Every year runners around the world participate in different marathons in numerous world cities. Some of these marathons are sponsored by different organizations and companies while others are designed to raise money for charity. On the other hand, some marathons have been created to simply provide runners with a unique experience beyond the norm.
One of the craziest marathons found anywhere in the world is France’s Marathon du Medoc. This is a unique blend of elements from Mardi Gras and Halloween as well as the historic musical festival known as Woodstock. At the starting line, participants imbibe in a sip of wine as a trapeze artist performs overhead. The winding course of this race passes through multiple vineyards, also, runners will pass multiple refreshment stands with a variety of food items such as oysters, ice cream and other snacks. When runners reach the last 100 meters of the race, they pass over red carpet spread especially in their honour and as the race began, it also ends with more wine.
Another marathon that is very different and not for the faint of heart is the Great Wall Marathon.
For any runner who also is a fan of casino gambling, The Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas Marathon, which is part of Las Vegas’s attempts to branch out further than casinos in the days of online rivals like GamingClub.com, may be a race that they would like to participate in. Last year, over 30,000 runners from around the globe participated in the race which has gained a lot of notoriety since it was first run in 1967. Over the years, the actual course has been altered and today, the race concludes at a spot located between the Mirage and Venetian casinos.