friday five 2.0: dream racecations

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We are ending the week with the Friday Five 2.0, hosted by Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.


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Today we are taking a break from the dreary days of winter and thinking about some dream racecations. I have a few already booked on my calendar, and a few more I’d love to add to my schedule.


1. Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K – April 8, 2017

Savannah in April is a sight to behold. Running 13.1 miles through the historic squares, blooming magnolias and gorgeous neighborhoods is an absolute treat – having so much beauty around almost takes your mind off the miles.

And there is nothing quite like the feeling of sprinting past the iconic Forsyth Park Fountain to cross the finish line

and claim your bling.

It’s an experience you’re not going to find anywhere else.

Choose from the 5K or Half Marathon, and stay through the weekend to enjoy Yoga on the Square on Sunday after the event. Register here, before the price increase on January 18, and remember that code PUGS saves you $10 on either distance.

2. Best Damn Race Safety Harbor – February 4, 2017

When the rest of the country is deep in the throes of dreary winter, there’s an excellent chance that the sun will be shining and warm at Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor.

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This race WILL sell out, so don’t wait to register. You’ll get to be a part of the 5th anniversary year of the original BDR, and you’ll score this incredible party manatee bling!

Use code RUNPUGS when you register to save $5 on any distance of Best Damn Race!

3. Asheville Half Marathon & 10K – June 3, 2017

Touted as one of the most picturesque cities in the country, the Asheville Half Marathon & 10K is on my race bucket list. Even though the idea of all those hills is terrifying to a Florida runner, the scenery promises to be absolutely breathtaking, with views of the mountains, the quaint town and the French Broad River.

City IV


4. Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon – July 16, 2017

I don’t know what else to say here. Wine. Running. Some of the most beautiful countryside around.

Beautiful medals, music, good food and so much more. While this race is sold out for 2017, I’m keeping my eye on it for a future trip.

5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon Weekend – November 11 – 12, 2017

With four different distances from which to choose (full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K, plus a Remix Challenge), Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas allows runners to race the Strip at night.



Night races are a bit of a challenge for me, but I can’t imagine the kind of energy and excitement that would come with being part of 13.1 (or 26.2) miles with all the neon and music and people. I’m hopeful to be able to make it out west for this one!


What racecation are you dreaming of?

Have you ever run any of the races I listed?


I am an ambassador for several of the listed races. In exchange for promotion, I receive complimentary registrations, as well as other sponsor amenities. All opinions are my own.

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