Everyone likes to feel special, so some marathons go the (nonliteral) extra mile to please all parts of the pack. Special prerace amenities and rewards for swift finishes entice faster folks. Finish-line cheering sections that stay put buoy back-of-the-packers. Wide boulevards and long water stops ease the congestion felt by midpackers. Such details matter—and can spell the difference between a race-day experience to remember and one you’d rather forget. On the following pages, find your perfect marathon match.