When it comes to running, most people like to do it during the day. After all, it’s so much easier to see where you’re going and you don’t have to…
You probably know someone who has gone to Taiwan or is planning to, or perhaps you are. And little wonder because it’s a hotspot of scrumptious food, beautiful sceneries, diverse and rich culture, and much more. Here’s another reason to add to your list: be a spectator and supporter of the massive Taipei Marathon!
As the day breaks on Sunday, 22 November 2015, some 4,000 runners will be up and raring to run one of Taiwan’s most scenic sightseeing lake trails. It is also the scene of an incredibly rich and diverse history.
To many people in Taiwan, running is a path that leads to self-awareness. It allows them to push themselves to the extreme and identify and expand their physical and mental limits or simply peacefully coast along a solitary path feeling the earth as it moves beneath their feet. Millions of people run for pleasure or to improve their level of fitness. There are several excellent running trails in Taiwan. The following are some of the best ones.
Did you know? Taiwan is also known as Ilha Formosa, Portuguese for “beautiful island”, and no wonder! Steeped in traditional Chinese culture blended with Japanese influences and the island’s unique indigenous tribes, Taiwan boasts a rich history, fascinating culture and a smorgasbord of varied trails and stunning scenery. Beyond the bustling metropolises are lush tropical panoramas, gushing rivers, misty hot springs, and some of northeast Asia’s tallest mountains—literally a trail runner’s paradise!
he Puma Night Run Taipei has been around for 8 years. With 10,000 runners and plenty of local Taiwanese celebrities taking part this year, it is one of Taipei’s most popular night runs and going strong.