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Working on your New Year’s Resolutions? A break to Salinas, California, will keep you on your toes! Simply mark these fine fitness opportunities on your calendar and 2018 will be your fittest year yet!

Twilight Cycle Races

Various dates from March to November, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Get pedaling! Monthly twilight rides on this world-renowned race track allow cyclists of all ages to experience the excitement of pedaling this 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. Hold on tight, because this ride of a lifetime is highlighted by the legendary ‘corkscrew’, which drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories.

Sea Otter Classic

April 19 – 22, Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey
Get on your bike! The 2018 Sea Otter Classic is a four-day, action-packed cycling festival features a full schedule of amateur and professional events, as well as other activities for family members of all ages. Mountain bike races include an epic cross-country, dual slalom and downhill; while road cyclists enjoy road racing and circuit racing on the world-famous Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. And for those who want to bike in less-competitive fashion, Sea Otter offers two Gran Fondo routes, as well as a Mountain Bike Tour and a Gravel Grinder Tour on the surrounding fire roads and trails of the Fort Ord National Monument.

Big Sur International Marathon

April 29, Big Sur to Carmel
This official Boston-qualifier course runs along Highway 1, the US’s first nationally-designated Scenic Highway. Towering redwoods, crashing waves, coastal mountains and verdant pastures are featured on this bucket list course. And the centerpiece of the course is – of course - the iconic Bixby Bridge, which is located at the halfway point of the race. On the bridge you’ll be greeted by a tuxedo-ed musician playing a Yamaha Baby Grand Piano!

Monterey Super & Sprint Weekend

June 9 & 10, Toro Park, Salinas
Calling all Spartans! Known as the world’s best obstacle race, the Spartan Race may have been born in the green mountains of Vermont, but this summer it’s coming to Salinas! Just six miles from downtown Salinas, Toro Park provides the perfect location with its 5,000 acres of punishing hills, fields, prairies and wooded areas. So get training now!
With its pleasant and stylish rooms, the Laurel Inn & Conference Center is the perfect accommodation option if you’re planning on testing your fitness in California this year. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, use the free high speed Wi-Fi, take a dip in the heated pool or enjoy a meal at the onsite Black Bear Diner.