Running-GirlzSun, water and a cool breeze – three things that top my list when I plan my race schedule. While I don’t want it too hot I am a warm weather girl and definitely choose sand over snow – especially when running. With that in mind, here are five upcoming fun destination runs for those looking to add a little sun and sand in their running mix:
MiamiHalfRock ‘n’ Roll Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon
Miami Beach, Florida
November 18, 2012
Great views; and the finish line and expo are on the beach.
I ran this race last year. Big fun!

The Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K
Negril, Jamaica
December 1, 2012
Run along Negril’s famous 7-mile and sip a Red Stripe after.
I’m running this race and will be staying at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa.

Zooma Florida Half Marathon and 5K
Ameilia Island, Florida
January 19, 2013
A girlfriends getaway in beautiful Amelia Island.
I’m a blog ambassador for this race. I did their Atlanta run in the spring. It was a blast!

SurfCityMedals1Bermuda Marathon Weekend
January 18-20, 2013
Pick one race or run all three days in their Bermuda Triangle Challenge – 1 mile, 10K, half marathon or the full marathon. Four medals up for grabs.


Surf City USA Marathon and Half Marathon
Huntington Beach, California
February 3, 2013
California’s classic oceanfront marathon with fun surf board medals. Love the bling!

Until next time, I’m off and running …

Lorraine Robertson is an author, nationally published freelance writer and creator of the sites and After two marathons, nine half marathons and countless smaller races she’s still packing her running shoes and looking for her next great race. Lorraine was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” television show and her life-changing wedding appeared on TLC’s “A Wedding Story.” She lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband, Napoleon and their kids, Miles, 11, and Milan, 9.

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