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23 Feb

Running America

US runnersTheir president may not be considered quick on his feet, but the USA is still home to some of the world’s biggest marathons. And for Brits hoping to sample a running event across the pond, Sports Tours International offers guaranteed entries and various travel packages.

Boston Marathon
The world’s oldest annual marathon and one of the World Marathon Majors, Boston returns offering a fast route. Sports Tours have now sold out of race entries for the 2017 event but if you have your own race entry you can still book the flight and hotel package with them.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Another World Marathon Major, Chicago Marathon turns 41 on 8 October. The marathon passes through 29 neighbourhoods and takes in Grant Park, Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park, Wrigley Field, and Sears Tower. The event is renowned for having a fast, flat course with elite and recreational runners alike targeting it for PBs, national and world records.

TCS New York City Marathon
The largest of the World Marathon Majors, New York City Marathon gives runners an epic journey of the Big Apple’s five boroughs. Around 50,000 participants are expected to descend on the city for the 47th staging of the race on 5 November. It promises to be an event to remember, remember…

Marine Corps Marathon
The race was originally created by Colonel James L. Fowler in 1975 to promote goodwill between the military and the post-Vietnam community. The race on 22 October takes in many of Washington’s major monuments, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and the Pentagon.

For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.