Enjoy running? Like overseas travel? Like the company of other runners? Think you might be able to tolerate the company of RW staff members on their best behaviour for a few days or more...?
Great! Runner's World has been enjoying your company on foreign training and racing trips for over 15 years - and we love it when you tell us that the feling is mutual.
This year we'd modestly suggest you should cancel all your other travel plans and come away with us - because we've created our most mouth-watering trio of events ever. Fights are already breaking out in our offices over who will go on which trip...
Here are what are undoubtedly our two finest travel packages, just for you in 2004. We run them in conjunction with Mike Gratton's 2:09 Events.
RW Swiss Trail Week and Alpine Marathon Events, Davos, July 23 - August 1
If ever there was a tour for superlatives, this is it. Magnificent scenery, fantastic trail running, superb walking, excellent races - Davos has the lot - a truly superb holiday for runners and families alike. The week of sociable running cumlinates in the multi-thousand-strong Swiss Alpine Marathon - a choice of 30K, 42K or 78K trail races along the beautiful Dischma Valley and - for the longer races - up to the the glacier-lined Kettshutte and Scaletta Pass at 2606m.
RW New York City Marathon Experience, November 7, 3-6 nights
New York is a marathon not to be missed - it really is the most complete marathon experience: a classic course through the five New York Boroughs crossing the impressive Verazzano-Narrows Bridge at the start and the Queensboro Bridge at 15 miles, sensational views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building at halfway, then the incredible crowds when you enter Manhattan on First Avenue...
The RW package not only gives you a guaranteed entry (UK runners can only enter via a UK tour company or charity), a tip-top hotel and all the help you need from RW staff in marathon week itself - but you can also call on RW staff for training advice from the moment you sign up. That's something that until now, money just couldn't buy!