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 marathons in cool destinations?

Apr 9, 2012
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Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon    Photo:Courtesy of Honolulu Marathon

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Honolulu Marathon
Not that you needed a reason to take a trip to Hawaii, but the Honolulu Marathon is as scenic as any race. Starting at the Ala Moana Beach Park, the course meanders through Waikiki before climbing near the 700-foot volcanic crater of Diamond Head. From there, it passes through the suburbs, returns Diamond Head again at mile 24, and ends by Kapiolani Park, where you can cool off in the Pacific surf. More than 25,000 people enter the race each year, the majority of them from Japan. December 9

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