As we near the holidays and the end of 2016, you might be thinking about your race calendar in the coming year — and making plans for a race in another city or state. Heather is joined by Michigan Runner Girls Kelly Yauk (a regular on the show) and Coryn Briggs, both of whom enjoy traveling for running events, to talk about destination racing.
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Kelly at last month’s Humboldt Redwood Marathon & Half Marathon & 5K in Weott, Calif.

Kelly is fresh off her latest destination racing adventure — running a half marathon through California’s majestic redwoods! — and she talks about the planning that went into this 10-day trip out west with her husband Chris, who ran the race’s 5K. Coryn, who happened to be out in California with Kelly for a few days (they attended an industry conference together) talks about finding some time to run the hills of San Francisco together.

Coryn (left), Kelly and Kelly's husband Chris in San Francisco.
Coryn (left), Kelly and Kelly’s husband Chris in San Francisco.

Coryn goes on to share her experiences traveling to Chicago for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon this past July (things got interesting when a storm came rolling in) and to Grand Rapids for Gazelle Girl Half Marathon earlier in the year. All three runners offer up been-there, done-that advice, tips and tricks for making the most of your race trip, including the importance of making restaurant reservations ahead of time, finding the best lodging, and pre-planning (don’t forget your race fuel and go-to pre-race breakfast!) to ensure a memorable and seamless destination race experience.

Coryn at this summer's Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon in Chicago.
Coryn at this summer’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon in Chicago.

Also on the show: news about this coming Saturday’s Great Beerd Run at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, and the different ways to enjoy Traverse City Beer Week, which kicks off the day before this race and continues through Nov. 17, 2016.

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