Tarsus Half Marathon
This event celebrated its 10th anniversary but its roots are ancient. Tarsus, in Mersin Province, Turkey, goes back more than 6,000 years and has long been an important stop for traders. It is where Mark Antony first met Cleopatra and where Paul, the Apostle, was born. The half marathon route celebrates the historic roads of Tarsus, which were built and used by the Romans around 500-600AD.
Tough Guy and Gal Challenge series
May – August
New Zealand’s original mud run series just got bigger. The Tough Guy & Gal Challenge is expanding to six locations, beginning on 24th May at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay and ending with three consecutive weekends at Lakes Ranch, Rotorua. The popular 6km and 12km races are also scheduled in Palmerston North, Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the 10k/5k and Fun Run event, organised by Charlotte YMCA. Held in the beautiful Ballantyne Corporate Park, it's the perfect race for beginning runners to elite runners and every level in between making it fun for the entire family. The run attracted more than 2,000 participants last year and continues to grow within the community.
Fancy a scenic 14km run from central Sydney to Bondi Beach? Entries are open now for the Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac. Whether you’re a front runner or a fun runner, you’ll go at a pace that suits you, thanks to well organised starting waves. Save your energy for Heartbreak Hill and enjoy the spectacular sea views as you sweep down to the finish near Bondi Pavilion.
The MTS Kharkiv International Marathon is set to hit the streets of the Eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the first time in April this year.
An event which promises to be a positive and uplifting experience for participants and supporters alike, organisers are very excited to be bringing a big, professional distance running event to one of Ukraine’s biggest cities.
Offering marathon, half marathon, 10km, 3km and relay events, the organisers are placing a strong emphasis on making Kharkiv an event accessible to all comers regardless of running experience or ability. For budding young runners there are also children’s events available.
With the route along Kharkiv’s three major arteries, Sumskaya, Pushkinskaya and Lenin Avenue, runners are able to truly experience the heart of Kharkiv. Along the way runners will be surprised and amazed by just how much beauty Kharkiv has to offer with attractions such as Gorky Central Park, Taras Shevchenko Park and the exquisite Zerkalnaya Struya.
The inaugural MTS Kharkiv International Marathon is displaying a lot of promise as an exciting, positive new event. Why not mix up your 2014 running calendar with something a little different, something unexpected? You may find you are pleasantly surprised.