What’s my favorite type of RaceCation?
Each fall I look forward to the release of the following year’s MLB schedule. This is a very helpful tool in helping me choose where I want to travel to and run during the season. In addition to running a marathon in each of the 50 states I also want to watch a game in every major league ballpark. If a weekend exists where I can combine my love of travel, baseball, and marathoning into one slam packed weekend then I’m all in. So I’ve gone through and looked at a few different calendars to put together a few options. As we all know the fall is the premier season for marathons so a lot of big city races happen in October and November, making it possible to have a game happen granted the team is in the playoff race. Last year I watched a game of the World Series on the giant screens filling Times Square while I was in town for the New York City Marathon. Believe me, I debated picking up the pricey ticket to the game just to take on the opportunity to watch. Baltimore & Chicago marathons both happen in early October and have the possibility of catching some postseason play.
Remember that wearing a race medal around your neck to a post race baseball game is a perfect way to celebrate the day whether you’re rooting for the home team or not.
This list is mostly larger races, there are dozens of smaller races that I did not research into. If you see an opportunity to add to my list let me know!
|Boston Red Sox||Boston Marathon||April 17||vs Tampa Bay|
|Chicago White Sox||RNR Chicago||July 15-16||vs Mariners|
|Cleveland Indians||Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon||May 20-21||@Houston|
|Kansas City Royals||Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz||April 22||@Texas|
|Los Angeles Angels||Tinkerbell Half Marathon||May 11-14||vs Texas|
|Minnesota Twins||Med City Marathon||May 28||Vs Tampa Bay|
|Grandma’s Marathon||June 16||vs Cleveland|
|Oakland Athletics||Oakland Running Festival||April 02||vs Angels||Opening Day 4/3|
|Seattle Mariners||RnR Seattle||June 18||@Texas|
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Goodlife Toronto Marathon||May 07||@Tamp Bay|
|Chicago Cubs||RnR Chicago||July 15-16||@ Baltimore|
|Cincinnati Reds||Flying Pig Marathon||May 7||vs San Fran|
|Colorado Rockies||Colfax Marathon||May 21||@ Cincinnatti|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Wisconsin Marathon||May 06||@ Pittsburgh|
|Philadelphia Phillies||RnR Philly||Sept 16-17||vs Oakland|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Pittsburgh Marathon||May 05-07||vs Milwaukee|
|San Diego Padres||RnR San Diego||Jun 03-04||vs Colorado|
|SF Giants||San Francisco Marathon||July 23||vs San Diego|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Go! St. Louis Marathon||April 8-9||vs Cincinatti|