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Marathon Profile: New Year’s Double

Since it has been a couple of weeks since I have put one together I looked for a unique marathon to profile. I managed to find a unique one and appropriately enough for this time of year it is holiday related.

Tonight’s profile is of the Holiday Double which takes place in Allen Texas. There’s a good chance you have not heard of this one before. I certainly had not before I did a search for unique races tonight.

What makes the Holiday Double unique? First it involves a marathon on New Year’s Eve. They also have a half-marathon and 5 km for those looking for a shorter race. Here’s the really unique part, the same races are also run on New Year’s day.

If you are up to it you get to run again on New Year’s day and complete the New Year’s Double. What better way to ring in the new year than completing two marathons! Your prize for completing this feat? Two medals and a magnetic plate to attach them to..

Unfortunately if this does sound like fun to you it is sold out this year. It also sold out quickly last year. If you do want to look into it next year Allen is located close to Dallas.

How far do you plan to run on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day?