Running can be fun, and destination marathon makes it all the more interesting. So we give you the top 5 marathon destinations for the ultimate running adventure.

Where to Go for the Top 5 Destination Marathon in the World

The difference between a classic marathon and a destination marathon is the amount of fun and enjoyment that the participant experiences in it.  

While the first is just about the distance and speed, the latter makes the experience more memorable by infusing the fun in running.  

Here we give you a sampling of some of the best destination marathon races.

  • Rock n Roll Marathon Series (San Diego, Seattle, Dallas, Washington, DC, Las Vegas)

This is unquestionably the best marathon series in the Unites States. The Rock n Roll Marathon Series is best known for integrating live music performances, cheerleading and themed water stations amid- great running courses.  Aside from this, the support from the crowd really keeps you going.

  • Virgin London Marathon (London, UK)

Run for Charity. This is the tagline of the event.  When you register, you identify the charity that you’re supporting so that the prize money goes to that charity in case you win.  In this event, you can spot elite world runners joining the race.

  • Walt Disney World Marathon (Orlando, Florida)

The marathon race that brings out the child in you is the Walt Disney World Marathon.  Done in January, the run will take you through the castles, resorts and the Epcot Centre.  What is at stake for course finishers? Mickey Mouse Medals!

  • Big Sur International Marathon (Carmel, California, USA)

The scenic view of the Pacific Ocean is something runners look forward to in the Big Sur International Marathon.  The race, which started in 1986, is limited only to no more than 4,500 runners.

  • Nike Women’s Marathon (San Francisco, California)

The biggest women’s marathon in the world, the Nike Women’s Marathon entails massage, pedicure and even chocolate aid stations.  Firemen wait at the finish line to give out the finisher’s medal, which is none other than a Tiffany necklace.

Before the race day, make sure that your running gear, papers and all the necessaries are ready, and don’t forget to bring your best motivation in your mind!

So start planning your next destination marathon today!

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