Monday, March 2, 2009

Running in Puerto Rico

Yesterday was my second time running the "World's Best 10K" and it was just as much fun as the first, if not better! Due to the recession, less people participated this year but it sure didn't seem like it when I was struggling to get myself into running position. I've been running for quite some time now, but I had never participated in running events until I came back to the island. I enjoy doing sports and so Puerto Rico is the perfect place to be. Skiing and snowboarding, of course, would be two exceptions.

There are many running/walking events held in the island throughout the year, but here are some of the most prominent ones:
  • Medio Maratón San Blas: located in the town of Coamo, this is a challenging half-marathon which is usually held on the third Sunday of February.
  • World's Best 10K: takes you over the Teodoro Moscoso bridge in San Juan, usually held at the end of February or early March. You can either run it or walk it.
  • La Guadalupe Marathon: held in Ponce, usually in December, this is the only marathon held in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, I couldn't find their official Website but click on this calendar of events and scroll down to the final event, where you'll find a phone number for more information.
  • Maratón Modesto Carrión: held in the town of Juncos, this is a half-marathon usually held in November.
  • Carrera Internacional Abraham Rosa: held in the city of Toa Baja, this is a challenging 10K race that's usually held in May.

Happy running!


Anonymous said...

Do you know if there was any pictures taken of US Runner Shalane Flanagan at the event?

adriana said...

Sorry, I have not seen any photos of her at this year's World's Best 10K. However, maybe she'll put something up on her website?

Anonymous said...

Do you know of any road races in Puerto Rico in May or June? Or do you know of a good link to learn about them? Thank you!

adriana said...

Hello Anonymous,

All Sports Central lists many of the running events which take place in Puerto Rico. Here's their Website:

Shan said...

We will be in Puerto Rico the week of Thanksgiving. Do you know of any "turkey trots" or 5K's going on during that week?

adriana said...

Hello Shan,

Unfortunately, I do not know of any turkey trot running events held on the island. However, do check on, as well as for any upcoming races.

Enjoy your stay in Puerto Rico!