Since I only have two 5K races under my belt, I thought I would take a spin-off the race day theme and highlight 5 race days I’m dying to be at soon.
Navy Air Force Half Marathon: I am officially registered for this one in September, and it will be my very first half marathon. I had to bow out of the 5-miler last year due to a beginner injury so I can’t wait to return to finish the longer race this time. The added bonus is it’s in my city: DC!
- Marine Corps Marathon 10K: A full marathon isn’t the cards for me this year, but the MCM10K is a great opportunity to join the marathon race weekend with a distance with which I’m more comfortable. I biked to the race start to spectate last year and almost fell off my bike in front of an audience of very amused Marines. I also had the chance to see Marines parachute out of the sky, which is just as cool as it sounds.
Savannah Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon: Savannah is a city I grew up visiting all through my childhood, and I returned last year on a road-trip stop to Key West, and it hasn’t lost a bit of its Southern charm. Alex and I were looking for a race to travel to this fall, and it’s location and timing (two months after my first half marathon) made it a perfect choice. I think it will most likely be Alex’s first full marathon too!
- Glass City Marathon: This is my hometown marathon in Toledo, Ohio! It’s famously flat and the course swings right by my parent’s home around mile 7. I have full plans on racing it in April 2016 as my first full marathon.
New York City Marathon: I cheered on one of my very best friends Emily at the NYC last fall (how incredible is she?), and I’d love to race it one day too! I love the city, but I’ve never seen all five boroughs on foot…in one day…running.
Have you raced any of these? Any other suggestions?