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
Outside
Outside Magazine
The Honolulu Marathon attracts runners from around the world

The Honolulu Marathon attracts runners from around the world    Photo:Courtesy of Honolulu Marathon

A:

There are a few important criteria for a good destination marathon. It has to be somewhere you’d really want to go, even if you weren’t running in a race. The course has to be scenic and memorable, and it shouldn't be straight uphill. (There's no point in traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to run a crappy time. Sorry Pike's Peak.) These four races fit the bill.

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