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The Kosice Peace Half Marathon and the Vic­to­ria Marathon

Vic­to­ria Marathon BRI­TISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, OC­TO­BER 7 Van­cou­ver Is­land, where this race is run, is a 300km-long is­land of rain­forests, fish­ing vil­lages, beaches and small towns – and you’ll get a good idea of what it has to of­fer on this lovely route. This is a des­ti­na­tion race for the type of run­ner who chooses hol­i­days based on the qual­ity of the race as well as the location. The is­land is an out­doorlover’s par­adise and the race is very wel­com­ing – the sea­side course in­cludes what the or­gan­is­ers call ‘mild un­du­la­tions’.

FLIGHTS from £739rtn with BA from var­i­ous UK air­ports. Con­nect­ing flight or ferry to Vic­to­ria. WHILE YOU’RE THERE… For a break from nat­u­ral at­trac­tions, visit the Royal Bri­tish Columbia Mu­seum to learn about the his­tory of the is­land (roy­al­bc­mu­seum.bc.ca). Most peo­ple take the ferry back to Van­cou­ver, but if you treat your­self to a flight on a sea­plane, you’ll be glad you did. The views are stun­ning. run­vic­to­ria­ma­rathon.com Kosice Peace Half Marathon SLO­VAKIA, OC­TO­BER 7 This will be the 25th stag­ing of this lovely half in Slo­vakia. The route is flat and fast, and a great op­tion if you’re look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle off the beaten track that can still of­fer the chance of a PB. If you want to go longer, try the marathon – it’s been go­ing since 1924, mak­ing it Europe’s old­est 26.2-miler.

from £167rtn with Wizz Air from Lu­ton Air­port FLIGHTS WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Chill by the sing­ing foun­tains in the city cen­tre, which rise and fall on the hour to the sound of mu­sic.

FLAT AND FAST The Kosice Peace Half Marathon

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