The Traveling Marathoner: A Complete Guide to Top U. S. Races and Sightseeing on the Run

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Whether you've finally qualified for Boston, you're debuting in Chicago, or you can't resist the urge to run 26.2 miles through balmy Honolulu breezes, this book will help you and your cheering section plan an unforgettable marathon ...
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Overview

Whether you've finally qualified for Boston, you're debuting in Chicago, or you can't resist the urge to run 26.2 miles through balmy Honolulu breezes, this book will help you and your cheering section plan an unforgettable marathon vacation—at any time of the year, to any part of the country.

All the race basics
• Contacts and registration info
• Course descriptions, route maps, and race-day insights
• Where to carbo-load
• Strategies for spectators—the best viewing spaces and breakfast places

All the travel basics
• Orientation info and maps
• Hotels with great race-weekend rates and amenities
• Top sights to see, regardless of how your legs feel
• Great places for a well-earned foot rub

Races include:
Walt Disney World®; New Orleans; Los Angeles; Boston; Cincinnati; Newport, OR; Salt Lake City; Choteau, MT; Stowe, VT; Chicago; New York City; and Honolulu.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400014590
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Series: Special-Interest Titles Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book vi
1 January: Walt Disney World Marathon 1
Race Basics 3
And You're Off 11
Beyond the Finish Line 18
Helpful Info 30
2 February: Mardi Gras Marathon, New Orleans, LA 31
Race Basics 36
And You're Off 39
Beyond the Finish Line 43
Helpful Info 58
3 March: City of Los Angeles Marathon 61
Race Basics 65
And You're Off 73
Beyond the Finish Line 79
Helpful Info 96
4 April: Boston Marathon 99
Race Basics 104
And You're Off 112
Beyond the Finish Line 117
Helpful Info 131
5 May: Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH 135
Race Basics 137
And You're Off 143
Beyond the Finish Line 148
Helpful Info 156
6 June: Newport Marathon, Newport, OR 159
Race Basics 160
And You're Off 165
Beyond the Finish Line 168
Helpful Info 175
7 July: KJZZ TV/ Deseret Morning News Marathon, Salt Lake City, UT 177
Race Basics 179
And You're Off 186
Beyond the Finish Line 189
Helpful Info 199
8 August: Grizzly Marathon, Choteau, MT 201
Race Basics 203
And You're Off 208
Beyond the Finish Line 210
Helpful Info 216
9 September: Stowe Marathon, Stowe, VT 217
Race Basics 219
And You're Off 223
Beyond the Finish Line 226
Helpful Info 232
10 October: LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon 233
Race Basics 237
And You're Off 245
Beyond the Finish Line 253
Helpful Info 266
11 November: ING New York City Marathon 271
Race Basics 280
And You're Off 292
Beyond the Finish Line 300
Helpful Info 320
12 December: Honolulu Marathon 327
Race Basics 329
And You're Off 336
Beyond the Finish Line 342
Helpful Info 354
Maps
Walt Disney World 4
Walt Disney World Race Route 14
New Orleans 34
New Orleans Race Route 40
Los Angeles Area 66
Downtown Los Angeles 70
Los Angeles Race Route 76
Hollywood, West Hollywood & Beverly Hills 87
Boston 102
Boston Race Route 116
Cincinnati 138
Cincinnati Race Route 146
Oregon Coast 161
Newport Race Route 167
Salt Lake City 182
Salk Lake Race Route 188
Montana 204
Choteau Race Route 211
Vermont 220
Stowe Race Route 225
Chicago Neighborhoods 236
Chicago 242
Chicago Race Route 246
The Five Boroughs 274
Manhattan Neighborhoods 278
Midtown & Uptown 286
Downtown 291
New York Race Route 298
Honolulu 330
Honolulu Race Route 339
Index 359
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