List of marathon races

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This is a worldwide list of marathon runs.

Legend[edit]

Symbol/Column Description
Bold Bold faced races are included in the World Marathon Majors
Gold IAAF Label
Silver IAAF Label
Bronze IAAF Label
(year) Defunct

The criteria for whether a marathon receives an IAAF Label designation are based on six general issues: race organisation, course timing and measurement, media services, quality of international field of runners, health and safety, and athlete equality.[1][2][3]

  • The race must be organised in accordance with IAAF Competition Rules, the standards of the national athletics body, and must comply with all relevant local and national laws. The race must be organised in a way that minimizes ecological damage to the surrounding areas.[3]
  • All courses must have been measured to AIMS standards and full electronic timing must be in place to provide split timing and final results.
  • The event must be broadcast live on television within the country, or delivered to a good standard through online streaming. Gold Label races must be broadcast in a minimum of five countries, while Silver Label races must have live coverage available on a national broadcaster. A centre must be specifically provided for media personnel, and TV monitors and commentary facilities must be present for Gold Label races. The race organisers must have a dedicated website with published results and must hold press conferences to support the event.
  • A minimum of five nationalities must be represented among the "elite" runners. At least five male and five female elite athletes must be competing in each race. "Elite" athletes are defined as those whose personal best within the 3-year period preceding the respective event has reached a standard set by the IAAF and published on the IAAF website.
  • All traffic must be closed off from the race course at all times during the competition. There must be adequate medical provision for the number of runners at the race. A number of doping tests must also be carried out after each race.
  • All prize money and bonuses offered should be equal, irrespective of the athlete's nationality or gender. However, race organisers are allowed to offer additional bonuses to competitors from the host country in order to boost local participation.

A maximum of 30 marathons may receive Gold Label status.[4] The label statuses are granted on a yearly basis and organisers must apply for renewal each year.[3]

Race list[edit]

