Okay, summer is officially over and school is back in session! Do you know what that means?
I’m already registered for a few fall races but I’m also eyeing a few others. Here are the races that I’m currently registered for:
1. Fall 5 and 10 Mile Race Series
Earlier this year I participated in Laura’s 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series. For the fall, she is hosting another virtual race series that focuses on longer distances. Of course I’m doing this race series too! I’m so proud at how I’ve grown in my running that this was perfect for me. A few years ago if you had told me that I’d be running 5 miles like it was nothing, I would have told you that you were crazy. Well, I guess I’m the crazy one for doubting myself. This race series will run from September through December. Whatever mileage you registered for will need to be completed by the 5th of each month.
2. Run For Our Troops 5k
Being an Air Force brat, the military always holds a special place in my heart. I have not only family members that have served, but also very dear friends that have served and even are still serving. So for 9/11, I will be running for the troops.
3. Ran Tanner Home Run 15k
RUI formed a team and I’m joining other RUI members for this October race. It’s an annual run/walk event that benefits the Ray Tanner Foundation. The foundation is “dedicated to the betterment of economically and medically disadvantaged children and their families.” 1
4. Savannah Rock and Roll Half Marathon
At the beginning of this year, I set a goal to run my first ever half marathon in 2013. Now’s the time to put my money where my mouth is. I finally settled on one for the fall. I originally wanted to do the Savannah Rock and Roll half but figured one close to home would be better. As the year went on, I just couldn’t find a half marathon in town that I really really wanted to do, so I was excited to hear that some of my friends had decided to do the Savannah Rock and Roll half. It sucks that I missed the early registration price though. I’m so excited!!
There are some races that I’m eyeing and will decide later if I want to register. I participated in a few of them last year.
1. Dam Run 10k
I run the dam all the time yet I’ve never done this race. It’s later this month so if I decide to register, I’ll work it into my half marathon training schedule somehow.
2. Hammer the Hills
This October race benefits the Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity. I’ve volunteered for this organization in the past and helped build a home for someone. How moving it was. I’d love to volunteer again, but this is also a great race to participate in since they receive 100% of the proceeds.
3. Governor’s Cup
I’m still toying with entering this race because they have an 8k option. I know that I’m definitely not doing the half marathon since I’m registered for Savannah. This one is on the back burner though since I’m still trying to decide which races I can do financially.
4. Sleigh Bell Trot 5k
I’ve done this race two years in a row and I like running at night with the Christmas lights. However, it is way over crowded so this wouldn’t be something I’d run for a PR but more for fun. (If I decide to do it again this year.)
5. Runway 5k
I’ve heard about this race last year. It’s supposed to be flat and fast! I mean, it’s on a runway so it better be flat and fast!! I’m so intrigued about this race that it’s definitely on the top of my list. This is most likely a definite.
6. Jingle Bell 5k
I did this one last year too. At the time, I wasn’t running hills on a regular basis and I didn’t think there were any hills…until we rounded the corner. I wouldn’t mind doing this one again this year to see how well I can do this time. That little incline should be a breeze now!
7. Bayler’s Birthday Bash
I ran this race a couple years ago. It’s in honor of Bayler Teal who died at the age of 7 from Neuroblastoma, brain cancer. The race is held every year on Bayler’s birthday, Christmas Eve. The family holds this race to honor Bayler and raise money for the children’s hospital. The year that I ran it, I didn’t know anybody there. I had just recently joined up with the Happy Wheels running team but didn’t know anyone on the team other than Tracy Rankin who runs the Columbia Chapter of Happy Wheels. She knew Bayler so this race hits close to
8. Cold Winter’s Day
I’ve seen this race but have never participated. It’s on my list so maybe this year I’ll try it. It’ll be a good way to keep me motivated to keep running during the cold winter months.
What races do you have on your calendar for the fall?
See you on the road!
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