If too-beautiful-to-be-true scenery, full-bodied wine and farm-fresh food are your thing—i.e., if you’re a runner with a pulse—you’ll be intoxicated by the earthly delights of this Northern California race.
What pairs better with a 26.2-mile run than breathtaking scenery and world-class cabernet? As long as you leave the latter for the post-race party, it’s a recipe for a fabulous weekend—and one that the Napa Valley Marathon (napavalleymarathon.org) offers runners every March. A patchwork of emerald green fields and dormant vineyards dotted gold with mustard flowers lines rural roads along the beautiful point-to-point course. In an area known for luxurious accommodations, this marathon gifts each participant a nish-line massage and a duffel bag stuffed with swag.