From city races to country competitions, these are the marathons you can’t miss this year. If you want to make the 42 km in 2019, the ideal is to sign up for a marathon that you will never forget, whether running through the African desert or the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. Here’s a list of some of the most spectacular marathons to be celebrated this year.
- Schneider Electric Marathon of Paris
Every year 55,000 runners take part in the Paris Marathon. The test, which begins in the Champs-Elysées, runs through some of the most iconic places in the city such as the Louvre Museum, the Bastille and the Eiffel Tower to end on Foch Avenue, near the Arc de Triumph. Eighty thousand people encourage runners, creating a unique environment.
- Endurance life Coastal Trail Series-Pembroke shire Marathon
Don’t you want to run on asphalt? So sign up for these marathons that are celebrated along the trails off the coast of England and Wales. Our favorite is the Pembroke shire Marathon passing through steep cliffs, beaches and hidden coves. There are some scary slopes, but also epic declines. The glorious ocean views will make you forget the pain in your legs.
- Uganda International Marathon
International Uganda is certainly not a typical marathon. To start it lasts a week and the participants pass near Lake Victoria, a view so epic that it will make you forget the heat. If you participate in this marathon you will contribute to several projects dedicated to improving the lives of those communities. In addition, Kids Run Wild is held as a sports event for disadvantaged children. This marathon offers you the possibility to live a week in the heart of Africa.
- Virgin Money London Marathon
London is crazy on marathon day. You can enjoy one of the most exciting cities in Europe and the world. No matter how tired your legs are, there’s nothing like turning the corner at Buckingham Palace to end up in the Mall. It is, in short, a marathon that you should not miss.
- Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
This race starts between Fort Augustus and Foyers and stands out for its landscapes. Then you get to Loch Ness before you head for Inverness. Most of the marathon is held in quiet and remote places. The atmosphere is excellent, and the locals turn around with the event. In Inverness awaits a hot meal.
- Patagonian International Marathon
The route winds under massive ice-covered peaks and passes through Lagos on the way to the southern end of Chile, in the surroundings of Torres del Paine National Park. It ends at the base of Monte Almirante Nieto, 3,000 meters high. The weather conditions are hostile and unpredictable, with temperatures between 2 and 10° C, as well as the possibility of wind, rain, and snow.
- Rome Marathon
The best way to explore Rome is to do it on foot. If you join the Marathon, you can visit the whole center. You won’t have time to feel tired because in every corner you’ll find a ruin to admire. The route is entirely flat although half the way is by cobblestone streets. Besides, there can be a lot of people. After the race, we guarantee you a top-quality pasta dish.
- Antarctic Ice Marathon
Do you sweat a lot when you run? Well, at Antarctic Ice Marathon we guarantee you it won’t happen to you. The route begins at 600 miles (966 km) to the South Pole and participants have to cope with temperatures of up to -20° C, in addition to winds that can reach 300 km/h. If you think little, there is also a route of 100 km
- Midnight Sun Marathon
This marathon runs on the Earth where the sun never sets. In Troms, Norway, no night during the month of June. The race starts at 8: 30 pm and you will enjoy incredible views of the Snowy Mountains. There are not as many people as in the big cities but the locals are very warm to the event. A strange and wonderful experience at the same time.
- TCS New York City Marathon
We get to the city that never sleeps. As in London, the public will forget in pain. Runners from all corners of the globe come to participate in the New York Marathon. You will cross four of the city’s neighborhoods: Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Manhattan. There are not many slopes except the bridges of Verrazano-Narrows, Queensboro and Madison Avenue. This is an unforgettable way to discover this incredible city.
- Great Wall Marathon
This marathon is for the Great Wall of China and begins east of Beijing. It’s so hard; it usually takes twice as long as a conventional race. You’ll have to overcome stairs giant with 5.164 steps. Fortunately, the landscape and people make it worthwhile.
- Kauai Marathon
If you’ve always dreamed of a vacation in Hawaii, this is the perfect excuse. The test begins at Poipu Beach in south Kauai and go along the coast through the “Tunnel of Trees”, passing by Omao to come to Lawai, before ascending to the top of Kalaheo. You have to climb 662 meters in the middle of a suffocating heat. Although you won’t be able to complain, you’ll be surrounded by jungle, volcanoes and beaches. What better way to discover Hawaii?