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Upcoming intern. island runs:

For a complete listing of island marathons see KG Nystrom's website

Upcoming German isl. runs:
see: www.insellaeufer.de

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Europe
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Germany
--UK & Ireland

North America

South America

Africa

Asia

Australia / Pacific Ocean

Antarctica

 

Links

Islandruns

A listing of island runs worldwide


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The island runner record list: Qualify for the islandrunner certificate
If you have participated in several island running races then please email me the names of the islands, race distances and years of participation, we will then add you to the island runner record list. Rules and recordholder list are posted here.
If you have completed more than 5 island running races you qualify for the islandrunner certificate.

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Why islands?
Islands have their own, very special atmosphere. Surrounded by the sea they form independent units, that have close ties to the natural forces around them. The number of islands is limited, which makes them countable. Despite relative closeness of many islands to the mainland coast, island visitors might get the impression that they are far away from mainland daily routines.

Island runs
Island runs are attractive to many runners: The route of many island runs leads from coast to coast across the whole island, partly routes loop around an entire island. Running with or against the wind, on the beach, across dunes Dünen, with a magnificent view over the sea - everybody will have his/her own reasons to like (or dislike) island runs.

Hunters and Collectors
No doubt, collecting seems to be part of the human genes. There are so many collectables - beer cans, newspapers, stamps... Why not island runs? There are many islands, true, but the number of island runs is nevertheless countable, so that there is a genuine chance that an island run collection reaches a satisfying completeness for certain regions. Some people already collect Marathons!

...and what is an 'island'?
One might define an island as a piece of land surrounded by the sea. Unfortunately, this also includes extremely large areas like Australia, the British main island, or even Antarctica, which I prefer not to include in this island listing because they don't really fall into the same category as the many small islands. Naturally, there isn't a well-defined cut-off value for the maximum acceptable island size, so here also large islands such as Bali and the North Island of New Zealand are partly included. A bit inconsistent, yes, but maybe a way to do it for the time being.

Structure of this island run listing
The island run links are sorted geographically by country and island group, accessed by the click-map or continent-links below.



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--click on the continent with the country of your choice--

 

 

 

North America

South America

Europe

Africa

Asia

Australia / Pacific Ocean

Antarctica

 

 

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Please email any suggestions, corrections, and additions to Sebastian.Luning@gmx.net
Sebastian Lüning, Bürgerwohlsweg 53, 28215 Bremen, Germany