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"Victory belongs to the most persevering." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

SPORT is an activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. Sports commonly refer to activities where the physical capabilities of the competitor are the sole or primary determinant of the outcome (winning or losing), but the term is also used to include activities such as mind sports (a common name for some card games and board games with little to no element of chance) and motor sports where mental acuity or equipment quality are major factors. Sport is commonly defined as an organized, competitive and skillful physical activity requiring commitment and fair play.

Sportsmanship is an attitude that strives for fair play, courtesy toward teammates and opponents, ethical behaviour and integrity, and grace in losing. Sportsmanship expresses an aspiration or ethos that the activity will be enjoyed for its own sake. The well-known sentiment by sports journalist Grantland Rice, that it's “not that you won or lost but how you played the game," and the Modern Olympic creed expressed by its founder Pierre de Coubertin: "The most important thing . . . is not winning but taking part" are typical expressions of this sentiment.

The entertainment aspect of sports, together with the spread of mass media and increased leisure time, has led to professionalism in sports. This has resulted in some conflict, where the paycheck can be seen as more important than recreational aspects, or where the sports are changed simply to make them more profitable and popular, thereby losing certain valued traditions. The entertainment aspect also means that sportsmen and women are often elevated to celebrity status.

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  • Mercedes-Benz W196 - the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction: £19.6 million on July 12, 2013.
  • Mercedes-Benz W196 - (1954). Mercedes-Benz Formula One entry in the 1954 and 1955 Formula One seasons, winning 9 of 12 races entered in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. The most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction (by Bonhams 1793 in conjunction with the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12, 2013): £19.6 million.
  • MOTOR SPORT MAGAZINE - since 1924. "The Original Motor Racing Magazine."
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  • RC CONCEPTS MONACO - with 10 years experience around the organisation of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix we rent private terraces/balcony to watch the race and all the logistic going with it.
  • Scuderia Ferrari F14 T - Ferrari's 2014 Formula One car.
  • Scuderia Ferrari F14 T - Ferrari's 2014 Formula One car.
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  • Spirit of the Gumball Trophy - awarded to the driver(s) each year that embody the fun freedom of spirit and adventure that the event strives for. Often awarded to the drivers of the vehicle that has perhaps been regarded as an 'underdog' (such as the Citroen 2CV, a Ford Transit ice-cream van, or 1963 VW Campervan) - or to the participants that have completed the 3000 miles against all odds, such as fixing their broken vehicle, or getting lost en route.
  • The F1 Times - "Formula 1 News."
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  • TRIPLE CROWN OF MOTORSPORT - the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix.
  • Vanderbilt Cup Race - (1904-1968/1996-2007). The first major trophy in American auto racing.
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    • Auto Racing Events
    • 24 Hours of Le Mans.
    • 24 HOURS OF LE MANS - world's oldest sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, Sarthe, France.
    • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
    • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - the 19th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was announced in early 2007 at the Abu Dhabi F1 Festival in the United Arab Emirates. The first race took place on November 1, 2009, held at the Hermann Tilke designed Yas Marina Circuit. The inaugural race was Formula One's first ever day-night race, starting at 17:00 local time. Floodlights used to illuminate the circuit were switched on from the start of the event to ensure a seamless transition from daylight to darkness. Subsequent Abu Dhabi Grands Prix have also been day-night races. (21-23 November, 2014).
    • Astor Cup Race - (1915-).
    • Australian Grand Prix.
    • Australian Grand Prix - the 1st race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Rolex Australian Grand Prix. Motor race held annually in Australia. The Grand Prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia having been held 77 times since it was first run at Phillip Island in 1928. Since 1985 the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is now held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. (14-16 March, 2014).
    • Austrian Grand Prix.
    • Austrian Grand Prix - the 8th race of the Formula One calendar. Formula One race held in 1964, 1970–1987 and 1997–2003. The Grand Prix is set to be revived at the Red Bull Ring during the 2014 Formula One season. (20-22 June, 2014).
    • AUZRUN - "Australia's first and Australias only open road rally."
    • Bahrain Grand Prix.
    • Bahrain Grand Prix - the 3rd race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Formula One Championship race in Bahrain sponsored by Gulf Air. The first race took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on 4 April 2004. It made history as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East, and was given the award for the "Best Organised Grand Prix" by the FIA. (4-6 April, 2014).
    • Belgian Grand Prix.
    • Belgian Grand Prix - the 12th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Shell Belgian Grand Prix. (Dutch: Grote Prijs van België, French: Grand Prix de Belgique, German: Großer Preis von Belgien) is an automobile race, part of the Formula One World Championship. The first national race of Belgium was held in 1925 at the Spa region's race course, an area of the country that had been associated with motor sport since the very early years of racing. To accommodate Grand Prix motor racing, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race course was built in 1921 but it was only used for motorcycle racing until 1924. After the 1923 success of the new 24 hours of Le Mans in France, the Spa 24 Hours, a similar 24 hour endurance race, was run at the Spa track. Since inception, Spa-Francorchamps has been known for its unpredictable weather. At one stage in its history it had rained at the Belgian Grand Prix for twenty years in a row. Frequently drivers confront a part of the course that is clear and bright while another stretch is rainy and slippery. It is one of the most popular races on the Formula One calendar, due to the scenic and historical Spa-Francorchamps circuit being a favorite of drivers and fans. (22-24 August, 2014).
    • Brazilian Grand Prix.
    • Brazilian Grand Prix - the 18th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Grande Prêmio do Brasil. Formula One championship race which occurs at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos, a district in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. (7-9 November, 2014).
    • British Grand Prix.
    • British Grand Prix - the 9th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Santander British Grand Prix. Race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The British and Italian Grands Prix are the oldest continuously staged Formula One World Championship Grands Prix. (4-6 July, 2014).
    • BULLRUN LIVE RALLY - the most glamorous and high profile of the new breed of high-end luxury lifestyle automotive rallies. Each year, a hundred of the world's finest super-cars embark on an epic eight-day rolling party across the U.S.A.
    • Canadian Grand Prix.
    • Canadian Grand Prix - the 7th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Grand Prix du Canada. (Known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is an annual auto race held in Canada starting in 1961. It has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario as a sports car event before it alternated between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after Formula One took over the event. After 1971 safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. In 1978, after similar safety concerns with Mosport the Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Île Notre-Dame in Montreal. (6-8 June, 2014).
    • Chinese Grand Prix.
    • Chinese Grand Prix - the 4th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: UBS Chinese Grand Prix. A round of the Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, designed by Hermann Tilke. When completed in 2004, it was the most expensive Formula One circuit facility, costing $240 million. The track is 5.451 km long and features one of the trickiest corners combinations on the Formula One calendar, comparable to that of Istanbul Park's turn 8, also designed by Tilke. Turn 1 and 2 are a very demanding 270 degree, right-handed corner combination that requires a lot of speed whilst entering and it tightens up towards the end. (18-20 April, 2014).
    • Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix - since 2001. Vintage motor sports car race held annually on the grounds of Fælledparken in Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Dakar Rally.
    • DAKAR RALLY - (or simply "The Dakar"; formerly known as "The Paris–Dakar" or "Paris to Dakar Rally"). Since 1979. Annual Dakar Series rally raid type of off-road race, organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation. Most events since the inception in 1978 were from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the 2009 Dakar Rally was run in South America (Argentina and Chile). It was the first time the race took place outside of Europe and Africa. It has stayed in South America from 2009 to the present (2013). The race is open to amateur and professional entries. Amateurs typically make up about eighty percent of the participants.
    • European Grand Prix (Baku European Grand Prix).
    • European Grand Prix - the 8th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe. (Sometimes referred to as the Grand Prix of Europe) is a Formula One event that was introduced during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1999 until 2012. The most recent host venue for this event was the Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia, Spain, hosting the race from 2008 until 2012. The race was removed from the calendar in 2013. In 2016 the race will return, being run on a street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Fri 17 – Sun 19 Jun 2016).
    • FORMULA 1 - the official FIA Formula 1 world championship website and 2016 race calendar.
    • Formula 1 2011 - world venue map and circuit guide - explore the venues for the 2011 Formula 1 season with BBC Sport's interactive map of the 20 circuits.
    • German Grand Prix.
    • German Grand Prix - the 10th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Großer Preis von Deutschland. Annual automobile race that has been held most years since 1926, with 73 races presently having been held. The race has had a remarkably stable history for one of the older Grands Prix, having been held at just three different venues throughout its life; the Nürburgring in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg and on odd occasion AVUS near Berlin. The race continued to be known as the German Grand Prix, even through the era when the race was held in West Germany. (Cancelled).
    • Goodwood Festival of Speed.
    • Goodwood Festival of Speed - "The largest motoring garden party in the world." Annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles that is held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England, U.K.
    • Gumball 3000.
    • GUMBALL 3000 - since 1999. Annual British 3,000-mile (4,800 km) international road rally which takes place on public roads, with a different route around the world each year. Founded in 1999 by Maximillion Cooper, it sees an annual entry of 120 cars, which are mostly exotic and powerful sports cars. However, more unusual entries (such as police cars and camper-vans) have been seen. The Rally is not a serious race in the traditional sense of rally races - there are no prizes for being fastest or official timekeeping of any sort. Organizers emphasize that it is a road trip adventure and not a race.
    • Historic Grand Prix of Monaco.
    • Historic Grand Prix of Monaco - May 9-11, 2014. Circuit of Monte-Carlo. Organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco since 1997, the Historic Grand Prix is a "biennial" event that takes place two weeks before the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
    • Hungarian Grand Prix.
    • Hungarian Grand Prix - the 11th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Magyar Nagydíj. First held on June 21, 1936 over a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) track laid out in Népliget, a park in Budapest. The Mercedes-Benz, Auto Union, and Ferrari teams all sent three cars and the event drew a very large crowd. However, politics and the ensuing war meant the end of Grand Prix motor racing in the country for fifty years. A major coup by Bernie Ecclestone, the 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix was the first Formula One race to take place behind the Iron Curtain. Held at the twisty Hungaroring in Mogyoród near Budapest, the race has been a mainstay of the racing calendar. Run in the heat of a central European summer, it also held the distinction of being the only current Grand Prix venue that had never seen a wet race up until the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. (25-27 July, 2014).
    • Indian Grand Prix.
    • Indian Grand Prix - the 16th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Airtel Indian Grand Prix. (Sometimes referred to as the Grand Prix of India) is a motor race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship currently being held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida near New Delhi. The first event took place on 30 October 2011 as the 17th race of the 2011 Formula One season. (25-27 October, 2013).
    • INDIANAPOLIS 500 - American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the IndyCar class, or formula, of open-wheel race cars that have competed in it. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events in the world.
    • INDYCAR - name of an American-based open-wheel auto racing sanctioning body. IndyCar sanctions three racing series, the premier IZOD IndyCar Series (often abbreviated ICS or IICS) with its centerpiece Indianapolis 500, and developmental series Firestone Indy Lights and the U.S. F2000 National Championship, which are both a part of The Road To Indy.
    • Italian Grand Prix.
    • Italian Grand Prix - the 13th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Gran Premio d'Italia. One of the longest running events on the motor racing calendar. The first Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship took place on 4 September 1921 at Brescia. However, the race is more closely associated with the course at Monza, which was built in 1922 in time for that year's race, and has been the location for most of the races over the years. (5-7 September, 2014).
    • Japanese Grand Prix.
    • Japanese Grand Prix - the 15th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Japanese Grand Prix. Race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Traditionally one of the last, if not the last race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix has been the venue for many title-deciding races, with 13 World Champions being crowned over the 27 World Championship Japanese Grands Prix that have been hosted. The first two Japanese Grands Prix in 1976 and 1977 were held at the Fuji Speedway, before Japan was taken off the calendar. It returned in 1987 at Suzuka, which hosted the Grand Prix exclusively for 20 years and gained a reputation as one of the most challenging F1 circuits. In 2007 the Grand Prix moved back to the newly redesigned Fuji Speedway. After a second race at Fuji in 2008, the race returned to Suzuka in 2009. The Japanese Grand Prix was supposed to continue alternating between Fuji Speedway and Suzuka Circuit, owned by perennial rivals Toyota and Honda, respectively. There had been speculation that both tracks would host Grands Prix, with the readoption of the Pacific Grand Prix moniker used by the TI Circuit when it hosted Grands Prix in 1994 and 1995. The race made Japan one of only six countries to host more than one Grand Prix in the same season (the others being Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy and the USA). It was discontinued primarily due to its location in a remote area of Japan. (3-5 October, 2014).
    • Korean Grand Prix.
    • Korean Grand Prix - the 14th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Korean Grand Prix. Formula One race held in South Korea. After months of speculation, on October 2, 2006 it was confirmed that the event would actually take place in 2010, and would be hosted by the Korea International Circuit. It has also been revealed that the race will be promoted by a public-private company. The deal is for seven years with a five year option that would ensure the race to be held until 2021. (4-6 October, 2013).
    • Malaysia Grand Prix.
    • Malaysia Grand Prix - the 2nd race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix. First included in the Formula One World Championship in 1999, the current Malaysian Grand Prix is held at the Sepang International Circuit at Sepang, Malaysia. FIA-sanctioned racing in Malaysia has existed since the 1960s. From 2011, the race has changed its name to the Malaysia Grand Prix. (28-30 March, 2014).
    • Mexican Grand Prix.
    • Mexican Grand Prix - the 18th race of the Formula One calendar. Was a Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile sanctioned auto race held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. It first appeared as a non-championship event in 1962 before being held as a championship event from 1963-1970 and 1986-1992. The Grand Prix is scheduled to return in 2015 at the Mexico City circuit. (November 1, 2015).
    • Marx/Donà with Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport in 2008 Mille Miglia.
    • Mille Miglia - (Thousand Miles) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947). The race was banned after two fatal crashes. The first was the crash of a 4.2-litre Ferrari 335 S in 1957 that took the lives of the Spanish driver Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver/navigator Edmund Nelson, and nine spectators, at the village of Guidizzolo. The car supposedly landed on top of Portago and Nelson cutting them in half. Five of the spectators killed were children, all of whom were standing along the race course. Portago desperately wanted to win this race and waited too long to make a tire change. The crash was caused by a worn tire. The manufacturer was blamed and sued for this, as was the Ferrari team. Since 1977, the "Mille Miglia" has been reborn as a regularity race for classic and vintage cars. Participation is limited to cars, produced no later than 1957, which had attended (or were registered) to the original race. The route (Brescia-Rome round trip) is similar to that of the original race, maintaining the point of departure / arrival in Viale Venezia in Brescia.
    • Monaco Grand Prix (Mirabeau haute & bas turns).
    • Monaco Grand Prix - the 6th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Grand Prix de Monaco. A Formula 1 race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (informally known as the Triple Crown of Motorsport). (22-25 May, 2014).
    • RALLYE MONTE-CARLO - since 1911.
    • RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE - since 1998
    • ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA - formerly known as the 24 Hours of Daytona, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is run on a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course.
    • Russian Grand Prix.
    • Russian Grand Prix - the 16th race of the Formula One calendar. Grand Prix motor race briefly held in the 1910s in St. Petersburg. It is expected that on the 100th anniversary of the last Russian Grand Prix, a new round of the Formula One World Championship will join the calendar in 2014. After several decades of attempting to re-establish the race, Bernie Ecclestone and the head of Krasnodarsky Krai Development Technologies Sharing Centre Mikhail Kapirulin officially signed a contract in attendance of Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin for the race to be run in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on a yet to be constructed Olympic Park Circuit. (10-12 October, 2014).
    • Singapore Grand Prix.
    • Singapore Grand Prix - the 14th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Singapore Grand Prix. Motor race on the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The event takes place in Singapore on the Marina Bay Street Circuit and was the inaugural F1 night race and the first street circuit in Asia. (19-21 September, 2014).
    • Spa 24 Hours - endurance racing event held annually in Belgium at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
    • Spanish Grand Prix.
    • Spanish Grand Prix - the 5th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: Gran Premio de España. (Catalan: Gran Premi d'Espanya). Formula One race, that as of 2013, will alternate every year between the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and the Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia, Spain. (9-11 May, 2014).
    • TARGA FLORIO - open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains of Sicily near Palermo. Founded in 1906, it used to be the oldest sports car racing event, part of the World Championship until 1973. After 1973, it was a national sports car event until it was discontinued in 1977 due to safety concerns. It is since run as a rallying event, and is part of the Campionato Italiano Rally, the Italian national rally championship.
    • United States Grand Prix.
    • United States Grand Prix - the 17th race of the Formula One calendar. Race title: United States Grand Prix. Motor race which has been run on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship. Over 42 editions, the race has been held at ten locations, most recently in 2012 at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. (31 October - 2 November, 2014).
    • Vanderbilt Cup Race - (1904-1968/1996-2007).
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    • Hermann Tilke - German engineer and auto racer, who has designed numerous Formula One motor racing circuits.
    • List of NÜrburgring fatal accidents - Wikipedia.
    • LIST WORLD'S MOTOR RACING TRACKS - Wikipedia.
    • RACE TRACK - Wikipedia.
      • Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry.
      • Autodrome de Linas-MontlhÉry - automobile racetrack located across the towns of Linas Bruyères-le-Châtel and Ollainville, outside Paris, France. The first race there, the 1925 French Grand Prix, was held on 26 July 1925 and organised by The Automobile Club de France Grand Prix. It was a race in which Robert Benoist in a Delage won; Antonio Ascari died in an Alfa Romeo P2. The Grand Prix revisited the track in 1927 and each year between 1931 and 1937. Length: 2,548.24 metres (1.58 mi).
      • Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico.
      • AutÓdromo Hermanos RodrÍguez - 4.484 km (2.786 mi) race track in Mexico City, Mexico, named for the famous racing drivers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez. The circuit got its name shortly after it opened when Ricardo Rodríguez died in practice for the non-Championship 1962 Mexican Grand Prix. Ricardo's brother Pedro also lost his life behind the wheel years later. The circuit is located within the public park of the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports City in southeast Mexico City. The Grand Prix circuit underwent a significant renovation under the direction of Hermann Tilke for the return of Formula One in 2015. The front straight was slightly extended and reprofiled to accommodate a new media center and paddock. The iconic esses between turns 7 and 13 were significantly modified; the prolific, high radius turns largely diminished and some replaced with fixed angle turns.
      • Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Ave. Senador Teotônio Vilela, 261, Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil.
      • AutÓdromo JosÉ Carlos Pace - also known by its former name Interlagos, is a motorsport circuit located in the city of São Paulo, renamed after Carlos Pace, a Brazilian Formula One driver who had died in a 1977 plane crash. It is well known for being the venue of the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix. The land on which the circuit is located was originally bought in 1926 by property developers who wanted to build accommodations. Following difficulties partly due to the 1929 stock market crash, it was decided to build a racing circuit instead, construction started in 1938 and the track was inaugurated in May 1940. The traditional name of the circuit (literally, "between lakes") comes from the fact that it was built in a region between two large artificial lakes, Guarapiranga and Billings, which were built in the early 20th century to supply the city with water and electric power. It was renamed in 1985 from "Autódromo de Interlagos" to its current name to honor the Brazilian Formula One driver José Carlos Pace, who died in a plane crash in 1977. Formula One started racing there in 1972, the first year being a non-championship race, won by Argentinean Carlos Reutemann. The first World Championship Brazilian Grand Prix was held at Interlagos in 1973, the race won by defending Formula One World Champion and São Paulo local Emerson Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi won the race again the following year in bad weather and Brazilian driver José Carlos Pace won his only race at Interlagos in 1975. Length: 7.960 km (4.975 mi).
      • Autodromo Nazionale Monza, via Vedano 5, 20900 Monza (MB), Italy.
      • Autodromo Nazionale Monza - since September 3, 1922. Grand Prix track located near the town of Monza, north of Milan, in Italy. Major features of the main track include the Curva di Lesmo, the Curva Parabolica, and the Variante Ascari. The high speed curve, Curva Grande, is located after a slow corner, but usually taken flat out by Grand Prix cars. Length: 5.793 kilometres (3.600 mi).
      • Bahrain International Circuit, Gate 255, Gulf of Bahrain Avenue, Umm Jidar 1062, Sakhir, Bahrain.
      • Bahrain International Circuit - Sakhir, Bahrain. Motorsport venue opened in 2004 and used for drag racing, GP2 and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East. In 2007 the circuit became the first Grand Prix circuit to be awarded the distinguished FIA Institute Centre of Excellence award, given for excellent safety, race marshal, and medical facilities, and for the high standards of technology required to maintain these. Length: 5.412 km (3.363 mi).
      • Baku City Circuit.
      • Baku City Circuit - motor racing circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan to be constructed near Baku Boulevard. It is scheduled to host the Baku European Grand Prix from 2016. The six kilometre, anti-clockwise layout of the circuit was designed by circuit architect Hermann Tilke. The circuit is planned to start adjacent to Azadliq Square, then loop around Government House before heading west to Maiden Tower. Here, the track is planned to have a narrow uphill traversal and then circle the Old City before opening up onto a 2.2 km (1.4 mi) stretch along Neftchilar Avenue back to the start line.
      • Buddh International Circuit.
      • Buddh International Circuit - Indian motor racing circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, near the national capital New Delhi. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Formula One Indian Grand Prix, which was first hosted in 2011. The track was officially inaugurated on 18 October 2011. The 5.14 km long Circuit has been designed by world-renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Hermann Tilke, who has also designed other race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, the UAE, South Korea and the US. One of the most notable sections of the circuit is the multi-apex turn 10–11–12 sequence. It has been likened to the long, fast Turn 8 at Turkey’s Istanbul Park circuit and is expected to generate high tyre loadings. Unlike Turkey’s Turn 8, it tightens on exit and is a clockwise right-hander. It is anticipated to be one of the main overtaking points, and circuit’s main straight, at 1060m, is among the longest in F1. The pitlane is also one of the longest in F1, at more than 600 metres. Time spent in the pitlane is an important factor in determining race strategies. Length: 5.137 km (3.192 mi).
      • Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Camino Mas Moreneta, Montmeló, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
      • Circuit de Catalunya - also known as Circuit de Barcelona, is a motorsport race track in Montmeló, to the north of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. With long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit de Catalunya is seen as an all-rounder circuit. The Circuit de Catalunya was built in 1991 and began hosting the Spanish Grand Prix that same year. Construction also coincided with the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Barcelona the next year, where the circuit acted as the start and finish line for the road team time trial cycling event. The circuit has been the site of some memorable moments. In 1991, Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell went down the entire front straight side-by-side while duelling for second place, with Mansell eventually taking the position and ultimately the race itself. In 1994, Michael Schumacher managed to finish in second place despite driving over half the race with only fifth gear. In 1996, Schumacher took his first win as a Ferrari driver, after a dominant performance during a torrential rainstorm. Length: 4.655 km (2.892 mi).
      • Circuit de la Sarthe.
      • Circuit de la Sarthe - located near Le Mans, France, is a semi-permanent race course most famous as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race. The track uses local roads that remain open to the public most of the year. The circuit, in its present configuration, is 13.629 km (8.469 mi) long, making it one of the longest circuits in the world.
      • Circuit de Monaco, city streets of Monte-Carlo & La Condamine, Principality of Monaco.
      • Circuit de Monaco - street circuit laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine around the harbour of the principality of Monaco. It is commonly referred to as "Monte Carlo" because it is largely inside the Monte Carlo neighbourhood of Monaco. The circuit is used on one weekend in the month of May of each year to host the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The idea for a Grand Prix race around the streets of Monaco came from Anthony Noghès, the president of the Monegasque car club and close friend of the ruling Grimaldi family. The inaugural race was held in 1929 and was won by William Grover-Williams in a Bugatti. The building of the circuit takes six weeks, and the dismantling after the race another three weeks. The race circuit has many elevation shifts, tight corners, and is narrow. These features make it perhaps the most demanding track in Formula One racing. Although the course has changed many times during its history, it is still considered the ultimate test of driving skills in Formula One. It contains both the slowest corner in Formula One (the Fairmont hairpin, taken at just 46 km/h (29 mph)) and one of the quickest (the flat out kink in the tunnel, three turns beyond the hairpin, taken at 260 km/h (160 mph)). Length: 3.340 km (2.075 mi).
      • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
      • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - at Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Considered to be one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. Over the years, the Spa course has been modified several times. All these changes made Spa the fastest open road circuit in the world, and in the final years of the old circuit, drivers could average 150 mph (241 km/h) on the circuit. The biggest change, however, saw the circuit being shortened from 14 km (9 mi) to 7 km (4 mi) in 1979. The start/finish line, which was originally on the downhill straight before Eau Rouge, was moved to the straight before the La Source hairpin in 1981. Like its predecessor the new layout still is a fast and hilly route through the Ardennes where speeds in excess of 330 km/h (205 mph) can be reached. Since inception, the place has been famous for its unpredictable weather. Frequently drivers are confronted with one part of the course being clear and bright while another stretch is rainy and slippery. The circuit probably demonstrates the importance of driver skill more than any other in the world. This is largely due to the Eau Rouge and Blanchimont corners, both which need to be taken flat out to achieve a fast run onto the straights after them, which aids a driver in both a fast lap and in overtaking. Length: 7.004 km (4.352 mi).
      • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Notre-Dame Island of Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
      • Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - motor racing circuit in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the venue for the FIA Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. The Canadian Grand Prix that took place for 30 years at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was dropped from the 2009 Formula One calendar and replaced with the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. On November 27, 2009, Quebec's officials and Canadian Grand Prix organisers announced a settlement with Formula One Administration and signed a new five-year contract spanning the 2010–2014 seasons. The 2011 edition took place on June 12 at 1:00pm (17:00 GMT) and was the longest World Championship Grand Prix ever, due to a lengthy rain delay. The circuit, at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Notre-Dame, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River that is part of the city of Montreal, was originally named the Île Notre-Dame Circuit. It was renamed in honour of Canadian Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, father of Jacques Villeneuve, following his death in 1982. Barriers run close to the circuit and many experienced drivers have been caught out by them. A particularly famous part of the circuit is the wall on the outside of the exit of the final chicane before the start/finish straight. Length: 4.361 km (2.71 mi).
      • Circuit of the Americas, Elroy, near Austin, Travis County, Texas, U.S.A.
      • Circuit of the Americas - motor racing circuit near Austin, Texas. It hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix on November 18, 2012, the penultimate round of the 2012 season. The circuit will also host the Texas Motorcycle Grand Prix, a round of the Road Racing World Championship—commonly known as MotoGP—in addition to the Australian V8 Supercars series, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the American Le Mans Series, and the Rolex Sports Car Series, all of which will make their debuts at the circuit in 2013. The reception from drivers ahead of the inaugural race was highly positive. Length: 3.427 mi (5.513 km).
      • Goodwood Circuit.
      • Goodwood Circuit - historic venue for both two- and four-wheeled motorsport in the United Kingdom. The 2.4 mile circuit is situated near Chichester, West Sussex, close to the south coast of England, on the estate of Goodwood House, and completely encircles Chichester/Goodwood Airport. This is the racing circuit dating from 1948, not to be confused with the separate hillclimb course located at Goodwood House and first used in 1936.
      • Hockenheimring.
      • Hockenheimring - auomobile racing track situated near the town of Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located on Bertha Benz Memorial Route. Amongst other motor racing events, it biennially hosts the Formula One German Grand Prix, with the most recent being in 2012. Situated in the Rhine valley, the circuit is almost completely flat, with very little change in elevation. In the early 2000s, F1 officials demanded the 6.823 km (4.240 mi) track be shortened and threatened to discontinue racing there, due to competition from other tracks such as the EuroSpeedway Lausitz and sites in Asia. The new track has a seating capacity of 120,000, due to new large grandstands sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Length: 4.574 km (2.842 mi).
      • Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary.
      • Hungaroring - motor-racing circuit in Mogyoród, near Budapest, Hungary where the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix is held. In 1986, it became the location of the first Formula One Grand Prix behind the Iron Curtain. Bernie Ecclestone wanted a race in the USSR, but a Hungarian friend of his recommended Budapest. They wanted a street circuit similar to the Circuit de Monaco to be built in the Népliget – Budapest's largest park – but the government decided to build a new circuit just outside the city near a major highway. Construction works started on October 1, 1985. It was built in eight months, less time than any other Formula One circuit. The first race was held on March 24, 1986 in memory of János Drapál, the first Hungarian who won motorcycle Grand Prix races. According to a survey put together by the national tourism office of Hungary, Mogyoród ranks third in Hungarian venues visited by tourists. Length: 4.381 km (2.722 mi).
      • Korea International Circuit.
      • Korea International Circuit - motorsport circuit located in Yeongam, South Jeolla, South Korea, 400 kilometres south of Seoul and near the port city of Mokpo. It is the venue for the F1 Korean Grand Prix after a $264 million (250 billion won) deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Korean F1 promoter Korea Auto Valley Operation. German designer Hermann Tilke was given the responsibility of the design of the track. It is part permanent, part temporary. The temporary part is along the harbour side of the province where spectators from the promenade, hotels and yachts can view the race. Part of the city with possible exhibition facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes are utilized as the pit lane during the F1 Grand Prix weekend. The initial contract has a duration of seven years, with a five-year option that could take the race until 2021. The inaugural Korean Grand Prix was run on 24 October for the 2010 Formula One season. The event was the 17th out of 19 events during the season, after the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. The capacity of the venue is 135,000 spectators. Length: 5.615 km (3.489 mi).
      • Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore.
      • Marina Bay Street Circuit - otherwise known as the Singapore GP Street Circuit, is a street circuit around Singapore's Marina Bay and is the venue for the Singapore Grand Prix. The track is 5.073 km (3.152 mi) long in a harbourside location similar in style to the Monaco Grand Prix and the Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia, Spain.
      • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia..
      • Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit - street circuit around Albert Park Lake, only a few kilometres south of central Melbourne. It is used annually as a racetrack for the Australian Grand Prix and associated support races. The circuit uses everyday sections of road that circle Albert Park Lake, a small man-made lake just south of the Central Business District of Melbourne. The road sections that are used were rebuilt prior to the inaugural event in 1996 to ensure consistency and smoothness. As a result, compared to other circuits that are held on public roads, the Albert Park track has quite a smooth surface. Before 2007 there existed only a few other places on the Formula 1 calendar with a body of water close to the track. Most of the new tracks, such as Valencia, Singapore and Abu Dhabi have imitated that feature. Length: 5.303 km (3.295 mi).
      • Nürburgring.
      • NÜrburgring - motorsports complex around the village of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located about 70 km (43 mi) south of Cologne, and 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Frankfurt. It features a Grand Prix race track built in 1984, and a much longer old "North loop" track which was built in the 1920s around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel mountains. The north loop is 12.8 miles (20.8 km) long and has more than 300 meters (1,000 feet) of elevation change from its lowest to highest points. The old track was nicknamed "The Green Hell" by Jackie Stewart, and is widely considered as the most demanding and difficult purpose-built racing circuit in the world. Length: 4.556 km (2.831 mi).
      • Sepang International Circuit, Jalan Pekeliling, 64000 Klia, Selangor, Malaysia.
      • Sepang International Circuit - motorsport race track in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, approximately 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix, Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix and other major motorsport events. The main circuit, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.543 kilometres long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights. The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin. Length: 5.543 km (3.444 mi).
      • Shanghai International Circuit, Jiading, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
      • Shanghai International Circuit - situated in the Jiading District of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The circuit is best known as the venue for the annual Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 2004. In common with many other new Formula One circuits, it was designed by Hermann Tilke, and also features his trademark track feature: a long back straight followed by a hairpin turn. Current-generation F1 cars can easily surpass 300 km/h (186 mph) on the long straight between corners 13 and 14. The total length of the circuit is 5.451 km (3.387 mi), which is about average for a Formula One circuit. The lap record was set by Ferrari's Michael Schumacher in 2004. He completed one lap of the circuit in 1:32.238.
      • Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire (part) and Buckinghamshire (part), England, U.K.
      • Silverstone Circuit - "Home of British Motor Racing." English motor racing circuit next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. The circuit straddles the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border, with the current main circuit entry on the Buckinghamshire side. The Northamptonshire towns of Towcester (5 miles) and Brackley (7 miles) and Buckinghamshire town of Buckingham (6 miles) are close by, and the nearest large towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes. It is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948 and which has been held on the circuit every year since 1987. The circuit is also home to the BRDC International Trophy, formerly one of the premier non-Championship F1 races in the calendar, today awarded to the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the annual Silverstone Classic meeting. The circuit is owned by the British Racing Drivers' Club. Length: 5.901 km (3.667 mi).
      • Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, Adlersky District, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
      • Sochi Olympic Park Circuit - 5.872 km (3.649 mi) with 16 turns (11 right-handers and 5 left-handers), Formula One racing street circuit under construction in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The circuit is similar to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and the Sydney Olympic Park Circuit in that it will run around a venue used for Olympic competition. The 5.9-kilometre (3.7 mi) circuit will be the third-longest circuit on the Formula One calendar, behind Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Silverstone in Great Britain. The track width varies from 13 to 15 meters and the direction is clockwise. The track’s combination of straights and really fast corners will make it to one of the fastest Formula One tracks. The top speed is expected to be about 320 km/h.
      • Red Bull Ring, Bei Knittelfeld, Spielberg, Styria, Austria.
      • Spielberg - the Red Bull Ring Spielberg is a motorsport circuit in Spielberg, Styria, Austria: 4.326 km (2.688 mi), 10 turns. The Red Bull Ring has a capacity of 40,000.
      • Suzuka International Racing Course, 7992 Ino-cho, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, 510-0295 Japan.
      • Suzuka International Racing Course - motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan and operated by Mobilityland Corporation, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Suzuka is one of the oldest remaining tracks of the Formula One World Championship, and so has a long history of races as venue of the Japanese Grand Prix. Its traditional role as one of the last Grands Prix of the season means numerous World Championships have been decided at the track. Designed as a Honda test track in 1962 by Dutchman John Hugenholtz, Suzuka is one of few circuits in the world to have a "figure 8" layout, with the back straight passing over the front section by means of an overpass. The circuit can be used in three configurations; the full circuit, the "Suzuka East" and "Suzuka West" configuration. The "East" portion of the course consists of the pit straight to the first half of the Dunlop curve (turn 7), before leading back to the pit straight via a tight right-hander. The "West" course is made up of the other part of the full circuit, including the crossover bridge. Length: 3.466 km (2.154 mi).
      • Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
      • Yas Marina Circuit - the venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. Designed as an Arabian version of Monaco, the twenty-one corners twists through the man made island off the Abu Dhabi coast, passing by the marina and through the Yas Marina Hotel. Length: 5.554 km (3.451 mi).
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      • Yas Links, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
      • Yas Links - Yas Island, United Arab Emirates. Opened in 2010. Voted among the ‘Top 10 New International Golf Courses’ by the USA’s influential, Golf Magazine, and voted 'The 24th best course in the World outside the US' by Golf Digest Magazine, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.
        Australia
      • The Royal Melbourne Golf Club - founded in 1891. 36-hole golf club located in Black Rock, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. It is Australia's oldest extant and continually existing golf club.
        Bahamas
      • SANDALS EMERALD REEF GOLF CLUB - Great Exuma.
      • THE ABACO CLUB - on Winding Bay, a Ritz-Carlton managed club. The Abaco Club's spectacular greens, designed by world-renowned links architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, offer a thrilling Bahamas golf vacation experience. The par 72 championship layout blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, playing to a length of 7,183 yards.
        China
      • MISSION HILLS GOLF CLUB - stretching across Shenzhen and Dongguan, China. Mission Hills is the World's No.1 golf club. Designed by 12 world-renowned golf legends. 216 holes.
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      • Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club - opened in January 1993 to world acclaim and since then it has been host to numerous tournaments and events, including the Dubai Desert Classic on two occasions.
        England, U.K.
      • Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB.
      • BROCKET HALL GOLF CLUB - Welwyn, Hertfordshire.
      • Ganton GOLF CLUB - near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Founded in 1891. "Ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It has played host to many Amateur and Professional tournaments. Following the staging of the Walker Cup, the Club has joined Royal Birkdale and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers as being the only clubs honoured to have also staged the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup."
      • QUEENWOOD GOLF CLUB - Surrey. Joining fee: £145,000. Membership list limited to 350. The most exclusive and the most expensive golf club in Britain.
      • ROCKLIFFE HALL - luxury golf and spa resort.
      • ROYAL BIRKDALE GOLF CLUB - Waterloo Rd Southport. "One of Britain’s finest golf clubs, has been voted the No 1 course in Britain and is among the best in the world."
      • Royal Liverpool GOLF CLUB - Meols Drive, Hoylake, Wirral. Founded in 1869 on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, and received the "Royal" designation in 1871 due to the patronage of the Duke of Connaught of the day, who was one of Queen Victoria's younger sons.
      • Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club - Links Gate, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. "Founded in 1886 and the present Course constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998. It is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to ten Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women's and Seniors Open Championships."
      • Royal St. George's Golf Club - Sandwich, Kent. Since 1887. One of the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation. It has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, when it became the first club outside Scotland to host the championship.
      • SAND MARTINS GOLF CLUB - Wokingham, Berkshire.
      • STAPLEFORD PARK HOUSE HOTEL, SPA, GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB - Stapleford, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF.
      • STOKE PARK CLUB - Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. "Encircling the club's 300 acre Buckinghamshire parkland estate, the famous 27 hole Championship golf course, is undisputedly one of the finest parkland courses in the country. Created in 1908 by eminent golf architect Harry Colt, the Stoke Park course has been the inspiration for many of the world’s most famous holes, including Augusta’s infamous 16th."
      • Sunningdale Golf Club - Ridgemount Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire. Founded in 1900 and has two eighteen hole golf courses: the Old Course, designed by Willie Park, Jr., and the New Course, designed by Harry Colt 1923.
      • Swinley Forest GOLF CLUB - near Ascot, Berkshire. Established in 1909 and is ranked as the best golf course in the county by the website Top 100 Golf Courses. The course measures a little over 6,000 yards (5,500 m) and was designed by Harry Colt.
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      • Walton Heath GOLF CLUB - Deans Lane, Walton on the Hill, Surrey. Founded in 1903. "One of the world’s most famous and prestigious clubs." The club comprises two 18-hole golf courses, both of which are well known for having heather covering many of the areas of rough. The Old Course was the first to open in 1904, and (as of 2009) has a championship length of 7,462 yards. The New Course was initially opened as a 9-hole course in 1907, but was later extended to 18 holes, which were completed by 1913, and (as of 2009) has a championship length of 7,026 yards.
      • Wentworth Club - since 1926. Wentworth Dr, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4LS. Privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle.
      • Woodhall Spa GOLF CLUB - the National Golf Centre, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Founded in 1891. "We enjoy sharing our two magnificent courses – including the Hotchkin Course, consistently rated among the world's finest heathland golf experiences and ranked 25th in Golf World magazine's World Top 100 Golf Courses."
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      • Monte-Carlo Golf Club - opened in 1911. Route du Mont Agel, F-06320 La Turbie. France. 18-hole golf course.
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      • PENHA LONGA GOLF COURSES - ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, The Atlantic Course designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones jr, is escapist golf at its best. Sintra.
      • Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course - "The First 18-Hole Course in the Algarve." At Penina Hotel & Golf Resort.
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      • Old Course at St Andrews, West Sands, St Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland, U.K.
      • Carnoustie Golf Links - 20 Links Parade, Carnoustie, Angus. Founded in 1850. Its historic championship golf course is one of the venues in the Open Championship rotation.
      • Castle Stuart Golf Links - Balnaglack Farmhouse, Inverness. "Castle Stuart has been conceived to be for the Highlands - a beacon reaching out to golfers throughout the world. The centrepiece for this Scottish destination golf resort is Castle Stuart Golf Links, a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth and well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle."
      • KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS - Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, Fife. Ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world.
      • Loch Lomond Golf Club - Rossdhu House, Luss by Alexandria, Dunbartonshire. Founded 1993. Located in Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland on the shore of Loch Lomond. The golf course is designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, the 7,100 yard course is considered to be among the 'Top 100' finest golf courses in the world (ranked by Golf Magazine) The course makes heavy use of natural hazards such as streams and marshland areas.
      • Muirfield - privately owned links which is the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Duncur Road, Gullane, East Lothian. Founded in 1744 (891). One of the golf courses used in rotation for The Open Championship. Holds the claim of being the oldest verifiable organised golf club in the world, although the game of golf is several centuries older. The club's records date continuously back to 1744, when it produced thirteen "Rules of Golf" for its first competition which was played at Leith Links for the "Silver Club".
      • Musselburgh Links - The Old Golf Course in Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, is generally recognised as the oldest golf course in the world, and the oldest on which play has been continuous. Certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records, there is documented evidence that golf was played at the links in 1672, and it is reputed that Mary, Queen of Scots, played there in 1567.
      • Nairn Golf Club - since 1887.
      • North Berwick Golf Club - Beack Road, North Berwick, East Lothian. Founded in 1832. It is the 13th oldest golf club in the world and only St Andrews hosts a club which has played continuously over the same course for longer. Although the NBGC was the first club in the world to allow female members, full membership rights were only granted to ladies in 2005.
      • OLD COURSE HOTEL, GOLF RESORT & SPA - St. Andrews, Kingdom of Fife.
      • Royal Dornoch Golf Club - Golf Road, Dornoch, Sutherland. It is claimed that golf was played in Dornoch in the early seventeenth century. The current golf club was established in 1877. It was made a royal golf club in 1906.
      • Royal Troon Golf Club - Craigend Road, Troon, Ayrshire. Founded in 1878. Initially with five holes. The club was granted its "Royal" accolade in 1978. Its Old Course is now one of the host courses for The Open Championship, one of the major championships on the PGA Tour and European Tour.
      • ST. ANDREWS LINKS - founded in 1754. "The Home of Golf." St. Andrews, Fife. Invented the 18-hole game in 1764.
      • THE GLENEAGLES HOTEL GOLF & SPA RESORT - Auchterarder, Perthshire.
      • TURNBERRY GOLF COURSE - located in South Ayrshire on the rugged coast, it comprises three links golf courses, a golf academy, a five-star hotel, designed by James Miller and completed in 1906.
        South Africa
      • Fancourt Golf Resort, Montagu Street, Blanco, George, 6529, South Africa.
      • EUPHORIA GOLF ESTATE & HYDRO - Limpopo.
      • Fancourt Golf Resort - Montagu Street, Blanco, George. "South Africa’s premier golf resort, with all three of our golf courses ranked in the Top 20 in South Africa".
      • LEGEND GOLF & SAFARI RESORT - golfers are invited to tee-off from the edge of the mountain in an attempt to hit a hole-in-one on the 19th located at the bottom of the cliff. A hole-in-one will soon earn the lucky golfer US$1 mio. Garsfontein, Tshwane.
        U.S.A.
      • Maidstone Club, 29 Maidstone Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937, U.S.A.
