Sydney Tops Global Ranking as Best Destination for Running Enthusiasts 

With search data showing a huge +82% increase in searches for running shorts this week, it is safe to say people are getting back into the swing of running with the turn of weather and marathon season upon us – but where are the best running locations worldwide for those who love to explore new running trails? 

Women’s athleisure retailer, OCEANSAPART, have researched the number of running trails across 50 major bucket list holiday destinations worldwide to find out which of these locations are best for those who love an activity-packed holiday. 

These Are the Top Five Bucket List Destinations for Runners:  

Rank Destination No. Of Running Trails 
1 Sydney 708 
2 London 625 
3 Hawaii 567 
4 Hong Kong 556 
5 Budapest 546 
  1. Sydney: Top Global Destination for Running Enthusiasts 

With over 700 running trails, Sydney offers running enthusiasts the most options to pursue their passion on holiday. One of the top 10 sunniest destinations in the world, (2640 sunshine hours P/A) Sydney is also the perfect destination for warm weather runners.   

  1. London: Prime Destination for Running Tourism 

London may come second on the list of top travel destinations for runners – with over 600 running trails – but it’s a prime spot for sightseeing on your run! From the Thames to Primrose Hill, and Regent’s Canal, every running trail is filled with history, making London the perfect destination for runners who love to indulge in tourism too.  

  1. Hawaii: The Ultimate Scenic Running Destination  

With 567 running trails, Hawaii comes in third. One of the most naturally beautiful locations in the world, even non-runners could be inspired to go for a run here! Across mountains and along the coast, to valleys and forests, you could never get bored on a running holiday here. From the rest of the data that OCEANSAPART gathered on holidays for fitness lovers, Hawaii came out on top as the best destination for a fitness getaway. 

Amanda Bootes

Amanda Bootes is a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer from Kent. Amanda is also a trained chef who has a penchant for good food, late nights and flamboyant cocktails, as well as finding the most unique and exciting workout classes, so she can enjoy even more food with no added guilt.