We are very excited to announce that our Grand Prize Winner of the Havana Marathon Facebook Sweepstakes is... Ted Rodgers! Ted was so excited about winning his “dream trip” when we told him, that shortly after he convinced his whole family to sign up for the Havana Marathon 4-Day Tour as well. Together they will embark on an exotic running trip that has previously been off limits to US travelers for decades due to the US embargo with Cuba.
What makes this trip extra special for our winner? We’ll let him tell you in his own words.
“When I first became aware of the insightCuba Marathon trip, I asked my wife if she'd consider the trip as part of our 20th wedding anniversary next year. I was quite shocked when I received an email from Lauren [insightCuba Marketing Associate] that I was the winner of the Facebook contest, and this accelerated the trip to this year. I have distant family (several generations ago) that hail from Cuba, and it has been a lifelong dream to go and experience the country. Having the opportunity to travel via my running passion to an area of the world I have never seen is quite a blessing, and I'm glad the trip is coming up soon!”
If you are interested in updates from our contest winner, Ted Rodgers, we have great news! He has graciously agreed to blog about his travels to share on insightCuba.com. Check our blog often for updates.
Ted Rodgers and his family
Want to learn more about the Havana Marathon 4-Day Tour? The Marabana Havana Marathon (held on November 16, 2014) offers the perfect opportunity to put on your running shoes while seeing Havana’s sights. You too can experience this opportunity of a lifetime, all you need to do is book your trip. The deadline to register is on October 15.
Interested but don’t want to run a full marathon? The Havana Marathon is not just for full marathoners. You can participate in the full event or a half marathon. Learn more about running the Marabana Havana Marathon and Half Marathon in our recent blog post.
Not sure if you can be ready for the run? Learn some Havana Marathon Running Tips from someone that has run the Marabana Havana Marathon before, accomplished distance runner, author, trainer, and coach, Jenny Hadfield. She provides some great "insight" (pun intended) in another recent insightCuba blog post.
If you have any additional questions or comments, please leave them below. If you are interested in visiting Cuba on one of our many tours, be sure to stay in touch with insightCuba on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.