For the first time, I am linking up for Friday Five, hosted by three amazing DC area bloggers:Mary at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC. Feel free to join the fun with your own Friday Five post and be sure to visit the other blogs on the linkup!
This week’s topic is Five Races to Run in 2015, and since I am itching to get to my next race, I felt it was a perfect time to join in the fun!
Some of these are races I’ve run before. Some are brand new. I am looking so forward to all of them. Here we go!
I have been desperate to run a Best Damn Race event, and the timing has just not been working out. I was able to get in on the Virtual Jacksonville option in January, but it’s not quite the same as being there.
Well, my chance is here and I am super excited to take advantage of it! Great perks, a 10K distance, cool bling and the chance to hang out with some of my Orlando running friends? It’s going to be awesome!
The biggest 15K in the USA is right around the corner and I can’t wait. Running over two monster bridges, through spectator-lined streets in some of Jacksonville’s prettiest neighborhoods – it’s an experience beyond compare.
This will be my second chance at conquering the Green Monster, but this year, I am ready for it.
3. Castaway Cay 5K
This is a little, informal race available to guests on Disney Cruise Lines, who will be visiting Disney’s island: Castaway Cay. Since I’m going to be there, it seems silly to waste the opportunity of trying something new and scoring another medal.
I won’t be running this as part of one of runDisney’s challenges, but I think it will be fun and a great way to continue my training while out at sea.
Virginia Beach will mark some firsts for me in 2015.
I am fairly certain I have never raced out of state before. And I have never taken on a Rock ‘n’ Roll event, either.
As if that wasn’t special enough, I will be running the half marathon with Mr PugRunner (as in together the whole way – another first) and we will be in the company of my awesome brother-in-law. We’ll get to spend the rest of the weekend with him, my sister-in-law and our nieces and nephews, so the celebration will be ongoing!
Last, but certainly not least, I am returning to Cocoa for my third go at the Space Coast Half. This is, by far, my favorite half marathon, for physical (love the course) and emotional (it’s the site of my very first half) reasons.
What are your top five races to run in 2015? Share in the comments or link up with the Friday Five!