By Rebecca Savransky
The Active Times

If you're running in a destination marathon, it should be for one of two reasons: 1) A kick-ass, top-notch course unlike any other; 2) A locale you'd want to visit no matter what. But with hundreds of marathons across the country, how do you choose?

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Slideshow: Best Marathons To Run In America

To bring you 10 races worth traveling for, we talked to Jeff Galloway -- former Olympic runner, author of Marathon: You Can Do It and creator of the Galloway Marathon Training and AIDS Marathon programs -- and polled members of the 50 Marathon States Club and 50&DC Marathon Group -- groups that make it their mission to run a marathon in every state.

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