York’s five boroughs in one of the world’s greatest city marathons or want to mix it with the best runners in the world at the Great Ethiopian Run, our pick of the top 20 foreign races to do before you die is sure to inspire you to add a few more races
Rome Marathon (Italy, March)It's no wonder that foreign runners make up more than a third of the field for this race, which is effectively a 26.2-mile sightseeing tour around the Eternal City. The race is held on a Sunday in March, and takes
is an ideal opportunity to test your legs against foreign competitors. The one lap course is run along the sea-front and has a short climb near the finish. What the organisers say: “More like a fun run atmosphere, with the foreign runners adding
to its detailsAnd on our wishlistRate foreign races (high time we listed key overseas events)Search by rating (eg show the most beginner-friendly races in the North)And a few secret things...
, it is still a small, intimate affair – with just over 2000 runners. The vast majority are foreign runners, attracted by the undeniable charms of the city and an increasingly swift course. Although the city is strongly behind the race and everything runs
miniature classic.Don't think we're being swayed because we're hosting online entry for the 2005 race (you can enter by post too). We're just terrifically excited that a race like this - traditionally the preserve of foreign countries - has now established
Big Sur Marathon, CaliforniaIf there's a better excuse for a holiday – and a better way to see the sights – than a foreign race, we don't know it. We asked you to tell us about your favourite overseas events, and the results are tantalisingly good
with specific parts or components available only in a foreign market. When these parts wear out or break down, you will need to go back to that market for replacements. You must check the warranty cover, too. Manufacturers such as Cervélo and Trek offer a
on foreign training and racing trips for over 15 years - and we love it when you tell us that the feling is mutual.This year we'd modestly suggest you should cancel all your other travel plans and come away with us - because we've created our most mouth
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