Travel Tips for Your Destination Marathon

Now that you’ve decided on Marathon Bahamas being your winter destination marathon, here are some travel tips to Nassau!

Participating in a destination marathon can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are some travel tips to help you make the most of your trip to Marathon Bahamas.

  • Plan your trip in advance.  Look for accommodation options near the race start/finish line or in convenient locations. Consider factors such as transportation, proximity to restaurants, and availability of amenities.  Marathon Bahamas has a number of featured hotels with preferential rates: well check the airlines where you are departing from – there are many direct flights from Canada and the US to THE Bahamas.
  • Register for the race early: Destination marathons can fill up quickly, so make sure to secure your spot well in advance. Registering early also helps you plan your training schedule effectively.
  • Pack your running gear in your carry-on: To avoid any mishaps, pack your running shoes, apparel, and any other essential gear in your carry-on luggage. This way, even if your checked baggage gets lost, you’ll still have what you need to participate in the race.
  • Familiarize yourself with the course: Study the marathon course map beforehand. Understanding the terrain will help you plan your pacing and strategy during the race. Download the Marathon Course Map here!
  • Adjust to the climate and altitude: If you’re traveling to a destination with a different climate or altitude than what you’re used to, give yourself time to adjust. Arrive a few days before the race to acclimate to the conditions. In January, the Bahamas weather average is high 79° / low 64°
  • Stay hydrated and eat well: Proper hydration and nutrition are crucial before, during, and after the marathon. Carry a reusable water bottle with you, and focus on eating balanced meals that include carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats.
  • Get to know the local area: Take some time to explore the destination beyond the marathon. Visit local attractions, try the regional cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local culture. However, remember to balance your activities to ensure you have enough rest before the race.
  • Check transportation options: Find out about transportation options to and from the airport, as well as to the race venue. Public transportation, shuttles, or ride share services can be convenient choices.
  • Rest and recover: Give yourself time to rest and recover after the marathon. Avoid overexertion and allow your body to heal properly. Take advantage of any post-race facilities or services provided, such as massage, if available.
  • Enjoy the experience: Remember to have fun and enjoy the entire experience. Participating in a destination marathon is not just about the race itself but also about immersing yourself in a new environment and creating lasting memories.

Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas. It is also the center of commerce and government, as well as the hub of transportation.  The best kept secret of The Bahamas is its sheer size and diversity.  With 16 major islands sprawling 100,000 miles across the clearest ocean, a pre/post-race visit should be considered. Learn more here: