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The Perfect Marathon In Asia Is Waiting For You…What Are You Waiting For?

The Perfect Marathon In Asia Is Waiting For You…What Are You Waiting For?

Asia is quite arguably one of the most exotic and vast lands imaginable. Historic architecture and traditional rituals abound, some parts of Asia have completely escaped the modernity that has swept other countries worldwide.

If you are looking for the perfect marathon destination to try your hand at, then there are an abundance of spectacular marathon Asia events to choose from. Whether you are a novice runner or a seasoned professional, the sites and sounds of Asian cities are someth ... Continue Reading

Run Taipei Virtual Race

Taiwan, 11 July, 2020
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Arugam Bay Half Marathon

Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay 16 August, 2020

Beat 2565 Mountain Inthanon

Thailand, Tambon Ban Luang 25 July, 2020

VNExpress Marathon HANOI midnight

Vietnam, 22 August, 2020
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Ho Chi Minh City Marathon

Vietnam, 17 January, 2021
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Istanbul Marathon

Turkey, Istanbul 08 November, 2020

Crane Race

Israel, 30 October, 2020
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Hangzhou Marathon

China, Hangzhou 01 November, 2020
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Desert Marathon

Israel, Eilat 26-27 November, 2020

Melaka Marathon

Malaysia, Malacca 08 August, 2021
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Kanchenjunga marathon

India, 31 Oct-06 Nov, 2020

Volcano race

Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo 09 April, 2021

Things To Think About

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Are there participation limits for your chosen marathon? If so, pre-registration is certainly recommended

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The weather in Asia can be grueling during specific times of the year. Know what the weather is likely to be when you are running, so you can train and dress appropriately

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Where do you want to stay? Make sure that you are making accommodations through reputable sites for travel

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How much time do you need to be marathon-ready? Don’t rush yourself and end up hugely disappointed

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Don’t underestimate how the difference in altitude or temperature will affect your running. Read up and train to make it to the finish line


Flat and fast or trailblazing - Upcoming marathons in Asia 2020

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. 

If you want a very special experience, what about joining the Istanbul Marathon? It is the only marathon in the world that includes two continents in one course. You can start running in Asia and finish in Europe!


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 2020 event. Chose the one that will get you inspired, pre-register, strap those shoes on, and get training today!

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Penang Bridge International Marathon

Malaysia, Penang 22 November, 2020
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Istanbul Marathon

Turkey, Istanbul 08 November, 2020
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Taipei International Marathon

Taiwan, Taipei 20 December, 2020
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Hangzhou Marathon

China, Hangzhou 01 November, 2020
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Halong Bay Heritage Marathon

Vietnam, Thành phố Hạ Long 22 November, 2020
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Arugam Bay Half Marathon

Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay 16 August, 2020
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Kanchenjunga marathon

India, 06 November, 2020
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Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

Cambodia, Krong Siem Reap 06 December, 2020
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VPBANK Hanoi Marathon

Vietnam, 18 October, 2020

Good to Know

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Be mindful of the local tap water. It can make you sick, so beware of even those foods that have been rinsed in it

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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

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Specific vaccinations are required to travel to Asia, consult with your physician to have your shots up to date

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There is no traffic pattern, so be prepared to see people driving on both sides of the streets

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Asia is seeping in tradition, know the basics of etiquette, so you don’t end up offending those who welcome you

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