This week we’re talking about our favorite races! I actually wrote about this topic last year. I added the “So Far” part to the blog title because I knew I would probably be building on this list every year. Sure enough, I have more races to add to the list and I’m excited to share them with you today!
I ran this race for the first time last year and I’ll be back this year! Not only is Philly a great city, but the races are awesome (You can read my race recaps for more information)! I also like this race because it allows me to meet up with running buddies that I don’t get to see any other time of the year. This year there is a 5K and 10K race on Saturday and the half marathon is on Sunday. You know I’ll be tackling the 5K and Half Marathon to complete the Remix Challenge! If you still want to sign up, use code RNB15 to save $15 on the half marathon!
While I didn’t have the best running experience at this race because I was injured, it was an awesome weekend! I mean it’s Las Vegas!! There’s so much to see and do. This race weekend includes a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon. While I wouldn’t recommend the 5K (you literally run in a parking lot), the half marathon is great. Also the medals for this year’s race are super fun! Now I do have to #keepitreal here, this race is hella expensive (you can save $15 with code RNB15), but just know it’s all about the experience. Honestly, how many times in your life will you get the chance to run down the Las Vegas strip at night?!
This race will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first marathon. Not only is the marathon one of the World Marathon Majors, but it’s a notoriously difficult race to get into (tons of runners enter the lottery)! I was lucky enough to gain entry through doing the NYRR 9+1 program last year and this year. This race literally has everything – TONS of crowd support, live music, elite runners, inspirational runners, etc. As someone that has both run and volunteered at this race, I can tell you there is nothing else like it. It’s the experience of a lifetime.
This is a great local race that is relatively new but so well organized. I ran this race last year as part of a 20 mile training run. It’s a beautiful course with great crowd support in certain spots. The race also offers a 5K option as well. I didn’t run the 5K but my mom did and she had nothing but positive things to say. I’m bummed to be missing it this year because I’m running RnR Brooklyn, but if you’re looking for great half marathon in CT, I highly recommend this one! Bonus: It’s in Fall (mid-October) so the weather is perfect AND the swag and post-race food is phenomenal!
You might be asking, “But Kim, you haven’t done this race yet so how can it be a favorite?” It’s all about positive thinking my friends! No matter how this race turns out, it’s going to be a favorite. I know several runners that have done this marathon and they all loved it (well, except for the weather if its hot)! Chicago is probably my 2nd favorite city – I pretty much love everything about it. In addition, I’m hoping to meet TONS of my social media running friends in real life. As a professional pizza eater, I know that Chicago never disappoints. I’m really looking forward to the 26.2 mile tour of the entire city!
What are some of your favorite races? What races are you looking forward to this Fall?