Runners looking for a spiritual renewal will find what they are looking for in the Bhutan International Marathon. Athletes come from all across the globe to run in this unique event that has participants traveling through monasteries, the rainforest, the Khamsum Vulley Temple and small villages, only to end at the Punakha Dzong.
The zen journey has enough religious communal to take your mind off of the punishing 26.2 mile/42.2 kilometer trek. Night owl runners will find their nirvana at the Sundown Marathon Singapore. Right before sundown, runners begin to race about the F1 pit at Marina Bay Sands all under bring lights and accompanied by 30,000 instant friends.
One of the most scenic, and hailed as the most challenging marathons, is located in China. The Great Wall Marathon courses though Yin and Yang Square located in the Hyangyaguan fortress, across the Great Wall, and even passing through small villages to get a glimpse into a rare and ancient way of life.
For the thrill seeker, the Everest Marathon has been voted the most adventurous and highest marathon in the world. The historic route starts to Mt. Everest Base camp, and although being mostly downhill, there is no smooth sailing to this challenging feat.
No matter what your running style, skill level, or desire is for running a marathon, you can find exactly the right fit at a marathon Asia 2019 event. Chose the one that will get you inspired, pre-register, strap those shoes on, and get training today!
Be mindful of the local tap water. It can make you sick, so beware of even those foods that have been rinsed in it
To travel to most parts of Asia, you will need the proper documentation. Have everything in order well ahead of time, so that you aren’t scrambling last minute to make your event
Specific vaccinations are required to travel to Asia, consult with your physician to have your shots up to date
There is no traffic pattern, so be prepared to see people driving on both sides of the streets
Asia is seeping in tradition, know the basics of etiquette, so you don’t end up offending those who welcome you
Nagoya Women's Marathon, Reviewed 23 March, 2019
I did this Marathon twice - once in 2017 and once in 2018. The main draw of this Marathon is the Tiffany Finisher Pendant. Good things about this run - nice cool weather and all women's race makes it ...
10 March, 2018
A Full Marathon requires pre-marathon training. Not to enter into a Full Marathon without at least training up to 30km.
Kyoto Marathon, Reviewed 02 March, 2019
This is the race to run if you don't get the ballot entry to Tokyo Marathon and can't fork out the $1000 for the charity entry. Kyoto is a lovely city and this is a very fun race. It starts on the we...
15 February, 2019
Weather is quite cold this time of the year. Keep that in mind when choosing outfit to run in. Signposting at the start is predominantly in Japanese. There are very few foreigners. But it's easy enough to work out as you just follow everyone else to the start line. Very enjoyable race!
Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, Reviewed 28 January, 2019
Hong Kong Marathon belongs to my personal favorites. I participated there in 2010. It started early in the morning shortly before sunrise, but already at this time we had about 25 degrees Celsius and ...
27 February, 2010
Hangzhou Marathon, Reviewed 17 December, 2018
The race operation company changed to a subsidiary company of Alibaba Company from 2018, however the only remarkable good thing it brings to the race is that it reduces the false runners with other pe...
02 November, 2018
The race route is beautiful since it covers the most famous scenic spots of Hangzhou, however some road are narrow and some at the latter half of the race are with long slopes, and besides, the weather in early November is usually still hot for a marathon race, so it's not an easy run, but the scenery is very beautiful and there are cheerful crowds all along both sides of the road. The drinking beverage and snack are sufficient for runners both fast and slow. The finisher medal is designed with taste. All in all, it's not a good choice for a personal best race, but it's one of the top 10 races worth running in China.