“Breakfast of Champions.” “Fly the friendly skies.” “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Like Wheaties, United and BMW, many of the world’s most popular brands boast catchy taglines. The same is true for races, some of which adopt taglines of their own to evoke qualities such as speed, scenery or even difficulty. But how well do you know your races, and how many can you identify from their taglines?
Following up on the success of our
inaugural quiz, here are 13 more memorable taglines (with hints) to test your race IQ. Finish strong and pass it on!
(Unless otherwise noted, images are courtesy of each event’s Facebook page or official website.)
The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America
Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas
San Francisco Marathon
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Four lakes and several miles along the Mighty Mississippi may just earn this fall favorite its boastful billing.
A Marathon Runs Through It
Jackson Hole Marathon
Mississippi River Marathon
Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon
Bask in Big Sky Country on this point-to-point course that crosses the Clark Fork and Bitterroot Rivers.
The Race That Eats Its Young
Death Valley Marathon
Krispy Kreme Challenge
The Barkley Marathons
Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run
With only 15 finishers in its 34-year history, this grueling Tennessee titan deserves its no-nonsense nickname.
Run in the footsteps of Pheidippides on the original 25-mile marathon route from the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
The Greatest Spectacle in Running
Bay To Breakers
OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (Indy Mini)
Way Too Cool 50K
Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Runners can “kiss the bricks” at this spring celebration of the world's oldest automobile race.
America's Ultimate Challenge
Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run
Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent
This high-altitude adventure features 15,600+ feet of elevation change with a midway point 14,115 feet above sea level.
The Runner's Rite of Spring®
Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon
Lilac Bloomsday Run
This perennially popular event showcases the historical memorials & namesake floral blooms of our nation's capital.
Oakland Running Festival
Welcome to the birthplace of Nike, where a predominantly flat course & ideal spring weather inspire runners to "just do it."
World's Coolest Marathon®
Polar Bear Marathon
North Pole Marathon
Snowdonia Marathon Eryri
No word on whether this course — run on floating ice in subzero temperatures — passes Santa’s residence.
Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon
Original Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu
Run on the world's highest mountain, this breathtaking challenge starts at 17,500+ feet above sea level.
No Mama, No Papa, No Uncle Sam
Bataan Memorial Death March
Marine Corps Marathon
New Mexico's high-desert tribute to our heroic WWII veterans is a "living history lesson" and a patriotic race experience.
Cape Cod Marathon
Los Angeles Marathon
Finishing alongside the Pacific Ocean, this urban course attracts more than 24,000 athletes from all 50 states and 67+ countries.
The World's Most Beautiful Marathon
Big Sur International Marathon (California)
Reykjavik Marathon (Iceland)
Two Oceans Marathon (South Africa)
Gold Coast Marathon (Australia)
Now the continent's largest annual running event, this race started in 1970 as a training run for the popular Comrades Marathon.
Taglines, the sequel: Test your race IQ
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