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The Most Outstanding Running Events

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From impressive to crazy, the perfect running events for every style and pace.

THE MOST EXPENSIVE

Antarctic Ice Marathon

You’ll need: a degree of insanity, resistance to cold, extreme fitness and the $8,267 entry fee.

Interested? Click here.

Antarctic Ice Marathon

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Athens Marathon, Greece

After having run the first “Marathon”, Pheidippides died 490 BC

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THE CLASSIC

Athens Marathon, Greece

Follow in the footsteps of the inventor of the marathon - but hopefully avoid his fate: Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, ran 26 miles to Athens from the battle in Marathon (490 BC) to announce the victory - and then dies.

FOR THE LAZY

Beer Floating, Finland
Sit in a dinghy, surrounded by cans of your favourite brew, and float to victory on the river at Vantaa.

Sounds appealing? Click here. 

Beer Floating in Finland 

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Self-Transcendence, New York City 

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THE LONGEST

Self-Transcendence Race, New York City

A punishing 3,100 miles in less than 51 days, round and round the same block.

Got you? Click here. 

 

FOR THE OBEDIENT

Pyongyang Marathon, North Korea 

Open to locals only this year. Leader Kim-Jong-un must be a strong bet for a winner’s medal.
 

Pyongyang Marathon, North Korea

FOR EVERYONE

Great Ethiopian Run, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In 2014, 36,000 runners finished Africa’s biggest road race – 10K at 7,874 feet above sea level.

Join in? Click here. 

Great Ethiopian Run

THE HARDEST

Barkley Marathons, Tennessee

Only 14 runners have ever finished this steep 100-mile race in the allotted 60-hour-limit. There is even a documentary on the trail that will be released in May. 

You’re crazy enough for that? Click here. 


 

The Barkley Marathons, Tennessee, movie Trailer 

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

Great Wall Marathon, China

One disadvantage to running on the snaking landmark: there’s not much room to overtake.

Yours? Click here. 

Great Wall

Great Wall Marathon

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THE BIGGEST

Run For The Pasig River, the Philippines

Officially the world’s largest race, with over 100,000 crossing the start line.

Want to be a part? Click here. 

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