What is the world's best marathon (experience)?

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29/01/2013 at 20:42

I have regularly visited these forums and enjoyed the reviews of UK events but I have missed an international overview of marathons, in particular because I really enjoy the "weekend abroad incl marathon" concept.


Up came the idea for RateRuns - a site where marathon runners rate the marathons they have participated in and influence and inspire others.

Take a look at RateRuns HERE and rate and review the marathon you like the most or would like to share your opinion about. I - and many others - look forward to your input and join the race(s) you enjoyed the most.

29/01/2013 at 20:48

Marathon tourism.

26 miles of concrete and tarmac only more expensive.

29/01/2013 at 21:59
I await someone who has run every marathon in the world to give the definitive answer to this. Until then it's Milton Keynes all the way.
30/01/2013 at 07:25

@Sussex Runner, will definitely consider Milton Keynes but in order to give this race some more attention, please leave your rating here http://rateruns.com/?p=593 to help people in their decision making between Barcelona, Dubai or Milton Keynes

30/01/2013 at 11:14
Kris Gotsch wrote (see)

@Sussex Runner, will definitely consider Milton Keynes but in order to give this race some more attention, please leave your rating here http://rateruns.com/?p=593 to help people in their decision making between Barcelona, Dubai or Milton Keynes

He doesn't need to put it on your site.. He has put it here and that is good enough

30/01/2013 at 11:36
Yeah I put my race reports on Runners World.
30/01/2013 at 13:21

Just tried to get on that site and it is blocked by works virus filter - must be dodgy!!!

30/01/2013 at 22:51

Went to review Liverpool but its not on! Richie.

30/01/2013 at 23:33

The best event is Comrades, hands down!

How do you beat 54 miles through South Africa with a million people lining the route to cheer you on?

31/01/2013 at 05:11
For me it was the Picnic. How can you beat over 6000' of ascent on an off road mara? Then again, there's Snowdonia. Running in mountains, lovely views. Or Loch Ness and the chance of seeing a monster ( as well as more mountains and scenery. Is there a theme there?). So many more. Oh it's just so hard to make a decision and it's so subjective. And there's so many Mara's I haven't done yet.

Think I'll have to find a website where other people rate races I haven't done before. Wait a minute. I know one. RunnersWorld.....

;-)
01/02/2013 at 12:17

Thanks everyone and agree that the co.uk version of RunnersWorld is great for UK races reviews/ratings (just like the .com version is great for the runs in the US). What I find missing, however, was for example input and ideas for Copenhagen v.s. Stockholm marathon...etc.

@Richard Harrison 17 - Liverpool has been added to the site. Here is the link http://rateruns.com/?p=795 , thanks for the tip

Edited: 01/02/2013 at 12:25
03/02/2013 at 17:33

Two new ratings/reviews up on Liverpool Marathon (thanks if it was someone from here) and today new ratings and inspiring reviews on for example Dubai, London, Marrakech and more.

Look forward to see more ratings on www.rateruns.com which will inspire people to participate in your favorite marathon

03/02/2013 at 19:03
Wow. Someone rating London !
03/02/2013 at 20:46

SR,

Milton Keynes, seriously the best??????

Got to disagree.

I did it last year and whilst the route was OK and given the weather support good the  finish was rubbish (cf Reading's stadium finish) organisation was pants and the wait for baggage at the end was awful.

Edited: 03/02/2013 at 20:47
24/02/2013 at 22:27

First "Hidden Gem" marathon has been added to RateRuns - http://bit.ly/UYoCsC

25/02/2013 at 08:11
Hardly a hidden gem, it's covered regularly in magazines and on line
25/02/2013 at 09:00
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
I await someone who has run every marathon in the world to give the definitive answer to this. Until then it's Milton Keynes all the way.

I see a flaw in your thinking.

The person who has run them all may well give a fairer view than the person who has, say, only run Milton Keynes.  But, it's just one person.  Do we really trust their judgement that implicitly?  I think what we have to wait for here is for all of the people in the world to have run all of the marathons in the world first.  Only then will we get the cross-section of opinion that we need here.

Having said all of that, i'm still fairly certain it will be Milton Keynes.


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