Midnight Sun Marathon
If sweltering summer races aren’t your cup of tea, then try an Arctic marathon where the sun doesn’t set…really. From May 20 until July 22, Norwegians experience the “midnight sun,” which allows weird runners like us to run a marathon at midnight. A major portion of the race is along the coast, so runners will have picturesque views of the Norwegian sea. They’ll pass the Arctic Cathedral, a major landmark in town, with mountains as a dramatic backdrop. For a full view of the city, participants will run across the Bridge of Tromso and enjoy a flat course for the second half of the race. You won’t be able to see the Northern Lights in June, but if you enjoy this race, you can always come back the following January for the Polar Night Half and possibly get a peek.