5 Bucket List Marathons

December 28, 2015 - By: Sarah Pease

It would be easy to include any of the
World Marathon Majors on this bucket list, but going with the predictable isn’t any fun. Instead we looked for exceptional domestic and international marathons that you’ll want to run at least once in your life. Check these out!
St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon Get a one-of-a-kind tour of Nashville when you #RunMusicCity. The race begins in front of the honky tonks on Lower Broadway and ends with a festival in
Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. And don’t forget the free night-time headliner concert at Bridgestone Arena.
Race day:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Great Wall Marathon Your path to greatness begins with 5,146 steps. Founded in 1998 by
Albatros Travel's founder Søren Rasmussen,
2,500 runners from over 50 nations participate each year. Challenges include an
elevation change of 250 feet and stairs that range from 3” to 18” deep, but running on a
cultural and historical landmark is worth it.
Race day: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Jackson Hole Marathon Go for a run surrounded by autumn colors, cool temperatures, and some of the most stunning scenery in the United States. Runners
navigate a flat point-to-point course from Jackson to the base of the Jackson Hole ski resort. After the race, swap stories over a pint at the
Mangy Moose.
Race day: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Touted as The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America
®, this race starts in
downtown Minneapolis and finishes at the state capitol in St. Paul. In addition to a beautiful course, participants receive a
virtual 'goodie bag' with exclusive deals and promotions and a
Brooks® long-sleeve technical shirt made just for finishers.
Race day: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Athens Classic Marathon You may not be an Olympian, but
you can run where they have. This race begins, appropriately in the town of Marathon, and finishes at the
Panathinaikon Stadium, the site of the
first Modern Olympic Games in 1896.
Race day: Sunday, November 13, 2016 Tell us in the comments what marathon is on your bucket list!
Photo Credit: Great Wall Marathon