Name City Country Month*
*Last race was held
Inception Ref Link
Able Joining the Disabled Marathon Lucknow  India December 2014 [5]
Accra International Marathon Accra  Ghana September 2007 [1]
Accra Milo Marathon Accra  Ghana October 1987 [6][7]
Almaty Marathon Almaty  Kazakhstan April 2010
Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok Bangkok  Thailand February 2018 [2]
Angkor Wat International Half Marathon Angkor  Cambodia December 1996 [3]
Angkor Empire Marathon Angkor  Cambodia August 2014 [4]
Antarctica Marathon King George Island  Antarctica March 1995 [8] [5]
Antarctic Ice Marathon Patriot Hills  Antarctica December 2006 [9] [6]
Arusha Marathon Arusha  Tanzania August 1985 [7]
Asuncion International Marathon Asuncion  Paraguay August 2010 [8]
Ataya Resort Big Foot Forest Marathon Guosing  Taiwan January 2006 [10] [9]
Auckland Marathon Auckland  New Zealand November 1992 [10]
Banff Marathon Banff, Alberta  Canada June 2013 [11] [11]
Bangalore Marathon Bangalore  India October 2014
Bangalore Midnight Marathon Bangalore  India January 2005 [12]
Bangkok Marathon Bangkok  Thailand November [13]
Beijing Marathon Beijing  China October 1981 [12] [14]
Beirut Marathon Beirut  Lebanon November 2003 [15]
Beppu-Ōita Marathon BeppuŌita  Japan February 1952 [16]
Big Five Marathon Entabeni Game Reserve  South Africa June 2005 [17]
Bila Tserkva Marathon Bila Tserkva Ukraine Ukraine October 1987 [18]
Birmingham International Marathon Birmingham, England  United Kingdom October 2017 [19]
Blue Nose Marathon Halifax  Canada May 2004 [20]
Blumenau Marathon Blumenau  Brazil September [21]
Borneo International Marathon Kota Kinabalu  Malaysia May 2008 [22]
Brasilia Marathon Brasília  Brazil April 2007 [23]
Buenos Aires Marathon Buenos Aires  Argentina October 1984 [13][14] [24]
Buriram Marathon Buriram  Thailand February 2017 [25]
Calgary Marathon Calgary  Canada May 1963 [26]
Cape Peninsula Marathon Cape Town  South Africa February 1964 [27]
Cape Town Marathon Cape Town  South Africa September 2007 [28]
Casablanca Marathon Casablanca  Morocco October 2008 [29]
Cayman Islands Marathon George Town  Cayman Islands December 2004 [30]
Cebu City Marathon Cebu  Philippines January 2010 [31]
Chastak Marathon Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh  India
Chhattisgarh Marathon Raipur, Chhattisgarh  India
Chennai Marathon Chennai  India February 2002 [32]
Christchurch Marathon Christchurch  New Zealand June 1981 [33]
Chuncheon Marathon Chuncheon  South Korea October 1946 [34]
Clico Marathon Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago January 1983 [35]
Colombo Marathon Colombo  Sri Lanka October 1998 [36]
Comrades Marathon KwaZulu-Natal  South Africa April 1921 [37]
Córdoba Marathon Códoba  Argentina May 2015 [38]
Curitiba Marathon Curitiba  Brazil November 1996 [39]
Daegu Marathon Daegu  South Korea April 2009 [40]
Dalian International Marathon Race Dalian  China April 1987 [41]
Dia de la Bandera Marathon Rosario, Argentina  Argentina June 2002 [42]
Dubai Marathon Dubai  United Arab Emirates January 2000 [43]
Dunedin Marathon Dunedin  New Zealand September 1979 [44]
Edmonton Marathon Edmonton  Canada August 1993 [45]
Egyptian Marathon Luxor  Egypt January 1993 [46]
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka  Japan December 1947 [47]
Fredericton Marathon Fredericton  Canada May 1979 [48]
Gaborone City Marathon Gaborone  Botswana April 2009 [15] [49]
Ganga Marathon Varanasi  India December 2010 [16][17]
Gaza Marathon Gaza Gaza strip May 2011 [18] [50]
Geochang Apple Marathon Geochang  South Korea October 2004 [51]
Gobi Marathon Ömnögovi Province  Mongolia June 2003 [52]
Gold Coast Marathon Gold Coast  Australia July 1979 [53]
GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Victoria  Canada October 1980 [54]
Great Wall Marathon Huangyaguan  China May 1999 [55]
Guayaquil Marathon Guayaquil  Ecuador October 2005 [56]
Gyeongju International Marathon Gyeongju  South Korea October 1993 [57]
Hangzhou International Marathon Hangzhou  China November 2007 [58]
Harbour Capital Marathon Wellington  New Zealand June 1985 [59]
Hokkaido Marathon Sapporo  Japan August 1987 [60]
Hong Kong Marathon Hong Kong  Hong Kong February 1997 [61]
Huffin' Puffin Marathon St. John's  Canada September 1951 [62]
Inca Trail Official 26.2 Marathon Cusco  Peru August [63]
Indira Marathon Allahabad  India November 2010 [19]
Jakarta Marathon Jakarta  Indonesia October 2013 [64]
Johannesburg Marathon Johannesburg  South Africa
JoongAng Seoul Marathon Seoul  South Korea November 2002 [65]
Kaohsiung International Marathon Kaohsiung, Taiwan  Taiwan February 2010 [20] [66]
Kathmandu Marathon Kathmandu    Nepal September 2007 [67]
Kampala Marathon Kampala  Uganda November 2004 [21]
Kinmen Marathon Kinmen Island  Taiwan January [68]
Kharkiv International Marathon Kharkiv Ukraine Ukraine April 2014 [69]
Kochi Marathon[22] Kochi  India December 2014 [70] [71]
