Complete a not-so-ordinary marathon, France
If you want to add some flair to your marathon aspirations try running the Marathon du Medoc.
For the thrill seekers among you who also love a glass of fine wine the Marathon du Medoc ticks many boxes. The 26-mile run through scenic vineyards is interspersed with frequent pitstops during which you can sample the fine wines of the region and delicious local food. Take note: you will be expected to quaff 23 glasses of vintage vino, and indulge in oysters, foie gras, steak and ice-cream along the way. Fancy dress is compulsory.
The soporific effect of the wine and lengthy food fests are likely to add (many) minutes to your time, but if it makes the experience more enjoyable and the distance seem shorter, then we’re in! Of course, the Marathon du Medoc is less about your fitness, and more about a truly memorable, ‘right royal rollicking’ sporting achievement.
Though to officially 'finish' and receive your medal, you will need to complete the marathon (and drink stops) in 6 hours 20 minutes.
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Every year in early September