      • ATLANTA ATHLETIC CLUB - founded in 1898. Johns Creek, Georgia. World-renowned private athletic club. Offers two 18-hole golf courses, a health center, indoor and outdoor tennis, a par-3 course, Olympic-sized pool, as well as fine dining.
      • AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB - founded in 1933. Augusta, Georgia. One of the most storied and exclusive golf clubs in the world. ranked course in Golf Digest's 2009 list of America's 100 greatest courses and is currently the number ten ranked course on Golfweek Magazine's 2011 list of best classic courses in the United States (written from a golf course architecture viewpoint).
      • BALTUSROL GOLF CLUB - founded in 1895. Springfield, New Jersey.
      • Bandun Dunes Golf Resort - 57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, Oregon. Founded in 1999. Complex of five golf courses. In 2009, Golf Magazine named the three courses existing at that time to its list of the 50 best courses built in the last 50 years. Pacific Dunes ranked second, Bandon Dunes twelfth, and Bandon Trails as thirty-third.
      • BOCA RIO GOLF CLUB, PALM BEACH - Palm Beach, Florida.
      • Burning Tree Club - founded in 1922. Private, all-male golf club in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., not too far from the Congressional Country Club, home of the 2011 U.S. Open golf tournament. Membership in the club is extremely exclusive. The course at Burning Tree has been played by numerous presidents, foreign dignitaries, high-ranking executive officials, members of Congress, and military leaders. The course was designed by the legendary architect Alister MacKenzie. 8600 Burdette Rd, Bethesda, Maryland 20817-2899.
      • Cohasset Golf Club - established in 1894, Cohasset Golf Club is one of the oldest private clubs in New England. Members enjoy a challenging 18-hole Donald Ross course, practice on a conveniently located driving range. Cohasset, Massachusetts.
      • Cypress Point CLUB - 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. Private golf club in California. The club has a single 18-hole course, one of eight on the Monterey peninsula near Monterey, California. The course is well known around the world for its series of three dramatic holes that play along the Pacific Ocean: the 15th, 16th and 17th, which are regularly rated among the best golf holes in the world. The 16th is a long par three that actually plays over the ocean.
      • HAMPTON GOLF CLUB - designed by Arnold Palmer. Fernandina Beach, Florida.
      • HERITAGE CLUB - Mason, Ohio.
      • Hyannisport Club - founded in 1897. Private club with an 18 hole golf course, located at 2 Irving Avenue (at Scudder Avenue) in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The club boasts some of the most scenic views on Cape Cod and is known for having water visible on every hole although coincidentally, there are no water hazards on the course. The course is located adjacent to the Kennedy Compound and the Kennedy family have long been members of the club.
      • Kiawah Island Golf Resort - near Charleston, South Carolina. Opened in May 1976 and has five golf courses, most notably the Ocean Course, added in 1991.
      • Liberty National Golf Club - Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 2006. Country club in Jersey City, New Jersey with a 7,346 yard course designed by Robert E. Cupp and Tom Kite. The club cost over US$250 million to build, making it one of the most expensive golf courses in history. Club designers added amenities such as an on-site heliport, yacht services, a spa and a restaurant. Liberty National is noted as a unique course because of its proximity to both the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan, as well as the fact it was built on a former landfill.
      • Maidstone Club - founded in 1891. Off Old Beach Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. Private country club. In addition to a private beach, pool, tennis house, and club house, Maidstone has both an 18-hole and 9-hole private golf course. From its earliest days, East Hampton’s Maidstone Club attracted New York’s oldest, most socially prominent families. Jacqueline Kennedy’s father, John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier III, who was a golfer, belonged to the club, along with other family members like "Little Edie" Beale, of Grey Gardens fame. Because of its extraordinary assets and aura of exclusivity, the club has been the envy of the East End’s socially ambitious for decades. Read more: Maidstone Club's Luxurious Links, Hamptons Magazine.
      • Merion Golf CLUB (East) - 450 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1912. The club has two courses: the East Course, and the West Course. The East Course has been consistently rated by Golf Digest among America's greatest golf courses, and it has hosted five U.S. Opens, most recently in 2013.
      • National Golf Links of America - 325 Sebonac Inlet Road, Southampton, New York. Prestigious links-style golf course in Southampton, New York, located on Long Island between Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and Peconic Bay. Though the course is noted for hosting the initial Walker Cup in 1922, which the United States won 8 and 4, it has never hosted a major men's championship. The Walker Cup will again be held at National in 2013. The private club has been called "America's snootiest golf course" due to its exclusive nature.
      • Oakmont Country CLUB - 1233 Hulton Road, Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1903. Country club and the "oldest top-ranked golf course in the U.S." With a USGA course rating of 77.5 and some two hundred bunkers it is generally regarded in the golf community as one of the most difficult in the United States. It features large, extremely fast, and undulating greens.
      • Pebble Beach Resorts - 1700 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach California. Founded in 1919. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of Carmel Bay, opening to the Pacific Ocean, on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. In 2001 it became the first public course (i.e., open to the general public for play) to be selected as the No.1 Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. Greens fees are among the highest in the world, at $495 (plus $35 cart fee for non-resort guests) per round in 2008.
      • PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUB - Pine Valley, Camden County, New Jersey. Founded in 1913. Ranked the number one course in Golf Magazine's 100 Top Courses in the U.S. and the World in 2012.
      • Sand Hills Golf Club - Highway 97, Mullen, Nebraska. Founded in 1994. Currently ranked No. 8 in the U.S. and No. 11 in the world.
      • Seminole Golf Club - private golf club located in Juno Beach (901 Seminole Blvd), Florida. Designed by Donald Ross in 1929, it is consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 courses in the United States.
      • SHINNECOCK HILLS GOLF CLUB - 200 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, New York. Founded in 1891 it is the oldest formal organized golf club in the United States.
      • SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS GOLF CLUB & COMMUNITY - Las Vegas, Nevada.
      • THE BEAR'S CLUB - Jupiter, Florida. Founded in 1999 by Jack & Barbara Nicklaus. Recognized as one of the world's elite private club experiences.
      • THE RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB - founded 1927. Pacific Palisades, CA. The Riviera Country Club's internationally renowned golf course was established in 1926 and has been open for play since 1927. Noted for its spectacular beauty and uniquely challenging design, the George C. Thomas masterpiece is perennially rated among the very finest in the world.
      • The Valley CLUB - 1901 E Valley Rd, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA. Since 1909. Private golf club. Ranked #85 in the world.
      • Trump International Golf Club - 3505 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
      • WINGED FOOT GOLF CLUB - founded in 1921. Mamaroneck, New York.
    Horse Racing
  • Horse racing.
  • Events Famous Racehorses Racecourses
  • Daily Racing Form - "America's Turf Authority Since 1894." Tabloid newspaper founded in 1894 in Chicago, IL, U.S.A. The paper publishes the past performances of race horses as a statistical service for bettors on horse racing in North America.
  • France Galop - "Horse races in France."
  • Harness racing - Wikipedia.
  • HONGKONG JOCKEY CLUB - one of the largest racing organisations in the world.
  • Horse & Hound - since 1884. The oldest equestrian weekly magazine of the United Kingdom. The magazine contains horse industry news, reports from equestrian events, veterinary advice about caring for horses, and horses for sale. Fox hunting has always been an important topic for the magazine, as are the sports of eventing, dressage, show jumping, horse racing, showing, carriage driving and endurance riding.
  • Horse hairdresser makes ponies look fabulous with her crazy custom designs - The Telegraph.
  • HORSE RACING - Wikipedia.
  • HORSES INTERNATIONAL - "Equestrian news and opinion."
  • Hurdling - Wikipedia.
  • HORSE RACING HOLIDAYS
  • National Hunt racing - Wikipedia.
  • RACING POST - UK racing results, news, race courses, tips.
  • Steeplechase - Wikipedia.
  • TATTERSALLS - "Europe's Leading Bloodstock Auctioneer." Founded in 1766 by Richard Tattersall, Tattersalls is the oldest bloodstock auctioneers in the world and the largest in Europe. Today, Tattersalls is an international firm offering 10,000 thoroughbred horses each year at 15 sales at either its Newmarket headquarters in England, or at Fairyhouse outside Dublin, in Ireland.
  • Thoroughbred horse racing - worldwide sport and industry involving the racing of Thoroughbred horses. It is governed by different national bodies. There are two forms of the sport: Flat racing and jump racing, called National Hunt racing in the UK and steeplechasing in the US. Jump racing can be further divided into hurdling and steeplechasing.
  • world's most beautiful horse will give you hair envy - Mashable.
    • Events
    • The start of the 2009 Hong Kong Derby.
    • Athina Onassis Horse Show - since 2007.
    • CONDITION RACES - Group 1.
    • DERBY HORSE RACES - Wikipedia.
    • Grand National 2016: Horses & runners - Telegraph.
    • Grand National 2016 sweepstake kit - download and print off, then pick your winner - The Telegraph.
    • Grand National: Why everyone's a winner in the greatest sporting event on earth - The Telegraph.
    • HANDICAP RACE - Wikipedia.
    • Latonia Derby - American Thoroughbred horse race run annually from 1883 through 1937 at Latonia Race Track in Latonia, Kentucky, U.S.A.
    • National Horse Show - oldest continually held horse show in the United States. It was founded in 1883 in New York and held there until 2002, when it moved to Florida and then to Kentucky. The National Horse Show offers competition for American Saddlebreds, hunters and show jumpers.
    • STEEPLECHASE - Wikipedia.
    • THE GRAND NATIONAL - Wikipedia.
    • TRIPLE CROWN OF THOROUGHBRED RACING - Wikipedia.
      • BELMONT STAKES - American grade 1 stakes thoroughbred horse race held every June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The race is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, following five weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes.
      • BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC - a Grade I Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3 year olds and older run at a distance of 1¼ miles (2012 m) on dirt. Location: North America.
      • Cheltenham Festival - a meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar held annually in March in the United Kingdom, with race prize money second only to the Grand National. The meeting usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, and is particularly popular with Irish visitors.
      • Dubai World Cup Night - a series of six thoroughbred horse races held annually at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Run under the auspices of the Emirates Racing Authority, the event currently offers purses totalling US$21 million and is the single richest day of Thoroughbred racing in the world.
      • EPSOM DERBY (THE DERBY) - Epsom, Surrey, England. A Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. 1st prize: £709,625 (2009).
      • Glorious Stakes - since 1979. Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Goodwood over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late July or early August. Goodwood Racecourse, W. Sussex, England.
      • GRAND NATIONAL - since 1839. World-famous National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. First run in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3½ furlongs (7.141 km) with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million in 2015.
      • Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris - since 1874. Group 1 steeplechase in France which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Auteuil over a distance of 6,000 metres, and during its running there are twenty-three fences to be jumped. It is the richest and most prestigious jumps race in France, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May.
      • GROUP 1 FLAT HORSE RACES - list of British flat horse races.
      • HONG KONG DERBY - thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1873. Restricted to horses four-years-old only since 1981.
      • IRISH DERBY - a group 1 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres).