Kuala Lumpur International Marathon Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malaysia June 1989 [23] [72]
Kyiv Marathon Kyiv Ukraine Ukraine October 2010 [73]
Kyoto Marathon Kyoto  Japan February 2012 [24] [74]
Ladakh Marathon Leh  India September 2012 [75]
Lagos Marathon Lagos  Nigeria February 1983 [76]
Lahore Marathon Lahore  Pakistan March 2005
Lake Kawaguchi Nikkan Sports Marathon Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi  Japan November 1975 [77]
Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Shiga  Japan March 1946 [78]
Lanyang Cup Marathon Yilan City  Taiwan November
Legs for Literacy Marathon Moncton  Canada October 1970 [79]
Li Mountain Marathon Heping  Taiwan October or November 1994
Macau Marathon Macau  Macau December 1981 [80]
Malta Marathon Malta  Malta March 1986 [81]
Manitoba Marathon Winnipeg  Canada June 1979 [82]
Marathon Internacional de los Andes Ataura to Huancayo  Peru November 1984 [83]
Mar del Plata Marathon Mar del Plata  Argentina December 1987 [84]
Medoc Trail Marathon Medoc Mountain State Park  United States Oct 2008 [85]
Marathon du Médoc Médoc  France Sep 1985 [86]
Marathon Oasis de Montreal Montréal  Canada September 1979 [87]
Mendoza International Marathon Mendoza  Argentina May 1999 [88]
Mount Cameroon Race of Hope Mount Cameroon  Cameroon February 1973 [89]
Mumbai Marathon Mumbai  India January 2004 [90]
Mumbai Midnight Marathon Mumbai  India November 2014 [91]
Nagoya Women's Marathon Nagoya  Japan March 1980 [92]
Nairobi Marathon Nairobi  Kenya October 2003 [93]
National MILO Marathon Various  Philippines December 1973 [94]
New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon New Taipei City  Taiwan March 1979 [95]
Nunavut Midnight Sun Marathon Arctic Bay  Canada July [25]
Osaka Women's Marathon Osaka  Japan January 1982 [96]
Ottawa Marathon Ottawa  Canada May 1975 [97]
Palestine Marathon Bethlehem Palestine April 2013 [98]
Patagonian International Marathon Punta Arenas, Chile  Chile September 2012 [99]
Pattaya Marathon Pattaya  Thailand July 1991 [100]
Penang Bridge International Marathon Penang  Malaysia November 1985 [101]
Petra Desert Marathon Petra  Jordan September 2009 [102]
Porto Marathon Porto  Portugal November 2004 [103]
Pinkathon Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Guwahati  India September 2012 [104]
Prince Edward Island Marathon Prince Edward Island  Canada October 2004 [105]
Porto Alegre Marathon Porto Alegre  Brazil May
Pune Marathon Pune, Maharashtra  India December 1983 [106]
Pyongyang Marathon Pyongyang  North Korea April 1981 [26]
Quebec City Marathon Québec  Canada August 1998 [107]
Queen City Marathon Regina  Canada September 2001 [108]
Queenstown Marathon Queenstown  New Zealand November 2014 [109]
Recife Marathon Recife  Brazil July 1991 [110]
Rio de Janeiro Marathon Rio de Janeiro  Brazil July 1979 [111]
Rotorua Marathon Rotorua  New Zealand May 1965 [112]
Sabarmati Marathon Ahmedabad  India January 2010 [113]
Santa Catarina Marathon Florianópolis  Brazil April [114]
Santiago Marathon Santiago  Chile April 2007 [115]
São Paulo Marathon São Paulo  Brazil June 1995 [116]
Saskatchewan Marathon Saskatoon  Canada May 1979 [117]
Seoul International Marathon Seoul  South Korea March 1931 [118]
Singapore Marathon Singapore  Singapore December 1982 [119]
Shanghai Marathon Shanghai  China December 2000 [120]
Soldierathon New Delhi  India March 2018 [121]
Soweto Marathon Soweto  South Africa November 1991 [122]
Stanley Marathon Stanley  Falkland Islands March 2006 [123]
Sundown Marathon Singapore  Singapore May 2008 [124]
Taipei Expressway Marathon Taipei, Taiwan  Taiwan
Taipei International Marathon Taipei, Taiwan  Taiwan December 2002
Taroko Gorge International Marathon Hualien, Taiwan  Taiwan November 2000 [125]
Tainan Ancient City Marathon Tainan, Taiwan  Taiwan
Taiwan Boulevard International Marathon Taichung City, Taiwan  Taiwan October
Taj Mahal Marathon Agra  India June 2013 [126][permanent dead link]
Tangshan International Marathon Tangshan  China March 2016 [127]
Taoyuan National Marathon Xinwu  Taiwan
Te Houtaewa Marathon Ninety Mile Beach  New Zealand March 1991 [128]
Tokyo Marathon Tokyo  Japan February 1981 [129]
Toronto Marathon Toronto  Canada May 1977 [130]
Toronto Waterfront Marathon Toronto  Canada October 2000 [131]
Two Oceans Marathon Cape Town  South Africa March 1970 [132]
Vancouver Marathon Vancouver  Canada May 1972 [133]
Vasai-Virar Marathon Vasai, Maharashtra  India December 2011 [134]
Victoria Falls Marathon Victoria Falls  Zimbabwe July [135]
White Continent Marathon King George Island  Antarctica January 2013 [136]
Xiamen Marathon Xiamen  China January 2003 [137]
Yellowknife Overlander Marathon Yellowknife  Canada August [138]
Yukon River Trail Marathon Whitehorse  Canada August 1999 [139]
Yokohama Women's Marathon (2014) Yokohama  Japan November 2009 [140]
Zheng-Kai International Marathon Zhengzhou  China March 2007 [141]
Lafarge Lusaka Marathon Lusaka  Zambia April 2012 [142]

