Sehwa Beach and Hado Beach before reaching the finish line in Gujwa Life Sports Park. Near the track there are many other must see sights that you can visit after or before the race. Apart from the full marathon there are many shorter distances you can run as well, so there is something for you no matter your fitness level. Make your way to their website to register for next years race in May.

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JERUSALEM

Jerusalem Marathon

The first official Jerusalem Marathon was held in 2011 and has since been a great tradition for both traveling and local runners and spectators. The route will take you from Knesset, the Israel parliament, around the Hebrew University Campus, towards and through The Old City and will then show you most of Jerusalem's inner city. The elevation in Jerusalem is a little bit hilly, which makes for a challenging race where you have to keep in mind when to save your strength and when to use it. There are also shorter distances you can run, which are all great ways of seeing the city without running the full marathon. Don't miss this great marathon event if you are in Jerusalem in March!

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JOHANNESBURG

Big Five Marathon

If you welcome the extra tension of wild African animals watching you run, the Big Five Marathon on the savannahs of South Africa is definitely for you. The race runs through a game reserve outside Johannesburg and offers an indredible view of the African nature. Maybe a lion chasing you over the savannah is just the motivation you need to trim that personal record of yours!

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KANSAS CITY

Kansas City Marathon

The Kansas City Marathon is an annual marathon in the month of October. Runners from all over America and the rest of the world gather here to enjoy either a great marathon, a half-marathon or a team challenge. Kansas City might be most known to you for their music industry, and that is reflected in the marathon, where bands and artists perform along the marathon course to help motivate the brave runners. The race will take you through the inner city of Kansas City, making it a great opportunity to experience the city with your running shoes on.

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KHON KAEN

Khon Kaen Marathon

The Khon Kaen Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the month of January. The race features not only a marathon but also a half-marathon, a mini-marathon and a walk. In other words, the race has something for everyone, and if you just want to walk the course and see the sights, you can do that. The race starts in the Khon Kaen Conference Center and follows a route that will take you through the inner city of Khon Kaen. You will see the historic Nong Waeng Temple, the beautiful Khaen Nakorn Lake and the National Museum, just to name a few of the many sights that the city has to offer. Make your way to their website to register for the race!

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KIEV (KYIV)

Kyiv Marathon

The Kyiv Marathon starts at the Independence Monument and will take you through the inner city of Kyiv and along the Dnieper River, with a great view of the Hidropark Island. The race features a full marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a team relay run so there is something for you no matter if you are an elite athlete or a casual runner. The race is an annual marathon event held in the month of September and is a great way to say your last farewell to the summer in Ukraine. Make your way to their website to register!

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KILIMANJARO

Kilimanjaro Marathon

In February each year, runners from all over the world travel to Kilimanjaro to take part in this great marathon event. While it may sound challenging with a marathon in Kilimanjaro, the course will not take you up the famous mountain and the track is relatively flat, with a lesser climb after running about 8 kilometers. The race will take you through some of the most scenic areas, passing through small farms, villages, plantations and patches of forest before finishing in the Moshi Stadium where the crowd is waiting to cheer you on. Make your way to their website to register!

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KILLARNEY

Killarney Marathon

In southestern Ireland you will find the cozy, picturesque town of Killarney and it is also the town where the Killarney Marathon has its finish line. The marathon starts outside of Killarney, in Sneem, a village west of Killarney. The course will take you on a scenic run on the Irish countryside passing lakes, bridges and farms. The event features not only a main marathon but also a half-marathon and a 10k, all ending their route in the same place in Killarney but with different starting points. The marathon is held in July, which usually makes for a great run in the sunny countryside.

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KISUMU

World AIDS Marathon, Kisumu

Located in the port town of Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya, the World AIDS Marathon an annual marathon that had its first run in 2014. The mission for the marathon event is to raise awareness and funds for AIDS in Africa and to spread knowledge about drinking safe water. The course will take you past the beautiful bay area, mixing it up with some running a bit further into the land. The track is about 50/50 asphalt and gravel. Apart from running the main marathon, you can also run together with others in a team challenge, run shorter distances or take part in the walking part of the event, where you in a relaxing way can see the coastline of Kisumu on foot. Make your way to their website to register for the next race!

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KOH SAMUI

Koh Samui Marathon

Located on the small island of Koh Samui outside of Thailand's main land, the Koh Samui marathon keeps on attracting not only local participants but also runners from all over the world and tourists visiting the island. If you are a new runner, you can enjoy the scenery in the 10.5k run, whereas those who are looking for challenges and excitement, like a professional runner, can test themselves in the full marathon. If you are in Koh Samui for other reasons, it is still a great way of meeting new people and experience a festive atmosphere.

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KOTA KINABALU

Borneo International Marathon

The first Borneo International Marathon was held in 2011 and was attended by only 529 runners. Every year the event has grown and today thousands of people are running each year in May. The event features a full marathon for the elite athletes, a half-marathon for the casual runners who wants to challenge themselves and a 10k race for the happy enthusiasts. The race will take you along the coast of the South China Sea and past the small villages and great nature that the surrounding area has to offer. Don't miss this great new tradition in Kota Kinabalu when you are there!

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KUALA LUMPUR

Kuala Lumpur Marathon

Since it was established in 1989, the Kuala Lumpur Marathon has been a great tradition in the capital of Malaysia. The event is held in October and features many different distances for runners to take part in. For the elite runners there is the full marathon, for casual runners who want to challenge themselves there is the half-marathon and then there is a 10k, a 5k, a 3k and a 1k for kids. The many different distances make for a great event where everyone can participate in some form or another. The race will take you through the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur seeing many of the sights including the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque, the Royal Selangor Golf Club and the Dataran Merdeka where the race starts and ends.

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KUCHING

Kuching Marathon

The Kuching Marathon is an annual Marathon held in one of the biggest cities in Malaysia in the month of August. The race starts in the heart of Kuching, at the Padang Merdeka. Like if you had stepped into a time machine, the race will take you to the Malay Village, a village older than Kuching and with a lot of historical sights, many preserved through the ages. After seeing most what the Kuching countryside has to offer, you will start heading back to where you came from and finally reach the finish line at Padang Merdeka.

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KUWAIT CITY

Gulfbank 642 Marathon

The Gulfbank 642 Marathon is an annual marathon event in the month of November. The event got its name from the fact that there are 642 muscles in the body, and all of them will be needed to complete this marathon! Apart from the main marathon there are also a lot of other distances; a half-marathon, a 10k, a 5k and a 5k for dissabled. Even though the elite runners enjoy the full marathon, the most popular race is the 5k, where the atmosphere is usually festive and where the casual runners have a chance to take part in a great event. If you are in Kuwait in November, don't miss taking part in the Gulfbank 642 Marathon!

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COLOGNE

Cologne Marathon

The Cologne Marathon was established in 1997 and has since been an annual event in the month of October. There are several different categories of races at the event, some more unusual than others. For example, there is an inline skating race and a handcyclist race as well as a run & skate and the possibility to run both a marathon and a half-marathon consecutively. The course centers around the Rhine River as runners make their way around the inner city of Cologne seeing the Rudolfplatz, the Fernsehturm Colonius and Ottoplatz in the boroughs of Deutz, where runners start and finish the race.

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LA ROCHELLE

La Rochelle Marathon

The La Rochelle Marathon was established in 1991 and is annually held in the month of November. The event features many different races, including a full marathon for the elite runners, a half-marathon for the casual runners, a 10k for amateur runners and a 4k for recreational runners. The race also features a half-marathon for wheelchair athletes. The course will take you through the picturesque town, showing of the historic port areas of the city. The track is flat and fast, making it a perfect opportunity to beat your old record!

