Races and Marathons with Gorgeous Scenery

By Yelena Moroz - 2014-04-12T20:13:34Z

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Mount Desert Island Marathon

Mount Desert Island, Maine

Leave your headphones at home and tune into the serene chiming of bell buoys and lapping waves. As you move along the historic path next to Somes Sound (one section was built more than 100 years ago), you’ll spy Acadia Mountain and a pink-granite-lined fjord—the only one on the Atlantic Coast. This Maine marathon takes place the weekend following Columbus Day when fall foliage peaks and tourists taper off, leaving the island for the runners to roam. (mdimarathon.org)

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