Whales, surfers, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean await those making the journey to Hawaii for the 2014 Maui Oceanfront Marathon.

 

With the formidable Haleakala Volcano and West Maui Mountains on the other side of the course, the Maui Oceanfront Marathon is truly one of the world’s most stunning running events.

 

The event course is not designed for runners to set blistering personal bests, but rather to take in all the natural beauty that Maui has to offer in a relaxing, enjoyable run

 

To beat the intense tropical heat, the marathon starts at 5.30am and there is even a 4.30am start for those who intend spending an extended period of time enjoying the gorgeous scenery on the marathon course.

 

Half Marathon, 15km, 10km and 5km events are also offered in this holiday destination event.

 

Of course there is also much happening on race day aside from the marathon itself.   There’s traditional Hawaiian entertainment plus a celebration dinner and whale watch cruise available for the enjoyment of participants.

 

So once you’ve finished the race, take some time to relax and unwind in one of the world’s most beautiful locations

 

 

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Marathon running is set to return to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities on 20th October, as the city of Dresden plays host to the 2013 edition of the Dresden Marathon.

 

With its rich history and culture, stunning architecture and charming “old town” feel, Dresden has rightly become regarded by tourists as one of Europe’s real gems.

 

The Dresden Marathon does a great job of including many of the city’s numerous highlights, including the Dresden Cathedral, Dresden Royal Palace, the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and gorgeous views of the River Elbe.

 

 

In addition to the endless architectural delights, the Marathon also offers runners a flat, fast course which is ideal for setting personal bests. Half Marathon, 10km and 4.2km distances are also offered. 

 

The event has become known for having a fantastic atmosphere, with bands playing along the course and cheery locals out in numbers to support runners. With approximately 7500 runners participating across all four distances last year, the event is ideally sized to be a well organised, enthralling and personal event for runners.

 

A brilliantly run event in one of the world’s nicest cities, the Dresden Marathon is absolutely an event worth making a trip for. 

 

 

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