Drawing up a bucket list is a great way to ensure that you enjoy the best possible experiences in life. Sport usually makes its way onto these lists in some shape or form, but in reality, there are so many sporting events worth attending that it is worth creating a separate sheet specifically for these athletic occasions. Here is a look at some of the sporting events everyone should add to their bucket list.
The Super Bowl
The grand finale of the NFL season, the Super Bowl sees the entire country grind to a halt as everyone tunes in to witness the two best teams of the year battling it out for the top honor in football.
The Grand National
A hallmark of British culture, The Grand National is one of the world’s greatest horse racing events. Held at Aintree, as many as 40 horses jostle for position on a four-mile track, tackling 16 separate fences for a hefty purse and a place in sporting history.
The Masters Tournament
Labeled by many as the greatest major tournament in golf, The Masters is a master class showcase of swinging, putting and expert precision. Now in its 84th year, the competition is as esteemed and respected as ever, with many of golf’s greatest stars participating year after year.
The 2017 Masters takes place from April 6-9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
New York City Marathon
Thousands of Americans strap on their running shoes and hit the streets for the New York Marathon, a public competition that takes place over 26 miles on an annual basis.
The NYC Marathon takes place on November 5, 2017.
The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament takes place in its titular town, starring a sublime set of dexterous players all vying to get their hands on the most coveted prize in net sports.
The NHL Winter Classic
Hockey is a brutal yet brilliant sport, and the NHL Winter Classic offers you the opportunity to witness this testosterone-fueled ice sport in all its glory. With goals, saves and scraps galore, the Winter Classic is an electrifying experience.
The NHL Winter Classic takes place in January, with the teams and dates for 2018 yet to be decided.
Running of the Bulls
This one is not for the faint of heart. Every year in Pamplona, people come from far and wide to see a drove of bulls unleashed upon the Spanish town. There’s no getting around how dangerous the Running of the Bulls is, but there is also no denying its unique appeal to thrill-seekers. Anyone can participate, and as exhilarating as sprinting down the streets from a snarling beast may be, Running of the Bulls comes with a big red warning sign.
The next Running of the Bulls will happen between July 6 and 14, 2017.
Olympics Opening Ceremony
Invariably mesmerizing, the opening ceremony of the Olympics is a joyous multicultural occasion punctuated with song and dance routines, fireworks displays, and inspirational speeches.
The next Olympics will be held in Tokyo, with the opening ceremony taking place on July 24, 2020.
FIFA World Cup
The greatest living soccer players square off against one another in this global tournament, which has generated some of the most memorable sporting moments of all time.
The next FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia in 2018.
Ticking all these sporting events off your bucket list is no easy feat, but it is sure to leave you with a series of wonderful memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.