Most of you probably already know about the half-marathon that I am planning to run on October 14th, but that’s not the only run I’ve got on the books coming up!
Here’s a list of my upcoming races:
“The Amica Marathon and UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon cover a rolling course on scenic Newport and Middletown roads. Starting by the water in downtown Newport, the course runs through some of the most scenic spots on Aquidneck Island, including along historic Thames Street in downtown Newport, around Fort Adams State Park, past Hammersmith Farm and the Newport Country Club, around scenic Brenton Point and Ocean Drive and past the famous Bellevue Avenue mansions. All three USATF certified races take advantage of Newport and Middletown’s rich history and beautiful ocean side scenery to offer some of the most breathtaking runs in the country.
The Amica Marathon is honored to host the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and the Amica 5k, both voted the best in the Northeast by Competitor magazine in their respective categories in 2011!”
I’m so, so, so excited! I’m also praying for good weather, because most of my training for this race was done during the summer!
Rebel Race (Nov 10): Out of all of the races that I have planned, I am ESPECIALLY looking forward to this one! Never heard of it?
“The Rebel Race is a 5k and 15k race on steroids! You will feel the enthusiasm from the minute you arrive at Rebel Race! From start to finish, runners will be barricade-climbing, mud-crawling, rope-swinging and fire-jumping. It’ll be the most fun ass-kicking of your life.
Every gung-ho rebel and their mother will be at this weekend-long event: military heroes, runners, bodybuilders, co-workers, friends, and families. It is a great way to test your athleticism and make new friends. Come and enjoy the race, beer, food, live entertainment, camping, etc…”
I’m a little nervous about some of the obstacles (umm crawling under barbed wire? Ouch!) but I’ll be doing the 5K portion of the course with my 2 girlfriends, and we agreed to do it strictly for fun! A little dirt (or mud) never hurt anyone, right? If anything, I’m sure we will have some memorable photos to look back at!
Feaster Five (Nov 22) This will be my 5th year participating in the Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race. My friend Christina and I started running it our second year in college, as an incentive to stay active on Thanksgiving. It’s become kind of like a tradition now, and I can’t see myself ever not running the Feaster Five on Thanksgiving. All the proceeds go to charity, and every participant receives a free apple pie at the finish line; can’t beat that!
Disney Princess Half-Marathon (Feb 22): Ok so this race isn’t technically on the books, butttttttttt running a race in Disney world is on my bucket list, plus a quick getaway away from the super cold northeast during February would definitely be a nice treat!
Here’s a little blurb from their website:
“Fairytales do come true. One mile at a time. Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend brings women of all ages together to participate in a magical event designed just for them. The Disney Princesses are the inspiration for the weekend’s events and will focus on the attributes every princess possesses: commitment, courage, determination, fantasy, perseverance, and strength.”
I’m not sure if I’ll actually end up doing this race, but it’s a thought. I’d definitely want a running buddy to dress up with, any takers?
Compiling this list has made me realize how much money I have spent on race registration fees! Holy Moly! Over $200 (not including Disney). I guess everyone splurges in different areas. Some of us like to splurge on races, some of us like to use our extra cash to buy clothes shoes and bags. If your me, you like to do both!
Do you have any races on your calendar?
Have you ever done a Rebel Race, Tough-Mudder or obstacle course related race?
What do you splurge your money on? Race fees? Clothes? Shoes? Something else?