You would think that summer is the prime time for sports activities. But, with the hot summer sun at bay, fall is the perfect time to test your body’s limits outdoors. Below are 5 October sports events every sports buff should go the extra mile to attend.
Kailua’s Ironman World Championship
Triathlons are no jokes. Elite athletes travel the world all year long to run, swim and bike their way to finish lines. The Hawaii’s Ironman is an October sports event set in a paradise on Earth. Thousands of participants will race 140 miles around the gorgeous Hawaiian Islands. Even if you are not a runner, the backdrop makes it worth being a spectator.
Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a global event celebrated locally. In the US, it takes place in October given that this is the month for breast cancer awareness. Wear Pink and join the race in your locality. To find the precise date and location near you, refer to the search engine on their official website.
The Chicago Marathon is one of the 6 major marathons in the world and definitely a huge October sports event. Whether you are one of the 45,000 runners or not, the Chicago Marathon is a celebration of personal records and charity. If you do not take part in the race, join the crowd in Grant’s park for the party. For more information, check out their website.
Major League Baseball World Series
Starting October 10th, the AL and NL championship series will start and the winners of these two will meet for the epic World Series. The climax of the baseball season is an October sports event Americans hold dear. It begins on the October 21st, leaving you with little time to savor the ball park food and the crowd at your favorite baseball stadium.
The basketball season kicks off on October 28th. Big names such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are back on the headlines. No doubt this season will be explosive and worth a trip to your favorite team’s arena. Who’s winning the playoffs this season?
There are many and various October sports events worth the extra mile. Some are local, others have a national or international impact. In fact, we could have added to this list, all the epic Football clashes taking place this month. And you, what is your favorite October sports event?