Costa Rica Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Offers Economic Eco-Experience Events Are Set For September 12
April 30, 2009
– Runners and walkers looking to combine ecotourism with an
economy-friendly travel adventure can turn to the September 12th Costa
Rica Marathon and Half Marathon, announced Marathon Tours and Travel,
the official North American travel agency for the event. It will be
Marathon Tour’s first trip to any running event in Central America.
“Costa Rica is synonymous with ecotourism,” said Thom Gilligan, president of
Boston-based Marathon Tours and Travel. “Plus the trip has an excellent
adventure-for-the-dollar value, something people are looking for during
these difficult economic times.”
Held primarily in the village of
Tamarindo on Costa Rica’s northwest Pacific coast, the Costa Rica
Marathon (also known as the Tamarindo Beach Marathon) event weekend
also includes 30K, half-marathon and 10K run/walks. The gently rolling,
out-and-back courses start in downtown Tamarindo and travel through
Marathon Tours offers a four-night
travel package starting at $699 in Tamarindo at the all-inclusive
Barcelo Langosta Beach Resort. Located in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste
Province, Tamarindo is known for its white sand beaches, water sports
and nearby ecological parks that feature leatherback turtle nesting
colonies as well as other fauna and flora native to the area.
opting to explore this intriguing Central American country even further
can opt for Marathon Tour’s five-night extension package that includes
visits to the rainforest, Arenal Volcano National Park and more. For more information on Marathon Tours and Travel, please visit www.marathontours.com, write to [email protected] or call (617) 242-7845.
About Marathon Tours and Travel Founded
in 1979, Boston-based Marathon Tours and Travel is a travel agency that
specializes in the running niche market and offers tours and travel
services to running events on all seven continents, including those in
far-flung destinations such as Antarctica, Easter Island, Kenya and the
Great Wall of China.