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LAHORE

Lahore Marathon

If you are an elite international athlete, the Lahore Marathon kicks off with a gala dinner where you can mingle with people from the Pakistan government, corporate leaders and other marathon runners, maybe making a friend for the challenging run you have in front of you. The event is held in the month of March and has been an annual event since 2005. The race will take you through the historical districts of Lahore which can serve as great inspiration for finding places to explore after the race. The race is not only for elite runners either as there are shorter distances you can run if you are more of a casual runner.

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LANZAROTE

Lanzarote International Marathon

The marathon that is taking place on the always popular island of Lanzarote will take you on a tour along the southern coastline through the towns of Costa Teguise, Arrecife, Playa Honda and Puerto del Carmen. You will run with the wind in your hair and with the beautiful, clear blue sea on your left side. The conditions for a marathon are seldom better, just remember to drink a lot of water as the weather can be quite warm, even though the race is held in December. Make your way to their website to register!

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LAS VEGAS

The Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is one of the oldest annually held marathons in the United States as it was first established in 1967. The course runs along the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, the heart of the entertainment business in Las Vegas where you will run past Planet Hollywood, Treasure Island and Caesars Palace. After a successful run, you have definitely earned the right to have some fun in the casinos!

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LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is held in the month of May and is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The course will take you through many parts of the inner city of Liverpool, including the Festival Gardens at the side of the river, the docks of River Mersey and many of the parks and monuments that are spread out across the city. Since it is a Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, you will of course also experience some authentic British rock along the way! So leave the music player at home and experience this great marathon event!

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LIVINGSTONE

Victoria Falls Marathon

Taking place at the extraordinary sights of Victoria Falls, this marathon is probably one of the most scenic marathons in the world. Starting with a view of the Cataract Island, the route will take you along the Zambezi river and the many gardens, golf courses and parks in the little town of Livingstone. The event is held annually in the month of July and features not only a main marathon but also shorter distances for the more casual runners. Take this opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Livingstone!

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LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana Marathon

The Ljubljana Marathon has been an annual event since it was established in 1995. The route will take you through all of Ljubljana's inner city, including the big Tivoli Park. Apart from a main marathon, there are also several other distances as well as an inline race and a bike race, so even if you are not a runner you can participate in this great event. Make your way to their website to register and get ready for the event in October in the capital of Slovenia!

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LONG BEACH

Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach is maybe most known for the beaches and the relaxed way of life, but once a year in October, they show what they are made of in this scenic marathon. The race starts in near the pretty Rainbow Lagoon, does a loop down over the Quensway Bridge and then follows the coast until it travels north past the Colorado Lagoon and does a loop around the California State University Long Beach and heads back to where it started. The marathon features several different running distances so that everyone can compete, even if you have never participated in a race before. Apart from a lesser climb at the 17k mark, the elevation on the course is flat so there are great chances to set a new personal record. Make your stay in Long Beach a little bit more athletic by participating in the Long Beach Marathon!

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LUXEMBOURG CITY

Luxembourg Marathon

If you're a runner you should aim to be around Luxembourg in time for the annual marathon that takes place in May. The city comes to life during this time of the year and you'll see everything from families cheering on their loved ones running to students organising pub-crawls, all in the name of the Marathon! This exciting event attracting people from all over Europe has been around since 2004. There are many distances to choose from, so you can be sure to find one that suits you, no matter if you want to run a full marathon or a shorter 4k run. You can read more about the Luxembourg Marathon on their website!

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LUXOR

Egyptian Marathon

In the month of January, every year since 1993, runners from all over the world have challenged the Egyptian desert. For most people running the marathon is a feat they will tell their grandchildren about, a feat they can be really proud of. But there is also a 100k Pharonic Race, an insane challenge for the athletes who feel like a marathon is for casual runners. No matter if you are an elite athlete or not, the Egyptian Marathon will have a distance for you since there is everything from 100k to 1k runs, and also inline skating and wheelchair racing. The course will take you to ancient temples and monuments, including the Temple Hatschepsut, Temple Ramses III, the Valley of the Queens, Kolosses of Memnon and the Luxor Temple. If you want to feel like an Egyptian explorer, this one is for you!

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MACAU

Macau Marathon

The first Macau Marathon was run in 1981 and it has since been an annual event in the month of December. The marathon is run by about 500 people every year but most people run the half-marathon and mini marathon that the event also features. The course will take you along the scenic route from the Macau Stadium up north past the Sai Van bridge where you will see the majestic Macau Tower. The route then goes for a loop in the St Lawrish Parish and heads down south towards the Orent Golf Macau Club before heading back to the Macau Stadium. The race is flat and fast, which makes it a great opportunity to break your personal best or just a great way of starting of your marathon career!

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MADISON

Madison Marathon

The Madison Marathon is an annual marathon event in the month of November. The race starts in Wisconsin State Capitol Building and travels south toward Lake Wingra before it heads back north between the lakes Mendota and Monona. Running between these two lakes, with the wind in your hair and the mild lake breeze giving you renewed energy is exactly what you need when reaching the halfway point. After the lakes you reach the Warner Park, and shortly thereafter you return back to where you came from and finish near the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. If you are looking for challenge that goes above the main marathon, you can participate in the series of races that include the main marathon, a half-marathon and a 10k on different dates. If you can complete that challenge, you surely have earned the bragging rights!

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MADRID

Madrid Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Madrid Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Madrid Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is held in the month of April each year and every year, contestants witness to how fun it is to run. While you might bring a music player with you while running, it is not needed in this race as the course is filled with entertainment along the way!

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MALAGA

Málaga Marathon

Held on the sunny coast of Málaga in southern Spain, the Málaga Marathon is annually held in the month of December. The race starts at Paseo del Parque and takes you into the inner city of Málaga before heading to the coast, where you will run on the Salvador Allende for about 8 kilometers before heading back to the inner city. There you will see the main sights of Málaga, including La Malagueta, Teatro Romano de Málaga and Museo Casa Natal Picasso. It is a good thing that the race is held in December, because the climate in Málaga is usually very hot. Still though, do remember to hydrate well at the many stations that are on the course.

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MANCHESTER

Manchester Marathon

Have you ever dreamed about having a huge crowd cheering for you at Old Trafford? You are probably not alone, but the thing is, you can actually make that a reality. Since 1976 runners from all over the world have taken part in this historical marathon that is being held in the month of April. If you are an experienced runner this race is an excellent opportunity to improve your personal best as the course is one of the flattest marathon courses in the world. And even if you are not a professional marathon runner, there is still a lot in this race for you in terms of entertainment and the festival like feeling in the city during the event. Don't miss out!

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MARRAKECH

Marrakech Marathon

This marathon event is held in the third largest city of Morocco annually in the month of January. The race starts at Mosquée de la Koutoubia and then travels up north until you reach Palmeraie Golf Palace Resort. It will then take you through the inner city of the picturesque city of Marrakech, passing by park Jardins de l'Agdal and Les Jardins de la Menara before heading back to the starting point. There is also a half-marathon that you can take part in if the full marathon sounds like a bit too much. Either way, running in this event is a great way of seeing the city. If you are not in the running mood, you can also just join the spectators as it is a very popular event that always draws a lot of people to come and watch and cheer.

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MARSEILLE

Marseille Marathon

As you are standing in the starting field you will be looking at the La Canebiére street that will lead you to the beautiful Vieux Port of Marseille. Taking on this mythical distance is a challenge for not only first time marathon runners but for pretty much everyone who is brave enough to attempt it. The Marseille Marathon has a beautiful course, following the coastline with the Mediterranean sea on the one side and the picturesque city of Marseille on the other. The race finishes in the Vieux Port, a perfect place to celebrate your accomplishment with a cold refreshing drink and some food from the marathon festival stands.

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MEMPHIS

Memphis Marathon

The event starts near the historic Mississippi River where runners start making their way around the inner city of Memphis. The elevation on the course map has a slight climb for the first half of the race. After that it starts to level out before a 10k descent to finish the race in style. The Memphis Marathon is held annually in the month of December and features many different distances so that everyone can participate in the event. If you are an experienced runner, the marathon is probably the right choice for you but if you are more of a casual runner the 10k is a great challenge and an excellent way of seeing the city!

