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- Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
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If you are an avid marathon runner or athlete then you will probably often find yourself looking to participate in marathons outside of your home city or country. While this can be a great experience and an enjoyable way of seeing a new city, it can often lead to problems when it comes to accommodation. Big athletic events like marathons and triathlons in a city results in thousands of people, both participants and their supporters all looking for some accommodation for the event. Getting to the marathon race as it is can be pricey so wouldn’t it be great if your marathon accommodation could also be cheap accommodation? And wouldn’t it be even better if you could get this cheap accommodation for your marathon race along with other marathon runners so you would not have to suffer a bad or noisy night’s sleep before the big race?
Here at Hostels.com we know how important it is for all you athletes to get your rest the night before a big event while going easy on your wallet. So we have compiled a list of some of the most popular marathons, half marathons and 10k runs that are taking place around the world this December. And to make it even easier on you seeing as you’re busy with all that training, we have recommended some great marathon hostels for you to book into in order to get your well needed rest beforehand!
Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon
December 6th sees the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon take over Las Vegas Boulevard and the city is going all out for this inaugural event with plenty to see and do for both marathon runners and their supporters throughout. This Las Vegas Marathon will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and will draw thousands of avid marathon runners to the course. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon will make history as it will be the first ever private event to shut down the Strip to traffic. Marathon runners will get to take in the glitzy surroundings of Las Vegas Boulevard as they run to benefit a great cause. In keeping with the Rock ‘n’ Roll part of the title, there will be live acts playing around the course, a running Elvis, and seeing as it is Las Vegas, part of the course includes a run-through wedding chapel where marathon runners can get married or even just renew their vows! Also, there’s a free two-day ‘Health and Fitness Expo’ which will be held on December 4th and 5th to kick-off the weekend. There’s a lot of excitement around the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s debut in Las Vegas with thousands already signed up to take part. So if you’re an avid marathon runner that likes a bit of rock ‘n’ roll on the sidelines then sign up and get booking your cheap accommodation in Las Vegas in one of our great marathon hostels.
California International Marathon
December 6th seems to a popular day for marathons so if you are trying to decide which one you’re going to participate in then don’t forget about the California International Marathon taking place in Sacramento. Up to 7,000 marathon runners will descend upon the area to take part in this popular marathon race. The main marathon covers an entertaining and lively course for both marathon runners and spectators. There’s also a relay race and a fun run included in the events for the California International Marathon. The area of Sacramento is always a popular one, but this weekend will see it full up with athletes and their supporters so marathon accommodation will be in demand. We have some great marathon hostels offering you an ideal solution to finding some budget accommodation for that all important rest the night before.
Gran Maraton Pacifico
If you have ever wanted to take part in a marathon in Mexico then look no further than the Gran Marathon Pacifico – The Great Pacific Marathon. Taking place in Mazatlan, the Gran Maraton Pacifico incorporates a full marathon, a half marathon, a 10k and a 5k run. The Gran Maraton Pacifico kicks off on December 6th with lots of excitement and preparation taking place throughout the weekend. This is a popular choice for many runners so marathon accommodation will be in high demand. Take a look at some of the excellent cheap accommodation we have available in Mazatlan for this marathon race.
Luton Marathon & Relay
The Luton Marathon is a popular UK marathon for many runners from both from the UK and abroad. It supports the Pasque Charity and is taking place on December 6th. The Luton Marathon runs a three lap course to cover the 26 miles. Like most UK marathons, the Luton course takes in some breathtaking countryside. It also runs a popular three stage relay for teams to compete in. With its close proximity to London, Luton is an ideal location to stay in all year round. However, the area will be especially busy for accommodation as most UK marathons prove to be, so get booking yours now. Check out some of the great marathon accommodation we have available in Luton for this marathon.
Standard Chartered Singapore International Marathon
The Standard Chartered Singapore International Marathon & Half-Marathon takes place on December 6th and is a popular marathon for runners from all over the world. This Singapore Marathon covers all types of events including the full marathon, half marathon, 10k run, wheelchair event and kids run. This Singapore Marathon draws a great crowd every year of both marathon runners and supporters. If you have ever wanted to visit the exciting city of Singapore and take part in marathon while you’re there then don’t miss out in this event. We’ve got some great marathon hostels available in the area so take a look here to get booking your marathon accommodation.
The annual Honolulu Marathon is back again this year and interest in it is as high as ever. If you like to take in some stunning island scenery on your marathon runs then make sure you sign up to the Honolulu Marathon. This marathon race starts at the Ala Moana Beach Park which is a local recreation area that encompasses over 100 acres of park, beaches, swimming and surfing spots. And the scenery and surrounds just get better and better throughout the marathon course. The Honolulu Marathon kicks off at an early start of 5am on Sunday December 13th. There are plenty of other events taking place around the marathon including the Free Honolulu Marathon Expo which will be held at the Hawaii Convention Centre. There’s also the Concert/ Luau that takes place on the Friday evening before the marathon on Sunday. This starts around 4pm with an all-you-can-eat dinner with music and entertainment later on in the evening. So if you would like to run your December marathon in the amazing island city of Honolulu then sign up and get booking your accommodation. We have some great marathon hostels available in the area at budget prices.
By: Tracy Lynch