If you normally read my blog you know I am more than happy to wave bye-bye to Summer. Between the heat, humidity and bugs, I’m more than over it. I’m also over feeling like roadkill at the end of my runs. I am super excited to welcome the start of Fall next month! Why Fall? Well it’s my absolute favorite season – cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything, and race season! I do a majority of my races in the Fall and I’m really excited about my Fall racing schedule this year.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia
Remix Challenge – 5K and Half Marathon
Okay, so granted this race is one week before the “official” start of Fall, but I’m still going to count it since it’s in September. This will be my first Rock ‘n’ Roll race this year! I did this race last year and loved it. The 5K was super fun and the half marathon was pretty good as well (minus the oppressive humidity that day). Fun fact – I’m running the half marathon as part of a 20 mile training run. While it’s going to be a challenge to fit in 7 miles before the race, I do enjoy using races as part of my training runs! I will definitely enjoy the VIP Experience at the end of the race as well! Fun fact #2 – There will more than likely be a #WeRunSocial meet up for this race.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal
Remix Challenge – 5K and Half Marathon
Yup, so I’m going from one racecation to another! When I say I am PUMPED for this race weekend, that is an understatement. This will be my first international race and fist visit to Canada. I am so excited for all that this race has to offer. This is also going to be a mini getaway for my family so the whole gang is coming to Montreal (parents and sister), and my mom is running the 5K. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this race, including that Montreal is such a clean and beautiful city!
This is the BIG ONE! I’ve been training for this race since May and I’m super excited about it. This will be my second marathon. I’m also looking forward to meeting up with running friends from around the country during race weekend. I really love the city of Chicago and I am looking forward to taking a 26.2 mile tour of the entire city and all the awesome neighborhoods. I plan on running strong and having fun the whole race. So much so that I ordered this small bib from Races2Remember to pin on the back of my shirt 🙂
Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn
5 Mile or Half Marathon
I’m happy to go back to Brooklyn this year. I did the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn race back in 2015 and didn’t have a good experience so I had sworn off the race. Fast forward to last year’s race and all my running friends were telling me that things had majorly improved and that I should give the race another chance, so here we are! I am currently signed up for the half marathon, but as this is less than one week after the Chicago Marathon, so I might drop down to the 5 mile option. I’ll have to see how I feel.
New York City Marathon
Start: Staten Island, NY / End: New York, NY
I haven’t talked about this too much (since Chicago is my goal race), but I’m also running the New York City Marathon again! This race goes through all the 5 boroughs (which is amazing) and the crowd support is insane. Since this will be a month after Chicago, I’m running this race purely for fun. Not quite sure how you run a marathon for “fun” but I’ll figure it out, LOL.
Colony Grill ‘Hot Oil’ 5K
This is a really fun 5K and will be a welcome short run after the NYC Marathon. After the race, you can enjoy beer and unlimited pizza from Colony Grill, and you all know how I feel about pizza! The race is so popular that it usually sells out in a few hours.
Run 10 Feed 10
As a Women’s Health Action Hero, I’m excited to share information about the Run 10 Feed 10 race series. As per their website:
“RUN 10 FEED 10 started in 2012 with the hope of raising money and awareness for the dire hunger problem in America. The concept was a simple one. RUN a 10K and FEED 10 hungry people in your hometown. In 5 years, you’ve helped us to raise enough money to provide 5 million meals to Americans in need. We’re facing the challenge and looking to provide relief to those in need again in 2017; the road to a happy, healthy community starts with you.”
They have races in a bunch of cities across the country. Unfortunately I already have a race scheduled the same day as the NYC race, so I’ll be doing my race virtually this year. If you’re interested in signing up, you can use code R10GREENE to save $5 off your registration!
I also wanted to mention another virtual race that I just signed up for, #RunForTexas. You can register for the 5K ($5) or 10K ($10) and 100% of the proceeds go the Texas Diaper Bank and the American Red Cross. You can complete your run anytime between September 1-4 (I’ll be running on Sept 4). This is a great way for the running community to come together and support all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Go to @moremilesmorefun or @live.love.run.repeat for more information.
Will I see you at any of these races? Have you run any of these races before? Let me know in the comments!