The month of March officially starts the Marathon season as weather starts to warm up.

With over 500 recreational marathons worldwide, budding athletes can attempt to run the 26 miles distance anywhere they want.

But what are the more extreme races out there?

Here are 16 races every runner must check off their bucket list!

 

Big Sur International Marathon

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This beautiful Californian marathon is along the region of the Big Sur and is regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

TCS New York City Marathon

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One of the greatest cities in the world hosts one of the most famous marathons in November.

The course runs through all five boroughs in the city, visiting some of the iconic sights.