5 races to plan your next runcation around

In the northern hemisphere, the leaves are starting to fall and change to a beautiful orange-green shade. While the opposite is happening in the southern hemisphere with winter slowly receding into spring. Wherever you are in the world, those are 2 of the best seasons for running and its time to plan your next runcation around these races:

BMW Berlin Marathon

September 25, 2016

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Photo by Nikkita Nair

The Berlin Marathon is one of the most popular fall road races. Starting and finishing near the Brandenburg Gate, the marathon also immerses you in history. Because of the division in the city during the Cold War, the marathon events prior to 1990 only took place in the West of Berlin. In 1990, for the first time, the race took place in both East and West which marked a unique point in History and also showed the unifying ability of running. Undoubtedly, you’ll be immersing yourself in History but this marathon also takes you through the most iconic monuments and interesting neighbourhoods in the city!

BMO Okanagan Marathon

October 9, 2016

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Photo by Paul Kanciar

Known for being fast and flat, this is a popular fall marathon in beautiful Kelowna. This fun race takes you through the best of the Okanagan, through iconic neighbourhoods in Kelowna and along breathtaking views of the Okanagan Lake!

Amsterdam Marathon

October 16, 2016

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Known for its fast and beautiful course, the Amsterdam Marathon takes you on a beautiful tour of the city. Starting and finishing at the iconic Olympic Stadium, this marathon takes you through notable neighbourhoods such as the City Centre, Rijksmuseum – the famous passage which connects Amsterdam city centre with the south of Amsterdam as well as Vondelpark – the largest public park in Amsterdam!

Auckland Marathon 

October 30, 2016

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While it is Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, its  Spring in New Zealand! This beautiful marathon runs from Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore, through Takapuna to the Smales Farm Bus Station where it joins the Busway southbound to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. While running through some of the city’s best neighbourhoods, you’ll also be rewarded with panoramic views of Auckland’s waterfront!

Big Sur Half Marathon

November 13, 2016

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One of the most scenic race locations, Big Sur was described in 1912 as the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world”. Run along the Pacific coast on this beautiful course as you get unobstructed views of the ocean. Finish your race with some California wine and tour the regions best restaurants!

Which races are you running this fall?

Author: Nikkita Nair

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