Reasons to run a Marathon

Benefits of running a marathon

by RUNVAN®
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Considering running a marathon? Running a marathon provides you a sense of accomplishment and health benefits. With proper training and attitude, you are ready to race.

Here are some of reasons to run a Marathon:

1. Set Goals
Running a marathon is a perfect way to set life and fitness goals. You practice self-discipline and upon completion feel a sense of accomplishment.

2. Discover New Places
Checking out new marathons is a great way to travel the world. International marathon events celebrate a city’s scenery, culture and athleticism, and often attract a large audience. Here are some great destination marathons.

3. Bond with friends, family and colleagues
Train for and run a marathon with a group, as it allows you to bond, motivate and inspire each other.

4. Health and Mental wellbeing
Running is proven beneficial to your overall wellbeing – feel happy, motivated and keep up a healthy lifestyle.

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