It is always great to see travel companies taking a more active role with races. Alaska Airlines has stepped up in a great way by offering a 10% air discount for many marathon cities and and a race discount for the marathon they are a title sponsor for.
Alaska Airlines Offers 10% Discount For Some Races
I first saw this last week on Will Run for Miles and thought this was a brilliant move by Alaska Airlines. They have a history of offering discounts on airfare before, especially for things like your birthday (I just received my 5% discount for my birthday). Doing this really encourages more people to fly Alaska if they service their airports.
|Date||Race||City||Link For Discount|
|March 12||DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon||Baltimore, Washington-Dulles, Reagan National||Discount Link|
|April 16||Salt Lake City Marathon||Salt Lake City||Discount Link|
|May 7||Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon||Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Burbank||Discount Link|
|June 3-5||San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon||San Diego||Discount Link|
|June 4||Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon||Baltimore, Washington-Dulles, Reagan National||Discount Link|
|June 18||Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon||Seattle||Discount Link|
|July 17||Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon||Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Rosa||Discount Link|
|August 13||Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon||Portland||Discount Link|
|September 4||Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon||Kelowna||Discount Link|
|October 1-2||San Jose Half Marathon||San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco||Discount Link|
|October 22-23||Vancouver Half Marathon||Vancouver, B.C.||Discount Link|
|October 29||Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon||Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Rosa||Discount Link|
|November 10-13||Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon||Las Vegas||Discount Link|
Check each link for the city to see what the travel period is for the event. Once there, you can click to go right through to Alaska Airlines to book the flight with the discount already applied.
The nice thing is that the discount does not just apply to Alaska Airlines flights. There were some mixed flights that came up as the cheapest and the included segments on American Airlines. That opens up the options available to you.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon has Alaska Airlines as their title sponsor and they are passing some of that encouragement on to runners by giving a $15 discount on either the marathon or half marathon events.
The discount is valid through June 1. To get the $15 discount, you will need to add promo code Alaska as part of the registration process. You can apply here. Currently, the race fee is $110 for the marathon and $99 for the half. The $15 discount is certainly helpful to bring that price down on both races.
To read more about this and the suggestions Alaska Airlines has for creating a “racecation”, check out the race page here.
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