Top marathons which have exotic and stunning views across the world
06 May, 2019 • by Admin
Familiar races are boring. Try these marathons, they will reward you with the greatest views and self-satisfaction
Great Wall Of China Marathon, China
Since its inception in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons. Run the most demanding marathon of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments. The field has grown steadily to a sellout event with 2,500 runners from over 60 nations. The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances: A marathon, half marathon and a 8.5km Fun Run.
Despite the arduous course on the iconic Great Wall of China, runners will be rewarded by its breathtaking surroundings and views. As the route leads participants through the lower valley and into the villages, onlookers will be cheering and the festive atmosphere is a real energy boost!
Fujisan Marathon, Japan
The Mount Fuji Marathon (富士山マラソン Fujisan Marason) is an annual marathon sporting event in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The first running of the event took place on November 25, 2012.
Prior to 2012 the race had been run 36 times as the "Kawaguchiko Marathon", or "Lake Kawaguchi Marathon". The course consisted of two laps of Lake Kawaguchi. In 2012, both the name of the race and the course were changed, with the route being changed to a single lap around Lake Kawaguchi and the nearby Lake Saiko.
Over 23,000 participants were registered for the inaugural race vs 13,000 participants the year before and organizers failed to take into account the logistics from the additional runners. Traffic backed up and over 5000 of the registrants were not able to run.
Kilimanjaro Marathon, Africa
The Kilimanjaro Marathon is run under the watchful eye of Mount Kilimanjaro, with the altitude gain being quite manageable and with the entire race being completed between 830 and 1150m asl, on good tarred roads. Kilimanjaro Marathon is hosted by the city of Moshi, Tanzania.
The route passes through many small-holder farms, villages, sections of Moshi town (which is very quiet on a Sunday morning!), banana and coffee plantations and patches of forest, providing great excitement to the residents who give ample vocal support. The atmosphere in the stadium is electric with local bands playing, entertainment, crowds of local enthusiasts to cheer the runners, and lots of food and drink for sale.
Inca Trail Marathon, Peru
Inca Trail Marathon running adventure begins in Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas, at an altitude of 11,150 feet. In Cusco you will be able to see massive walls, cobblestone streets and remnants of the Inca empire and the Spanish colonial period. After a fascinating tour of Cusco, we are ready to start our running adventure, which offers a spectacular variety of trails in the Southern Peruvian Andes.
We begin the Inca Trail Marathon on the ancient Inca trail that leads to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu - an extraordinary adventure into the history of the grand Inca civilization. Along the way, we explore the intriguing ruins of Inca fortresses, and enjoy the expansive views from the high passes. Descending to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu, the cloud forest trail becomes increasingly lush and varied. After two days exploring Machu Picchu — one of the world's most spectacular ruins — we take a train ride back to Cusco.
Australian Outback Marathon, Australia
The Australian Outback Marathon on Saturday, 27 July 2019 has a full marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km. Most of the course is on unsealed roads complete with Australia's famed "red earth" underfoot.
Feel the kilometres slip by as you take in the awe-inspiring sight of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). This inspiring backdrop will encourage both professional marathoners and amateur runners to work through "the burn" and break personal records.
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