Name that marathon

 

 

A few days ago, I was scrolling through MarathonGuide.com, looking for a new marathon to run next year.

There are more than 300 to choose from in the U.S., and hundreds more internationally.

As I began navigating through all the marathons, the names began jumping out out at me. Some had bizarre names. Some had tough names. Some had names that made no sense.

Since I didn’t go running today, I managed to waste lots of time organizing these marathons under my own headings. 

Eventually, I’ll pick a few of these marathons to run next year. For today, just reading all the names was work enough. Check ’em out.

And feel free to click on any of the names. You’ll see they’re real.

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY TOUGH GUYS

Bataan Memorial Death March

Death Valley Trail Marathon

Marine Corps Marathon

Grizzly Marathon

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY HOMER SIMPSON

Dunkin’ Donuts Cape Cod Marathon

Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon

Snickers Energy Bar Marathon

Sugarloaf Marathon

Idaho Great Potato Marathon

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY WHITE GUYS WITH NO IMAGINATION

Eisenhower Marathon

Capital City Marathon

Intact Insurance Edmonton Marathon

Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via

On the Road for Education Marathon

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY OVERLY IMAGINATIVE SPACE CADETS

Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

Zoom! Yah! Yah! Marathon

Look Matters Gopher Attack Marathon

Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon

Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Marathon

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY THE CRAYOLA COMPANY

Blue Sky Marathon

Green Mountain Marathon

Orange Blossom Marathon

Black Mountain Marathon

Run for the Red Marathon

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY SICK MINDS

Virginia Creeper Marathon

Blue Nose Marathon

The Gusher Marathon

Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon

Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon

FIVE MARATHONS NAMED BY TONGUE-TWISTING FOOLS

Kennebecasis Valley Challenge Marathon

Holualoa Tuscon Marathon

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

University of Okoboji Marathon

Arrowsmith Radical Runners Port Alberni Log Train Trail Marathon

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2 Responses to “Name that marathon”

  1. Are these real? Are you kidding me? Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon? Zoom! Yah! Yah! Marathon?

    So how long could you have run in the time it took you to come up with these funny catagories? ;) Homer Simpson is my favorite.

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