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Q: Running 1/2 marathons around the world ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Running 1/2 marathons around the world
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: finners-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 28 Jun 2006 14:36 PDT
Expires: 28 Jul 2006 14:36 PDT
Question ID: 741848
I'm running around the world in 24 days completing a half marathon in
24 locations and need to come up with routes in
certain locations - preferably as traffic free as possible ie running
alongside rivers, by sea, in parks, in forests, on pavements - but
generally avoiding traffic lights and road crossing - locations off
interest are Reykjavik,  Rio de Janerio, Sao Paulo, Dallas, Los
Angeles, Vancouver, Anchorage, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Delhi,
Mumbai, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Athens, Amsterdam.  These do not need to
organised 1/2 marathons - only a route - between 7-13.1 miles (we can
multi lap or run part twice to make it easier).
Subject: Re: Running 1/2 marathons around the world
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 29 Jun 2006 04:59 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear Finners, 


Each year, in August, a marathon (as well as half-marathon, 10 km run,
etc.) takes place in Reykjavik.

Iceland Marathon
<> (this
year it will be on August 19th).

The marathon site also offers some ideas for running routes in
Reykjavik for the every day (or for training). The explanations on the
routes are in Icelandic, but the map is clear, and there is also a
link to a city map.

Where to Run in Reykjavik

City Map

Another Reykjavik City Map

This is the site of a running club in Reykjavik. Yes, I know, the site
is in Icelandic. But I bet that the club people would love to run with
you when you drop by:
Contact man for the club: Prof. gst Kvaran
Under "running" you can find a handful of other Icelandic running sites. 


In Rio, "Run the Planet" has several suggestions for routes: 
Run the Planet - Rio de Janeiro

For example: " If you want a longer run, you can follow the bike track
from Copacabana to Ipanema. Although near Copacabana, Ipanema has his
own peculiar atmosphere. If you want to go even longer, the bicycle
lane along Flamengo and Botafogo is a great choice for a "Long Run".
You can run 12 miles coming from Botafogo to Santos Dumont Airport
through Flamengo Park."

It also has great running advice for Sao Paulo: 

For example:
"If you want to run in So Paulo's north zone (Santana's Ward) you can
choose Braz Leme avenue or Horto Florestal. At Braz Leme avenue you
can run 8 to 10 kilometers. Start at Braz Leme avenue, then turn right
at Santos Dumont avenue, then Olavo Fontoura street (you will pass in
front of Sambodromo, were the annual Carnival fest occurs). At the end
of this street you turn right (near Casa Verde bridge) and you are
again at Braz Leme avenue. You will do a circle. At Braz Leme avenue
there is a McDonald's restaurant and in front of it there is a police
station. It is a beautiful and safe place to run. Enjoy it!"

A local running club in Rio, Copacabana Runners, has on its site more
routes for you.
Copa Cabana Runners
<> (go to "where to run"
on the left hand side menu; choose Rio de Janeiro; and choose Sao
Paulo, they have advices for both).

MapMyRun has several mapped running routes in these two cities: 

Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo

The Rio Marathon's Website might also come in handy

The Sao Paulo Marathon and Half-Marathon have websites, but strangely
enough for an international event, they are Portuguese only:

Maraton de Sao Paulo

Corpore Half Marathon

Rio Maps

Sao Paulo Map


Dallas, Texas has several good running rouets, as can be seen in the
following sites:

Run The Planet

Map my Run (161 suggestions!)

Dallas Area Running Guide
<> (PDF)

Houston Area Road Runners Association 
(Four training routes and one race route). 

Favourite Run 
48 routes in Dallas to choose from 

And, there is also 
Dallas Guide - Runners' World

And a club: 
Cross Country Club of Dallas

DALLAS - Athletic Elite Group
Contact: Chris Thomas 214-876-6138 

The Dallas Half Marathon


Run the Planet provides some very good LA routes

Map My Run provides 154 runs

Favorite Run has its own routes

Harra has routes in LA vacinity (Pasadena, etc.) <> 

Races in LA
<> (incl. half-marathons)

Sonme ideas at the Cool Runner forum


Regarding Vancouver: 

Map my Run - 58 routes

Run the Planet recommendations

Pacific Running Guides
<> - is an interesting
company, offering a guided running tours.

The Running Room company offers routes in Vancouver as part of their site: 
Running Room 

Stanley Park Map

A local club, Vancouver Front Runners

Vancouver Sun Run

Vancouver Half-Marathon


Anchorage @ Run the Planet

Anchorage @ Map My Run

Anchorage - Favorite Run 

Mayor's Marathon (half marathon ran in Anchorage)

Anchorage Running Club


Melbourne - Run the Planet
Perth Running - Run the Planet

Melbourne - Map my Run

A list of running clubs in Victoria, including many in Melbourne
A list of clubs in Western Australia (incl. Perth)

Running events in Melbourne (and the rest of Australia)

Melbourne Marathon is due in November 2006 (or any year for that
matter), but the website is acting funny:

Virtual Tourist Forum - Perth Running Routes

West Australian Marathon Club

Run the Planet ? Singapore

Singapore ? Map my Run

The site of the Singapore Marathon (Annually in December) also
contains links to running clubs and clinics

SG Runners


Run the Planet ? Delhi
Run the Planet Mumbai

Map My Run ? 1 Route for Delhi

IndiaMike ? Forum Discussion on Delhi Running Routes

Delhi Marathon 0 takes place in February

Hutch Delhi Half Marathon ? in October

Mumbai Marathon ? January


Run the Planet ? Dubai
< > 

Dubai Marathon - January

The Terry Fox Run

Creek Hash (Running Club)


Addis Ababa ? Run the Planet

Ethipia Run
Races in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa Hash House Harriers


Athens ? Run the Planet

Athens is notoriously smogged. Note this not-so-optimistic description
: ?Usually when I travel I can find some really running routes. Not so
in Athens. On one run I was nearly attacked by a German shepherd. The
worst part is I don?t believe he understood the expletives I shouted
towards him! After that experience, I resorted to training inside the
Village. The workout I settled upon was a set of 3 X 1 mile ? straight
uphill, with no curves. I literally was unable to see the finish point
(smog) from my start at the bottom of the Village.? (SOURCE: ?Jack
Todd's Report on the XII Paralympic Games?, <>).

Athens Marathon (November)


Amsterdam ? Run the Planet

Amsterdam ? Map my Run

Amsterdam HHH Running Club 

Amsterdam Marathon

Finally, I was very offended that you?re planning a round the world
run and haven?t thought of dropping by these routes:
-	Tiergarten
-	Treptower Park and Spree-Park
-	Around the Mueggelsee
-	And many more that are available in Berlin (which, unlike Athens or
LA, is not all smoggy!).

Run the Planet

Berlin HHH
<> and <> 

Berlin Running Routes

Berlin Marathon


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