Yes, despite what the media coverage would let us think, there are other marathons organized in November than the ING New York City Marathon. We currently count 113 of them in the ahotu calendar.
Here is my selection for the month.
US – Sunday November 7th
The star of marathons and the marathons of stars. The race everyone dreams of running one day. 40,000 participants, 5 boroughs and 5 bridges crossed. A gigantic crowd all along the race to cheer you up. You’ll see why they call the Big Apple big
Lebanon – Sunday November 7th
The race is a celebration for the unity of the country and a source of pride for Lebanese because it helps portray the country in a positive way. It is an excellent opportunity to discover the country and its friendly people.
Spain – Sunday November 28th
San Sebastián or Donostia in Basque is a lovely city in the North West of Spain, famous for its Concha bay. Three loops lead the runners around the city and on the waterfront, ending in the Real Sociedad Stadium.
US – Sunday November 28th
The race is organized in downtown Seattle and offers great sceneries of the city and of Lake Washington. The course is rolling, but has a few hills. You can also run a half marathon and a 5K race.
France – Sunday November 28th
The race celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It follows a two loop course around the city of La Rochelle and its charming harbour. The organizers have planned a few surprises to celebrate the event.