Proposing at a Marathon

September 22, 2014 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment

runnercoupleShare your love of an active lifestyle by surprising your sweetheart with a proposal at a marathon, a type of long distance running race. Running a marathon requires participants to devote training months filled with lots of determination and dedication, two great qualities for a successful marriage. Pulling off a proposal at a marathon requires lots of advance planning and preparation. Read on to learn more about proposing at a marathon.

Test the Waters

Getting married is a wonderful experience; find out beforehand if your beloved is ready for this level of devotion and commitment by testing the waters, a way to gently inquire if you both are ready to take your relationship to the next level. Marathons take months and months of training, throughout this time broach the subject of marriage in relaxed unobvious ways such as during casual conversations or while on practice runs.
Sign Up for Marathon

Choose a marathon together or help your runner-love decide on which event to participate. Marathons are approximately 26.4 miles and come in many types from flat to hilly. Famous marathons include Chicago, Honolulu and the Boston Marathon. Once you have selected a race, examine the course and facilities to determine a good spot to propose such as the finish line or runner’s aid tent.

Shop for a Ring

Engagement rings are popular elements of surprise proposals. Before shopping for a ring know the ring-size of your beloved, this helps in obtaining one that is not too big or small. For a diamond engagement ring you will need to learn about the four c’s: clarity, cut, color and carat. Other factors include type of metal, style and budget.

Practice Makes Perfect

Rehearse your proposal several times, the traditional pose is to bend down on one knee, pull out the ring box and ask for her hand in marriage. Fun ways to propose might include holding hands while crossing the finish line together, hiding the ring in her after-run shoes or by holding a ‘will-you-marry-me’ sign at the finish line. Be considerate and think about the environment, is your loved one okay with crowds or should the moment be more private?

Keeping it a Secret

The fewer people who know about your intent, the less likely the surprise marathon proposal will be discovered by your sweetheart. Limit the amount of people who know about your plans to propose especially when it comes to your beloved’s best friends, parents and roommates.

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