      • KENTUCKY DERBY - American grade 1 stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses, held annually since 1875 in Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, U.S.A.
      • MELBOURNE CUP - since 1861. Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is a race for three-year-olds and over, over a distance of 3,200 metres. It is the richest and most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races in the world.
      • PREAKNESS STAKES - American grade 1 stakes race 1-3/16 mile (1.91 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses, held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
      • Prix d'AmÉrique - harness race held at the Vincennes hippodrome in Paris, France. The race takes place on the last Sunday of January every year, and has been doing so since 1920, with the exception for the years 1940-1941 when it was cancelled due to World War II. It is widely considered the most prestigious harness race in the world.
      • Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year, usually on the first Sunday in October.
      • ROYAL ASCOT - since 1711. Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
      • THE GRAND NATIONAL - world famous National Hunt horse race which is held at Aintree in the United Kingdom. It is a handicap chase containing thirty fences which is run over a distance of 4 miles and 856 yards (7,242 m).
      • THE PALIO HORSE RACE - known locally simply as Il Palio, is a horse race held twice each year on July 2 and August 16 in Siena, Italy, in which ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen Contrade, or city wards. Siena, Italy.
      • Travers Stakes - American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. First held in 1864. The field for the Travers is limited to three-year-olds, Colts and geldings carrying 126 pounds (57 kg) and fillies carrying 123 pounds (56 kg) and since 1999 the purse has been US$1,000,000. The race is the highlight of the summer race meeting at Saratoga, just as the Belmont Stakes is the highlight of the spring meeting at Belmont Park.
      • White Turf horse race St. Moritz, Switzerland.
      • WHITE TURF ST. MORITZ - "International Horse Races since 1907." Every winter this alpine village hosts the "White Turf" horse race on the frozen Lake St. Moritz, Switzerland on the first three Sundays in February.
      Famous Racehorses
    • Secretariat.
    • American Pharoah Ends Career Fittingly: Triumphant & Adored - The New York Times.
    • American Pharoah Had Magic Before the Track - The New York Times.
    • List of historical horses - Wikipedia.
    • List of leading Thoroughbred racehorses - Wikipedia.
    • Racehorses - Wikipedia.
      • American Pharoah - (2012-). American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown in 2015.
      • Black Caviar - (2006-). Retired Australian Thoroughbred racehorse undefeated in 25 races, a success record not equalled for over 100 years. She was named WTRR World Champion Sprinter in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
      • CITATION - (1945-1970). The eighth American Triple Crown winner, and one of three major North American Thoroughbreds to win at least 16 races in a row in major stakes race competition. He was the first horse in history to win one million dollars.
      • Ourasi - (1980-2013). Considered as the Horse of the Century.
      • SECRETARIAT - (1970-1989). American Thoroughbred racehorse, who in 1973 became the first U.S. Triple Crown champion in twenty-five years.
      • SEABISCUIT - (1933-1947). Champion thoroughbred racehorse in the United States.
      • ZENYATTA - (2004-). American champion Thoroughbred racehorse, undefeated in 19 consecutive races in a twenty race career.
      Racecourses
    • Ascot racecourse stand.
    • JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES - owns and operates 14 racecourses in the U.K.
    • LIST OF WORLD'S HORSE RACING VENUES - Wikipedia.
      • AINTREE RACECOURSE - Aintree, Liverpool, England. Best known for hosting The Grand National.
      • ASCOT RACECOURSE - located in the small town of Ascot, Berkshire, used for thoroughbred horse racing. It is one of the leading racecourses in the United Kingdom, hosting 9 of the UK's 32 annual Group 1 races.
      • Auteuil Hippodrome - horse racing venue on Route des Lacs in Paris, France. The 33-hectare (82-acre) race course opened November 1, 1873. It is designed exclusively for steeplechase racing.
      • CHELTEMHAM RACECOURSE - located at Prestbury Park, in the suburban village of Prestbury on the outskirts of the English town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, U.K. Cheltenham is called the "home of National Hunt racing", largely because it hosts the four-day Cheltenham Festival, held in March of each year and featuring the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The racecourse has been owned by The Jockey Club since 1964.
      • EPSOM DOWNS RACECOURSE - best known for hosting the Epsom Derby, the United Kingdom's premier thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old colts and fillies, over a mile and a half (2400m).
      • FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Most notable for hosting the Melbourne Cup, which is Australia's richest horse race. The racecourse is situated on low alluvial flats, next to the Maribyrnong River. The area was first used for horse racing in March 1840.
      • GOODWOOD RACECOURSE - "The World's Most Beautiful Racecourse." Horse racing track five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex, in England controlled by the family of the Duke of Richmond, whose seat is nearby Goodwood House. It hosts the annual Glorious Goodwood meeting, which is one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar, and is home to 2 of the UK's 31 Group One flat races, the Sussex Stakes and the Nassau Stakes.
      • HAPPY VALLEY RACECOURSE - one of the two racecourses for horse racing in Hong Kong. It is located in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island, surrounded by Wong Nai Chung Road and Morrison Hill Road in the Wan Chai District.
      • HOLLYWOOD PARK RACETRACK - Inglewood, California, United States. Opened in 1938 by the Hollywood Turf Club.
      • LONGCHAMP RACECOURSE - (French: Hippodrome de Longchamp) is a 57 hectare horse-racing facility located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne at Paris, France.
      • MEYDAN RACECOURSE - Meydan City, Dubai, U.A.E. Comprises of a 1750m all-weather surface and 2,400m left-handed turf course. Able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand.
      • NEWMARKET RACECOURSE - Suffolk, England. "The Home of Racing." The headquarters of British horseracing. Consists of two courses: the Rowley Mile Course and the July Course. Both are wide, galloping tracks used for Flat racing only. Between them they host 9 of British racing's 32 annual Group 1 races.
      • SANDOWN PARK RACECOURSE - horse racing course and leisure venue in Esher, Surrey, England, in the outer suburbs of London. It hosts one Group 1 flat race, the Eclipse Stakes.
      • SARATOGA RACECOURSE - Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. Opened on August 3, 1863, and is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States.
      • THE CURRAGH RACECOURSE - Curragh, Ireland. Ireland's most important Thoroughbred race track.
    Marathon
  • New York City marathon.
  • Marathon Events Running Equipment
  • A graphic look at the world's toughest running races - The Telegraph.
  • Compartment syndrome - increased pressure within one of the body's compartments which contains muscles and nerves. Compartment syndrome most commonly occurs in compartments in the leg or arm. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome usually occurs in athletes who participate in repetitive impact sports such as running.
  • Figure Running - new sport that encourages you to get creative, go outside and discover new places while running and getting fit. The competition is not about your running speed or distance, it’s all about drawing.
  • Man vs. Marathon - "One scientist’s quixotic quest to propel a runner past the two-hour barrier."
  • MARATHON - Wikipedia.
  • Marathon Grand Slam Club
  • MARATHON PHOTOS
  • RUNNER'S WORLD
  • Seven Continents Marathon Club
  • ULTRAMARATHON - Wikipedia.
  • Walkathon - type of community or school fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course. They are similar in format to other physical activity based fundraising events such as marathons and cycling races, but are usually non-competitive and lower intensity. The low intensity model is ideal for mobilizing broad-based community support, and as a result Walkathons usually target participants from a wide range of ages and economic backgrounds.
  • What we write about when we write about running - The Guardian.
    • Marathon Events
    • LIST OF MARATHONS - Wikipedia.
    • World Marathon Majors - also known as the Big Six, is a championship-style competition for marathon runners that started in 2006. It comprises six annual races (five 2006–2011, four 2012) for the cities of Tokyo (starting in 2013), Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City (2006–11, 2013–), a biennial race, the IAAF World Championships Marathon, and a quadrennial race, the Olympic Games Marathon. Each WMM series spans two calendar years; the second year of a series overlaps with the first year of the next.
      Running Equipment
    • ADIDAS - men's & women's running shoes.
    • Casio ProTrek PRG-240T-7ER.
    • Casio ProTrek PRG-240T-7ER
    • ECCO - "It is ECCO's vision to be the most wanted brand within innovation and comfort footwear."
    • ENDOMONDO - sports community based on free real-time GPS tracking of running, cycling, etc. Bring your mobile on the track and get a complete training log!
    • FITBIT FLEX - "Make fitness a lifestyle with Flex." Wireless activity & sleep wristband. "This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle and wakes you silently in the morning."
    • Garmin Forerunner 910XT.
    • Garmin - all running watches.
    • Inside Fitbit’s Quest to Make Fitness Trackers Invisible - Wired.
    • Leikr GPS Sports Watch.
    • LEIKR - Danish GPS sports watch features a two-inch color display to read your pace, speed, heart rate, distance, calories consumption and elapsed time. A device that monitors your performance, guides you through your route as well as through your workout.
    • MIZUNO
    • NIKE+
    • NIKE RUNNING
    • Omron Walking style III.
    • Omron Walking style III - "Do more with a simple step counter." Slim and lightweight, you can take it with you anywhere to improve your walking skills. An easy way to monitor your health. Features: calories burned, fat burned, intensity of your walking mode, records how far you have gone, 2D sensor, daily steps, memory, and a 24 hour digital clock is included.
    • ON - "Running re-invented."
    • Pebble.
    • PEBBLE WATCH - "E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android." E-paper smart watch design that connects to your iPhone or Android-powered smart phone. It can be customized to the nth degree, with different watch faces and apps that are downloaded to the watch. It alerts you to incoming calls, texts and emails, you can play your music from it, and you can even access the GPS on your phone to get information like distance and pace when cycling or running.
    • Polar watches. Polar RCX5 - Sports Watch With GPS.
    • POLAR ELECTRO - "Listens To Your Body." Manufacturer of advanced sports training computers, heart rate monitoring equipment & sports GPS watches since 1977.
    • Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France Limited Edition.
    • Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France - "Essential features in one compact package."
    • POLAR RS800CX - "The most accurate way to measure your speed and distance as well as plan, monitor and analyze your body's response to your training sessions."
    • Suunto Ambit2 S Red.
    • SUUNTO - sports precision instruments for diving, training, mountaineering, hiking, skiing and sailing. All models.
    • TEVA - sports shoes.
    • THE BEST WIRELESS HEADPHONES FOR RUNNING - The Verge.
    Media
  • Sports media.
  • SPORTS MEDIA - Wikipedia.
    • ADVENTURE WORLD MAGAZINE - covers the gamut of adventure sports ranging from mountain biking, trailrunning, adventure racing, paddling, orienteering, adventure travel and all things outdoors.
    • AROUND THE RINGS - "Required reading in the Olympic Movement."
    • BALL HYPE - top sports news, videos & blogs.
    • DEADSPIN - "Sports News without Access, Favor, or Discretion."
    • ESPN THE MAGAZINE
    • FANHOUSE - sports news, rumors, fantasy sports, photos, scores & blogs.
    • HBO SPORTS - offers two 24/7 pay television services (HBO and Cinemax) to over 38 million U.S. subscribers in the United States.