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MEXICO CITY

The Mexico City Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Mexico City Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The race starts and finished in the Hipódromo de las Américas, a horse race arena, and will take you through most of Mexicy City's busy inner city, passing through the two beautiful parks Bosque de Chapultepec and Panteòn de Dolores along the way. The race is held in the month of March every year, which makes for a great atmosphere as the city is going into spring mode. Just don't forget to drink a lot of water when you are running as it can get pretty hot!

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MIAMI

Miami Marathon

In January every year, over 25.000 people gather at the beautiful coast of Miami to compete in the annual Miami Marathon. The start is on Biscayne Boulevard where you make your way over the MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach. After seeing the famous beach island you will run over the Venetian Causeway and pass the amazing artificial islands. While this is no time for a picnic, you can make note of the island without residents as that one is the picnic island, which we definitely recommend that you return to after the race is done. You finish the race by running along the Miami coastline and finishing in Bayfront Park. If you are looking for a marathon in the sun, despite it being January, this is one you shouldn't miss!

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MILAN

Milan Marathon

As runners from all over the world gather at Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli for the race to start, it is easy to feel pumped up. No matter if this is your first marathon or if you are a marathon veteran, the Milan Marathon is definitely one to have on your bucket list. As you make your way in the inner city of Milan, you will pass the amazing opera house Teatro alla Scala, Arco della Pace, Bosco Verticale, Parco del Portello and many other sights. The race is held annually in the month of April, so make your way to their website to register and make your trip to Milan a marathon memory!

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MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee Marathon

Since being established in 1980 the Milwaukee Marathon has attracted thousands of running enthusiasts to the "Badger State" of Wisconsin. The race will take you on a refreshing run along Lake Michigan, starting in the small town of Grafton at the Grafton High School taking you all the way to Veterans Park in Milwaukee. Apart from the marathon there are also several other events going on at the same time, for example the Community Unity where people run or walk and take in the atmosphere while at the same time donating money to charity. It is truly a great way of experiencing the friendliness of the people of Milwaukee, so if you are not planning on running the marathon, the Community Unity is a must!

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MINNEAPOLIS

Minneapolis Marathon

The course of the Minneapolis Marathon will take you on a tour of the inner city of Minneapolis. It starts near the Wirth Lake, travels north past Crystal Lake towards the 6k mark at the Mississippi River, which you will run along for the rest of the race. The Minneapolis Marathon is an annual event in the month of May and features a main marathon, a half-marathon and a team relay challenge. This is your chance to experience the historic Mississippi River with your running shoes on!

Twin Cities Marathon

This event is annually held in October and features the two cities, Minneapolis and St Paul. The course features the many lakes that make the cities of Minneapolis and St Paul what they are. You will for example pass Lake Hiawatha, Lake Nokomis, Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun just to name a few and then of course there is the iconic Mississippi River. If a full marathon is too much there is also a half-marathon, a 10k and a 5k. If you want to see the best of two cities, this might be the marathon for you!

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MONTERREY

Monterrey Marathon

Since being established in 2005, the Monterrey Marathon has been a great tradition in the Mexican city of Monterrey. The event is held in the month of December as the temperature in Monterrey gets too hot in the spring and summer. People that have run the marathon witness that the crowd is spectacular, cheering as if they are your relatives and that the course is very dynamic with a couple of hills and valleys. One thing to keep in mind is that it can be hard to make yourself understood with English, so learning a little bit of Spanish before you go might be a good idea!

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MONTGOMERY

Montgomery Marathon

The Montgomery Marathon is an annual marathon set in the 'Capital of Dreams' Montgomery, Alabama in the month of March. The race starts in front of the water tower on Tallapoosa Street near the Hank Williams Memorial Park and follows a route around the inner city of Montgomery. The race ends in The Riverwalk Stadium near the Gun Island Chute waters. Apart from the main marathon the event also features a half-marathon, a 5k and 'The Mayor's Marathon Challenge' which is a an ongoing event during the year where children complete a full marathon by running a couple of miles each week. Take this great chance to kick of the spring with a marathon!

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MONTPELLIER

Montpellier Marathon

The Montpellier Marathon has been an annual marathon event since 2010 and is held in the month of October. The race starts and finished on Place de la Comédie and will take you on a tour of the great inner city of Montpellier. Every year, the organizers improve the course so make sure to check out their website and the course map before you show up at the starting location! A great thing about the marathon is that they every year have a special program for overweight people, making the event as much a health campaign as a marathon festival. Apart from this they also offer many other distances, ensuring that everyone can participate, no matter if you are a beginner or a an elite runner!

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MONTREAL

The Montreal Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Montreal Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. Montreal became a Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in 2012, but the Montreal people have enjoyed marathon running since way back in 1979. The Mondreal Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is held annually in the month of September and features a main marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k and a 5k. The course centers around Saint Helen's Island so if you take part in this marathon you will get an excellent view of the scenic port areas as well as the inner city of Montreal. IF you feel like exploring the city with your running shoes on, this marathon is a great way of doing so!

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MOSCOW

Moscow Marathon

The race starts near the Novodevichy Cemetery and will take you on a tour along the Moscow River as well as the inner city of Moscow. Along the way you will see some of the most amazing sights that Moscow has to offer, including the Bolshoi Theater, the Kremlin and the Peter the Great Statue. The elevation follows that of Moscow so the course is pretty flat with a couple of hills, making it a fast and fun race. Apart from the main marathon, there is also a 10k run and a race for hand bikes! Don't miss this annual marathon event if you are in Moscow in the month of September!

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MUNICH

Munich Marathon

The Munich Marathon is an annual marathon festival held in the month of October. The event is a long standing tradition, being established in 1983. The race will take you through the inner city of Munich centering around the great park English Garden and the Olympiapark. Apart from the main marathon there is also a half-marathon and a 10k run if you are more of a casual runner. People who have participated in the marathon witness that the atmosphere is great all throughout the marathon with entertainment and a cheerful crowd. If you are not into running but still want to experience a marathon, you can join in with the spectators and have a good time anyway!

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NAGOYA

Nagoya Women's Marathon

The marathon in Nagoya, the largest city in the Chūbu region in Japan, is for women only and has been an annual event in the month of March since 1980. The race starts and finishes in the Nagoya Dome, the biggest stadium in the city and will take you on a tour around the beautiful inner city of Nagoya. You will see the Nagoya Castle, the Osu Kannon Temple and the Tsuruma Park just to name a few of the sights that always attract a lot of tourists. The marathon annually draw a lot of attention and participation with a peak of 15.000 runners in 2012. And if a marathon is a little bit too much for you, there are also shorter distances so that you can take part in the event even if you are more of a casual runner. Don't miss it if you are in Nagoya in March!

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NAIROBI

Nairobi Marathon

The first edition of this marathon was held back in 2003 and has since been an annual tradition in the month of October where runners from all over the world participate. It was part of "The Greatest Race on Earth", a series of marathon events that included the Hong Kong Marathon, the Mumbai Marathon and the Singapore Marathon, which speaks to the quality of the race. The race will take you through the busy inner city of Nairobi and you can chose whether you want to take part in the challenging full marathon or the more casual 10k or the for fun family run. No matter if you are a fitness expert or a happy enthusiast, there will be something for you in this great marathon event!

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NAPA COUNTY

Napa Valley Marathon

The Napa Valley Marathon starts in Calistoga on the Silverado Trail and follows a one way route towards Napa. You will pass the many different small towns along the way, including Rutherford, Oakville and Yountville, all the while making your way downhill, making it a quite pleasant marathon not only in that it is downhill but also that the scenery in this area is remarkable. The race is held annually since 1973 in the month of March and features several shorter distances meaning that you can take part in the event even if you aren't a serious marathon runner. If you want a great way of experiencing the countryside surrounding Napa, this marathon event is what you have been looking for!

