Signing up for one of the world’s great running events can capture the attention and boost fundraising – and it's a fantastic way to discover new places and enjoy in a spot of sightseeing!
Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Paris, New York and Tokyo are right up there with London in terms of the biggest global marathons, while the likes of the Nepal International Marathon and the Sierra Leone Marathon offer something completely different.
There are plenty of other options too, both shorter and longer. They range from a quick hop over the Channel for the Paris half marathon right through to the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara, which is dubbed 'the world’s toughest footrace'.
Take a look at our listings to see what’s currently available – and use the advice below to help with the planning process….
Expect the unexpected and embrace the whole experience to get the most out of your overseas marathon, says the British Military Fitness Race Team's David Hellard.
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