My very first marathon was the LA Marathon in 2014. This is the marathon I always cherish and remember the most. I wait for this marathon every single year.
The LA Marathon takes you from the Dodger's Stadium all the way to the Santa Monica Pier. The cheering crowds are the biggest crowds you will get in the West Coast and the course with the most runners, to be exact 25,000 marathoners.
You will live for this moment and you will fall in love with the marathon distance. There's just no marathon in the West Coast like the LA Marathon. #RunConqur
The Big Sur International Marathon actually has the title for the most beautiful marathon in the WORLD! Believe it, because it truly is the the most beautiful marathon and it's in California. Also, Registration is lottery-based, so best of luck to you!
This race takes you through the ragged edge of the Western World, on the scenic Highway 1.
It's a true experience but with all this beauty, a lot of sacrifice comes in. This marathon is made of simply high elevation, head-strong winds and mile long hills. Gained elevation is at 2,182 but it's worth it! Trust me!
You have to run the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon! Never have I ran a marathon that has a tourist destination every mile! This marathon left me speechless with all the beauty it holds.
Running through the Golden Gate Bridge not once but twice is just the sprinkle in your cupcake. I loved this race and I'm a big fan of how well organized it is as well. They offer all type of distances, from 5k to ultra-marathon.
Crossed the finish line to the HUMID, WINDY and SUNNY Miami Marathon to become #MIAMIFAMOUS 🌞
This marathon was everything you ever wanted, best marathon expo and filled with thousands of international runners. The beautiful scenery and running through the whole city with so many water stations.
THE FINISH LINE was beautiful, I loved it!
But 0.30 out you were hit with the strongest WIND, the wind literally pushed me back 🤣
This marathon takes place normally at the end of January, except for 2020 it took place two weeks into February. Really recommend it!
The Catalina Island Trail Marathon is actually California's oldest trail marathon. You take a boat ride from Avalon (Mainland) to Two-Harbor. It starts in Two-Harbor and finishes in Avalon. You run through the whole island, green land of hills and see Bisons through the course.
I love running in nature, but what I love most is running near the ocean. This trail marathon is one tough marathon because of the elevation and rolling hills but truly an experience!
This marathon takes place in the beginning of March, normally 2 weeks before the LA Marathon. Experience the Catalina Island Conservancy the way it was intended to be experienced, on foot, running, and noticing the history and beauty of the island.
In May 2019, I was lucky to win 5 marathons giveaways from Hotel Elevations Studios. I decided to celebrate graduating from college with a marathon 3 days before I walked the stage.
The course was perfectly fine with beautiful beach views and clif views from Mile 22-24.
The weather was the challenge. As soon as we started the race, a rainstorm started with hale, water puddles past my ankles, and strong headwinds. It was a challenge but truly worth it with all those beautiful views.
This race is the Surfer's Path Marathon which runs through Capitola for the first half and then you run though Santa Cruz. This race is known to be a sunny race but this year it wasn't. Be ready for trails, you run through trails from mile 20-24ish.
If you're looking for a fall marathon, this is the one to sign up for. Narrangansett is a small town in Rhode Island and it's
beautiful in so many ways.
The race starts at the Narragansett Beach with strong winds and very cold weather. You get to see the sunrise as you run through neighborhood houses next to the beach.
You run through Red Maple trees and Yellow Birch Trees 🍁 Then you run through the Narrow river, the Marina and finish
back at the Narragansett Beach 🌊
The most downhill marathon I have ever ran. This marathon takes place at the end of June in Portland, Oregon. You start at the top of Mt.Hood and run downhill until mile 17.
From Mile 17-26, it's rolling hills. The nature is Oregon is magnificent, like no other. The coldness makes it even better.
The only downside to this marathon is
that the roads are still open to cars. You have insanely fast cars/trucks driving on your left.
The perfect course for a PR!
This course was made only for one reason and that is to PR! In 2018, they hosted it back in October which made it a very freezing marathon in Big Bear. I actually loved the freezing weather.
But this year they decided to host it until November, which caused the marathon to be a
hot one. I still recommend it because the course
is perfect! 100% Recommend it for those who
are trying to Boston Qualify without dying.
In my opinion, the most difficult marathon out there. The marathon starts at midnight and you run through Area 51. 13 miles are straight up hill. The other 7 miles are downhill and the
last 6 miles are flat.
It's definitely an experience.
You will see dead cows, birds, snakes and maybe an ALIEN. I warned you. I was abducted from 2:00AM-3:00AM, I don't remember a thing.
Just kidding, I was falling asleep during that time.
From Area 51 to Rachel, Nevada (still Area 51)
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