5 Of The Greatest Running Vacation Destinations On Earth
Trade your threadmill for some of the most gorgeous views in the world.
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We can all use a little extra motivation to go and workout. Training for a specific race is a great way to get yourself into better shape, especially if that race is somewhere you’ve always wanted to go see. If you’re dreaming of an exotic race, these five running vacations are guaranteed to inspire your next fitness getaway.
Athens Authentic Marathon
Watch your high school Greek mythology class come to life as you run a route that finishes in the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games (and first-ever marathon) were held in 1896.
When: November 13, 2016
Distances: Marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K
Learn more at athensauthenticmarathon.gr
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Bermuda Marathon Weekend
Lose yourself in the famed triangle as you run past turquoise waters, lush gardens and picturesque, pastel colonial homes. It could be the perfect warm-weather fitness getaway.
When: January 15 to 17, 2017
Distances: Marathon, half-marathon, 10K run and 10K walk
Learn more at bermudaraceweekend.com
Surf City USA
You’ll be California dreamin’ as you run Huntington Beach, the most famous stretch of sand on the U.S. West Coast. We love that the medals are surfboard shaped and there’s a beer garden party post-race.
When: February 5, 2017
Distances: Marathon, half-marathon
Learn more at runsurfcity.com
North Pole Marathon
If you’re an aspiring Arctic adventurer, this is the race for you. You’ll be running in sub-zero temperatures at, literally, the top of the world in one of the most remote parts of the planet. No wonder it’s dubbed the “World’s Coolest Marathon.”
When: April 9, 2017
Distance: Marathon only
Learn more at npmarathon.com
Vitality London 10,000
This fast, flat 10K takes in many of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.
When: May 2017
Distance: 10K only
Learn more at vitalitylondon10000.co.uk