Last year I didn’t do very many races because I wanted to focus on staying motivated for training even without a race on the calendar. I did pretty well! But this year there are so many great races happening that I’m too excited for, so here is my 2014 race schedule. Let me know what I’m missing, and hopefully I’ll see you out on the race course!
March 16 – Max’s O’Hartford 5k
The tradition lives on! I’ve run this race for 3 years in a row now and it’s always my first race of the year. It’s a great start to running season – it’s starting to warm up and it’s a great, green celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day!
May 3 – BlumShapiro 5k for Camp Courant at the Travelers ChampionshipI love Camp Courant and I love the Travelers Championship, so this is bound to be a great race. Camp Courant is a fantastic organization so I’m excited to support them ($10 from each race entry is donated).
June 1 – Amica Iron Horse 10k (or Half Marathon)
One of the most beautiful country courses you’ll ever see! I haven’t decided on the 10k or the Half yet, I’ll decide in a couple of months after I have a better idea how my spring training will be going.
June 22 – Merrell Down & Dirty
Obstacles, obstacles, obstacles! I’ve done a Warrior Dash and I loved the mud and the fun of doing an obstacle race. I’m really looking forward to doing the Merrell Down & Dirty Mud Run on the Hartford Riverfront!
July 20 – Providence Craft Brew Race
There’s a new race series in New England called the Craft Brew Races. It’s exactly what it sounds like – part 5k, part craft brew festival with local brewers. Sounds like a great combination to me!
August 2 – New Haven Craft Brew Race
And I’m heading back for more just a couple of weeks later at the New Haven Craft Brew Race! Delicious Connecticut beers will be waiting for me at the finish line.
August 21 – Riverfront Scramble #3
If you’ve never done a Scramble before, you don’t know what you’re missing! Part race, part party and an all around good time. Costumes, music and beer make the Scrambles one of my favorite series of the summer.
September 14 – Surftown Half Marathon
I ran in the inaugural Surftown Half with my Dad, and had a great time on the flat course with scenic views and a phenomenal after-party! I wasn’t able to run last year because I was sick, so I’m looking forward to coming back again this year.
October 11 – Hartford Half Marathon
My favorite race to end the season with. It’s a classic and I can’t wait to run through the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Arch at the finish line.