Athens Marathon The Authentic will host the 21st World Congress of AIMS in November. The congress will include the 10th AIMS Marathon Symposium, which is traditionally held the day before this historic marathon.


From 10th-12th November the congress is a chance for race directors worldwide to meet, hear key speakers on a range of topical subjects and to swap ideas both formally in discussion groups and informally at social events.


The event is open to more than 400 member events from more than 120 countries. Details of the Congress theme and speakers will be released soon.



Linked to the congress and symposium will be the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award and gala evening on 11th November and Marathon flame lighting ceremony at the historic battle site near Marathon, north of Athens, on 12th November.


Athens Marathon The Authentic will begin at Marathon on 13th November. Entries for this amazing race open in April.



Milton Keynes Marathon


2 May

The MK Marathon has a new and improved route for 2016, which is a lot flatter, much more scenic and includes numerous beautiful lakes, picturesque parks and even the meandering grand union canal. And of course the superb stadium finish! Organisers have created a truly spectacular running experience for runners.









Christchurch Airport Marathon

5 June

Now based back at Christchurch’s iconic Cathedral Sqaure, this flat, fast and spectator friendly figure-8 course that will take you on a scenic tour of quintessentially Christchurch landmarks such as Hagley Park, Avon River, Oxford Terrace and Canterbury Museum. The city is still rebuilding after devastating earthquakes but it’s good to see life back in the CBD – and this event has distances for everyone.

Almere City Run


12 June


Voted one of the 100 most fun races in the Netherlands, this event offers distances up to a half marathon. Courses are flat and varied, taking in the Almere shopping centre and a range of green parks. All events start and finish on The Esplanade.


Almere is the newest city in the Netherlands. It was built on reclaimed land, with the first house finished in 1976.





Windsor Half Marathon


25 September

Register now for this regal event held entirely in Windsor Great Park – and enjoy a morning start for the first time in its history. Until this year, the run began in the early afternoon but warm autumn weather and traffic congestion helped to persuade the Crown Estate to allow a 10am start from this year. This should make the day more comfortable for everyone – and allow time for sight-seeing in Windsor before heading home.


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