Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Destination Races

I was psyched after reading Mrs.CJ's recent review of the USAF Half Marathon. She's another runner and aviation enthusiast, so she's always got something cool to report.

I was happy to hear the course was not only a treat for the runners, but fun for the spectators as well. I think the hubs would agree on going.

This is perfect because I’ve been looking for another good “destination” race to set my sights on. I have my rules for selecting races. I won’t drive more than 30 mins for a 5K, no more than an hour for a 10K or half marathon, and no more than 2 hours for a full marathon. A race has to be really special in some way to warrant traveling farther. It's an extra bonus if I can turn it into a weekend get-away for the entire family.

When people ask me which races have been my favorites, there are 2 that immediately spring to mind. The Boston Marathon is in a class by itself. After that, it would be the Camp Pendelton Mud Run. It should be on every runner’s to-do list. After cleaning up, you can round out your stay by exploring San Diego and going wine tasting in Temecula.

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These races don’t stand out in my memory because I ran my best times, but because they were so unique.


So I’m throwing it out to you. What’s your favorite destination race?

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