Discover the world's finest marathons

Marathons are very popular sporting events all over the world. If you’re a passionate runner in search of the world’s finest marathons, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of the most magnificent marathons on the planet. From New York to Tokyo, via Paris and Berlin, these races will take you through breathtaking landscapes and offer you an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for a marathon on the beach, in the mountains or in the city, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in our selection. So get ready for a unique adventure by taking part in one of the world’s finest marathons!

Here are the 30 most beautiful marathons in the world that we have selected for you:

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Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world. It takes place every year in April and attracts thousands of runners from all over the world. The 42.195-kilometre route starts in the town of Hopkinton and ends in Boston, on the famous Boylston Street. The Boston Marathon is also known for its famous “Heartbreak Hill”, a series of hills around 32 kilometers into the race, which are considered a formidable challenge for runners. The race is also known for its festive atmosphere and the incredible support of spectators along the route. The Boston Marathon is a must for all marathon runners.

Marathon nameTest dateCountry of eventEvent regionNumber of participantsCourseResults
Boston MarathonAprilUnited StatesBoston30 000+Point to Point, Net Ascension
New York MarathonNovemberUnited StatesNew York50 000+Point to Point, Net Ascension



Berlin MarathonSeptemberGermanyBerlin40 000+Circuit, flat
London MarathonAprilUnited KingdomLondon40 000+Circuit, flat
Tokyo MarathonMarchJapanTokyo30 000+Circuit, flat
Chicago MarathonOctoberUnited StatesChicago40 000+Circuit, flat
Paris MarathonAprilFranceParis50 000+Circuit, flat
Rome MarathonAprilItalyRome20 000+Circuit, hilly
Stockholm MarathonJuneSwedenStockholm20 000+Circuit, flat
Vienna MarathonAprilAustriaVienna30 000+Circuit, flat
Rotterdam MarathonAprilNetherlandsRotterdam10 000+Circuit, flat
Amsterdam MarathonOctoberNetherlandsAmsterdam45 000+Circuit, flat
Honolulu MarathonDecemberUnited StatesHonolulu20 000+Circuit, hilly
Lake Baikal MarathonMarchRussiaIrkutsk2 000+On ice, hilly
Great Wall MarathonMayChinaTianjin2 500+Mountain, hilly
Death Valley MarathonFebruaryUnited StatesDeath Valley National Park2 000+Desert, hilly
Everest MarathonMayNepalSolu Khumbu region< 200Mountain, very hilly
Marathon des SablesAprilMoroccoSahara1 000+Desert, hilly
Ice marathonFebruaryAntarcticaUnion Glacier Camp50+On ice, hilly
Médoc MarathonSeptemberFranceBordeaux8 500+Circuit through the vineyards
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