Marathon Where You Can Eat Cheese and Drink Wine Is Back | 22 Words

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.

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It 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.

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And 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.

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Instead you’ll find wine tasting sessions.

As well as a whole range of gourmet food.

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Along with your wine, you can sample local ice cream, grapes and even shellfish!

And of course, there’s cheese!

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Which 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!

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Yep! 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.

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Participants 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.

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While 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!

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Not 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!

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That’s right, wine!

And they get a lot of it.

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The winners in both the male and female categories are rewarded with their weight in Medoc.

But even the runners-up get something.

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The top 3 in each category also win a box of fine wine.

And you can win a prize for your costume!

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So make sure to dust off your nurse outfit, because you could win best dressed.

And guess what!

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The 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!

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Now, all I need is my passport…