Every year, dozens of marathons are organized around the world, featuring well-known athletes, but also people who like to run and challenge themselves. These are the marathons that take place in some of the most popular and beautiful tourist destinations. Competitors, in addition to attending it, can also enjoy the natural beauty that these destinations have to offer. Therefore, today we present you the most beautiful marathon destinations in the world.
Australian Outback Marathon; Ayers rock; Australia
July 25, 2020
One of the most beautiful spots to run a marathon is the world-famous Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Running through the desert, rock formations and red earth make this race unforgettable. The trail itself is not that demanding. Although held in the middle of the desert, this is not a problem as the marathon takes place during the winter months when the temperature is much more bearable than in the summer.
Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris; France
April 5, 2020
About 50,000 runners gather in April each year, and those who manage to finish it say there is no better way to see the city of lights. The peculiarity of this marathon lies in the fact that the trail leads you through streets that you would not visit as an ordinary tourist. All you need to keep in mind is to apply for the race on time to avoid losing your starting position.
Big Sur International Marathon; Big Sur; USA
April 26, 2020
This is one of the hardest marathons to run. It runs along the ‘one’ highway which spans the California coast. What makes this race so difficult are the climbs and the strong wind that blows along the whole route. But this is quickly forgotten as soon as you enter the sequoia forest, or get to the part where you run past the Pacific Ocean. This is one of those marathons that have the most beautiful views in the world.
Great wall marathon; Beijing; China
May 16, 2020
This marathon poses one of the biggest challenges for professional athletes due to the fact that the race is held on the walls of the Great Wall of China. The view extending from it is absolutely incredible. This marathon is not for the faint of heart. This is because runners go over many stairs – more precisely, 5000 of them are on their way to the finish line. Another aggravating circumstance is the timing of the race. In May, the temperature rises high above a comfortable 20 degrees, and the humidity in the air does not help runners either. But the view of the picturesque Chinese villages and rice fields is enough of a reward to compete in this race.
Athens classic marathon; Athens; Greece
Nov 8, 2020
This race takes place in difficult conditions as it is mostly about running uphill towards the Greek capital. The path is identical to that run by a messenger carrying a message in Athens in 490 BCE. The race ends at the famous Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens where the first modern 1896 Olympic Games were held. Running this marathon is an unforgettable experience.
-By Runner Click