Summer racing in Florida is a bit tricky – it’s generally so hot that we cut back to 5Ks when the rest of the country is ramping up for half and full marathon season. While this doesn’t sound incredibly exciting, my calendar is locked and loaded for the next few months! Let’s check it out!
B.A.A. 10 K (Boston, Massachusetts) – June 23
First up, I have the B.A.A. 10K! Completing this race means seven states completed in my Run 50 States goal, and I can’t wait! I’m also pretty excited for the unicorn medal. Little man will participate as well, in the free youth races offered while I’m running the 10k!
AJC Peachtree Road Race (Atlanta, Georgia) – July 4
The Peachtree Road Race has been on my bucket list for years. Scheduling is hard because it falls on the 4th of July, but that’s never going to change. A few months ago, when the lottery opened, I submitted my name and literally jumped for joy to be selected! Not only will I get to race my favorite distance at a brand new race, but I have the added bonus of spending time with my running friend Amy for the 50th anniversary of this summer racing classic!
IOA/Jaguars Stadium Challenge 5K (Jacksonville, FL) – August 10
This race is a fun one to do alone or with the whole family. It’s an evening event and runners get to finish up their miles with a lap of the TIAA Stadium field. There are great medals, free beer for runners and a really fun party vibe that mostly makes up for having to run up and down the concourse ramps several times.
Bimbo Global Energy 5K/10K (Orlando, FL) – September 22
Signing up for this race was kind of sort of a mistake. I misread the date and registered, thinking I would be in Orlando for a conference with Mr PugRunner. Turns out I was a month off. Oops. It’s not so far of a drive that I can’t make it work, though, and since Meghan runs this one often, I can give it a go. It’s nice to have a new race on the books. Rumor has it the post-race treat is grilled cheese, so I’m all in.
Things start back to normal in Florida race-land in October, so I will be gearing up for some larger events at that time. I also still have some room on the schedule if another fun race appeals to me, and I’m hoping something will come up along the way so I can boost my race numbers for 2019.
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What’s on your summer racing schedule?
Have you ever registered for a race on accident?