Top 2017 Marathons to Sign Up For

FITNESS  |  March 21, 2017
  • 1. Gold Coast Airport Marathon
    1 / 4 1. Gold Coast Airport Marathon

    The Gold Coast Airport Marathon (July 1-2, 2017) is a good starting point for runners looking for their first debut overseas. Feast your eyes on the scenic routes that make up the Gold Coast marathon, and run on flat lands while taking in the sights of Australia’s picturesque coastline. The cool climate averaging 12-degree Celsius in the country’s mild winter season eases first-timers into the race and is a breath of fresh air for Singaporeans used to humid conditions.

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  • 2. Great Wall Marathon
    2 / 4 2. Great Wall Marathon

    Hailed as one of the world’s most challenging marathons, the Great Wall Marathon (May 20, 2017) is perfect for runners looking to up the notch and put their endurance to the test. This arduous course on the iconic site whisks you away in a historical run back in time and rewards your endeavour with its breathtaking sights and sounds. Complete your experience with a Beijing tour and a stay in Jixian, located near the Great Wall Marathon venue, for a touch of China outside the great metropolis.

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  • 3. Bagan Temple Marathon
    3 / 4 3. Bagan Temple Marathon

    Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan is home to more than 2,000 temples, transcendent in its beauty and historical background. The Bagan Temple Marathon (Nov 25, 2017) is a treat to the senses with a course that transverses sacred pagodas and mystical temples scattered across the striking landscape of Bagan. The humid conditions and dusty course make it a challenge even for the experienced runners.

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  • 4. Berlin Marathon
    4 / 4 4. Berlin Marathon

    Go further and race through one of Europe’s busiest cities in the BMW Berlin Marathon 2017. Rallying over 58,000 participants from 122 nations in 2016, the BMW Berlin Marathon (Sep 24, 2017) is one of the largest annual gathering of marathoners. Now in its 44th edition, this event holds the title of having the most number of marathon world records for both men and women. The flat course, mild temperatures and roaring crowds of spectators makes this a bucket-list-worthy marathon for all runners.

    (Also read: 10 Most Scenic Marathons in The World)

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