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.

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

RUNNING GRAND PRIX AT GOODWOOD MOTOR CIRCUIT – SUNDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2023! We’re back at Goodwood Motor Circuit in 2023! Join us for our first Running GP event of 2023 and choose from a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 20 Mile or Marathon! At the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit, home to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood…
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2 / Hull Marathon & Relays Powered by Eon Visual Media & Brainworks

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Hull Marathon & Relays 2019. With a spectacular start in the shadow of 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…
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3 / Tough 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…
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4 / Bath Running Festival

The Bath Running Festival is a celebration of off road running around the beautiful hills and valleys of Bath. All the runs take in breathtaking vies of Bath from Sham Castle and the open meadows about Bathampton. The longer the race, the more hills and fantastic views you will get to experience. The half marathon and…
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5 / The Yorkshire Marathon

The Yorkshire Marathon has been a monster success since day one. In many ways it’s the jewel in the White Rose County's sporting crown. 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…
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6 / MBNA Chester Marathon

The multi-award-winning MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK’s only international marathon and has developed an enviable reputation with runners of all levels and abilities. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB course on closed roads, covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. You will run past all…
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