So, Forbes has very recently released 2012's top 10 destinations for Marathons. The list boasts 7 countries spanning across 4 continents...
The Big Five Marathon in Limpopo Province, South Africa
The Great Wall Marathon in Tianjin, China
Virgin London Marathon in London, England (World Marathon Major)
Paris Marathon in Paris, France
Mont St.-Michel Bay Marathon in Mont St.-Michel, France
Athens Classic Marathon in Athens, Greece
Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Napa Valley Marathon in Calistoga, California, USA
Big Sur International Marathon in Big Sur, California, USA
Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (World Marathon Major)
I am especially excited about the inclusion of my favorite Canadian city into this list...
(a Boston Marathon qualifying event)
Race day: May 6, 2012
Vancouver debuts a new course this year—it’s now a point-to-point race that will take more advantage of the scenic city sites including its unique neighborhoods, world-class parks and its expansive seawall. The trek, limited to 5,000 participants, begins in Queen Elizabeth Park and goes through seven neighborhoods, passing the beaches at Spanish Banks and entering Stanley Park before finishing in Vancouver’s downtown.
Finally, runners will get to run through the glorious Stanley Park! It’s never been closed to the public for an event–until now. And on top of that, runners will also enjoy the stunning cityscape with a backdrop of majestic mountains and immensely gorgeous ocean view.
Can't wait for my 5th Full Marathon on the 6th of May. Anybody wanna join me? ;)
|This year, for the first time in Vancouver Marathon history, the course|
goes through much of its famed Stanley Park and along the seawall.
Details and registrations at www.bmoVanMarathon.ca. Limited slots left for both 42K and 21K distances BTW!