We are so excited to get back into the swing of things! We are reading to start our running season! Here are the races we are most excited for in July, August, and September.
Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5K
August 19th, 2017 – Orlando, FL
This year we are Track Shack Fanatics! This allowed us to get 6 Races at a package price, a bonus shirt, and personalized bibs. We love supporting the local race community and all of the races intrigued us. This is the first race in that series. Katie is most excited for the mini cupcakes on the course and Spencer is looking forward to an awesome medal! Join us at the Track Shack Celebration of Running 5K.
Emerald City Half Marathon
August 27th, 2017 – Dublin, OH
We selected this race as part of our 50 State Challenge! It is a smaller race with a flat and fast course. The city is close to the Columbus Airport, has great hotel deals, and a really cute Irish theme. We are planning on bringing extra water for this race, because even though we are traveling North it should be toasty. The only downside was the women’s shirt is a tank top, so Katie switched to a men’s cut. Will we see you at the Emerald City Half Marathon?
Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon
September 3rd, 2017 – Swanzey, NH
For Labor Day Weekend, we decided to try two back to back Half Marathons. This is a 13.1 mile loop that goes through 4 different Covered Bridges. We are both excited to see beautiful scenery from the end of summer in New Hampshire. This will be one of the smallest races we decide to do, but the Race Director has been really responsive to our questions. We are proud to support the students of Monadnock Regional High School at the Swanzey Covered Bridges Half Marathon.
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
September 4th, 2017 – New Haven, CT
This will be the second half of our back to back races over Labor Day Weekend. Even though this race is known for its 20K, we are choosing to run the Half Marathon distance. They have a whole section of their website for “Course Excitement” and that is always a big factor to us when choosing a race. This is also the 40th annual running of this race, so we feel confident it will run smoothly. Have you ever run the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race?
Track Shack’s Battle of the Bands 5K
September 16th, 2017 – Casselberry, FL
This is the second race in Track Shack’s Fanatic Series. It was originally branded as a Rock N Roll 5K, but we think a Battle of the Bands 5K is even better! Each mile will have band battling it out. As big music lovers, we are thrilled to reach each mile. We are also hoping for some great outfits out on the course. There is no medal at the end of this run, but there is a Craft Beer Festival! Grab a drink with us at the Track Shack Battle of the Bands 5K!
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
September 23-24, 2017 – Paris, France
Okay, we would be lying if we said we weren’t the most excited for this race. Last year we were unable to make it to Paris for the Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon and we’ve been kicking ourselves! This year they are adding a 10K so we will be completing the 10K and Half Marathon Challenge. We are staying on property and adding an extra day to our trip to explore Paris. Our first Half Marathon out of the country will be the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon.