The best spring European marathons 2018

Take your marathon dreams overseas and combine a mini break with race day glory.

The best spring European marathons 2018

Seville Marathon – 25 February 2018

If you’re chasing a PB, you'll be pleased to hear that Seville is one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe. Not only can you run like a local, after you have that race medal around your neck you can victoriously eat like one too and be sure to soak up all of the Andalusian scenery. Enter now

Barcelona Marathon – 11 March 2018

Barcelona Marathon boasts a flat course through one of Spain’s most vibrant cities. Travel along the coast and through the Gothic Quarter before finishing at Placa d’Espanya where the party starts. Enter now

OPAP Limassol Marathon – 18 March 2018

If you're looking for sea views, sunshine and a route free from hills, the OPAP Limassol Marathon should be on your race calendar. Starting on the Limassol promenade, the route follows the calm waters of the Mediterranean coastline; the perfect antidote to calming any race day nerves. Enter now

Paris Marathon – 8 April 2018

Set your sights high in the city of romance and take on the Paris Marathon. Alongside 57,000 other runners, race along the River Seine, through the picturesque avenues and plazas and into the tree-lined paths of Bois de Boulogne park. The course is fairly free from gradients although expect one climb in the second half before speeding to a glorious finish. Enter now

Rome Marathon – 8 April 2018

Picturesque views are always a welcome sight when it comes to race day, and thankfully you'll be spoilt rotten in Rome with all manner of distraction. From the Colosseum, to the Vatican City, soak up the views en route; just watch your step on the cities historic cobbles. Enter now

Ibiza Marathon – 8 April 2018

Ibiza is famous for its roaring party scene, and the Balearic island's marathon route doesn’t disappoint either. As you conquer 26.2 miles you will run through rural Camí Vell Can Fornet and alongside the castle of Dalt Vila. What the race offers in gradient, the sea views make up for, together with an obligatory island party into the night to ease those heroic legs. Enter now

Milan Marathon – 8 April 2018

The 18th edition of the Milan Marathon could well be your chance to push for time or even experience the thrill of your first marathon. Don't forget to look up and witness Milan's stunning Duomo to La Scala and be sure to mind out for cobblestones on the first half of the course. Enter now

Madrid Rock n’ Roll Marathon – 22 April 2018

This IAAF Gold Label race is first class with regards to route and mid-race entertainment. Fuel your run on the live Rock n' Roll series music and power up those hills in the heat with 15,000 other runners from all over the globe. Enter now

Vienna Marathon -  22 April 2018

Combine your marathon achievements with the sights of Austria's capital city as you cross the Reichsbrücke bridge and bound over the beautiful Danube river. Vienna's marathon route is a great PB course as well as being of IAAF Road Race Gold Label standard. What more reason could you need? Enter now

Hamburg Marathon – 29 April 2018

Germany's biggest spring marathon is often compared to Berlin in calibre and is almost just as flat. Toe the line of the race without worrying about hills and journey around bustling Reeperbahn before reaching the calm waters of Aussenalster Lake. Enter now

Volkswagen Prague Marathon – 7 May 2018

Combine a flat course with some of the best beer in Europe and you have a pretty substantial mix for a weekend away. After starting in the historic Old Town, wind through Prague's scenic streets and cross the Vlatava river powered by exceptional local support. Enter now

Copenhagen Marathon – 13 May 2018

As one of Denmark’s top destination city's Copenhagen is the perfect place to combine your marathon achievement with some well-deserved post-race rest and relaxation. The course is flat, the views are second to none and you will get to indulge in the world's most delicious post-race Danish pastries, as well as some well earned race bling. Enter now

If you're keen to run closer to home, check out our 12 alternative London Marathon races

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