Running is an adventure. Find your next one.
Whether you’re a hobby runner, a marathoner or just someone looking to start: every continent offers races that can open up a whole new running world for you. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you 7 truly unforgettable – and unmissable – races to run.
Starting with the “Happiest run on the planet”, thousands of Australian runners burst into colors to express their pure joy of running. No stop watches. No podiums. This 5K city run is all about one thing: adding a bit more color to your life.
Up to the Piz Kesch, over the Sertigpass und then back to Davos: for 30 years the majestic Swiss Alps have been challenging runners with the world’s biggest mountain ultra-run. The reward for anyone willing to embrace the 78K and 2500m altitude adventure is the indescribably beautiful scenery and breathtaking running experience.
This September, Red Bull is challenging American “calf muscles” at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City with a 400m race straight up the Olympic ski jump. The steepest 400 meter race in the world proves that any track can be a running track with enough imagination.
Piercing cold temperatures, icy winds, and a bizarre landscape formed of snow and ice: the Antarctica Ice Marathon is the ultimate running adventure in braving the elements – and of course, a chance to embrace the unrivalled purity that this landscape has to offer.
The Bagan Temple Run takes you on a journey allowing you to explore an ancient culture: 42 magical kilometers, crossing rice fields, secluded villages all the way up to the finish line in front of the Htilominlo Temple, built in 1211, making this race an unforgettable experience for every explorer.
Any time of day is a good time for a run: and at the Energizer Night Races across Mexico and Argentina, runners start their 5 or 10K runs after sunset. Provided with LED headlamps, the runners conquer their cities and prove to all that there is no one “best” time to run.
Running connects people: for 14 years, the biggest running event in Africa brings together hobby runners and athletes from all over the world. Dressed in the colors of the Ethiopian flag, 40’000 runners flood the capital Addis Adaba in vibrant greens, reds and yellows – a sea of color flowing through the city streets in a scene that needs to be witnessed to be believed.
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the races out there.
See even more races worldwide with the official On events calendar here.
Found your next race? Find the shoe that will get you there.