5 Vacation Races You Should Book Now
If your 9-5 is wearing you out and you're jealous of your Facebook friends globetrotting across the world, maybe it's time you head over to HR to talk about the big v-word. Yes, vacation.
You earned it. That's why we compiled a list of destination races that will combine your love of running with your need to travel between November and January (goodbye winter). Grab your running buddy --or fly solo--and start planning your destination race.
Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Half Marathon 10K & 5K Races
November 12-13, 2016: Runners of all levels are invited to light up the Las Vegas Strip at night, experiencing the famed boulevard from a unique point of view. The course takes runners on a one of a kind nighttime running experience by taking them down the closed lanes of Las Vegas Blvd. and past iconic Las Vegas sights. This not-to-miss running event was recently named by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the Top 12 Best Marathons in the world to travel for.
Honolulu Marathon, Merrie Mile & 10k
December 11, 2016: The Honolulu Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in the US, attracting around 30,000 participants each December. The Honolulu Marathon’s scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head.
Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
January 27, 2016: Join 25,000 fellow runners for mile after mile of tropical views and sounds! Enjoy the fabulous Miami hot spots along our beautiful course that have been featured on hit TV shows and movies. Friends, family and thousands of screaming fans will line up along the 26.2 miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds. Plus, join our Half Marathon or Tropical 5K and see why so many choose to RUN MIAMI!
Bermuda Half & Full Marathon
January 13, 2017: Surrounded by crystal clear waters warmed by the Gulf Stream, Bermuda is the ideal winter time destination for the active minded traveler. With its lush foliage and pastel colored buildings, Bermuda is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Humana Rock & Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half-Marathon
February 5, 2017: It’s the rockin’ run with festival fun! Run a 10K, half marathon or marathon and party all day with:
- a course lined with bands, entertainment and cheer
- serious swag – mardi gras-worthy medals and tees
- bonus jacket for full marathon finishers
- a finish line festival with complimentary beer and food vendors
- super headliner concert featuring big-named bands