No, you won’t be trudging through snow or running in a winter coat. Here are some of the top 2011-2012 Winter Marathons.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
December 4, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
What makes this marathon special: This is a nighttime marathon. You get to run down the Vegas strip under all the neon lights.
December 11, 2001
What makes this marathon special: It’s in Hawaii (that, right there, should be enough). You run along the coastline and around the base of a volcano (okay, it’s extinct, but still, it’s a freaking volcano), you finish at Waikiki, a popular Hawaiian surf spot.
Walt Disney World Marathon
January 8, 2012
What makes this marathon special: You get to run through all four Disney parks: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and then back to Epcot. It’s a flat course and you get a Mickey Mouse medal.
P.F. Chang’s Phoenix Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
January 15, 2012
What makes this marathon special: Live bands along the course
ING Miami Marathon
January 29, 2012
What makes this marathon special: There are 15 entertainment stations along your run. It’s a relatively flat course that takes you downtown, along the Biscayne Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
February 19, 2012
What makes this marathon special: Austin is known for being the “coolest” city in Texas. You get to run through Austin and hear 40 Austin bands while you run.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon
New Orleans, Louisiana
What makes this marathon special: Perfect running weather, rock and roll bands, and post-race concert. Oh, and it’s in New Orleans, one of the best cities in this country.
March 18, 2012
What makes this marathon special: This marathon is basically a tour of historic Atlanta: Decateur, the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., Little Five Points, four college campuses, Piedmont Park, Centennial Olympic Plaza and more.