If you enjoy running around a crowd or watching people racing for a prize, then you must keep tabs on all the major running events happening every year. If you’re looking for some of the top racing events you can join in 2023, here are the five biggest running events worth checking out.
- Boston Marathon (17th April 2023)
An annual marathon race hosted across cities in the greater Boston area, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and most popular road racing event. The century-old racing event was launched in 1897 following the success of the 1896 Summer Olympics and has been hosted every except in 2020.
The Boston Marathon attracts 500,000+ spectators globally, making it the most-viewed sports event in New England. This event attracts an average of 30,000+ registered participants every year and Betway delivers solid odds on the event. This year, the event will be held on 17th March in Boston, Massachusetts.
- London Marathon (23rd April 2023)
The London Marathon is the second-largest annual road racing event in the UK, ranking behind Newcastle’s Great North Run. While last year’s edition was postponed to later in October, the 2023 event will revert to its original spring date to be hosted on 23rd April 2023. This event will bring together beginners and experienced runners, creating an unbeatable atmosphere where fans can watch thousands of runners pushing their limits while raising cash for charity.
With a route that goes past the Royal Park, Parliament, and Buckingham palace, there are several breathtaking scenes to enjoy while competing. You can easily join the race on 23rd March, while punters can place a sportbet at the Betway sportsbook.
- The Sierra Leone Marathon (26th April 2023)
Starting from 26th April to 1st May 2023, the Sierra Leone Marathon is a major five-day running adventure that takes you around the beaten track while showing you Sierra Leone’s beauty. The marathon takes you through some beautiful sceneries in North Sierra Leon, winding through local villages and a tropical jungle.
From a half and full marathon to a 5K or 10K options, there’s something for every running enthusiast. Regardless of the distance, every race delivers a unique perspective of the beautiful country while challenging the athletes’ body and minds. Even better, the trip is about more than simply the marathon as it helps you explore North Sierra Leone alongside like-minded individuals.
- Belfast City Marathon (30th April 2023)
The Belfast City Marathon is the first prestigious marathon event hosted in Ireland. The 2023 event will be hosted on 30th April, running through four areas of Belfast (East, West, North, and South), starting from Stormont Estate to Ormeau Park. This Belfast event is known for the huge local support it attracts, with crowds cheering the runners throughout the 26.2 miles stretch.
- Great Ocean Road Running Festival (20th – 21st May 2023)
The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is the most stunning running event hosted on Victoria’s iconic southeast coast, starting from 20th – 21st May 2023. This two-day event features nice racing distances and panoramic sea views, giving runners something for all abilities and ages.