Read a full digital version of our 2018 marathon guide

Decisions, decisions. When it comes to choice, marathon runners really have never had it so good.

Such has been the explosion in mass participation running that it can now feel at times like there is barely a corner of the planet which doesn’t have its own 26.2-mile event.

Whether you are planning your first marathon or you’re an experienced campaigner clocking up yet more miles, the choice of the race for which you are planning to part with your hard-earned entry fee can quite rightly take a lot of time and consideration.

Options abound and, as thoughts turn towards targets for 2018, we at Athletics Weekly have been busy putting together this 32-page marathon guide which is packed with running possibilities.

From sunny Cyprus to the heart of Scotland, there is information on a wide range of marathons for you to consider, whether they be taking place in spring, summer, autumn or indeed the depths of winter next year. We also have some expert advice to help you through the challenges presented by running a distance which continues to capture the imagination.

You may wish to stay local or you may instead be looking to travel considerably further afield so you can put a pin in a new part of your own personal running map. Whatever event you decide to do, enjoy the journey that only running a marathon can provide.

Inside you’ll find:

» Expert advice
» Race calendar
» Race kit reviews

Click here to read and download the full guide