A popular sport these recent years in Costa Rica has been Triathlons, Marathons and Half Marathons. Ones come from all over the country and different parts of the world to take part. The sport has gained enormous popularity over the past twenty or so years, and each year there are more races to be held. All up the Pacific coast and into the Central Valley you will see these avid enthusiasts competing.
One such event is the Ironman triathlon, it takes place from June 21st to 24th. This is one of the countries bigger events and there are competitors from all over the world this attracts a lot of tourism bringing in fans from the same countries. The event has three stages, Swimming, Biking, and Running. The swimming event is a 1.9 km loop at Playas del Coco. Biking is the furthest in distance spanning 90 kilometers from the beach. Running is the last event stretched through the streets near Playas del Coco for 20 kilometers.
Other than Triathalons, there is also Marathons and Half Marathons. Many of these take place throughout the year. Here are some of the races in 2019.
-Half Marathon in Tamarindo Beach
It will take place in September 2019, it is 3 hours in length running of 21 kilometers. You will also be able to run the ten or five kilometers alongside the main race. You will start and end the race at the beachfront.
-Ultra trail Costa Rica 21k
This run takes place on April 7, 2019, in Castillo Costa Rica. This is very close to the Arenal Volcano a very famous area and great for views while you run. The route takes you along Lake Arenal along a hilly road.
-Corre Caminos Media Marathon
Taking place July 2019 this run is through San Jose Costa Rica it is a downhill run. You begin in the town of Tres Rios and head east towards San Jose where you finish
-Media Maraton Metro Gatorade
This Marathon is in Cartago Costa Rica during September. It starts with a loop around the city and ends in Ayarco towards San Jose and will have a great perspective of the city and possibly be able to spot the Irazu Volcano.
-Manzanillo Half Marathon
This Marathon is held on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. It starts October 2019 and takes place on the main strip of Puerto Viejo.
All throughout the country, there are all kinds of races and events that take place year round. If you are into these type of events whether you compete or are just a fan we encourage you to come and check it out. If you need a place to stay and wish to enjoy your self while here let us know, we have many different villas and vacation rentals for you to choose from.