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.
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
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
Where: Marco Island, Florida Distances: Half Marathon Highlights: Enjoy a small local race without huge crowds. Register at Marco Island Half Marathon
Where: Kiawah Island, South Carolina Distances: Marathon Highlights: Run through beautiful natural marshes and maritime forests. Register at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon
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