The Coffee Marathon

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation department put together an awesome event as a way to get people active, explore local businesses, and do something they thought was impossible: Run a marathon (one leg at a time).

The idea is brilliant really!  The Coffee Marathon consists of 7 legs that total 26.2 miles; each leg starting and ending at a local coffee or tea shop.  After you complete the leg, the coffee shop signs your “coffee passport” and once you have completed all 7 legs you get a finisher’s Coffee cup made by great local artisans.

coffee marathon mug

coffee marathon mug bottom

M and I completed the race over several weekends  doing one or two legs at a time and had a blast!  I love that it moved me out of my running comfort zone and into neighborhoods I have never explored.





I had a blast and really hope they are planning on recreating the event next year!



Did you complete The Coffee Marathon?


Does your community offer anything like it?


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