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The hottest marathons in 2020

28th January 2020

The #JanuaryBlitz is nearly over, and you’re probably looking for a new fitness challenge, whilst also dreaming of a summer holiday.

So, why not take on a new fitness challenge that makes you grab your passport? Here are the best five marathons to run in 2020!

Kingston City Marathon, Jamaica

Early riser? This race is perfect for you! To beat the blazing Jamaican sun, this race beings at 4:40 am, leading runners through the capital city suburbs of Kingston. After the race, head to the near beaches Hellshire and Fort Clarence to relax and cool down in the waves.

Date: 15 March

Two males running in the Kingston City Marathon, Jamaica

Paris Marathon, France

A staple capital of the world, Paris hosts one of the world’s biggest marathons with over 40,000 runners taking part. Beginning at the Champs Elysees, it continues passed Notre Dame, the Place de la Bastille and the Eiffel Tower before reaching the Arc de Triomphe. Reach the 35km point and the organisers will hand you wine and cheese – a French tradition!

Date: 5 April

Aerial shot of runners at the Paris Marathon, France

Great Wall Marathon, China

The Great Wall of China hosts one of the world’s toughest but most rewarding marathons. It involves 5164 steps, at high temperatures, on two lengthy sections of the wall, through breath-taking views of Chinese villages and rice fields.

Register your interest fast, as this event is a sell-out with 2500 runners from over 60 nations!

Date: 16 May

Runners competing in the Great Wall Marathon, China

Kenya Safari Marathon

The thought of racing through wildlife might be off putting, but worry not! You’re covered by armed rangers located along the route and two helicopters patrolling the sky. In aid of Tusk, this marathon raises beneficial funds for local communities and wildlife projects whilst also offering a lifetime opportunity of running past herds of antelope and zebra on the way!

Date: 29th June

Landscape shot of the Kenya Safari Marathon

New York City Marathon, New York, USA

Pacing down the built-up streets of Manhattan, amongst many of the city skyscrapers with cheering crowds is a priceless running experience. Not only does this route involve the hills of Central Park but it includes a tour of the city’s five boroughs!

Date: 1 November

Scenic shot of runners during the New York City Marathon, USA