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The Best Events in Sports and Luxury Fitness in April

The Dandelion Chandelier Calendar for Sports and Luxury Fitness showcases the best events in sports and luxury fitness and wellness in April 2019. These are our top picks of events to see and do in the world of marathons, cycling, tennis, golf, snow sports, Thoroughbred horse races, and professional sports. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. And for weekly sports updates read TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk. 

Best events in sports and luxury fitness and wellness in April 2019

The month of April in sports and fitness has some seriously big game.  From the conclusion of the big dance at the NCAA Men’s Division I Championship Game to one of the big six marathons taking place in London to the big test in British horse racing that is the Grand National.  Not to mention there are also some big tournaments taking place too including the Masters Tournament in Augusta and the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters in the world of tennis.  Don’t say we didn’t warn you, cause it’s gonna be a big month in sports.

best events in sports and luxury fitness and wellness this april

1. fitness and wellness

Wanderlust heads to Atlanta with more than 50 classes per day in yoga, meditation and other fitness activities.  The fest will also feature a lineup of inspirational speakers, local foods, craft vendors, healers, live music and more – Apr 6 – 7

In a last gasp of winter fun, Snowbombing, the combination winter sports and music festival, kicks off in Mayrhofen, Austria with live performances and sporting competitions.  There will also be an igloo rave, an enchanted forest party and an underground tennis club turned supper club.  The year marks the event’s 20th year so you know it will be a good one – Apr 8 – 13

After years of bulking up to wield Thor’s hammer in various Marvel movies, actor Chris Hemsworth recently launched a health and fitness app called Centr.  The app gives subscribers access to workouts, recipes and meditations that Chris has learned from working with various pros over the years

Chris Hemsworth

2. running

Rome’s 25th annual Maratona di Roma will see 19,000 runners competing on a loop that starts and ends near the Colosseum; the course winds through charming piazzas and over cobblestone streets and past historic sites like St. Peter’s Basilica, Circus Maximus, the Pyramid of Cestius and the Spanish Steps – Apr 8

The 43rd annual Paris Marathon will have more than 55,000 runners pounding the pavement of the French capital’s most famous avenues and plazas – Apr 14

Patriots Day in Massachusetts is always the third Monday in April. And you know what that means: the annual running of the Boston Marathon – Apr 15

Approximately 40,000 runners will hit the streets of London taking on the 26.2 mile distance of the London Marathon. Mo Farah returns after his third-placed finish in 2018 – Apr 28

Paris Marathon

3. tennis

The first of three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay is the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.  The eight day tournament brings together top tennis players from around the world, as well as a spectacular gala and show at the magnificent Salle des Etoiles Sporting Monte Carlo – Apr 13 – 21

The ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters

4. cycling

The Tour of Flanders is a monument of the cycling calendar where riders face a total of 18 cobbled climbs – Apr 7

Tour des Flandres
GILBERT Philippe (BEL) Quickstep Floors, at Oude Kwaremont
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

5. horse racing

40 horses and their jockeys will line-up in what is the ultimate test in British horse racing.  The Grand National has much larger fences than a normal course.  The Chair, Valentine’s Brook, Foinavon, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Turn are just some of the famous fences that participants need to navigate in the race – Apr 6

Some of the world’s finest horse and rider combinations will meet in Sweden in an attempt to win FEI World Cup in Gothenburg – Apr 3 – 7

The Grand National

6. golf

The first LPGA major of the year, the ANA Inspiration takes place this month – Apr 1 – 7

The 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament in Augusta promises to be a challenging one:  Rory McIlroy heads to the tournament as the betting favorite as he tries to complete the career Grand Slam – Apr 11 – 13

The Masters

7. American pro sports leagues

The NCAA Men’s Division I Championship Game is the grand finale of March Madness.  While it’s unclear who will play, the game will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Apr 8

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs kick off this month.  Who will win Lord Stanley’s Cup come June?  – Apr 10

NBA Playoffs begin – Apr 13

The 2019 NFL Draft will take place and this year marks the 84th annual meeting of the National Football League franchises to select newly eligible players – Apr 25 – 27

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Finals – aka March Madness

That’s it. Our top picks for the best events in sports and luxury fitness and wellness in April 2019. Have a brilliant month.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier. Formerly, she was a Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in NYC and is married with three young children. She loves cross country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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