I think most (all?) runners have a list of marathons (or other races) that we’d like to complete in our lifetime. With the New York City Marathon coming up this weekend, it has me thinking about my list. Some are realistic, some not so much. Here it is.
It falls just three weeks after Toronto’s other premiere event, the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and from what I’ve heard offers a much more scenic (and challenging) course and usually more favourable weather conditions.
The only marathon in the world that starts in one country and finishes in another. After reading Marci’s report I am even more excited about this one.
I’m pretty sure it’s one of the best around for crowd support, and it’s in our nation’s capital. I’ve never even been there!
I’ve never ventured west of Ontario (within Canada) but would love to see British Columbia. I’ve been told Vancouver is a must-do for Canadians.
the obvious one: New York City
New York is my favourite place I have ever visited. It’s an amazing city and this would be an event like no other.
Earlier this year I watched Spirit of the Marathon and left the theatre knowing I had to run Chicago one day.
San Francisco (Women’s)
Chocolate on the course, probably the most stylish race tee, a Tiffany finisher’s necklace, firefighters and all kinds of other girlie amenities, all in a beautiful city. What more could a girl ask for?
Walt Disney World Marathon
Need I say more?
A girl can dream.
Far & Away
My hubby was born and raised in England. Last year I spent a week in London with my Mom (thank you radio contest!) and had the time of my life. I love the city and what better way to embrace it?
Great Wall of China
This is my big goal. Of the world’s adventure marathons, it’s the one I want to complete. I first had the idea about a year ago and hubby and I actually considered planning it for 2009. We poured over budgets and itineraries and were pretty serious about it, but in the end we decided to put it off for now. But mark my words: we will do it one day.
So, what’s on your list?