The Top 10 Marathons Worth Traveling For

Forbes contributor, Hayley Bosch, put together a list in 2012 of the top 10 marathons worth traveling for, including one in our very own country…

If you’re going to set a big goal like running a marathon, you might as well make it as easy to achieve as possible. And anything you can do to ensure the 26.2-mile run is as painless as possible is a smart tactic. So why run through the ho-hum streets of your hometown when you can race through stunning scenery in a far-flung locale? As top marathon season begins in just a few weeks, consider Forbes Travel Guide’s list of the world’s best marathon locations to inspire you to lace up and get training:

Napa Valley Marathon in Calistoga, California

Paris Marathon in Paris, France

Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts

Virgin Money London Marathon in London, England

Big Sur International Marathon in Big Sur, California

Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver, Canada

Mont St.-Michel Bay Marathon in Mont St.-Michel, France

The Great Wall Marathon in Tianjin, China

The Big Five Marathon in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Athens Classic Marathon in Athens, Greece

If you’re a runner, it’s time to update your Bucket List!

Are there any runs you think they left off the list? The Two Oceans Marathon perhaps? If you don’t live in Cape Town, we think it’s definitely worth travelling for.

Read Hayley’s full article here.

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