Last week, I posted Part 1 of my alphabet of races. This week, I plan to finish it off!
Can I hit every letter? Let’s find out!
N is for NEON Vibe
Let’s travel back to 2014, when I did this untimed blacklight/neon/glow in the dark race. In case you can’t see, it was a ton of fun! I don’t love untimed races, especially when there is no medal, but this was cool.
O is for Best Damn Race ORLANDO
You all know I love the Best Damn Race Series, and this one definitely brought me one of my favorite race pictures of all time.
P is for PINK Up The Pace 5K
Love this super local 5K in support of breast cancer awareness, detection and support. It’s a fantastic event that is definitely a community favorite, and I am grateful for every chance I have to run it.
Q is for…
Fail. I have not Qs.
R is for RAPTOR Run 3k
Ever run a 3K? Ever run a 3K where you’re competing against an inflatable raptor? It’s an experience worth having.
S is for SUPERHERO Run 8k
This is another unusual distance, and one of my first races back post-COVID (See the mask). I actually really enjoyed this event and the course. Runners traveled along the river, which is just really pretty and provides some visual interest during the miles.
T is for TURTLE Crawl 5k
Another Jekyll Island Race, another fabulous photo. It’s great getting to run in other cities, and experiencing new courses. This is definitely one to run again.
U is for ULTIMATE Tri
Once upon a time, I registered for and completed a sprint triathlon. It was insane, but i did it! The swim was great. The bike was terrifying. And the run was just fine. I don’ know that I feel confident enough on the bike to do it again, but in the moment, it was a huge accomplishment.
V is for VILANO Bridge 10K
Bridge races are a special kind of fun, but I do love the Vilano Bridge. I walk or run there on a weekly basis, so it’s cool to have a race where it is a feature of the course. The event returned from a COVID hiatus this year, and I would love to take another crack at it!
W is for WOLFSON’s Children’s Challenge Relay
I am always in for a good relay, and getting to run for the local children’s hospital is such an honor. The Wolfson Children’s Challenge Relay is such a great way to support some truly amazing warriors, and I am hoping to return to the field next year.
X is for…
Second fail. I’ve got nothing.
Y is for Y Not Tri Inside Triathlon
Ah yes. Sometimes I tri. The YMCA hosted an inside triathlon, with a pool swim, stationary bike ride and treadmill run. It was a cool experience.
Z is for ZOOMA Florida 12k!
Let’s take it back to 2015 when I ran a 12K on Amelia Island. I will be giving it another go this October, with some amazing companions, and I can’t wait to return to the ZOOMA event circuit!
And there you have it!
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Can you name a race for every letter of the alphabet?