The Best Events Around The World That Can Give You A Great Exercise Experience
How about trekking the Himalayas as an exercise? You’ll surely love that, won’t you? Whether it’s trekking the Himalayas, or paddling the rivers around Manhattan, we’ve got you covered. We have listed some of the best fitness events around the world that will surely give you an awesome and wonderful exercise experience.
Sea Paddle, NYC
A world-renown paddling event held every August in Manhattan. It’s open for everyone who’s up for a different kind of fitness challenge. Join in and go on a stand-up paddling journey around the rivers of Manhattan. The journey starts from under the Brooklyn Bridge and then goes through East River, Harlem River and Hudson River, with the finish line located at the Chelsea Piers Marina. The event can be very demanding but you’ll definitely enjoy the experience and the challenge. By participating in the event, you also get to help raise money for charities.
Marathon du Médoc
Definitely one of the most exciting marathon races around the world, Marathon du Médoc, is a kind of race that combines the best of marathon, French cuisine and fine wine. Join in a physically demanding but luxurious marathon race where you get to taste at least 23 kinds of wine and some delicious local food delicacies in Médoc, France. The event also features some local bands that entertains the crowds and the runners along the route. It’s a must-attend event for people who looks to enjoy and have fun while having a great exercise experience at the same time.
The Color Run
Perhaps the most popular running series in the world, the Color Run or Happiest 5k on the Planet, is an event that not only promotes physical fitness and healthy lifestyle but also happiness, and individuality as well. Held simultaneously across the globe, the event has been a great exercise experience for more than 6 million runners now. It’s an open race. Runners from all from all over the world, young or old, can definitely join. You just run and have fun while celebrating happiness, healthiness and individuality.
The National Three Peaks Challenge
If you’re looking to explore the great British countryside, the National Three Peaks Challenge, will be the best way to do it. This challenge puts your physical and mental strength to the test, as you try to climb three peaks in a span of 24 hours. The peaks you’re going to climb are the Scafell Pike in England (978m), Ben Nevis in Scotland (1345) and Snowdon in Wales (1045m). But if you’re not up for this kind of challenge, you can always opt to climb the peaks at your own pace.
Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur
A three-day cycling festival for all ages, the Cycle Asia Kuala Lumpur invites you to join in a fun-filled cycling event and explore one of the most beautiful cities in Asia. Cycle across Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur and be part of a carnival-like atmosphere cycling festival to promote healthy lifestyle and environmental conservation. The event has five categories that will accommodate cyclers of all ages.
Great Himalaya Trail
If you’re looking for a new and different kind of exercise, perhaps the Great Himalaya Trail will satisfy you. The Great Himalaya Trail is a series of tracks that runs through the Himalayas. It’s a high-altitude trek that will give you a great view of some of the world’s highest peaks that are over 8,000m high. Join in and explore the beauty that is Himalayas, and help contribute to its conservation. Since it’s a high-altitude trek, the route does involve some mountaineering along the way so you can get a great view of a beautiful scenery. You can also choose for a low altitude route and explore the different Himalayan villages along the way. The Great Himalaya Trail offers numerous kinds of challenges that trekkers from all levels will definitely like.
GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub
The GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub is an ocean-water swimming event joined in by thousands of swimmers around the world. What was once a dare that was started by the members of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club, has now become a world-renowned event. The 1.2km race starts at Lorne Pier with the finish line located at the foreshore directly in front of the club house. There are no winners here nor losers. All you have to do is to just swim in a festival-like atmosphere and enjoy the camaraderie. Organized by the club, the event aims to promote surf lifesaving education, mateship, friendly competition and fun between the participants.
When it comes to great events across the world there’s so many that you can try to test your fitness levels. Whether you’re hiking with your bivy sack or you’re participating in one of these events above, the great outdoors is sure to give you a great workout. Which one are you going to try first?
Todd GreenTodd is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys traveling and getting back to nature. He enjoys camping, hiking, 4WDing and more. He currently writes for Scoresurvival.com and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.