Q:

What are the best destination marathons?

I'm training for my first marathon, and I'd like to run it in a fun place. What are the best marathons in cool destinations?

Apr 9, 2012
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Bar Harbor, Maine via Shutterstock    Photo:Anne Kitzman

A:

Mount Desert Island Marathon, Maine
You won’t find droves of spectators along the hilly course of the Mount Desert Island Marathon, but they’d just impede the view of the Maine coast anyway. The course, which starts in Bar Harbor and ends in the village of Southwest Harbor, runs along the fringe of Acadia National Park, leading runners through forests, along ocean cliffs, and past small fishing towns that empty out after the summer tourist season ends. October 14

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