5 Spring Marathons Worth Traveling For

Spring is officially here and its time to plan your travels. Often times the best way to see a city is by running it so why not plan your travels around your marathon schedule. Here are 5 marathons worth traveling for this spring:

 

New Jersey Marathon

May 1st 2016

This scenic and fast course brings you on a lovely tour of New Jersey's quintessential neighbourhoods - Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst, Loch Arbour, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. After your race, take a leisurely stroll along the Ocean City Boardwalk and grab some sumptuous seafood!

Deemed one of the top 10 destination marathons by Forbes.com, the Vancouver Marathon brings you through some of the city's most gorgeous beaches and along the breathtaking seawall in Stanley Park. After your race, head over to the public market in Granville island for some fresh produce or head over to the North Shore to check out more beautiful trails!

 

Great Wall Marathon

May 24th 2016

Acknowledged as one of the most challenging runs in the world, the Great Wall Marathon is an opportunity not only to test your limits but also immerse yourself in history as you traverse one of the greatest monuments ever built. Last year, the race attracted over 2,500 runners from over 60 countries! After your run, check out more historical sites like the Dule Temple and Taku Forts.

 

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

May 29th 2016

Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World in 2008, the Edinburgh Marathon brings you through some of the city's most iconic landmarks and gorgeous views of the East Lothian coastline. If you're running your first marathon, this run is a popular choice! After your race, be delighted with live music or head over to one of the many pubs and bars in the city for a post run beer and brunch.

Traveling to Rio for the 2016 Summer olympics? Why not start your trip with a bang with the Rio de Janeiro Marathon? Famous for its Carnaval, samba and its natural settings, this marathon course brings you on a beautiful tour of the city's prized landmarks and breathtaking views of both the Serra do Mar Mountains and the shoreline. After your run, head over to a samba or jazz club and eat your way through the city.

PS. Don't leave without having some coxinhas, feijoada and brigadeiros!

Where are you running this spring?