The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series (more than 500,000 copies sold) returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to run around the world, as recommended by running insiders
Fifty Places to Run Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated collection of the most exhilarating running courses in the world. Featuring a balance of popular races (marathons, 10Ks, and endurance runs) and scenic trails off the beaten path, as well as interviews with accomplished runners and leaders of respected running organizations, this book divulges the details that make each venue unique-and plenty of tips for those who aspire to run there. Readers will discover events and courses both national and international, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc in France, the New York City Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run, the Grand Canyon, the Dolomites in Italy, and the Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia. Fifty Places to Run Before You Die is an essential travel companion for runners of all levels seeking to conquer new terrain while breaking personal records.
Chris Santella is the author of 13 other titles in the Fifty Places series. A freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon, he contributes regularly to the New York Times and Forbes.com. Thom Gilligan is the CEO and founder of Marathon Tours & Travel, a company that arranges running excursions around the world. Named the top specialist in running-related travel by Conde Nast Traveler magazine nine times, Gilligan has also been featured in Runner's World, the Wall Street Journal, and Travel Agent magazine.
"A collection of incredible running courses in the world. There are marathons, 10km, and endurance runs to be enjoyed off the beaten track, or more well-known routes. Highlights include the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc in France, the New York City Marathon and the Grand Canyon. Interviews with runners completes the package." The Sun
"A great present for any runner, and also good to boost motivation" Outdoor Fitness
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