Make Your Vacation a Personal Best

Make Your Vacation a Personal Best

Try one of these destination races. You’ll be glad to run and even happier with the vacation that comes with it.

Ironman World Championship Kona, Hawaii Oct. 13, 2018
A tradition that began more than four decades ago, the first KONA race was held in 1978. It is a combination of the three toughest endurance races in Hawaii—the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around-O’ahu Bike Race and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon. Earn the title of IRONMAN, along with a lifetime of bragging rights, when you complete this 140.6-mile journey. By qualification only.

Ironman Cozumel Nov. 18, 2018
This race was a 2017 Athletes’ Choice Awards winner – and for good reason. Competitors start with a swim in the world’s second largest barrier reef, followed by a 180km bike course along white sand beaches, and finish at city hall square with live music playing and locals cheering. This race offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Bahamas Marathon Jan. 20, 2019
Starting at Junkanoo Beach and finishing at Arawak Cay, these 26.2 miles are filled with oceanfront views, stunning scenery and encouraging spectators. If you’re looking for the perfect international winter running event – this is it. Your racing accomplishments and your family vacation are sure to leave you feeling good.




Stephanie Blitz was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and although she is a midwest girl at heart, she currently resides in the sunny city of Las Vegas with her husband and two young boys. When she's not writing or spending time with family and friends, she can be found enjoying a delicious cup of coffee, reading a book or adding to her never-ending list of places she would love to visit.