Autumn brings with it the arrival of the eagerly anticipated London marathon ballot results and subsequently a lot of marathon excitement in the UK. There’s no question that running a marathon is an incredible achievement and large scale events like London, Manchester and Brighton attract thousands of runners every year.
Whether you’re chasing a PB or running for charity, it’s a race you’ll never forget. But if taking on a road marathon doesn’t appeal to you then it’s hard to know where to look for something that comes close to the classic 26.2 miles.
We’ve put together our top five marathon alternatives. Whether you’re looking for a tough fundraising challenge or for something a little different to get excited about then look no further.