I have traveled to California (2011, 2013, 2014) and Vermont (2015, 2016) to run races with one friend. I have also spent a weekend in Philly (2014), Panama City Beach (2016), Corning, NY (2017) and Las Vegas (2108) with several other women to run a half marathon. Each of these weekends was So.Much.Fun!!!
So what will it be for 2018?
It’s early but we’re getting the party started…
My topic for today is Five Reasons to Take a Girls Weekend Race-cation.
1. Training Support
When you are training for the same race, you get support for your runs and race goals either in person or virtually.
2. Cost Savings
It is definitely cheaper to share a room with friends than staying in a hotel solo or with your hubby.
3. Visiting New Places
I love to travel and explore new cities. I had never been to Panama City Beach or Corning, NY before my weekend there for a race. I am especially looking forward to Montreal to experience their French culture (and since I haven’t been there in many many years.).
4. Sharing Your Racing Experience With Others
I have raced most of my 29 half marathons alone. I have enjoyed each one but not nearly as much as the ones in Philly (in spite of the rain), Panama Beach, Corning and Vegas. And none of these were PRs!!!
I am sure the same will be true for our Montreal girls weekend (we have 6 definites so far).
5. Forging New Friendships
The Philly group has kept in touch on Facebook. I have bumped into Andrea at several races. We had planned another race-cation with Lisa but ZOOMA Cape Cod got cancelled. We still hope that another will happen in the future.
I also keep in touch virtually with my Panama City Beach buddies. Some of us repeated this racing experience in Vegas. I hope to run another one with them in the future.
Many of us going to Montreal also ran the Wineglass race in Corning last year. But we always encourage newbies to join the group.
Happy Running! Have you ever taken a Girls Weekend Race-cation? Do you have one planned for this year?