Believe it or not road races can be combined with a vacation. Who knew? I am a former runner, my knees say no but sometimes I will get a mile or two in. But if I was to consider a marathon or even a half marathon, I would want it to be a destination race. One that I could combine a race with a vacation. So I picked out five races around the country you can get not only your bucket list race but your vacation too.
7 Mile Bridge Run
Held in April, a matter of fact was held yesterday, this race begins on the runs West to East along the 7 Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. You park at the finish and a bus will take you to the start.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas
Part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll series held throughout the country, this one runs through Las Vegas in February. There are three distances, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K from which to choose and is spread out for two days. The course is along the famous Las Vegas Strip under the lights at night plus the course is lined with live entertainment. The 20222 Even is on February 26-27.
Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon
What an amazing place to knock the marathon off your bucket list than in Hawaii. The Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Poipu on the southern end of Kauai and traverses along the coast line providing ocean and mountain views. Along the course you are entertained by hula dancers and drum cores. This years race is September 5th, 2021 but registration is currently on hold due to Covid.
Castaway Cay 5K
Disney's Castaway Cay is their private island paradise in the Bahamas and a stop on every cruise. Start your day there with the Castaway Cay 5K. Run along the air strip to the watch tower and finish along the beautiful coast. And once you are finished, a cold drink and beach chair await. Finishers receive a Disney Castaway Cay Finishers Medal but for an additional charge you can get hat, water bottle and cinch sack. Space is limited but can be reserved online prior to your cruise.
Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans
Another event in the Rock 'n' Roll series is held in the Big Easy in February. Live music through the French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Charles St. and more. Distances include Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.
.Next event is February 5 & 6 2022
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