28 Funny Marathon Signs: The Best Running Race Sign Ideas

Whether it’s your first or your twentieth, everyone needs a pick-me-up, or two or three, when running a marathon. Whether you’ve hit the wall and are powering through or just chugging along at your planned pace, it’s never easy. Motivation and inspiration along the way can help a whole lot.  There’s nothing better than seeing … Read more

What’s The Ideal Marathon Runner Body?

Spoiler alert: the ideal marathon runner body for you is your body! The full spectrum of body types can run marathons, but, that being said, the ideal marathon runner body for the pros is slightly more specific. In this article we are going to; Ready? Let’s get into it! Elite Marathon Runners Height And weight … Read more

Average Marathon Times, sorted by demographics [+ Half Marathons]

If you’re in marathon training mode and gearing up to run 26.2 miles, you might be curious about what the average marathon time is – in other words, how long does it take to run a marathon. In this post, we’re going to do a deep dive into historical marathon finishing time data to check … Read more

7 Bucket List Marathons, Chosen By Marathon Runners

Looking for some inspiration to choose a bucket list marathon? Here’s my pick of some of the most life-affirming, awe-inspiring marathons around the world. One of the best things about running a marathon is that it gives you the opportunity to travel. Sure, running local marathons is awesome – but when you combine a marathon … Read more

How Long Is A Marathon? 4 Methods of Measuring Marathon Length

How Long Is A Marathon – The Metric Answer The official, globally recognised marathon length is 26.219 miles or 42.195 kilometers. That’s the standard, objective metric measurement. (and if you’re wondering How Long is a Half Marathon, the official half marathon length is 13.11 miles or 21.0975 kilometers). If you’ve just googled ‘How Long Is … Read more

Boston Marathon Guide: How To Qualify, Train, and Run the Route

In this guest post, Boston Marathon finisher Margret-Ann Natsis walks us through everything you could want to know about the Boston Marathon: including the event’s history, how to qualify for Boston Marathon, training, and tips for the race itself. Chasing the Boston Unicorn The unicorn is an iconic mark of the Boston Marathon. You see it at … Read more

Why Is A Marathon 26.2 Miles Long? History Of Marathon Distance

Whether you’re in marathon training mode or simply curious about the history of the event, the answer to the question ‘Why Is A Marathon 26.2 Miles Long?’ is not as straightforward as it seems. For starters, the exact distance of a marathon is 26.2188 miles, or 42.195 kilometers. Not exactly a common distance, is it? … Read more