Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nat's Runbit #21 - Stunning marathon locations that will make anyone want to do 26.2!

Running and travel. Two of my favorite things in the world!!

My misson for this Runbit was twofold:

1. Find the most captivating, beautiful locations to run a marathon and turn the experience into the ultimate "runcation".

2. An individual or company to organize it all for you (or a group of your best running friends!) and all you have to do is pack and show up to the starting line.

I found an awesome company called Amazing Running Tours, owned by Sue Randolph who started the company in 1999 and is also a runner.

This company seems to have it all for the adventurous runner who wants to explore beautiful, international locations. You can choose from road races, trail runs or even a triathlon! And if you don't want to go further than Alaska, they can arrange that also. You can run the beautiful Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage (which is also a Boston qualifier - bonus!)

Want to run a marathon in the Galapagos Islands in October? Amazing Running Tours has a fantastic package that reads like a dream trip. Also, I love how they give back! If you run this marathon, every runner will either sponsor a local runner and pay for their race entry OR provide their running gear. How cool is that?

From Iceland to Australia, The Cook Islands to Dublin, Costa Rica to Buenos Aires - you have many gorgeous choices to choose from all year long. And this is just the list of marathons!
Sue and her team also have incredible trail races in far flung locales like Patagonia, New Zealand and China. The best part?! After your race is over, you get to rest and then take in some incredible sightseeing for a complete vacation (sign me up!).
Before we sign on the dotted line, we all like to read reviews, right? Well, other runners and running groups have a lot of great things to say about their experiences with Amazing Running Tours- check out the reviews HERE.

You can check out the company and their schedule for 2015 HERE!

Sooo - grab your passport and GO!

Have you ever run an international marathon?
I have not yet, but can't wait!!!

Travel and happy running = 

Happiness Is Running Life!


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