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NASHVILLE

The Nashville Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Nashville Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Nashville Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is held annually in the month of April and will take you on a run along the inner city of Nashville where a local bands will entertain you with the special Nashville sound as you run. Even if you are not an experienced runner, you can take part in the festivities by just cheering for the people running or taking part in the shorter distances. Either way it is sure to be a great experience!

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NAPLES

Naples Marathon

Held annually in the month of February in the port town of Naples, the Naples Marathon is not only a challenging marathon but also a showcase of the beautiful nature that surrounds the city. Apart from the main marathon you can also run a half-marathon and a 4k run, so there will be something for you no matter your fitness level. The best part of the course is probably the sight that will meet your eyes when you exit the tunnel that leads to the bay of Naples where you can see the epic Mt Vesuvius in the distance.

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NELSON

Monaco - Nelson Marathon

The Nelson Marathon has been an annual event in the month of June since 2012. The course will take you from the charming town of Monaco along the Tasman Bay over to the city Nelson. The ports of both cities work as a really nice backdrop as you run with the wind in your hair on this flat and fast track. If you are looking for a beautiful marathon, this scenic New Zealandic marathon is a no brainer!

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NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is, as the name tells you, a part of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. You can choose to run a full marathon, a half- marathon or a 10k run. This marathon takes you through some of New Orleans most historic and scenic high points. You start downtown and then continue through the French Quarter while passing gorgeous homes that are gothic- inspired. When you start to approach the finish line you pass Jackson Square and then through City Park for your finish. The race welcomes walkers as well, so even if you’re not a runner you can still participate. Fluid replacement is offered all along the course and at the finish line you'll be greeted with live music, food and more beverages. And of course, all participants get a medallion for their achievement!

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NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Marathons

North Carolina offers a lot of marathons every year. All of them offer full marathons, but almost all of them also have a half-marathon and it is also quite common with 10k and 5k runs. Something for all difficulty levels. Medoc Trails Marathon, located in Medoc Mountin State Park offers you great views over amazing nature while running. Peak to Creek Marathon also provides you with beautiful nature and afterwards you get some barbeque for your achievement. Triple Lakes Trail Marathon is perfect for beginners and City of Oaks Marathon has a total of 6 different races to choose from. Apart from these you also have The Rock ’n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon, New River Marathon, Black Mountain Marathon and many more!

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OAKLAND

Oakland Marathons

Oakland offers you 5 different marathons from early spring, until the end of summer. The Oakland Marathon and Canyon Meadow Trail Marathon takes place in March. In May you can run the Cinderella Trail Run Marathon and the Canyon Meadow Marathon Trail Run in June.

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OKINAWA

Okinawa Marathon

In Okinawa you can choose between running a full marathon or just a quarter marathon at 10 km (about 6.2 miles). While running the Okinawa Marathon you pass through different cities, towns and villages that are located in central Okinawa. The Okinawa Marathon has been a great tradition for over 20 years , so if you are in town in February, make sure to not miss it!

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OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Marathons

Oklahoma hosts about six different marathons a year. When running Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon you'll pass through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. Williams Route 66 Marathon welcomes runners, walkers and even visually impaired individuals if they have a seeing-eye dog. The only thing is that you have to be at least 16 years old. Apart from these you can also run HITS Oklahoma Marathon, Bar Nothin' Marathon, Tulsa Running Club Post Oak Lodge Marathon Trail Run and Dust Bowl Marathon Series Day 2 Marathon.

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ORLANDO

Orlando Marathons

Orlando has marathons for everybody. The Roundabout Marathon Relay is all about teams. You can run alone if you'd like, otherwise you enter as a 2 person team, a 4 person team or more than 4 person team. At the perfect run for families, Walt Disney World Marathon, you run through all four of Walt Disneys theme parks. You can also join this marathon if you sit in a wheelchair. And at the last, Orlando Marathon, all participants get a trophy for their achievement, no matter their time.

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OSTRAVA

Ostravsky Marathon

Ostravsky Marathon offers you a total of 4 different runs, just pick the one most suitable for you. Either you run a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k run or a 5k run. The course takes you through districts as New City Hall, Nová Karolina, Masaryk Square and Trojhalí Nová Karolina.

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PALERMO

The Palermo Marathon

The Palermo Marathon is rather low key in comparison to others. You choose between running a full marathon or a half-marathon. The route is the same for both, meaning that you run the half-marathon twice if you choose the full one. The start and finish, are at the city's main square. Then you run on narrow Sicilian streets, broad avenues and wonderful Sicilian markets. You also pass through Mt. Pelegrino, Mondello, Via de Liberta and Capella Palentina. The route is ranging from flat to undulating making it a varied and fun course.

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PANAMA CITY

The Panama City Beach Marathon

The Panama City Beach Marathon is organized by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and Road Race Consultants. Choose between a full marathon, a half marathon or a 5k run. They also offer a Kids Fun Run, which makes it a good event for whole families, every member can choose a distance that works for them. The course offers you views over tropical coast as it takes you along the wonderful Gulf of Mexico.

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BEIJING

Beijing Marathons

Beijing has two annual marathons every year. The first one, The Great Wall Marathon, is held in May. The course takes you along and on the Huangyaguan, Tianjin section of the Great Wall of China East of Beijing and is said to be a little bit tougher than a traditional marathon with its many stone steps and steep ascents and descents. But if you feel like a full marathon might be a little bit too much to take on you can choose to run a half-marathon or a 8.5K "fun run" instead. The other marathon in Beijing, The Beijing International Marathon, is held in October. This event also has something for those of you who think that a full marathon is too much to handle. There is a half-marathon, a 10k run and a mini marathon for you guys instead. The course starts at Tiananmen Square and the finish line is located at the National Olympic Sports Centre stadium.

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PERTH

Perth Marathon

Every year the city Perth hosts The Perth Marathon and Relay Marathon. The course starts at the WAMC Headquarters and then shows you picturesque views while running through East Perth and South Perth and then the finish is at the same place as where you start. Perth also has a marathon called the City to Surf, which welcomes both serious runners and those of you who want to walk or just take it a little bit slower. It is seen as both a serious race and a "fun run" since everyone does whatever suits them best.

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PHOENIX

Phoenix Marathons

In Phoenix you have the opportunity to choose between three different marathons. The first one, Phoenix Rising Marathon, offers you a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 5k run and also a Happy Feet Kids Run, which makes it a good choice for families with small children! Rock 'n Roll Arizona Marathon also has a special run for kids, called Kids Rock. Other than that they have a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k run and at last a 5k run. All of them with a scenic course. The last marathon is the Phoenix Marathon, which has a full marathon, a half-marathon and a 10k run to offer you.

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PHUKET

Laguna Phuket International Marathon

At Laguna Phuket International Marathon there is a wide range of different races to choose from. Just find the perfect one for you. Pick between a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10.5k run, a 5k run, a 5k Community Walk and at last a 2k run for the kids. Keep in mind though that the 5k walk and the kids race are the only ones that aren't timed, the other ones are. The start and finish are at the same place, Laguna Phuket Resort. In between, you run through scenic local villages with pineapple and rubber plantations.

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PIETERMARITZBURG

Pietermaritzburg Marathon

The marathon in Pietermaritzburg will let you pass the famous School of Maritzburg College and Girls High, Scottsville and you also cross the river on your way back, among other places. If you feel like a full marathon might be a little too long, you can choose to run a half-marathon or a 10k run instead.

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PENANG

Penang Bridge International Marathon

The annual Penang Bridge International Marathon is the biggest run in Malaysia. The course takes you through scenic coastal highway and also over the longest bridge in the country. If a full marathon feels too long you can run a half-marathon or a 10k run instead.

