5 Island Marathons We Would Actually Run

Island Marathon and Half-Marathons

June 17, 2016

Put these island marathons and half-marathons on your running bucket list (what, you don’t have one of those?) and combine your next race with an island vacation. Maybe we’re biased, but there’s no better way to celebrate after running a marathon than heading straight to the nearest beach chair … and not running.

best island marathons | the kauai marathon
The Kauai Marathon Courtesy The Kauai Marathon

When: September

Where: Kauai, Hawaii Distances: Half Marathon, Marathon Highlights: Run past hula dancers and Taiko drum troupes and through Kauai’s Tunnel of Trees. Register at The Kauai Marathon

best island marathons | the bermuda marathon
The Bermuda Marathon Courtesy The Bermuda Marathon

When: January

Where: Bermuda Distances: 1 mile, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, The Bermuda Triangle Challenge (3 races in 3 days) Highlights: The Bermuda Triangle Challenge lets participants run three races in three days and receive a bonus challenge medal. Register at The Bermuda Marathon

best island marathons | Marco Island half marathon
Marco Island Half Marathon Courtesy Marco Island Half Marathon

When: September


Where: Marco Island, Florida Distances: Half Marathon Highlights: Enjoy a small local race without huge crowds. Register at Marco Island Half Marathon

best island marathons | Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon Courtesy Kiawah Island Golf Resort

When: December

Where: Kiawah Island, South Carolina Distances: Marathon Highlights: Run through beautiful natural marshes and maritime forests. Register at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon

best island marathons | Havana Marathon
Havana Marathon Courtesy Havana Marathon

When: November

Where: Cuba Distances: 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon Highlights: Book a marathon tour package and see all the sites that Cuba has to offer before you enjoy your race. Register at Havana Marathon


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