    • MSP FILMS - the leader in action sport filmmaking: from wakeboarding, mountain biking, kayaking, motocross, and BASE jumping right back to their roots in snowboarding and skiing.
    • SALON - award-winning online news and entertainment Web site.
    • SB NATION - sports news, scores and fan opinion powered by 248 sports blogs.
    • SETANTA SPORTS - sports news.
    • SHOWTIME SPORTS - distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis.
    • Sport Business Daily - daily US trade publication dedicated to the business of sports and covering sponsorships, endorsements, labor relations, licensing, team ownership, stadiums, etc.
    • SPORTING NEWS - founded in 1886.
    • SPORTS BY BROOKS - sports celebrity gossip.
    • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - breaking news, real-time scores and daily analysis.
    • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION
    • SPORTS PRO MEDIA - sports sponsorship, events & business news magazine for the sport industry.
    • TENNIS DAILY NEWS - "Techniques, Tips, and All Things Tennis."
    • TENNIS NEWS - "The Official Tennis Newswire."
    • TENNIS WORLD - online tennis portal.
    • TEREZ OWENS - "The king of all sports media." Real sports, real dirt.
    • THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER - reality television series and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition.
    • TOTAL PRO SPORTS - "The Lighter Side Of Sports."
    • YARDBARKER - "Realtime rumors, gossip, opinions and humor from the best sports blogs."
    Mountaineering
  • Climbers descending the ridge of Aiguille du Midi (France).
  • EIGHT-THOUSANDERS - the fourteen independent mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) high above sea level.
  • Meindl - "Shoes for Actives." Alpine men's & women's boots.
  • Mountaineering - Wikipedia.
    Sailing
  • America's Cup.
  • AMERICA'S CUP - Wikipedia.
  • Dinghy racing - Wikipedia.
  • International Sailing Federation | ISAF - since 1907. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for the sport of sailing yacht racing.
  • Louis Vuitton Cup - (2004-2013). Yachting competition connected with the America's Cup.
  • Performance Handicap Racing Fleet - handicapping system used for yacht racing in North America. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other.
  • Portsmouth Yardstick - system of handicapping used primarily in small-boat yacht racing.
  • Regatta - Wikipedia.
  • Sailboat racing - Wikipedia.
  • SAILING - Wikipedia.
  • The Secrets of the Wave Pilots - The New York Times.
  • What next for the America's Cup? - Sir Russell Coutts on making the pastime of titans an accessible attraction.
  • Yacht racing - Wikipedia.
  • yachts of America’s Cup are faster & weirder than ever - "Thanks to science (and a lot of money)."
    • Boat Races
    • AMERICA'S CUP - since 1851. Affectionately known as the "Auld Mug", is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup. The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger. The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy, predating the Modern Olympics by 45 years.
    • Antigua Sailing Week - since 1967. "Where sailing comes first." Yacht regatta held at Nelson's Dockyard, St. Johns, Antigua. It is one of Antigua's most notable events. It is cited as one of the top regattas in the world and attracts an average 150-200 yachts, 1500 participants and 5000 spectators on average annually.
    • Candy Store Cup Superyacht Regatta - hosted and organized by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf.
    • COWES WEEK - started in 1826. "At the beginning of August, Cowes plays host to this world famous premier sailing regatta. With over 1000 yachts ranging from high-tech racing boats to classic day boats and with 8,000 people taking part, it's no wonder that Cowes Week is the longest running regular regatta in the world."
    • Fastnet Race - since 1925. Famous biennial offshore yachting race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of the United Kingdom. Generally considered one of the classic offshore races, 'Fastnet' is a difficult contest testing both inshore and offshore skills, boat and crew preparation and speed potential. From its inception, the Fastnet Race has proven highly influential in the growth of offshore racing, and remains closely linked to advances in yacht design, sailing technique and safety equipment.
    • Giraglia Rolex Cup - Mediterranean keelboat regatta, named after the island of Giraglia, which has been held annually since 1953. The regatta consists of a week-long set of races, beginning with inshore races in the St. Tropez Bay followed by the primary event which begins in St. Tropez, France, passes through the Îles d'Hyères near the island of Giraglia, and then finishes off in Genoa, Italy, a total distance of 243 nautical miles (450 km).
    • Louis Vuitton Cup - yachting competition connected with the America's Cup. The Louis Vuitton Cup is used as the selection series to select the team to sail as the challenger in the America's Cup. Four out of the six winners of the Louis Vuitton Cup have subsequently won the America's Cup itself.
    • Louis Vuitton Trophy - was a series of four match race regattas in International America's Cup Class boats, held between November 2009 and November 2010.
    • Newport-Bermuda Race - since 1906. Biennial sailing yacht race from Newport, Rhode Island to the island of Bermuda sailed in even-numbered years. The sailing distance is 635 nautical miles (1175 km) across open ocean and the Gulf Stream.
    • Race To Mackinac - since 1898. The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is hosted and managed by the Chicago Yacht Club. The "Mac" (as it is known)was first run in 1898. At 333 miles (289.4 Nautical mile) It is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. The race hosts several hundred competitors each year and over 3000 sailors.
    • SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL - "Boat Racing Of The Rich And Famous."
    • Superyacht Cup - since 1996. "The Superyacht Cup Palma has the ideal combination of professionally managed yacht racing and a relaxed, informal social programme enjoyed by everyone."
    • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - since 1945. Annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania. The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km). The race is run in co-operation with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world.
    • The BOAT RACE - first boat race: 10 June, 1829. Annual event since: 15 March 1856. A rowing race in England between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed between competing eights each spring on the Thames in London.
    • Velux 5 Oceans Race - since 1982. Round-the-world single-handed yacht race, sailed in stages, managed by Clipper Ventures Plc since 2000.
    • VendÉe Globe - since 1989. Round-the-world single-handed yacht race, sailed non-stop and without assistance. Since 1992 has taken place every four years. As the only single-handed non-stop round-the-world race (in contrast to the VELUX 5 Oceans Race, which is sailed in stages), the race is a serious test of individual endurance, and is regarded by many as the ultimate in ocean racing.
    • VOLVO OCEAN RACE - since 1973. "Around the world." The Formula One of sailing! Yacht race around the world, held every three years.
    • WORLD CRUISING CLUB - global sailing event organisers World Cruising Club (WCC) are best known for the ARC, the world’s largest annual trans-ocean sailing event. The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, to use its official title, is the originator of the many WCC cruising rallies now taking place around the globe.
    • WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR - professional sailing series, featuring 9 World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation with "Special Event" status. The tour currently spans 3 continents.
    Ski Events
  • Canadian Ski Marathon - the world's longest ski tour. It is held annually just north of the Ottawa River between the regions of Montreal and Ottawa, capital of Canada, in February and usually covers a distance of 160 km (99 mi). However, it is a ski tour, not a race: participants challenge not each other, but themselves by choosing a level of difficulty and trying to accomplish that goal.
  • FIS Ski Jumping World Cup - ski jumping tournament held yearly by the International Ski Federation since 1979–80 season.
  • TOUR DE SKI - cross-country skiing event held annually since 2006 (2006/2007 season) in Central Europe, modeled on the Tour de France of cycling.
  • VASALOPPET - annual long distance (90 km) cross-country ski race (ski marathon) held on the first Sunday of March in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden between the village of Sälen and town of Mora. It is the oldest, the longest, and in popular consideration the biggest cross-country ski race in the world.
    Ski Resorts
  • Ski resort.
  • Andorra Australia Austria
    Azerbaijan Canada Chile
    Dubai France Greenland
    Italy Norway Spain
    Sweden Switzerland U.S.A.
      Andorra
    • Grandvalira ski resort. Photo by Christof Damian.
    • ANDORRA SKI RESORTS
    • GRANDVALIRA - "Your mountain paradise is in Andorra and its name is Grandvalira, perfect for skiing and snowboarding in the largest resort in the Pyrenees."
      Australia
    • Perisher Ski Resort.
    • Perisher Ski Resort - "Australia's Largest & Favourite Ski & Snowboard Resort." The largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the Australian Snowy Mountains, the resort is an amalgamation of four villages (Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, and Blue Cow) and their associated ski fields, covering approximately 12 square kilometres (5 sq mi), with the base elevation at 1,720 metres (5,640 ft) AHD, and the summit elevation of 2,054 metres (6,739 ft) at the top of Mount Perisher. 4.4 square kilometres (1.7 sq mi) of this area is covered by 240 snow guns.
      Austria
    • Lech am Arlberg.
    • ISCHGL - town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. Together this ski area belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps.
    • KITZBÜHEL - town is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the state capital of Innsbruck. It is a ski resort of international renown.
    • Lech am Arlberg - mountain village & an exclusive ski resort in the Bludenz district in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg on the banks of the river Lech.
    • OBERGURGL - "The Diamond of the Alps." Village in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol. At an elevation of 1,930 m (6,330 ft), Obergurgl is the highest parish in Austria.
    • Obertauern - "We Are Snow." Tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. The winter sports resort is separated in two communities: Tweng & Untertauern.
    • ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG - village & ski resort in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It lies in the Tyrolean Alps, with aerial tramways and chairlifts up to 2,811 m (9,222 ft), yielding a vertical drop of 1,507 m (4,944 ft).
    • ZÜRS - "Alpine Nature Paradise." 305 kilometres of ski slopes & 200 kilometres of high alpine powder runs are waiting to be discovered.
      Azerbaijan
    • Shahdag Mountain Resort. Photo by David Uriarte.
    • Shahdag Mountain Resort - "Miraculous. Magical. Fascinating." Azerbaijan's first and largest winter resort. Across the centuries, the north-east corner of Azerbaijan has served as the gateway between Europe and the Middle East. Here, in the shadow of the majestic Caucasus Mountains, hides untold natural beauty. With a climate favouring year-round sports and leisure, Shahdag ranges from winter lows of -20°C to pleasant summer evenings of 20°C. An incomparable location for one of the world’s largest national parks, and within it, one of the region’s largest ski resorts. Elevation differencere: 1.435-2.100m.
      Canada
    • Whistler Blackcomb.
    • BANFF LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - at an elevation of 1,400 m (4,600 ft) to 1,630 m (5,350 ft), Banff is the community with the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise.
    • MONT TREMBLANT SKI RESORT, QUÉBEC - year-round resort in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. It is best known as a ski destination. The summit is at an elevation of 875 metres (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians.
    • REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA - ski resort on Mount Mackenzie. Currently, the resort has a 1713m (5620ft) vertical drop, Revelstoke has the longest vertical descent of any ski resort in North America.
    • WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding.
    • WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, BRITISH COLUMBIA - "The Ultimate Playgound." Major ski resort located 121 km (75 mi) north of Vancouver. By many measures it is the largest ski resort in North America; it is 50% larger than its nearest competitor in terms of size, has the greatest uphill lift capacity, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin.