By Continent[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prague Half-Marathon Gets IAAF Gold Label Tag. Track and Field News. Retrieved on 2010-02-11.
  2. ^ Three Indian road races get IAAF ‘Gold Label’ . The Hindu (2009-10-23). Retrieved on 2010-02-11.
  3. ^ a b c IAAF Road Race Labels 2014 Regulations. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-01.
  4. ^ Fang, Yang (2010-02-10). IAAF awards "Golden Label Race" to Xiamen International Marathon. Xinhua. Retrieved on 2010-02-11.
  5. ^ "Disability Marathon". pacsindia.org. December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Previous winners of the Accra Milo Marathon". modernghana.com/sports news. 2004-09-26. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  7. ^ "Accra Milo Marathon for October". The Statesman. 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Antarctica Marathon Home page - Marathon Tour and Travel and Entry Info". Marathontours.com. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  9. ^ "Antarctic Ice Marathon Results". www.icemarathon.com. 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  10. ^ "Race Events in Taiwan". 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  11. ^ New Banff Marathon to run through national park
  12. ^ "Beijing International Marathon Race Winners". www.arrs.net. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  13. ^ "Home - Maraton Internacional de Buenos Aires". Maratondebuenosaires.com. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  14. ^ http://www.arrs.net/HP_BAMa.htm
  15. ^ "Gaborone City Marathon". Archived from the original on 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  16. ^ "Ganga marathon to officially start mahotsav". The Times of India. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Save river Ganga marathon in Varanasi". oneindia.com. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Gaza Strip hosts its first marathon". The Daily Telegraph. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Stage set for Indira Marathon on Nov 19". The Times of India. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Kenyans sweep the Mizuno marathon, winning thousands". Taipei Times. 25 Feb 2013. 
  21. ^ "MTN". Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  22. ^ ".::Spice Coast Marathon::. | IDBI FEDERAL SPICE COAST MARATHON". spicecoastmarathon.com. Retrieved 2017-09-11. 
  23. ^ "28,000 runners sweat it out in marathon". The Sun (Malaysia). Retrieved 2012-07-14. [permanent dead link]
  24. ^ "Do you Kyoto?" (PDF). Distance Running 2015 Edition 2. Association of International Marathons and Distance Races. April 2015. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  25. ^ "Nunavut town to stage midnight sun marathon", The Globe & Mail, June 18, 2003, retrieved March 11, 2009 
  26. ^ "Pyongyang Marathon Race Winners". ARRS. 

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