Did you know that the number of marathons and running events in the US reached an all-time high in 2015? There were 28,000 events in all, proving that America really is an active nation! Whether you are new to the world of running, or are just getting started, it is easy for you to find a nearby race, marathon, or running event—many of which are designed to support local or nationwide non-profits.
What If You Just Run for Fun?
The fact of the matter is, a half or full marathon may not ever be on your list of things to do, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t turn your love of running into a fun-filled social activity. Many cities host running events with a twist—such as the color run where you get showered with colored powder along the route. Or theme runs where you run in costume, or you run in conjunction with other events. These events are a perfect way to celebrate your love of running, and make for excellent group activities with friends.
Are You Ready for Your First Marathon?
As mentioned above, there are 28,000 running events to choose from in the US. However, there are some marathons that attract the attention of global competitors—even of Olympic hopefuls and Olympic athletes. Whether you are looking to take your level of competition to the next level, or you simply want to feel the buzz and energy that occurs in a globally recognized race—the Top 7 marathons below are sure to be on your radar:
- ING New York City Marathon
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon
- Boston Marathon
- Marine Corps Marathon
- Honolulu Marathon
- Walt Disney World Marathon
- Los Angeles Marathon
The largest of this Top 7 attracts over 40,000 runners from around the world, and the smallest over 14,000—not too shabby!
Who Will Watch Your Home While You Are Away?
Did you know that a home invasion occurs every 14.6 seconds? This totals over 2 million invasions each year.
Whether you are heading out to a marathon or race, taking a vacation to a dream running destination, or traveling for work—you need to make sure your home is safe and secure while you are away. It is for this reason that many American’s turn to ADT. With modern technology you are able to arm, disarm, and monitor your home from any mobile device—and from anywhere with an Internet connection.
97% of home invasions occur when no one is home, but your odds of invasion increase by 300% if you do not have a home security system. Call us today at 1-800-604-7552 so that we can install a personalized home security system that will protect your home while you are away!