SUMMER RUNNING GETAWAYS The article, “Six Summer Trail Getaways”, written by Lisa Jhung for Competitor.com describes trail races that range from 5K to half marathon in distance, held on various summer weekend days in scenic US spots. The first one occurs on June 26 and the last on August 6. Check out the article for more details; the locations are listed below
1. Pickham Notch NH
2. Lake Tahoe NV/CA
3. Sun Valley ID
4. Silverton CO
5. Munising MI
6. Bend OR
If you can’t travel to one of these places, some of which seem ideal for family vacationing, consider these other options:
1) Look for a trail race in a location within a half-day’s driving distance from your home base. If you arrive a day early you can scout the course with friends or family who don’t plan to run the race, by hiking some or all of it, plus enjoy a scenic hike together that everyone can manage to cover comfortably!
2) Hike, walk, or run the posted course, for ANY trail or road race you have dearly wanted to run, but for any reason, could not on the official day it was held (examples: registration closed, you were injured or did not qualify). Whether it’s famous , like the US’ largest race, the AJC Peach Tree Road Race ( 6.2 miles, July 4, 2016), infamous and quirky like the Dipsea Race (7.4 miles, June 12, 2016), or weirdly appealing like the Run Through Hell (10 mile and 4.8 mile races, August 13, 2016), you can experience at least some of the fun without the crowds when you visit on an ‘off-race” day.
AJC Peach Tree Road race; July 4, registration closed in March 2016 for lottery.
Largest race in US last year!
Run Through Hell 10 mile course map. Pinckney MI
https://rootsrated.com/stories/so-you-want-to-run-the-dipsea-race-insider-tips-for-newbies Link to article about unique 7.Dipsea Race run near San Francisco CA.
http://www.dipsea.org/course.php Course Map for Dipsea Race
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