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COOL DESTINATION RACES IN THE USA
 
(2016 - Fall Issue)

Writer: JOSEPHINE MATYAS



Health-conscious travellers are packing their runners, CamelBaks and Fitbits with an eye on the score of races and marathons held across the United States. Warm-weather states offer the bonus of sunshine and ice-free race routes. Add that to your bucket list!

Mount Desert Island Marathon Bar Harbor, Maine | October 16, 2016

Experience one of Maine’s most scenic routes, along the rocky coastline from Bar Harbor to Southwest Harbor in marathon, half-marathon and relay. In 2015 it was named “New England Runner Race of the Year.” runmdi.org

Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona | January 14–15, 2017

Marathon, half-marathon, 5k, 10k and kids’ courses combine to make a world-class running event (considered one of the top running events in the world). runrocknroll.com

Chevron Houston Marathon Houston, Texas | January 13–15, 2017

Over 250,000 participants, volunteers and spectators make Chevron Houston Marathon Race Day the largest single-day sporting event in Houston—for the 5k, marathon, half-marathon and half-wheelchair races. chevronhoustonmarathon.com

Maui Oceanfront Marathon Maui, Hawaii | January 15, 2017 

What could be more scenic than a race route with views of whales, beautiful oceanfront and mountain vistas? Marathon, half-marathon, 15k, 10k and 5k races beginning in Wailea and running along the oceanfront to Kamehameha Iki Park. mauioceanfrontmarathon.com

Tinker Bell Half-Marathon Weekend Anaheim, California  | May 11–14, 2017

Held inside Disneyland® Park, the 5k, 10k, half-marathon and kids’ races are held on “the most magical course on Earth.” rundisney.com/tinker-bell-half-marathon

Newport Marathon Newport, Oregon | June 3, 2017

A flat and very fast coastline route with splendid scenery and views of haunted lighthouses, wildlife and shipping, anglers and crabbers. The course is USATF-certified and a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. newportmarathon.org

40th Annual Mt. Ashland HillClimb Run Ashland, Oregon | August 12, 2017

The second-most elevation gain of any continuous hill climb in the continental U.S. along a 21.4-kilometre course from downtown Ashland to the Mt. Ashland summit, for a total of more than 1,707 metres of climbing. mtashlandrun.com

Discover more information on travel to the USA at visittheusa.ca.

 
 
 
 
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