Although it’s not officially Fall (until September 23), I’ve already started training for my Fall races. I’ve been racing way less this year but I still have some awesome upcoming races to look forward to from September-December. Let’s discuss!
Rock n Roll Philadelphia 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
I did a shorter training cycle for these races (7 weeks), but I’m hoping that will be good enough! This will be my third time running this race. I really love the city of Philadelphia and it’s not too far from where I live which makes it an inexpensive racecation (just how I like it, lol). There’s a huge possibility that the city will get a lot of rain this weekend from Hurricane Florence. Right now, Saturday looks decent but Sunday not so much. I’m still planning on traveling down to Philly but will make a race day decision on whether I will run or not. Worst case scenario is that I’ll run on Saturday but not on Sunday if the weather is too bad. Hopefully I’ll be able to run both days!
SoNo Half Marathon
This is a relatively new local race (I think this is the 3rd or 4th year). I ran the race as part of a 20 mile training run back in 2016 and I was super impressed with the course and the organization. They also have AMAZING food and drinks for the post-race party (beer, pizza, ice cream, etc). I’m looking forward to running the race WITHOUT the extra 7 miles added on this time 🙂 Not training for a Fall marathon has its perks 🙂
Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon
This is an inaugural race and communication has been lackluster to say the least, so I don’t have high hopes for this race – maybe they will prove me wrong? The organization has done half marathons in other cities, so they are reputable, but I just don’t like how they have handled this race at all. IF this race actually ends up happening it will help me check off another state on my 25 State Challenge.
Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
New York, NY
I’ve actually lost count how many times I’ve run this race! It’s a little pricey for a 5k, and there’s no medal, but it’s totally worth it! This race is the day before the NYC Marathon so you can just imagine all the excitement in the air. Marathon week in NYC is so much fun because there are tons of races and activities to participate in. I’ll be volunteering at the Expo, running this race and also cheering on runners during the marathon. It’s going to be a busy week!
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Half Marathon
Kiawah Island, SC
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this race so I had to register when there was a sale offering the half marathon for $40. Also my run coach, Abby, lives in Charleston, SC so I get to visit her and run the race with her 🙂 I’m really looking forward to this one!
Are you racing anywhere fun this Fall?