9 Spectacular Summer Destinations Races
Live Ultimate RUN Los Angeles Quarter Marathon and 5K
May 25, 2014 - Los Angeles, California 1 of 10
Soak up the California sun over Memorial Day weekend as you run the ultimate street party in downtown Los Angeles. The course is flat, fast and fun, offering incredible city views, live music and entertainment. Choose to run the new quarter marathon (6.55 miles) or a classic 5K and receive an ultra-comfortable, top-quality race shirt and finisher's medal. Stick around for the post-race party where you can indulge in a healthy breakfast, dance to music, and enjoy family-friendly activities.
Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon
Fairfield, Connecticut - June 22, 2014 2 of 10
Runners line up at Jennings Beach in Fairfield County and then run the scenic course past beautiful beaches, stately mansions and the bridges of Fairfield and Southport.
2014 Vancouver USA Marathon
June 15, 2014 - Vancouver, Washington 3 of 10
Discover why Vancouver is the hidden gem of the Northwest at this 3-day fun-filled event. Runners won't be disappointed with the scenic course. Run past historical sites, a national park and the Columbia River with plenty of creative mile-marker displays. If you're thirsty, head to the Summer Brewfest to sip on some tasty buds from one of the 25 breweries. Bringing the kids? There's the Kids USA Fun Run, Kids Marathon and Freedom 5K on June 14. Participants will receive a race shirt, finisher's medal and more.
Costume Party Run
July 13, 2014 - San Diego, California 4 of 10
You're never too old to dress up, so embrace your alter ego and hit the ground running at the Costume Party Half Marathon in sunny San Diego. The course, which is fairly flat, is out and back so runners can see all the costumers. It's also easy for spectators to come out and watch participants and snap some photos. Cross the finish line to receive the "Huge 45 Record" medal, with a real disco ball --one of the largest medals given out at a half marathon. Photo Courtesy of Costume Party Run
Beach Bum Triathlon at Hilton Head Island #2 2014
August 2, 2014 - Hilton Head, South Carolina 5 of 10
Swim in the ocean, then run and ride on the beach at this sprint distance triathlon on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Bring your family to cheer you on during the race. After you finish, party at the beach and have some fun in the summer sun.
2014 Zooma Chicago Half Marathon and 10K
August 9, 2014 - Chicago, Illinois 6 of 10
Grab your girlfriends for the ultimate girls getaway. The Zooma Chicago half and 10K courses are flat, scenic with an out-and-back start and finish at Burnham Park. The run course offers views of the Lake Michigan and the city skyline. Cross the finish line to enjoy tasty cocktails, yoga, film screenings, massages and more.
Water to Wine Half Marathon
August 10, 2014 - Santa Rosa - Healdsburg, California 7 of 10
Run through vineyards, around lush foliage, and finish at Kendall Jackson Wine and Garden Center. Don't forget to bring your ID so you can sample some of California's favorite wine. The course is 90 percent paved with two-off road sections.
Hawaii Spartan Kualoa Trifecta 2014
August 16, 2014 - Kane'ohe, Hawaii 8 of 10
Release your inner beast at one of the three Spartan Races: Spartan Sprint, Spartan Super and Spartan Beast. The Sprint is a 3-mile, 15-obstacle course. The Super is an 8-mile, 20-obstacle course and the Beast is a 12-mile, 25-obstacle course. Sign up for the distance that's right for you. Or, take on the Trifecta challenge. Spartans receive a trifecta medal and join the Trifecta Tribe after completing all three races in one calendar year. On this Spartan weekend, you can run one or all. After you complete your race, crack open a beer and take in the spectacular views that Hawaii has to offer.
Santa Rosa Full and Half Marathon
August 24, 2014 - Santa Rosa, California 9 of 10
Full and half runners will receive a custom bottle of De Loach Wine. Need more reasons to sign up? Start in Julliard Park in downtown Santa Rosa and run a double 13.1-mile loop around the scenic Prince Memorial Greenway. If you're not feeling up to running the marathon, choose the half marathon or the 5K, which runs through downtown and Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, and ends with a post-race pancake breakfast. Note: This marathon is a Boston Qualifier.