Marathons are a great way to stay in shape, enjoy the outdoors and even raise money for a charitable cause. But it’s safe to say that running for endless hours doesn’t always appeal to everyone. Sometimes a human being just can’t be bothered to spend their life training hard and eating healthily only leading up to a one day event. I think a majority of the population would rather just stay in, watch some reality TV and enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese. But, what if there was a marathon that combined the running with a love for dairy and alcohol? Well, it turns out that such a marathon exists and we’re all incredibly interested.
It’s called the Marathon du Medoc.
via: gettyIt takes place in France, the land of wine and cheese - literally the best place for such a thing to exist.
The race takes you across the French landscape.
via: shutterstockAnd along the way you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, the chateaux and even a few castles.
But you won’t find water on the refreshment table.
via: shutterstockInstead you’ll find wine tasting sessions.
As well as a whole range of gourmet food.
via: shutterstockAlong with your wine, you can sample local ice cream, grapes and even shellfish!
And of course, there’s cheese!
via: shutterstockWhich you also get to sample during the run! I think I would do more than just sample though!
And you have to do it in fancy dress!
via: gettyYep! Not only do you get to gorge on cheese, oysters and wine. But you also get to do it dressed as your favourite Disney character, Tin-Tin or a DC superhero.
But there’s a time limit.
via: gettyParticipants of the marathon are given six and a half hours to complete the course. Giving first-time runners plenty of time to enjoy the experience.
Of course it’s not all about the food.
via: gettyWhile taking part in the marathon, you are welcome to enjoy the wine but you're also expected to drink responsibly.
And there’s so much more to enjoy!
via: shutterstockNot only is there food and drink, but you also get to experience historical landmarks, the beautiful countryside and even live music.
And I bet you can guess what the winner gets!
via: gettyThat’s right, wine!
And they get a lot of it.
via: shutterstockThe winners in both the male and female categories are rewarded with their weight in Medoc.
But even the runners-up get something.
via: shutterstockThe top 3 in each category also win a box of fine wine.
And you can win a prize for your costume!
via: gettySo make sure to dust off your nurse outfit, because you could win best dressed.
And guess what!
via: gettyThe registration for the 2019 race has already opened up! You can find more information on the Marathon du Medoc website.
I’m sure I’ll see many of you there!
via: shutterstockNow, all I need is my passport…