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PISA

Pisa Marathon

The Pisa Marathon starts in the centre of Pisa, Miracles Square, and the finish is right next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is a popular race that attracts lots of participants from outside Italy. Experience the historical monuments and buildings as you run past them!

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PODGORICA

Podgorica Marathon

The Podgorica Marathon starts in central Podgorica and also finishes in the city center. There is a half-marathon and a 5k fun run available as well. All three races have different courses, but they all finish at the same place, the Republic Square.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE

Let's Go Haïti Marathon

In Port-au-Prince you can run the annual Let's Go Haïti Marathon, or half-marathon if you'd like, in January. Both start and finish are in the city park called Place Boyer. Walkers are also welcome, the race is all about encouraging people into having a healthy lifestyle.

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PORTLAND

Portland Marathon

Portland Marathon is an annual marathon most often held the first Sunday of October. Both the start and finish are located in downtown parks near Chpasman/ Lownsdale/ Schrunk. Choose between a full marathon, a half- marathon, a 10k family walk and a Kid’s Fun Run & Obstacle Course. You can also choose to benefit the Forest Park Convervancy by choosing to run the annual Forest Park Marathon. It takes you through a scenic course in shaded trails of Forest Park.

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PORTO

Porto Marathons

The Maratona do Porto is held in October every year and is known to be the biggest marathon in Portugal. There are also shorter distances available for those who’d like. For those who want to challenge themselves even more there is Madeira Island Ultra Trail, which is an ultra-long trail. The main route out of the three existing has a distance of 105km, after that you have a race of 55km and the last one is 25km. The race takes you through breathtaking and beautiful places in Madeira Island.

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PORTO SANTO

Porto Santo Marathon

In Porto Santo you can run the Porto Santo Marathon. The main event is their marathon trail at 42K, but if you feel like it might be a little too long you can choose to run 21K instead. There is also a mini trail at 5K available.

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PRETORIA

Pretoria Marathons

The "City Marathon" for Pretoria is called SABS Jacaranda City Challenge. This course celebrates the city's charm, culture and spirit, and not to forget, it makes you pass the amazingly blooming Jacaranda trees. If a full marathon is too much, you can also choose to run a half-marathon, a 10k run or a 5k run. Deloitte Pretoria Marathon is another marathon in Pretoria and it takes you through some of its most beautiful landmarks. And as if that isn't enough, it also offers you extraordinary views over the surrounding mountains. This one has a half-marathon and a 10K run/walk at your service also.

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PUEBLA

La Puebla-Maraton Javalambre

If you feel like running a marathon in Mexico you can do it in the city of Puebla. It offers you an ultramarathon at a length of 45.5K called La Puebla-Maraton Javalambre.

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PUNTA CANA

Punta Cana Marathon

If you feel like running a marathon while in the Dominican Republic you can do just that, in the Punta Cana Marathon. There is also a half-marathon and a 10k run. The full marathon is basically two laps of the half-marathon.

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PUNTA DEL ESTE

Punta del Este Marathon

In Maraton de Punta del Este, Uruguay, you start at Rambla Circunvalación José Artigas, and finish at the same location. There is something for all degrees of difficulty since there also is a half-marathon, a 10K run, a 5K run and a mini marathon at 2K. Perfect for families!

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EASTER ISLAND

Easter Island Marathon

Do you want to experience running in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? You can! In the Easter Island Marathon- Rapa Nui. And if you're not ready for a full marathon just yet, they also offer a half-marathon and a 10K run.

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QUEBEC CITY

SSQ Quebec City Marathon

The annual SSQ Quebec City Marathon is held in August every year and counted as a Boston Marathon qualifier. What separates this marathon from the rest is that all the kilometer marks along the course are set out in reverse order. Instead of showing how long you've already run, it shows the distance that is left before the finish line. The race takes place between Lévis and Quebec City. There is also a half-marathon, a 10k run, a 5k run and children's events.

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QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown Marathons

In Queenstown, New Zealand, you can choose between two marathons, Queenstown International Marathon and Pure South Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon. Queenstown International Marathon takes you through Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens. The finish is in the heart of Queenstown. A half-marathon, a 10K run and a 3K kids run are also available. When running Pure South Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon you start at the Pipeline Bridge and finish at the Ben Lomond Station woolshed at Moke Lake. The course takes you along the Shotover River, among other beautiful places, and you also get panoramic mountain views.

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RALEIGH

Raleigh Marathons

City of Oaks Marathon offers a total of six different races. Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half-Marathon, News & Observer Old Reliable 10K, Four-person Marathon Relay, NEW Two-person Half-Marathon Relay and YMCA Kids' Marathon Mile. The Umstead Trail Marathon takes you through dense woods, lakes, streams and hills in Umstead State Park. Overall a scenic course, who is seen as challenging with all of its hills. Rock 'n Roll Raleigh Marathon also has a very scenic course and there is a half-marathon and a 5K run available as well.

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REYKJAVIK

Reykjavik Marathons

Reykjavik has three different marathons to offer. FM Spring Marathon, FM Autumn Marathon and Reykjavik Marathon. FM Spring Marathon and FM Autumn Marathon are both based on asphalt paths and take you through beautiful green parts of the city. They also have their own half-marathons as well. Reykjavik Marathon has a half-marathon too, and on top of that a 3K fun run, which works perfect for children. The course of the marathon is known to be unique, running along the seaside and Salmon River sections.

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RIGA

Lattelecom Riga Marathon

Riga and the Lattelecom Riga Marathon give you a scenic course where you run in the center of the historic city, along the largest river in Latvia, Daugava. If you're not ready for a full marathon you can choose to run a half-marathon or a 10.5K run instead.

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RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro Marathons

When in Brazil you can run Rio de Janeiro Marathon, which apart from the full marathon also offers you a half-marathon and a 6K family run. Maratona Pão de Açúcar de Revezamento Rio de Janeiro is another marathon in Rio de Janeiro with a beautiful course.

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ROTTERDAM

NN Marathon Rotterdam

Every year in April Rotterdam attracts lots of athletes looking for a challenge in the most popular marathon in the Netherlands, NN Marathon Rotterdam. The race has a beautiful course, good weather conditions and is very flat. The marathon is most known for its fast times, professional organization and all of the many enthusiastic supporters you’ll find along the course. And of course, how running friendly the course is since it is fast, but still traffic free and safe. If you’re not ready for a full marathon just yet they also have a ¼ marathon (10km) and a mini marathon at 4.2 km. If you run a marathon in Rotterdam you will not only experience a good run, but also a beautiful city with amazing culture

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SACRAMENTO

Sacramento Marathons

Sacramento has two marathons to offer, The California International Marathon and Beat the Blerch. The California International Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier and is appreciated for its fast, point-to-point and net-downhill course. The finish is just in front of the impressive California State Capitol. Inspired by comic, Beat the Blerch is a marathon with an intertwined course. Run across the stunning Tower Bridge over the largest river in California, the Sacramento River. This event also hosts a half-marathon, a 10K run and a 5K run.

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SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio Marathons

The I Run Marathons in San Antonio is an annual event where marathons, half-marathons, 50K, 10K and 5K runs are ongoing for a total of 13 days. The harmonious and friendly runs, or walks for that matter, take place on the beautiful trails of Leon Creek Greenway. Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon is a part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series and offers you a scenic course where you first start at Alamodome Cherry Street and also finish at Alamodome. A half-marathon and short kids run is also available.

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SAN DIEGO

San Diego Marathons

At the San Diego 50 Marathon you start at the San Pasqual Valley Trailhead, then you continue on a course with a mix of double track, single track, fire road and some, not much but still some, paved running. It is a scenic course that takes you through San Dieguito River Park and the Black Mountain Open Space Park. The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon is a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. You run through Balboa Park, Old Town and historic neighborhoods and throughout the course, there is live entertainment to keep you going until the finish line. A half- marathon and a 5k run is also available.

