Now that the new year is upon us, better get cracking on those resolutions. Did you vow to lose weight this year by running more? You should join the millions of people who not only love running as a hobby, but challenge themselves by completing some of the toughest races available. Don’t just go for a 2 mile run around the neighborhood, really push yourself and aim to take down a 26.2 mile marathon. So whether you are a running novice, or you have more participant bibs than a newborn, there’s surely a race nearby that you can jump into.
We looked at every state in the USA and chose the top marathon worth traveling for. So if you’re a road warrior who is looking for another medal to hang around your neck, or if you just want to figure out how to get off the couch and go running, consider any of these highly reviewed and participated in races from around the country. Some are more difficult than others, some have breathtaking scenery, and others are some of the most fun events you can handle while also getting blisters. Here’s the list:
Matt Moretti is a Senior Content & Media Analyst at Vacation Home Rentals. A Suffolk University graduate with a strong background in marketing and social media, Matt's favorite form of travel is via cruise ship. He also loves romantic comedies, Major League Baseball, and dogs wearing sweaters.