Some of the most spectacular sceneries that you can experience can be found running around the European countryside. Regardless if you are a newbie or a seasoned running veteran, there is the perfect event waiting for you.
If you are a history buff, the Athens Marathon, born over 2500 years ago, is the perfect nostalgic run to participate, just to say you did. For the adventurer, the Brixen Dolomiten Marathon has you racing to a spectacular 360° panoramic view on top of the mountain, or the Plitvice Lakes Marathon will have you experiencing the bluest waters on earth.
If you are a thrill seeker and wanting a party atmosphere for your marathon experience, then the Dam tot Dam Loop is the perfect place to be. A festival atmosphere, you can also participate in the night run the eve before the official marathon.
Most of the pre-run event is done in the dark through the city streets. For someone who is looking for the challenging conditions of the European winter, the Marathon de Funchal is the perfect fast and flat race to partake in.nbHeld in at the end of January, if you can make it twice around the coastline without freezing, you will be in an elite class of runners worldwide. Whatever it is that you are looking for in a marathon can be found in Europe. Choose your destination and get those shoes strapped on today!
If you are not ready for a full marathon yet, you should check out Half Marathons in Europe.
The first marathon was held in Athens over 2500 ago, and it continues every November to this day
It only takes about 24 weeks for a newbie runner to be marathon-ready
The average person takes about four and a half hours to complete a marathon
A marathon is 42.2 kilometres or 26.2 miles
With thousands of marathons to choose from in Europe, the perfect fit is available, so do your research
ASICS Stockholm Marathon, Reviewed 28 December, 2018
Pro: well organized, great crowds, amazing finish area (Olympic Stadium), beautiful route Con: it was very hot (2018), difficult route
01 June, 2018