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SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Marathons

The North Face Endurance Challenge California is a marathon where you run overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and if you’re lucky you can even get a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge. Most of the course has run- able fire road and there is only very little technical single track. The San Francisco Marathon offers you a total of 5 different races and in this marathon course you actually cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Apart from that, you also pass the Presidio of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Park.

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SAN SEBASTIAN

San Sebastian Marathon

In San Sebastián you can run the Maratón Donostia. The course is appreciated for being both fast and flat. If you’re not ready for a full marathon just yet, there is a half-marathon and a 10K run you can choose as well.

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SANTA BARBARA

Santa Barbara Marathons

If you’re in Santa Barbara and feel like running a marathon you can choose between two, the Santa Barbara International Marathon and Santa Barbara Trail Red Rock Trail Marathon. The course of Santa Barbara International Marathon takes you through flourishing lemon and avocado orchards and the picturesque Mesa community. Before you finish there is a descent to the Pacific Ocean. A half-marathon is also organized. The Santa Barbara Trail Red Rock Trail Marathon takes you along the California Central Coast, and beyond. This is a fun, pretty simple and low key event.

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SANTA CLARA

Santa Clara Marathon

As a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, the Santa Clarita Marathon will put you and your mentality up for a test. Can you handle the challenge? The course consists out of paved city trails and roadways. Apart from the full marathon there is also a half-marathon, a 5K run, Mayor’s Walk and a Kid K run making it the perfect family event!

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SANTA MONICA

Santa Monica Marathon

Every spring the annual LA Marathon is held in Los Angeles, California. It has grown to become one of the country’s largest marathons, the course takes you past every major landmark making it the perfect tour over popular Los Angeles. Your run from Dodger Stadium, crossing LA with a scenic finish only steps away from the famous Santa Monica Pier.

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SANTA ROSA

Santa Rosa Marathon

The Santa Rosa Marathon is a Boston qualifier, you start in Juilliard Park and continue through the scenic Downtown. Then you pass Prince Memorial Greenway, West Sonoma County and De Loach Vineyards. Overall the course is fast and flat. If you’re not ready for a full marathon you can choose to run a half-marathon or a 5K run instead.

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SãO PAULO

São Paulo International Marathon

When in São Paulo you can challenge yourself by running the São Paulo International Marathon in the largest city of Brazil. If you’re looking for a little smaller challenge you can run 25K, 10K or 3K instead.

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SAVANNAH

Savannah Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

The marathon in Savannah is a part of the Rock ’n’ Roll series. Run through downtown Savannah and along the course you’ll find beautiful Spanish moss covered oaks, historic buildings and great live music. When you reach the finish you’ll get some southern bling for your effort.

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SEATTLE

Seattle Marathons

Seattle has a number of marathons to choose from. Amica Seattle Marathon offers you a hilly course with scenic views over Downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. It also has a half-marathon available. Ghost of Seattle Marathon isn’t as scary as it sounds. It starts in tiny Mt Baker Park and also has a half-marathon to offer, and a 50K run as well. In Wattle Waddle you’ll run in a flat, paved bike path with only a few road crossings. The start is at Gasworks Park, and then you follow the Burke-Gilman trail. This marathon offers a half-marathon too. The last, Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon, offers you a scenic course and, as the name tells you, is a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series.

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SEOUL

Seoul Marathons

Seoul in South Korea has two annual marathons. The first one, Seoul International Marathon, is held in March and is the third longest running road running competition in Asia. It also organizes the Seoul International Wheelchair Marathon. The JoongAng Seoul Marathon takes place in the southeast part of the city in November every year. It is considered a fast run since most of the course is flat.

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SHANGHAI

Shanghai International Marathon

Every autumn Shanghai attracts runners from all over the world while hosting the Shanghai International Marathon. Showing some of Shanghai’s most impressive highlights in a beautiful course makes it a very popular marathon, so hurry up to register! Other than the full marathon there is also a half- marathon, a 10k run and a mini marathon. So don’t worry, something for everyone is available!

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SICILY

Sicily Marathons

Sicily offers The Palermo Marathon where you start, and finish, at the city’s main square. Through the course you’ll experience narrow Sicilian streets, charming markets and broad avenues. It is flat to undulating and if you compare it to others it is pretty low key. It also offers a half-marathon as well. In Maratona di Ragusa you run in the countryside, crossing small villages and suburbs in Ragusa West. Overall, it is seen as a fast marathon. Siracusa City Marathon starts in the artistic old city of Syrakusa and the finish is at the legendary Fonte Ciane.

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SKOPJE

Skopje Marathon

The annual Skopje Marathon is hosted every year in May and there is also a half-marathon and a 5K run organized. You run along the streets of Skopje and the full marathon is two laps of the half-marathon. Keep in mind that you need to be at least 18 years old to run the full marathon, the half-marathon has an age limit of 16.

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SOFIA

Sofia Marathon

Take your chance to run Sofia Marathon and experience one of Europe’s oldest towns. The course takes you through the central parts of the city and the full marathon consists of five laps around it. Both start and finish is in front of the National Stadium “Vasil Levski” and apart from the full marathon there is also a half-marathon, a 8.4K run and a 3K fun run available for you.

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SORRENTO

Sorrento Positano Marathon

Sorrento Positano Marathon is a race with amazing panoramic views and landscapes overlooking the bay of Naples. The start is at the Piazza Tasso, and then you have a scenic course through olive groves, thick vegetation and much more in front of you. For those of you not quite ready to take on a full marathon, there is a half-marathon available as well.

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STAVANGER

Stavanger Marathon

The Stavanger Marathon is a day filled with more than just one marathon. There is a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K run and a 5K run organized. The full marathon takes you through both the city center streets and also loops beyond the center town offering you a fun and varying course!

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TAIPEI

Tapei International Marathon

Tapei International Marathon is a fast and flat race offering you some scenic views. It also hosts a half-marathon and a 10K run for those of you not quite ready to take on a full marathon.

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TAMPA

Tampa Marathons

Run among rolling hills with beautiful views sweeping by in the X-Country Marathonin Tampa. With great trails in the Alafia River State Park and a choice to select a half-marathon and a 5k as well, this becomes a marathon that works for everybody. There is also a race called Chosen Marathon in Tampa. It offers a beautiful course and a half- marathon as well.

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TENERIFE

Internacional Maratón Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Internacional Maratón Santa Cruz de Tenerife provides a good course in a coast city with almost no slopes at all. This marathon is perfect for beginners. It also offers a half-marathon and a 8K run as well.

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TENNESSEE

Tennessee Marathons

Tennessee is a state full of marathons to run. The most popular of them is Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, St. Jude Marathon, Andrew Jackson Marathon and Rock Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon. Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is the best and most beautiful one in all of Tennessee. Although it isn’t to recommend for the beginners since it is extremely challenging. It’s more a marathon for the advanced runners. In St. Jude Marathon you run for a good cause, all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Andrew Jackson Marathon takes you through charming suburban neighborhoods where there is almost no traffic at all. Rock Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon is a trail marathon located in the woods of Chattanooga. A peaceful run with beautiful nature surrounding you.

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TIANJIN

Great Wall Marathon

In Tianjin you can run a marathon along one of the most known monuments in the world, the Great Wall of China. It is also noted to be one of the world’s most challenging marathons. Other than running along the Great Wall of China, runners will experience amazing surroundings and views passing the lower valley and village. Both start and finish is located at the Yin and Yang Square and apart from the full marathon the event also offers a half-marathon and a 8.5K fun run. So what do you say, are you ready for a challenge.

