With summer quickly coming to an end, that means that fall is right around the corner. And one of the highlights for me every fall is the start of race season.
There are so many fun races held every fall. Its not hard to find numerous races held every weekend. There are so many races to choose from, and it is very easy to over schedule yourself with fall races.
I am incredibly excited about the races currently on my fall calendar. I have registered for all but the last race on my calendar.
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon – September 17th
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Rock ‘n’ Roll race series, and this will be my third time running Philly (I ran in 2015 at 32 weeks pregnant, and then again last year). This year’s race is the same weekend as my planned 20 miler for marathon training, so my current plan is to run 7 miles before the start of the half marathon, and then use the race to help keep me motivated with what will be my most challenging marathon training run.
2. Dulles Day 10k on the Runway – September 23rd
This will be my fourth year running Dulles Day (I ran the inaugural 5k in 2013, the 10k in 2014, and the 5k in 2015). I am excited to be returning to this race again this year after there being a scheduling conflict last year. Running on an airport runway is incredibly exciting, and I cannot wait to share this experience with my little man since strollers are allowed on the course.
3. Clarendon Day Double (5k and 10k) – September 24th
Clarendon Day falls on the same weekend as my last double digit run for marathon training, so this race day will provide another great opportunity for extra motivation. I’ve only previously run the 10k (in both 2014 and 2015), but by participating in the double, I’ll first run the 5k and then the 10k. Oh, and in between races I have to make it back up the “hill of death” in Rosslyn. I’m looking forward to this fun challenge!
4. Chicago Marathon – October 8th
To say I am excited about running my first marathon is an understatement. For the most part, marathon training has been going well and I cannot wait to see how my hard work pays off in just six and a half short weeks.
5. Jingle Bell Jog 5k – December 10th
Although I haven’t registered for this race yet, I am very seriously considering running this Christmas themed race. I haven’t run a Christmas race since 2014, and would love to enjoy this race with my little man since strollers are allowed on the course. There is also an Elf Dash that he can participate in. If I sign him up, this will be his second race (his first being his diaper dash last November).
QOTD: What race(s) are you most looking forward to running this fall?
I am also linking up with Deb for the Race Linkup. Be sure to also check out her post for more race ideas.