This Marathon in Scotland Has Stunning Views and a Whole Lot of Whisky

The Dramathon Whiskey Marathon
Photo: Courtesy of The Dramathon

If you’ve ever even considered running a marathon but wanted to ensure you were handsomely rewarded for doing so, we have a race for you.

In Scotland, runners will find the race to end all other races—the Dramathon. And, in case you didn’t guess from its name, it includes a whole lot of whisky.

According to the race’s site, the third annual Dramathon race will take place this October in Speyside, Scotland. There, runners can choose to run a full or half-marathon distance, a 10k, or choose to split it up into a relay race with four participants. All of the routes use mainly forest tracks with some occasional short sections on minor roads, along with just a bit of hilly terrain. And, as Lonely Planet pointed out, the routes also take the runners through some of Scotland’s most historic distilleries.

But, here’s the best part: All runners will receive samples of the single malts that correspond to the distance they ran at the end of the race. While there isn’t any whisky drinking along the way there will be plenty of water stops to help people get to the distillery faster. And, according to the race, the last portion of the race promises “a few surprises in store” for the runners.

Truly, this race is an international affair. According to Forbes, the Scottish Running Guide reported that 20 percent of last year’s participants flew in from overseas. Countries represented included Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, and the United States.

If you’re hoping to take part in the event you better act fast as the 2017 race sold out quickly. Click over to the race’s website and register now. Then, once you finish, have a drink for us.

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