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TORONTO

Toronto Marathons

The Goodlife fitness Toronto Marathon is a Boston Qualifier and it takes you through great neighborhoods of the city on a fast, downhill and scenic course. Keep in mind though that you need to be at least 18 years old to participate in this race. The event also organizes a half-marathon, a 10K run, a 5K run and a relay. Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is also a Boston Qualifier and it has a fast and flat course. There are bands and entertainment after every 2K and a half-marathon is also available in this event. Run4RKids is a marathon with an oval Indoor Flat Track. In this race everyone who is under 18 years old has to have a parent present.

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TOULOUSE

Marathon International Toulouse Métropole

Marathon International Toulouse Métropole is annually arranged in the Toulouse area in October. As a part of the event a relay and a wheelchair race are also organized.

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TROMSø

Midnight Sun Marathon

Experience the arctic city of Tromsø by participating in the Midnight Sun Marathon. There is also a half-marathon, a 10K race, a mini marathon at 4.2K and a children’s fun run organized. Take your chance to enjoy the crisp air while challenging yourself in a marathon.

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TURIN

Turin Marathon

In November every year, Turin in Italy hosts the Turin Marathon, which is divided into two sections, a competitive race and a non-competitive fun run that is open to everybody. The course both starts and finishes in the center of Turin at Piazza Castello, and in between you run through surrounding villages. Apart from these two races there is also a 6k fun run and walk in the city and a 1k race for the children organized. Something for every member of your family!

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ULAN BATOR

Ulan Bator Marathon

Experience the rare country of Mongolia with all its untouched ancient nomadic cultures in the Ulan Bator International Marathon. It takes place every year on the first Saturday of June and is a colorful, festive and fun event. You don’t want to miss out on this!

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UPPSALA

Uppsala Marathon

In Aros Marathon you run from Uppsala down to Enköping through a beautiful cultural landscape. Most of the race is run on flat and dry gravel but there are some challenges along the course as well!

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VADUZ

Vaduz Marathon

Run through flat Rhine valley, the Princely Castle in Vaduz and experience amazing mountain views over Liechtenstein in the The LGT Alpin Marathon. It is the only mountain marathon in the world that can offer you a run through almost a whole country. Other than the full marathon you can choose to run a half-marathon and a relay if you’d like.

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VALENCIA

Valencia Marathon

Run on a flat course in a beautiful city during the perfect November weather. And do all of this in the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon that is arranged every year in the historical town of Valencia. Most of the course is on pavement outside the city, taking you along the beach of the Mediterranean Sea with scenic views and passing some of the most interesting landmarks of the city. And to entertain the runners it is live music along parts of the course!

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VERONA

Verona Marathon

The Verona Marathon combines running through charming countryside with entering the city and its artistic towns. And there is also a half- marathon to run if a full marathon feels a little bit too tough. So take your chance to experience the pulse of the beautiful city Verona and the peacefulness of its countryside. The perfect combination!

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VICTORIA FALLS

Victoria Falls Marathon

Run a marathon in Zimbabwe and one of the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls Marathon has a fast and relatively flat course where you goagainst both local and international runners. Experience some of the most amazing sceneries in Africa as you cross the Victoria Falls Bridge, briefly enter Zambia and go through the Zambezi National Park with good views over the river. If you’re lucky you might even see some wildlife along the way. Besides the full marathon you can choose to participate in the half-marathon or the 7.5K fun run instead.

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VILNIUS

Vilnius Marathon

The annual Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon is the fastest growing marathon in Baltics. It’s a road marathon and where you start and finish in the heart of Vilnius, near the Cathedral Square. You can also choose to run a half-marathon and a 10k run.

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WARSAW

Warsaw Marathon

The Warsaw Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the month of April in the Polish capital city. The race was first established in 2012 and has since been a great running tradition. One of the most noteworthy things about the marathon is that it is one of the fastest runs in the world with finishing times usually ending up in range of world records. The race starts and finishes near the National Stadium, follows the Vistula River and the inner city of Warsaw. If running a marathon is too much of a daunting task, you will be pleased to know that there are also shorter distances, for instance the popular 10k race which annually attracts a lot of runners. No matter your fitness level, the Warsaw Marathon will be a great experience!

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WASHINGTON DC

The Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Washington D.C. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon starts in Lady Bird Johnson Park, travels over the Arlington Memorial Bridge past the Lincoln Memorial and then goes on a musical tour around the inner city of Washington D.C. Leave your headphones at home and experience the beating heart of Washington D.C.

Marine Corps Marathon

This marathon is called the 'Marathon of Monuments' and it isn't without a reason. The course will take you on a scenic route around the city, centering around the many monuments that Washington D.C. has to offer. You will see the Pentagon, the historic Georgetown and the emotional stretch called 'Run to Honor' where serving marine corps members stand with flags, commemorating those lost in combat. If you are looking for a marathon that is heavily connected with American pride, this is one you should have a look at!

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WELLINGTON

Wellington Marathon

The Wellington Marathon takes off at the Westpac Stadium and will take you on a scenic run along the bay areas around Wellington, including Oriental Bay, Balena Bay, Evans Bay and Shelly Bay. As you run there won't be time to stop for an ice cream, but if you pay attention you can make note of the places as you pass them by and return after you have completed your marathon journey. It is of course also possible to join in with the great crowd and just enjoy the day as a spectator, in which case we recommend a stroll around the Queens Wharf. For over 30 years the Wellington Marathon has been a great event in New Zealand. Don't miss it if you are there in December!

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WICHITA

Prairie Fire Marathon

The Prairie Fire Marathon held in Wichita is a marathon series with a half-marathon in the spring and a full marathon in October. The course will take you through the beautiful city of Wichita, including the scenic park areas around Museum Boulevard, where there will be music entertainment to motivate you on your journey. The race is flat and fast, which makes it a great opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon if you are an experienced runner!

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VIENNA

Vienna City Marathon

The Vienna City Marathon is one of the most scenic inner city marathons, taking in the historical beauty of Vienna. The race starts at the United Nations where runners make their way over the Imperial Bridge and the Danube River accompanied by the tunes of the Danube Waltz. Along the way on the inner city route you will see the famous opera house, the Wiener Staatsoper and the Schönbrunn Castle. At the finish line you will be greeted by a big crowd cheering you on, giving you that last bit of energy to finish the demanding marathon in style. If you are in Vienna in April, don't miss taking part in this over 30 year old tradition!

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WINNIPEG

Manitoba Marathon

The Manitoba Marathon has been an annual marathon event in the month of June since 1980 and is a great Canadian tradition to take part in if you are visiting Winnipeg! The race will take you from Chancellor Matheson Road around the city center of Winnipeg as well as the outskirts before it returns back to Chancellor Matheson Road with a finish in the nearby University Stadium. The course features almost no elevation differences, making it a fast race, perfect if you want to cut off a few seconds of your old record or if you just want a smooth run. There is also music entertainment along the way, creating a great atmosphere!

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XIAMEN

Xiamen International Marathon

Taking place on the east coast of the Xiamen Island, the Xiamen International Marathon is one of the best marathons in the world for the nature loving runner. You will get amazing views of the Dajian Reef, Guangbo Mountain and the Haiyue Mountain as you run along the coastline. Every year in January, between 50.000 and 100.000 runners from all over the world take part in this international event. Are you ready for the biggest challenge in your life? Make your way to their website and register!

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YANGON (RANGOON)

Yangon Marathon

The Yangon Marathon is held annually in the month of January in the Myanmar city of Yangon. The race features a main marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k and a 3k. In other words, there are many different options so that you can take part in the event no matter your fitness level. The course will take you along the scenic Yangon River which is known for its boat markets. You will also run past many other sights, such as the Inya Lake, the Karaweik Palace and the Sule Pagoda. If you want to experience Myanmar, why not do it with your running shoes on?

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ZAGREB

Zagreb Marathon

The Zagreb Marathon takes place in the Croatian pearl, Zagreb. The race features a main marathon and a half-marathon. The most popular race has traditionally been the half-marathon, but if you are looking to push yourself, running a marathon is one of those challenges that you just have to overcome! Held annually in the month of October, the Zagreb Marathon is guaranteed to be an event worth remembering!

