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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Things to do in an urban environment - everything from city walks to traffic-free rides.
Events, challenges and trips aimed at those starting out, trying something new, or just looking for a fun day out.
Focus on upcoming new destinations and events - as well as many traditional favourites such as London to Paris.
Everything from mountain biking to trail running - and what's great about going off the radar to find your outdoor escape.
Everything you need to help you choose between Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp, the Great Wall, Machu Picchu and more.
28th May - just £15 to sign up
Find out your sensitivity to altitude
September - plenty of time for training
Cycle 587km over eight days
August - incredible six-day tour
May - stunning views
June - limited to just 30 places
Stunning eight-days guided trip
Try the course yourself this Spring!
24th Sept - free goody bag + event photos