June is a great month to hit the streets and enjoy the nice summer weather. The best way to train for a run is to set a goal and go for it. Below is a list of the 2010 hottest national races in June; from marathons to 5ks. Good luck!
June’s Hottest Races:
1. Hercules & Athena Newport Marathon: This marathon is held June 5 in Newport, Oregon. The Hercules division consists of men weighing in at 190 pounds or higher and the Athena division consists of females weighing in at 145 pounds or higher. A special award will be presented to the top three finishers in each event. For more information visit: www.newportmarathon.org.
2. Estes Park Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k: The Estes Park marathon takes place on June 13th in Estes Park, Colorado. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Million Mile Challenge and the Next Generation Fund for kids. This marathon is also the first of its kind; each participant will receive a “Hydrapouch” which can be refilled at each of the aid stations by a “Hydrapour” hi-speed dispenser. No non-renewable cups will be used during the race. For more information visit: www.EPmarathon.org.
3. Kona Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k: The Kona marathon is held June 27th in Kona, Hawaii. The majority of the proceeds go towards: Team Challenge for Crohn’s & Colitis, American Stroke Association, and Team Hope for pancreatic cancer. This is a great way to challenge your fitness, enjoy breath-taking scenery, and give back to the community all at once. For more information visit: www.konamarathon.com.
For more information on local races, visit www.marathonguide.com.