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TEL AVIV

Tel Aviv Marathon

The Tel Aviv Marathon is the biggest sporting events in Isreal and one of the biggest marathons in the region, attracting 40.000 participants in 2014. The race was held annually between 1981 and 1994, and was revived in 2009 and has since been an annual event again held during the spring. The course will take you from the Charles Clore Park along the Yarkon River and the Mediterranean coast, creating a beautiful scene for you as you run in the historical quarters of Tel Aviv as well as the modern inner city. Make sure to not miss it if you are looking for a sporting festival in the spring time!

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BAHAMAS

Bahamas Marathon

If your stay at Bahamas has made you a bit too relaxed, there is always the Bahamas Marathon to get that blood flowing again! It is held annually in January as well as a half-marathon and a 5k run, which is a popular race category for visitors from all over the world. The course will take you through the scenic capital city of Nassau, the lavish Paradise Island and the quiet Cable Beach. After the race, no matter how fast you ran, make sure to stay for the Awards Ceremony as they give away random prizes to everyone who participated!

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SEYCHELLES

Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon

The Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon has been held annually in the month if February since 2008. The main purpose of the marathon has always been to raise awareness of healthy living and as such there are many different distances you can chose from, ranging from the full marathon to a 5k run. At the same time you get to experience the natural beauty of the Seychelles. Sounds like a good deal to us!

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ACCRA

Accra Marathon - For a good cause

This race gives you the chance to kill two birds with one stone. As you run the Accra marathon you are not only getting you exercise on, but you are also doing it for a good cause. This marathon is a big supporter of the The Longevity Project, which is a project striving to increase the life expectancy and life quality in Ghana. The race is based on the idea that everyone is welcome to join, whether you want to run, jog or walk, and if you are not able to join in the race yourself, why not sponsor a participant.

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ADELAIDE

The Athlete's Foot Marathon

The Athlete's Foot is an annual marathon festival held in Adelaide in August each year. With four different marathons in one weekend, the Athlete's Foot is a celebration to marathons! The two main events are the Mizuno Marathon and the Wotherspoon Wealth Half-Marathon where runners from all over the world compete. Apart from that there is the 10k run and the Mini Marathon, both customized to be more of a family experience and a great way to be a part of the festival without being a serious runner. Enjoy the city of Adelaide on your feet!

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AGRA & TAJ MAHAL

The Taj Mahal Marathon

The Taj Mahal Marathon has been held in Agra annually in June since 2013. The course runs from Taj Mahal to Gwalior Fort through a beautiful scenery of parks, landscapes and urban life. You might think it sounds like a tough marathon considering the weather conditions in the summer in India. The organizers are aware of this and have a guide for things to keep in mind while running in the heat. If you are considering participating, take a look at their website first and remember to drink a lot of water!

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ALMATY

Almaty Marathon

Starting at the Park of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The Almaty Marathon runs through the city through the Al-Farabi Avenue, past Salna Street and finishes in the Central Stadium. The entrance fee is at 1500 Kazakhstani Tenge, which is worth approximately 6 US Dollars, but you can also pay more if you want to since the Almaty Marathon is connected to charities in the city. Put on your shoes and experience the city while running!

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CANBERRA

Canberra Marathon

The Canberra Marathon is held annually in April each year in the capital of Australia. The marathon event features several different distances over two days, including the main marathon, a half-marathon, shorter distances, and for the hardcore running enthusiast, a so called "Ultra Marathon", which is a longer, 50k version of a marathon. The race starts and finishes near the Parliament House and will then take you through most of the inner city of Canberra along the Lake Burley Griffin. On their website you can get all kinds of different information, safety tips and registration forms, so make your way there and sign up for this amazing inner city marathon!

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FAROE ISLANDS (DENMARK)

Torshavn Marathon

Torshavn is the capital city of the Faroe Islands and the host of Torshavn Marathon, an annual race held in June. The race will take you along the beautiful coastline where you will see the Tinganes, which is the old part of town, the Torshavn Cathedral and many more sights. Apart from the main marathon race there is also a half-marathon for when the 42k that a marathon consists of is a bit too much for your liking. Either way the marathon is not only a great race to take part in, it is also a great event to spectate and just be a part of the crowd in.

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LIMA

Lima Marathon

In May each year, people from all over the world take part in the Lima Marathon. The capital of Peru is definitely a great place for a marathon as the elevation is challenging but without any huge climbs, and the scenery is absolutely amazing. The course will take you along the coastline where you will get a great view over the cliffs of Lima. About 50% of the race is spent on the coastline and the other 50% in the inner city of Lima where you will run through the boroughs of Miraflores and San Borja. If you are new to Lima this Marathon will make you acquainted with the city and hopefully you get to discover your new favourite spot as you are running the course.

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PARNU

Pärnu Victory Day Marathon

In Pärnu Victory Day Marathon you pass natural surroundings with historical and cultural objects. The course has a good balance between asphalt and forest terrain. And there is also a half-marathon available for those of you who aren’t ready for a full marathon just yet. And not to forget, all the kids can loose some energy at the great Victory Day Children's Run.

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SALZBURG

Salzburg Marathon

Salzburg Marathon takes you through the charming city, passing the most famous and beautiful landmarks, for example the world known monument of Mozart. The course is appreciated for being flat and you'll be provided with very good air while running. For those of you not ready to tackle on a full marathon just yet, there is a half-marathon to choose.

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SUVA

The Island Chill Suva Marathon

Suva hosts one of the best road runs in all of the South Pacific! The Island Chill Suva Marathon both start and finish at My Suva Park and the race is open to everyone! From local and international runners to families, individuals, people with disabilities and corporate groups. A half-marathon, team marathon and a community- based 10K as well.

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TOBAGO

Trinidad & Tobago International Marathon

Every year Tobago organizes the annual event of Trinidad & Tobago International Marathon. The marathon starts at St. Mary’s Junction in Freeport and then the finish is at Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. Take the chance and experience a beautiful island at the same time!

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TUNIS

Marathon International Comar de la Ville de Tunis

Marathon International Comar de la Ville de Tunis is an annual event appreciated by runners of all different ages! Apart from a full marathon you can also choose to run a half-marathon or a 9K race instead. Now wouldn’t it be cool to run in the beautiful city of Tunis!

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MALTA

Malta Marathon

The Malta Marathon has been an annual marathon event since 2009, and every year they attract more participants with about 4.000 participating in 2015. Apart from the main marathon you can take part in the half-marathon, or if you are not that much into running you can join in the walkathon. Either way you can leave your headphones at home since there are several bands and artists along the way performing great shows! The race starts outside the bastions of Malta's old capital Mdina and finishes to the east in Sliema. Make sure to not miss it when you are visiting Malta in February!

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MAURITIUS

Mauritius Marathon

The beautiful island of Mauritius can take your breath away in more than one way. While it normally consists of the feeling you get when you are presented by the natural beauty of Mauritius, it can also happen when you run a marathon, so be sure to get that breathing technique down! Either way, as you might have figured, this marathon is an amazing display of what Mauritius is all about. The marathon is held in July and has been a great tradition since 2009. You start at the Saint-Félix beach with a gentle breeze in your hair and with the sound of fishermen getting ready for work. As you make your way around the island, keep an eye out for future spots you want to return to!

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CYPRUS

The Cyprus Marathon

Doesn't it sound lovely to run a marathon at a Mediterranean island with beautiful surroundings? The Cyprus Marathon offers you just that! It is a good marathon for clubs or teams wanting to run together because there is also a half-marathon and a 10k run available, making it possible to choose which one that suits you best. You run along the coast on quiet and calm roads, passing Aphrodite's beautiful rock among other scenic surroundings.

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