May is full of excitement and you do not want to miss out. Prepare yourself for a great weekend in Orange County to enjoy the OC Marathon and OC TasteFest. The Marathon entries have quickly risen and the race is already expected to be bigger than last years. The OC Marathon offers a wide range of terrains and an amazingly tranquil view throughout the course. Those that are cheering on marathon runners have their choice of a wide variety of shopping and sightseeing in Orange County and the near city of Costa Mesa. Make your experience the best it can be by choosing from a select number of discounted hotels in Costa Mesa. This way you do not have to try and cram all the fun into one day and will be sure to not miss a thing.Another great feature to the OC Marathon weekend is “Kids Run the OC”. This great event promotes for children to become more physically fit and encourages healthy lifestyles. With almost 4,000 children participating, they are sure to make a great impact against childhood obesity. This event will be held on Saturday where teachers and volunteers will help kids through the training program and help them to finish the last mile of the marathon.An exciting event that is new to the OC Marathon weekend is the OC TasteFest. This great food and wine festival will feature a wide selection of culinary samples from a variety of restaurants in Orange County. Not only will there be an amazingly diverse selection of food to choose from, but back to back live music. See what excellent restaurants are to be show-cased from the “Heart of OC” at the OC Tastefest.You can experience the fun of the eighth annual OC Marathon on May 6, 2012. There will be so much excitement going on with more than 18,000 runners joining as well as thousands of spectators from all around. Additionally, there will be a health and fitness expo held by Allergan that will showcase exclusive footwear and other sports training technologies. The OC Marathon is A USATF certified run and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.With so much going on there is something for everyone in the family. Exercise and running enthusiasts can browse the expo, while foodies enjoy the OCTastefest. Not to mention the abundant shopping and sightseeing that can be done. Don’t miss out on the weekend of the summer in Orange County.

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