Looking to Run Around the World? Here’s a List of Scenic Marathons Around the World

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If you love running and traveling, there is no better excuse than to run some of the world’s most scenic marathons. Whether you’re a fan of rugged coastlines, mountain views, or historic architecture, we’ve got you covered with some of the most picturesque marathon destinations to make it a trip worth running for.

Big Sur International Marathon (California, USA)

This race goes along the rugged California coastline and overlooks the ocean and mountain views. It is a sure pleaser for anyone looking for a scenic run with an ocean breeze, and an excuse to relax on the beach after a long run.

Patagonia International Marathon (Chile)

This race is for the nature lover and wanderlust seeker. It is the perfect opportunity to get lost in the wild and picturesque landscape of the Patagonia, without getting lost at all. This race is ideal for experienced trail runners who enjoy curvier slopes and inclines, as well as rugged weather. This experience will literally and figuratively have you feeling on top of the world.

Midnight Sun Marathon, Norway

This run is shines under the midnight sun in Norway and offers beautiful views of the Arctic Landscapes. This is the quintessential run for runners chasing the Northern Lights, or looking to engage in winter activities after the race such as dog sledding or whale watching.