August 2013 : Marathons Calendar

04 Aug 2013 00:02
Jean-Loup Fenaux

Here is a selection of Marathons organized in August 2013 that were previously featured in our monthly newsletter.

Marathons selection

Brisbane Marathon
Credit : Brisbane Running Festival

Australia – Queensland – Sunday August 4, 2013 – 06:00 The course of the race is mostly flat except for the bridges the runners will have to cross along the way. After running through Brisbane’s major city streets, across the Story Bridge, along the Brisbane River, they will finish in the Botanical Gardens.More info…

Forest Park Marathon
Credit : Slam Szapucki

USA – Oregon – Saturday August 17, 2013 – 07:00 The Forest Park, located in Portland, has an 80-mile trail system on which the marathon participants will run on. The race is both challenging and fun. All benefits will go the Forest Park Conservancy.More info…

Gatorade Helsinki City Marathon
Credit : Tomi Tapio K

Finland – Southern Finland – Saturday August 17, 2013 The race celebrates the local legend Paavo Nurmi by starting in front of its statue. After a tour of Helsinki, its islands and its parks, the runners will finish on the tracks of the Olympic Stadium.More info…

Drake Well Marathon
Oil Creek near Drake's Well
Credit : Robert Myer

USA – Pennsylvania – Sunday August 18, 2013 – 07:00 Most of the race is run alongside the historic Oil Creek where the American Oil Industry started 150 years ago. Except for the first 8 miles, the out and back route is quite flat, under the refreshing canopy of trees.More info…

Reykjavik Marathon
Credit : Óli Jón

Iceland – Saturday August 24, 2013 The one lap course runs around the peninsula where Reykjavik is located. There are scenic sections along the sea, a tour of the historic center and also visits into parks. The city also offers ideal temperature for running.More info…


A few interviews about races held during the month of August have already been published in this blog. Check them out.