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super sixes Big city marathon alternatives

It's hard not to get caught up in marathon fever at this time of year. Here are six alternatives to the London marathon that show there are plenty of great options outside of the capital if you want to take on the ultimate runner's challenge.

1Goodwood Motor Circuit Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, 20 mile & Marathon

Join us for a unique opportunity to run a Marathon, 20 mile, Half Marathon, 10k or 5k at the World famous Goodwood Motor Circuit. Enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth, traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit, located at the foot of the Sussex Downs!

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Chichester, West Sussex
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2Hull Marathon & Relays Powered by Eon Visual Media & Brainworks

The Hull Marathon will return in 2019, featuring the 2 and 4 person relays and Fitmums & Friends Fun Run. With a spectacular start by the North tower on the Humber Bridge, the marathon takes you through the town of Hessle before heading through West Hull, the historic City centre, Victoria Dock and finishing in the magnificent East Park.

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Humber Bridge to East Park, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire
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3Tough Runner Trail Marathon - Afan Forest

The Tough Runner Trail Marathon, part of the first ever Tough Runner Trail Festival, is set to have an outstanding 26.2 mile course. Over the last few months, the team at Tough Runner UK has been working closely with Natural Resources Wales to develop courses that are safe, fun, challenging and extremely awesome! This race will take you on a journey, both mentally and physically, through the beautiful surroundings of the Afan Forest Country Park.

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Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
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4Bath Running Festival

A celebration of off-road running around the beautiful hills and valleys of Bath. All runs take in breath-taking views, and the longer the race, the more fantastic views (and hills) you will get. The half marathon and marathon routes include sections along the Kennet & Avon Canal and also some of the toughest hills in and around Bath.

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Bath, NE Somerset
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York Marathon

5The Yorkshire Marathon

This popular and picturesque run, with fantastic PB potential, takes participants past some of York's most historic sights and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.

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York
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6MBNA Chester Marathon

A multi-award winning and international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval City of Chester. Expect fast times over this stunning PB marathon course on closed roads covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. Run past all Chester's iconic landmarks before heading out to the countryside and villages, returning alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse.

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Chester Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire
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