The 10 Best Marathons to Run in America

The 10 Best Marathons to Run in America

Big Sur Marathon
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In what's consistently named one of the world's most scenic marathons, starting in Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur, this marathon follows Highway 1 through towering redwoods, blooming wildflowers and past the rocky cliffs of the California coast. Pass the Point Sur Lighthouse, then try not to get too distracted after you pump up the two-mile Hurricane Point climb and are dwarfed by a perfect view of the iconic Bixby Bridge (which you'll shortly cross while being serenaded by a tux-wearing man playing a grand piano). Finish the course running through actual strawberry fields that (thankfully) do not last forever.

Usually in: April/May
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