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What are your top places in the world to run?

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Sales | Nomad | Photography, ahimsaimages


1. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, USA
2. Bondi to Bronte, Sydney, Australia
3. Casablanca promenade, Casablanca, Morocco
4. Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. Dubrovnik (non-old city), Croatia

This was a much harder exercise (no pun intended) than I originally thought. I've left out so many incredible runs but these are my favourites, with SanFran taking the gold medal.

I bloody love this run! It's a got a bit everything; fresh pine smell, crisp mornings, fellow runners, incline, decline, bison, an old Dutch windmill and the pièce de résistance: a beach at the end - if you make it down that far of course.

As you can tell, I love a coastal run - not only for the views but a swim after. If you want more info about any of these runs i.e. where to start, end, how long, hot tips etc, ping me.

Tell me your top 5 - different country for each!

7 months ago (edited)
Founder & Director of Mappy Hour

The most beautiful run I've ever been on was along the water in Capetown. 10/10 would recommend!

7 months ago
Travel Blogger,

If you're thinking of fun runs (non- competitive) Africa has too many to be listed here (at W4A we're launching an outdoor marketplace listing them all).

My favorite competitive run in South Africa is the Comrades Marathon, a 56 mile down-run from the inland city Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal to the coastal city Durban. It alternates between up- and down-runs each year and is the oldest marathon in Africa (est 1921). This year, its an up-run (Dbn to Pmb) happening June 10.

7 months ago
Co-Founder & Photographer, Love and Road

So hard to pick only 5, these are my memorable ones:

1 - Along Po River, Turin - Italy
2 - Chinatown, Bangkok - Thailand
3 - Beach Promenade, Balneario Camboriu - Brazil
4 - Snow run in Brandnertal - Austria
5 - Marrakech Medina, Morocco

I used to do a lot of running & sightseeing when visiting a new place, now my knees are killing me 😂

7 months ago
Sales | Nomad | Photography, ahimsaimages

The Marrakech Medina run would be wild!

I used to run from Bab Doukkala to the Cyber Park and then do a few laps around the park. It was the only place I didn't have to duck and weave every two steps.

7 months ago
Tour Operator, Steri Tours and Travel

Kenya has beautiful trails. Lewa Conservancy, Litein, Limuru Tea Plantation trails, Mt.Kenya Lake Ellis, Mt.Longonot.

7 months ago
Blogger, Journey Era

Madeira, Portgual... trail running paradise

7 months ago
Head of Retailing Strategy, Travelport

1. Along the beachfront in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme (around the lagoon in Lagoa would be good alternative - though a lot hotter usually)
2. Around Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland

6 months ago
Experience Creator, The Green Maya Project

Yucatan, Mexico! It's great for long distances because it's flat. The humidity makes you sweat fast and helps you to stay cool. I would recommend running first thing in the morning because of the intense sun. There are races every weekend.

6 months ago
Customer service, Aloft Hotels

The most beautiful run I've ever been on was along the water in Dubai . 10/10 would recommend!

6 months ago
Freelance Food & Travel Writer,

I’m from Hawaii, the only full marathon I’ve ever run is the Honolulu Marathon. Mostly because I’m slow and there’s no time limit, but also it’s a beautiful course starting off with fireworks at 5am (it does get hot later so the early start is welcome!), Christmas lights in downtown, seaside views and a finish at Kapiolani Park in the shadow of Diamond Head. :)

I also used to love the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco each October until it was canceled. Hilly, but so well organized and nice cool temps + wine country the next day as a reward! :)

6 months ago
Digital Nomad, Outcast Vagabond

South Beach in Miami (USA)

5 months ago