The travel experts at Flight Centre highlight four spectacular destination marathons to put on your radar this year.
Marathons don’t come much more magnificent than the Petra Desert Marathon, with the ancient city providing a stunning backdrop to your run. With full and half-marathon options, this challenging course is filled with steep ascents and descents, but you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to admire the city’s incredible ruins.
Packages start from HK$16,599.
Known as the world’s fastest course, the Berlin Marathon draws both elite and amateur competitors all hoping to record a new best time. With around one million spectators lining the route to cheer racers on, the course begins and ends near the imposing Brandenburg Gate, looping through the city’s boroughs along the way.
Packages start from HK$12,659.
Looking for the running experience of a lifetime? Tick the largest marathon in the world off your bucket list with the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. Charting a course through New York’s five boroughs, the marathon begins on Staten Island and ends in Central Park.
Packages start from HK$18,299.
Home to more than 2,000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sacred pagodas and beautiful temples are scattered across the plains of Bagan for this spectacular race in one of the world’s hottest travel destinations.
Packages start from HK$11,099.
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