Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Forbes Living TV Shares a List of Mini Running Marathons

A lot of women whose children are out of the house find new challenges and excellent benefits from running, swimming and biking in the mini races and half marathons. Forbes Living TV shares a few half marathons being held this spring across the country.

A spring race is supposed to be a pleasant one. The weather is more mild than winter and hopefully there will be less precipitation. From the East Coast to the West Coast, the races below offer great views, exceptional physical challenges and cool cities in which they are held.

Rock 'n' Roll USA Mini Marathon 5K, Washington, D.C. – March 15
Mini Marathon runners get all the same perks as marathon and half-marathon runners, including a finisher medal, gear bag, t-shirt and access to all post-race celebrations. The finish line holds a nice surprise too.

BolderBoulder 10K, Boulder, Colo. – May 26
Runner’s World calls this race “America’s All-Time Best 10K” because this race is more than the 6.2 mile rush through the city, which by itself is pretty nifty. It is the third largest timed road race in the country, complete with an entertainment-lined course that features live music and belly dancers, slip 'n' slides and surprise beer-and-bacon stops. Refreshments and free massages await runners at the Folsom Field finish line.  Oh, and BolderBoulder runners get bragging rights for conquering a peak elevation of about 5,391 feet around Mile 4 at the top of Casey Hill. The race's motto: "Sea level is for sissies." Gotta get that t-shirt.

St. Jude's Country Music Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Nashville – April 26
The race, mini or full marathon, takes contestants past some of the city’s famous landmarks. All runners are welcomed at the Finish Line Festival and Concert and to stay and party in many of the most fun honky tonk bars.

Forbes Living TV welcomes readers to add their favorite races and let us know why the race is so awesome. Frankly, just running in one makes you our hero or heroine.

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