Not sure which marathon to choose? Make it one of the best
Not sure which marathon to choose? Make it one of the best

Popular marathons at-a-glance

Why the most popular marathons on the circuit are year-on-year favourites (the word 'flat' crops up a lot)

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Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon - Sept

The Berlin Marathon is renowned for being the fastest marathon in the world and holds the most world records for men and women thanks to it's super-fast route. Iconic landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column.
Richmond Runfest Marathon

Richmond Runfest Marathon - Oct

Starting in the world-leading botanic gardens at Kew you'll run a pancake-flat course past Palm House (shown) plus a variety of national treasures. Runners' bliss.
Bournemouth Marathon

Bournemouth Marathon - Oct

With stunning sea views and crisp fresh air, this event is a real treat for all abilities - especially since it's so flat. The main focus is the beautiful coastline; you'll go out to sea twice along two piers!
Loch Ness Marathon

Loch Ness Marathon - Oct

'Best Marathon 2019 Bronze Award' in its category. Run downhill from one end of the loch to the other on traffic-free roads - looking out for the monster as you go. Training prepares you for the race, nothing prepares you for the scenery.
Chester Marathon

Chester Marathon - Oct

It's easy to see why this event was previously voted the 'UK's Best Marathon' and 'Best Road Marathon' with medieval and Roman features galore including the amphitheatre, cathedral and delightful stretches along the river.
Amsterdam Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon - Oct

Cyclists love it and road runners love it! Satisfyingly flat and fast, you'll pass world-famous canals and signature windmills before a glorious finale in the Olympic Stadium to a roaring crowd of admirers.
Yorkshire Marathon

Yorkshire Marathon - Oct

Flatter and faster than London, Paris, Chicago or Berlin with splendid historic sites including York Minster itself, medieval gateways and the famous city walls - plus the aesthetically stunning flatlands of the Vale of York.
New York Marathon

New York Marathon - Nov

The world's largest and most popular marathon with a whopping 50,000 runners pounding the streets through five New York boroughs to the rapturous cheers of the whole city.
Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon Festival - May

Stretch your legs in one of the most picturesque cities in the world on a fast, flat and beautifully scenic marathon course around Holyrood Park with views over Edinburgh Castle, down the Royal Mile and along the coast.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival Team Relay

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Hairy Haggis Team Relay - May

Share your marathon experience with three other legends in this sell-out Scottish favourite. Take The Royal Leg, The Cock & Pan Leg, The Gosford Leg or The Glory Leg.


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