January is the time when we start to look at holiday options and for runners a trip to an event abroad is always an exciting prospect. And that trip doesn't need to be a full-on marathon, there are lots of half marathon and 10k possibilities that would bring a running dimension to a short holiday. Today we look at a number of offerings from our international travel partner, Sports Tours International.
United Airlines NYC Half Marathon - 18 March
One of the world's top half marathons is the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon, which has an exciting new route for 2018. You'll see the sights as you run through Manhattan and you'll also have the opportunity to participate in New York City's world famous St Patrick's Day celebrations that take place on the same weekend as the race. Places are limited so runners are advised to act now.
Berlin Half Marathon – 8 April
A few weeks before the Virgin Money London Marathon, you can ensure you’re best prepared by running Berlin Half Marathon. Don’t miss out on the chance to feel the excitement and buzz of running a half marathon, while taking in the wonderful sights Berlin has on offer.
Paris Half Marathon - 4 March
Immerse yourself in Paris’s culture and see the city come to life when the streets are filled with over 35,000 runners, and thousands of supporters who gather to show their support for this annual event. The Paris Half Marathon takes place at a perfect time to give you an early season race test.
Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend - 20 - 23 September
If you are searching for a magical experience, then the Disneyland Paris Magic Run is the race for you. You can enjoy the family atmosphere and run alongside your favourite Disney characters on a very unique half marathon course.
Hero Half Marathon – 16 June
The Hero Half Marathon is part of the 2018 Tour of Tameside, which is the North-West's popular four day festival of running. The original week-long tour was founded by marathon legend Dr Ron Hill MBE in 1983. This race which starts close to Glossop heads along the scenic Longdendale Trail and provides great views of the Peak District National Park.
Visit the Sports Tours International website for more information on the huge range of race packages they have to offer.