Epic Runs of the World

Type: books


In this comprehensive runner's companion, you'll find 50 of the world's greatest running routes - from short city runs and must-do marathons to cross-country trails and challenging ultras. Each run is accompanied by stunning photos, a map and toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and .Organised by continent, Lonely Planet's Epic Runs of the World takes runners past giraffes, zebras and rhinos in Africa, along courses the length of Vancouver's Stanley Park Seawall in the Americas, offers spectacular views of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak in Asia and jogs along Rome's Tiber River in Europe, while inviting athletes to push themselves to the limit in Oceania's Blue Mountains Ultra. Runs featured  include:

Africa: The Lewa Safari Marathon (Kenya)• Marathon Des Sables (Morocco)• The Great Ethiopian Run• The Comrades Ultramarathon (South Africa)

The Americas: The Big Sur Marathon (USA)• Havana's El Malecon (Cuba)• Rio at Dawn(Brazil)• An Illuminating Ascent in La Paz (Bolivia)

Asia: The Great Wall Marathon (China)• Angkor Wat Half Marathon (Cambodia)• A Temple Ascent in Pokhara (Nepal)• Kyoto's Riverside (Japan)

Europe: Amalfi Coast's Path of the Gods (Italy)• A Classic Fell Run in the Lakes (England)• The Athens Marathon (Greece)• Dublin's Wild Side (Ireland)

Oceania: Great Ocean Road Marathon (Australia)• The Kepler Track (New Zealand)• Freycinet Peninsula (Tasmania)• A Ghost Run in Waihi Gorge (New Zealand)

1st edition Aug 2019