Top 5 European city marathons
Europe plays host to many of the most popular and fastest marathons across the globe – nine out of the top ten fastest ever times have been recorded in Berlin and London. As well as being fast, city marathons can also be beautiful, and a great way to explore iconic sights and landmarks.

Top 5 European city marathons

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Since Pheidippides completed an epic run in 490 B.C. from the battlefields of Marathon to Athens, we humans have been obsessed with testing our physical and mental abilities over a distance of 26.2 miles. Modern-day marathons can be enjoyed by anyone; from seasoned athletes to keen beginners, charity runners to globe trotters.

Whether it’s the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Europe’s best city marathons allow you to discover rich pockets of history, culture and architecture – which city will you explore next?

Barcelona Marathon | 10 Mar

Take on one of the most attractive marathon routes in Europe – the Barcelona Marathon. Fast, flat and the perfect temperature to achieve that PB!

Barcelona Marathon

Paris Marathon | 14 Apr

See all the incredible sights of Paris in the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon. Start at the Champs Elysees, pass the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and finish on Avenue Foch.

Paris Marathon

London Marathon | 28 Apr

Secure yourself a place in this oversubscribed favourite by running for charity in the Virgin Money London Marathon. Professional competitors, enthusiastic amateurs and worthy causes - it can only mean one thing!

London Marathon

Berlin Marathon | 29 Sep

The BMW Berlin Marathon serves as a tour through a fascinating and historic city. The Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz and Berlin Cathedral are just some of the amazing sights that will loom into view as you run through the German capital.

Berlin Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon | 20 Oct

Starting and finishing in the historic Olympic Stadium, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon is known for its fast, beautiful course, which takes in the famous passageway of the Rijksmuseum, scenic Vondelpark, windmills and rural scenery.

Amsterdam Marathon

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