NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, all eyes are on Cuba. Following a historical rekindling of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and its estranged neighbor, the island nation is embracing more visitors. Among them are U.S. runners. Previously prohibited from participating in the race since its founding in 1987, American runners will make their way through 13.1 or 26.2 miles of Havana's colonial and contemporary history, taking in UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the capital's unrivaled beauty. The first to send an organized group of American runners in 2014 to the Havana Half and Full Marathon, insightCuba is resuming as host in 2015 - offering two Marathon focused tours - plus the chance to win a free Havana Marathon 4-Day Tour.
To participate, applicants are invited to like the insightCuba Havana Marathon Facebook Page and enter via the Win a Trip tab at the top. The winner will be selected at random on October 1, 2015. Full sweepstakes terms and conditions are available on the Facebook page.
The Havana Marathon 4-Day tour grand prize includes the flight package (round-trip charter air from Miami to Cuba, priority check-in at Miami International Airport, Cuban visa and baggage fee for the first checked bag, and Cuban airport departure tax); standard accommodations at the Plaza Hotel in Old Havana, one block from the starting line; experienced Insight Cuba tour leader; U.S. Department of the Treasury travel certification; Havana Half or Full Marathon entry fee and bib; medical checkup; all entrance fees to scheduled activities and events; travel health insurance, emergency medical evacuation and trip-cancellation coverage (up to $1,000); gratuities for luggage handling, restaurant service, and programmed activities throughout tour; and more. The winner will also receive marathon coaching ahead of the race, from Marathon Ambassador and running coach, Jenny Hadfield, accomplished author and trainer.
For more information on insightCuba's tours, visit www.insightcuba.com or call 800-450-CUBA (2822). To stay connected with Insight Cuba, follow us @insightcuba or like Insight Cuba on Facebook: www.facebook.com/havanamarathon
InsightCuba is the leading provider and pioneer in legal people-to-people travel for Americans to Cuba. Since its inception in 2000, the organization has sent more than 12,000 guests to Cuba and has crafted hundreds of custom group tours. InsightCuba offers six, regularly scheduled Signature Cuba tours with 175 departures annually, a series of Specialty Cuba tours, and dozens of custom group tours each year.