      Chile
    • Valle Nevado. Photo by Lucasartes.
    • Valle Nevado - "The Best Ski & Snowboard Resort in Chile." Located on the El Plomo foothills in the Andes Mountains, at 46 km to the east of Santiago, the capital of Chile. Founded in 1988 by French entrepreneurs, it includes housing facilities along with around 800 hectares of skiing area.
      Dubai
    • Ski Dubai. Photo by Ian & Wendy Sewell.
    • SKI DUBAI - indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. It is a part of the MALL OF THE EMIRATES, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.
      France
    • Megève. Photograph taken by Boly, February 2006.
    • Chamonix - "Immaculate Immensity." One of the oldest ski resorts in France. Commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
    • COURCHEVEL - "Emotional Peaks. Just For You." French Alps ski resort. It is a part of Les Trois VallÉes, the largest linked ski areas in the world.
    • Isola 2000 - ski resort in the southern French Alps. It is located on the territory of the commune of Isola, Alpes-Maritimes. It is located next to the Mercantour National Park, and is about 90 km from Nice. The resort has over 120 km of piste, consisting of two main ski areas. There are 7 green runs, 21 blue runs, 11 red runs, and 4 black runs. The resort is considered by ski guides to be well suited for families, beginner and intermediate level skiers. At 2000m, the resort is one of the highest in the Alps.
    • MEGÈVE - commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The town is well-known due to its popularity as a ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. Conceived in the 1920s as a French alternative to Saint-Moritz by the Rothschilds, it was the first purpose-built resort in the Alps. Originally it was a prime destination for the French aristocracy. It remains one of the most famous and fanciest ski resorts in the world.
    • MÉribel - "Exceed Your Limits." Ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps, situated near the town of Moutiers.
    • VAL D'ISÈRE - "#You Too Make Your Marks." Commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) in southeastern France. Val d'Isère regularly hosts World Cup alpine events, usually for the men in early December. The ski area of Val d'Isère & Tignes forms the Espace Killy, named after the triple olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy who grew up in Val d'Isère.
      Greenland
    • Ski touring in Greenland.
    • Apussuit Adventure Camp - one of the foremost travel destinations of Bill Gates that offers a host of winter sport activities, while providing comfortable and luxurious accommodations. The adventure camp is Greenland’s biggest and only ski sport resort that provides both professional as well as amateur skiers the option of charting the 1,000 meter high Apussuit glacier.
    • Ski touring in Greenland - "An active backcountry experience dominated by silence, grandeur, and first runs from peak to beach."
      Italy
    • Cortina d'Ampezzo.
    • CORTINA D'AMPEZZO - "The Quuen of the Dolomites." own and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Situated on the Boite river, in an alpine valley, it is a popular winter sport resort known for its skiing trails, scenery, accommodation, shops and après-ski scene, and for its jet set and aristocratic European crowd. Host to the Alpine Ski World Championships of 2021.
    • MONTEROSA - ski resort, which links three valleys. located largely in the Aosta Valley and the remainder in Piedmont. Much of the area consists of easy and intermediate skiing, but the area around the Passo dei Salati is a major destination for freeride skiers and snow-boarders.
    • Sestriere - comune or municipality of the Province of Turin. The first purpose built resort in Italy built in the 1930s by Giovanni Agnelli. It sits at the heart of one of Europes biggest ski areas known as the Via Lattea (Milky Way) at just over 2000 meters. There are 146 skiable pistes which together total 390km of runs, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow. It’s northwest aspect helps give this resort some excellent snow records. The skiing is mainly on one side of the valley however on the other side there is a gondola link which takes you to the top of Mount Fraiteve from where you get stunning panoramic views.
    • Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts in Italy - SNO.
      Norway
    • Trysil.
    • Hafjell - "Visit Hafjell & get 44 kilometers with skiing, 32 slopes from green to black difficulty level." Village and a ski resort in the Øyer municipality in the county of Oppland. Hafjell hosted the alpine skiing technical events (giant slalom and slalom) at the 1994 Winter Olympics; the speed events were held at Kvitfjell, a regular stop on the World Cup tour for men's speed events in March. Hafjell occasionally hosts World Cup slalom and giant slalom races, last in 2006 (women) and 1996 (men's & women's finals).
    • Hemsedal - "The Scandinavian Alps." Municipality in Buskerud county. In the small village of Hemsedal you are greeted by alpine mountain surroundings and some of Norway’s best skiing and fly-fishing. Stable snow conditions and plenty of ski lifts and slopes have made Hemsedal, an alpine ski resort in the mountains halfway between Oslo and Bergen, one of the largest and most popular places for winter holidays in Norway.
    • List of ski areas & resorts in Norway - Wikipedia.
    • SKEIKAMPEN - "Alpine & cross-country skiing." Mountain that is located in central southern Norway in Gausdal. There is an alpine facility at the mountain with 11 ski-lifts and 17 pistes.
    • Trysil - "Alpine Skiing in Trysil." Municipality in Hedmark county. Trysil is Norway's largest ski destination and offers a varied set of alpine opportunities regardless of whether you’re looking for family friendly skiing, wide slopes, terrain parks, or off-piste challenges. Best of all - they have snow guarantee!
      Spain
    • Baqueira-Beret. Photo by Eldelcarro.
    • BAQUEIRA-BERET - located in the heart of the Pyrenees, in the Aran Valley, Lleida, Catalonia. The ski area extends from 1,500 to 2,510 metres (4,920 to 8,230 ft) in elevation. Favorite of the Spanish royal family, known aptly as La Pleta de Ley (or ‘the King´s hamlet’).
    • Sierra Nevada Ski Station - "Ski & Mountain Station of Granada." Ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in the province of Granada in southeastern Spain. The ski area is on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain and the most southerly ski resort of Europe.
      Sweden
    • Åre ski resort.
    • ÅRE, JÄMTLAND - ski resort in Jämtland, Sweden, founded 108 years ago in 1909 and owned by skistar. The ski lift system is on the Åreskutan mountain, at an elevation of 1,420 m (4,660 ft); its absolute summit is not lift-served, but is reachable by snowmobile. The village and ski area are accessible by bus and train.
      Switzerland
    • St. Moritz.
    • CORVIGLIA SKI CLUB - "If you want to see how the other half ski, there's only one resort." St. Moritz.
    • DAVOS KLOSTERS - "Davos Klosters is known in Switzerland as the ski-region where snow never fails to arrive." Are you a peak performer? Then the days on the magical mountains of Davos Klosters will be over all too soon for you. Because you can choose between 5 snow sports resorts here: The Jakobshorn, the Parsenn/Gotschna resort and the two family-friendly mountains Madrisa and Rinerhorn. Furthermore, Schatzalp/Strela offer the first decelerated skiing resort in Europe. In other words: Here, you are simply spoilt for choice - this is guaranteed by around 300 km of guaranteed snow-covered pistes and 57 transport systems.
    • Engelberg - "Engelberg isn’t just a winter ski resort, it’s a winter heaven. It has so much on offer that you might be tempted to extend your stay just to pack it all in." As the largest ski resort in Central Switzerland, Engelberg has plenty of slopes for both experienced and inexperienced skiers and snowboarders, as well as a wide range of off-piste attractions.
    • GSTAAD - "200 kilometres of ski slopes nestled between 1,000 and 3,000 metres above sea level." The holiday region of Gstaad Saanenland is the perfect place for fun-filled skiing experiences on a range of superb slopes. Charming chalet villages adorn the entrances to the various ski areas: Family-friendly ski lifts, kilometres of downhill runs and the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland, where winter sports can be enjoyed from the end of October to the beginning of May.
    • List of ski areas & resorts in Switzerland - Wikipedia.
    • ST. MORITZ - "Powder days." St. Moritz’s local mountain Corviglia and the neighbouring Corvatsch and Diavolezza skiing areas promise a first-class skiing experience. Early birds swear by the "white carpet" on Corviglia, carving their first tracks of the day into the fresh powder snow. To get them there, the Chantarella funicular railway and the Marguns gondola lift begin their steady skyward climb at 7:45 am. In the early morning light, skiers gather at the top of Piz Nair (3,057 m a.s.l.). Before them lies a stunning Alpine panorama, World Cup-quality downhill runs and the Corviglia Snow Park with a variety of obstacles, small ski jumps and a fun slope.
    • VERBIER - "Pure Energy Lives Here." Linked to the 4 Vallées, Verbier and La Tzoumaz form part of Switzerland’s largest ski area with 410km of pistes. With activities such as ski touring, heli-skiing, and off-piste skiing on world-renowned marked routes, the ski area lacks for nothing. But the joys of snow sports aren’t just for skiers and boarders – walking, snowshoe, and cross-country skiing trails also allow you to lose yourself in nature and on your own terms. And for fun, take your family or friends on the longest sledge run in French-speaking Switzerland, in La Tzoumaz.
    • Villars - the mountains around Villars form the first 3,000m barrier on the north-west side of the Alps. Villars has a long pedigree as a ski resort. For years it has been on the map as one of the classic places to take a winter holiday. There are excellent hotels, very fine dining both on the slopes and in the village, and it's all within easy reach of Geneva airport.
    • ZERMATT - "Skiing & Snowboarding. Adventures in the whitest white." Skiing in Zermatt smashes every record: highest ski resort in Europe, snow certainty, two countries, 365 days a year. Skiing on 360 km of pistes in Switzerland and next door to our Italian neighbours. The ski lifts go to the highest heights. Up to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 m, where you can look the four thousand-meter alps and the Matterhorn right in the eye. Pistes carefully groomed for every skill level. And don’t forget the box stops, because famous and cosy mountain restaurants all located right next to the pistes.
      U.S.A.
    • Galena Street in downtown ski resort Aspen, Colorado.
    • ASPEN, COLORADO - "The Aspen Mountain Experience." Aspen is in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Continental Divide. In the middle 20th century it became the site of recreational downhill skiing. In 1946, the newly formed Aspen Skiing Company, founded by Walter Paepcke, built the first chairlift to the top of the mountain and opened the ski area that bears the name of the mountain. Nowadays, people use a modern gondola, which holds six people, to get to the top of the mountain.
    • Beaver Creek Resort, colorado - major ski resort in the western United States, near Avon, Colorado. The resort comprises three villages, the main Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead to the west. Beaver Creek is a regular host of World Cup events, usually in early December.
    • Eagle Point Resort, Utah - "Utah Ski Resort." During the winter, Eagle Point Resort offers five lifts with access to over 600 skiable acres and 40 runs ranging from tree-lined groomers to the steepest, most challenging runs in southern Utah. Beyond the slopes, a progressive terrain park, snowshoeing trails and endless backcountry entertain the whole family.
    • Vail Ski Resort, Colorado - "The ultimate Colorado ski resort. Colorado skiing doesn't get any better than here at Vail Resort." Vail Ski Resort's first season was in December 1962 and founded by Pete Seibert; it is the largest ski mountain in Colorado.
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