Today I’m linking up for Friday Five 2.0 with Rachel from Running on Happy and Lacey and Meranda from Fairytales and Fitness. Today’s topic is all about dream vacations, but I’m changing that a little bit and focusing on my five dream racecations.
I’m a HUGE fan of racecations. At this point I think a normal vacation may be a little boring for me. I’m always happy to explore a new destination by foot, specifically by running through the city 🙂 Last year I was lucky enough to take racecations to San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia and Las Vegas, but I still have a few more on my bucket list!
I simply love Puerto Rico – the food, the culture, the architecture…pretty much everything. I’ve only been to San Juan and Old San Juan, so I would love to explore more of the area. The race starts pretty early (6am), so there is plenty of time to enjoy the after party after the race and also to explore more of the island. I’m hoping I can do this race in 2018.
I know a few runners that have done this race and they all loved it! I’ve heard that the half-marathon route is SO pretty. I’ve always wanted to visit Seattle after watching The Real World season that took place there back in 1998 (yup, I’m showing my age here, lol). While there I would love to visit the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks and a few other places. I am *hoping* to do the race this year if the airfare ever goes down! #travelonabudget
Who wouldn’t ran to run and explore London? I was there for work about 2 years ago and it’s such a big city with lots to do. I didn’t get to explore it too much because I was there working on a few things, so I would love to go back! It’s pretty difficult to get into this race through the lottery, but I will enter the lottery one day.
I’m very passionate about St. Jude Children’s hospital and all the work that they do for children affected by cancer. I would love nothing more than to fundraise for this race and help donate more money to the hospital. On top of that, I’d love to go sightseeing in Memphis. That’s a town with a lot of character!
I would love to do a racecation in Canada, and this is the perfect race for that. It’s a SUPER hard race to get into because it’s so popular (much like the Brooklyn Half), but from what I’ve heard it’s totally worth it! It’s pretty much a weekend full of fun, events, yoga and running. I’d like to try to get to this race sometime in the next 2 years if possible.
Do you have any dream racecations?