Race Day: 24 September
Having begun in the year 1974, Berlin Marathon is a big running event held annually in Berlin, Germany, on the last weekend of September. It is one of the most popular races in the world, and saw 46,950 entrants in 2016. The most marathon world records for men and women have been set here, where the surface is even and temperatures are mild.
Race Day: 8 October
The Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors, and is held annually in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Marathon, earlier known as Mayor Daley Marathon was first held in 1977 and is now the fourth-largest race by number of finishers worldwide. Since 2008 the race has been sponsored by Bank of America, and is officially known as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Race Day: 27 October
The Dublin Marathon is an an annual full marathon (26.2 mile/ 42.2 km) event, held not the last Sunday of October (earlier, it was on the last Monday). The race was founded in 1980. Runners participating in the Dublin Marathon run a largely flat, scenic course through Dublin’s City Centre. The Dublin marathon is associated to a series of 4 other races in the calendar year. These races include, The Irish Runner 5 mile, The Frank Duffy 10 mile, Final 10k and the Dublin half Marathon.
New York City Marathon
Race Day: 5 November
The New York City Marathon started in the year 1970 and is the largest marathon in the world, with over 51,000 finishers in 2016 and almost 100,000 applicants for 2017! The first race was run entirely in Central Park, but the course now loops through the five boroughs of New York City, with streets lined with spectators and entertainment.
Race Day: 26 November
Osaka Marathon is an annual event held in Osaka, Japan in October. Aside from running the classic 26.2 mile distance, there is also a challenge run of 5.46 mile distance. The first race took place in 2011, which saw 27161 entrants and 26175 finishers.