1. Oahu, HI

Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, 12/4

Talk about breathtaking! This tough 21K half (which also has 10K and 5K courses) offers runners achingly beautiful views. This destination run will push limits but is one you won’t soon forget. 

2. Las Vegas, NV

Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon, 11/12–11/13

Savor the excitement of running the dazzling Vegas Strip at night, plus enjoy a fun-filled weekend experience that pumps you up with live music shows and a massive Health & Fitness Expo. 

3. Negril, Jamaica

Reggae Marathon, 12/3

You’ll get an early start before sunrise as you run this marathon’s flat course. Awaiting your ecstatic finish are freshly cut drinking coconuts, white-sand beaches, massages, and, of course, live reggae music. Live your island dreams. 

4. Page, AZ

Lake Powell Half Marathon, 10/15

Run this superfast course, which has plenty of flats plus one mile of trail running and just a few ups and downs. You’ve never seen a lake view like this—with towering red rocks like in the Grand Canyon. Defined by wow moments. 

5. Cape Cod, MA

Zooma Cape Cod Women’s Half Marathon, 9/24

This race is for you! Only an hour from Boston, the Zooma offers scenic ocean and bay views and historic New England charm. You’ll finish at a chic, secluded beachfront resort with 999 other inspired women.