ING New York City Marathon

As the world's largest marathon, with more than 35,000 runners from around the world participating, only London ranks alongside New York in terms of running prestige. The race passes through all of New York City's five boroughs, before finishing in Central Park and is an entertaining spectacle with many runners in fancy dress; it is also a good opportunity to see some celebrities offer their athletic best. Participants are treated to a whirlwind tour of the famous city, and spectators line the route, making a festival of the event. As so many people are keen to run, the general participants are usually selected in a lucky draw - check the official website listed below for details.

Venue: Finish in Central Park

Date: 1 November 2015

Website: www.ingnycmarathon.org