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.
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?