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The Best in Sports and Luxury Fitness in August

the best luxury fitness and sports events in August 2019

The Dandelion Chandelier Calendar for Sports and Luxury Fitness showcases the best events and experiences around the world. These are the best events and new products in sports and luxury fitness in August 2019, including running, pro sports leagues, horse racing, tennis and golf. For the full August 2019 Luxury Calendar, click here.

what’s on in sports and luxury fitness in August 2019?

From the wellness-focused Wilderness Festival to the “Ascot of the North” (aka the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival), the month of August is filled with sporting and fitness festivals to watch and enjoy. 

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It isn’t all about camaraderie and friendly competition though. There are also some major contests taking place, too. Like the U.S. Open, the Vuelta a España and the kickoff of College Football.  So get ready to enjoy a healthy dose of competition, coupled with feel-good vibes in the world of sports this month.

sports and luxury fitness events in August 2019

1. best events in luxury fitness and wellness this August 2019

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On the outside the Wilderness Festival may seem like an ordinary music festival, but what sets Wilderness apart is its unique, nature focused setting in the historic Cornbury Park and its extensive wellness programming.  Here you will find all day yoga, meditation and pilates as well as wellness talks and discussions – Aug 1 – 4

Boardmasters Festival is an annual event held in Cornwall, United Kingdom that is a healthy combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay – Aug 7 – 11

Another festival taking advantage of the temperate British summer, Soul Circus is a three-day spiritual wellness festival in the Cotswolds. With a host of international ‘soul teachers’ hosting sessions in yoga from aerial to hip hop, it’s the ultimate yogi fest to try out something a little different or deepen your practice under expert guidance – Aug 16 – 18

best sports luxury fitness August 2019

Wilderness Festival

2. best events in running this August 2019

The Helsinki Marathon returns for its 2nd year – Aug 24

Join nearly 1,000 other runners on a magical adventure along the bustling city streets of Reykjavík and past picturesque Tjörnin pond, snow covered mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and woodlands at the 36th annual Islandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon – Aug 24

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The Helsinki Half Marathon.

3. best events in tennis this August 2019

In what is unquestionably the best event in tennis in August, the last Major of the year takes place in Flushing Meadows, Queens at the U.S. Open.  This years prize money will be its richest ever in the history of the tournament surpassing the $57 million mark – Aug 26 – Sep 8

best running tennis horse racing golf events in August 2019

The Men’s Singles Final at the 2017 US Open.

4. best events in cycling this August 2019

Kicking off in Málaga is the 3 week Vuelta a España, a Grand Tour cycling stage race that crosses Spain – Aug 24 – Sep 15

Vuelta a España

5. best events in horse racing this August 2019

One of the best events in horse racing in August, the annual Palio di Siena bare-backed horse race takes place in Siena, Italy – Aug 16

Known as “the Ascot of the north,” the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival offers the same mixture of top class racing and eye catching fashion as its southern counterpart.  Hugely popular with owners, trainers, jockeys and racegoers alike, York always attracts the best horses for a packed three day program – Aug 21 – 24

The Hublot Polo Gold Cup is in Gstadd – Aug 22 – 25

Thousands will descend upon Southampton for the eight day Hampton Classic that will feature about 1,600 horses and top riders from the US, Ireland, South America and Europe – Aug 25 – Sep 1

best horse racing events August 2019

The Yorkshire Ebor Festival

5. best events in golf this August 2019

The 2019 Ricoh Women’s British Open is one of the best events in golf in August. It will be played at Woburn Golf Club’s stunning Marquess’ course. This year marks the 43rd edition of the event and the 11th time the Bedfordshire club has hosted. – Aug 1 – 4

LYTHAM ST ANNES, Georgia Hall on day four of the Ricoh Women’s British Open. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

6. Best events in futbol (soccer) this August 2019

The Premier League, England’s primary football competition, starts its season with Manchester City looking to defend last years title – Aug 9

Premier League

7. best events in American pro and college sports this August 2019

The start of the NFL season is the best event in August for fans of pro sports in America. The NFL Preseason kicks off with the annual Hall of Fame Game; the Denver Broncos at the Atlanta Falcons – Aug 1

The Summer X Games are in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium with lots of BMX and skateboarding and a few concerts too – Aug 1 – 4

College Football is back with Florida vs. Miami  – Aug 24

The 2019 X-Games are in Minneapolis in August.

sports and luxury fitness events in August 2019

That’s it. The best in sports and luxury fitness in August 2019.  Game on.

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