The search is on again to find the AIMS Best Marathon Runner.


Up to three male and female candidates will be nominated for the award after the Berlin Marathon on 27th September. Results from the world’s major marathons are considered when selecting the nominees.


Of a total prize fund of $50,000, the winning male and female will each receive $15,000. Other nominees will receive $5,000.


AIMS will host the award ceremony at a gala event in Athens on 6th November, on the eve of the Athens Authentic Marathon.

Other awards

made at the ceremony are:


Lifetime Achievement Award – to a person who has given long-time service to the advancement of distance running.


Green Award – to an AIMS member race which practices innovative policies in pursuing an environmentally friendly event.


Social Award – to an AIMS member race which best integrates and services the wider social purposes of their host community.


The 9th AIMS Marathon Symposium will be held in Athens on

7th November.

Oslo Marathon

19 September

If you’re looking for something flat, scenic and Scandinavian, run Oslo. You’ll start and finish at the medieval Akershus Fortress at Festningsplassen, run along the seafront and pass by such grand constructions as Kirkegata, Kongensgate and Vippetangen, not to mention the Opera House and town hall (Radhusplassen). There’s also a good chance of a PB.







City to Surf Tauranga

27 September

Enjoy a day at the sea with a 12km run from Tauranga to Mount Maunganui, or a 5km run around the base of the Mount. Both have their own natural beauty, offer plenty of sea air and stunning scenery. It’s all over by early afternoon, leaving plenty of time to relax on the beach.

Great Barrier Reef Marathon


1 November

There is no starter’s gun here. You leave when the sun rises over the Coral Sea. The first 4.5km running on the compact beach sands of Port Douglas sets the scene for how spectacular this race will be. Look for sugar cane to the left, rain forest on the right and a really decent hill on Bump Track.








Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon


17 January

Entries open soon and sell out fast for this event - and this is the 20th anniversary year. The event has grown from strength to strength – from a race of just around 1,000 participants in 1997 to becoming the largest participatory sporting event in Hong Kong with 73,000 runners in 2015.


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