Top 5 of the best European marathons
Marathon season is coming back and you’re wondering : "What my 2023 challenge is going to be ?". Want to discover new locations, feelings and competitors ? The European continent is probably the best area for you to find those. So we are here to help your inner "race lover" with this brand new Top of the Best European Races in 2023 !
The London Marathon
The London Marathon is an absolute unmissable event for all the sports lovers all around the world. Considered as one of the best marathon, the course is well known for its organization, its route and its diversity. Completing for the London Marathon is the best way to discover the capital’s landscapes including Buckingham Palace, The Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. As a competitor, you will also be impressed by the large and diverse field of participants, including elite runners, recreational runners, and charity fundraisers. Additionally, the event has a strong community feel and is supported by large crowds of spectators, making it a fun and exciting experience for all involved.
The Berlin Marathon
Events in Berlin are well known for party, fun and techno music, and its marathon is not an exception ! The large number of spectators and the great atmosphere make the race unforgettable for the runners, providing them an extra boost of energy and motivation.
The Berlin Marathon is also considered as one of the fastest in Europe with more than 10 broken world’s record in 48 editions. In fact, the route is relatively flat and fast, making it a great option for runners looking to set a new personal record.
The Paris Marathon
A must do for all marathon fans, the emblematic Parisian race : the Scheider Electric Marathon in Paris. The 41.195km that separate you from the finish, will allow you to explore the capital and its beauty, with a starting line on the Champs-Élysées, enjoy this magnificent route. Disover Paris most beautiful monuments like : the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Place de la Bastille, Opéra Garnier and many more!
Gentlemen, will you be able to break the record set by Kenyan Elisha Rotich in 2H04’21" ? And you ladies, ready to surpass Judith Jeptum’s 2H19’48 ? See you in April to find out!
The Valencia Marathon
The Valencia Marathon is considered one of the most beautiful marathons in the world due to its unique course, which takes runners through some of the most iconic and historic landmarks of the city. The marathon route begins in the heart of the city and takes runners through the city’s most iconic landscapes such as the Jardín del Turia or the Marina de València, before heading out into the surrounding countryside.
Another aspect that makes the marathon beautiful is the weather in Valencia. The marathon usually takes place in October, which means that the weather is mild and perfect for running.
The Rome Marathon
Fan of coasts and cobblestones during your race ? The Rome marathon is the perfect marathon for you ! This race is a genuine open-air museum : Circo Massimo, the Trastevere district, Castel Sant Angelo… Just enjoy the views (and don’t forget to run of course !).
After more than 40 editions, the organizers never miss a chance to be creative with the conception of a new route every year.
So will you join the 15 000 runners coming yearly to the Italian capital to attend the event ?