August 13, 2014

Race Registration-palooza!

The last month has brought several new events to our race calendar.  In July, we signed up for the Glass Slipper Challenge.  On Tuesday night, I signed up for the "newest" J&A race, the Surf -n-Santa 5 miler.  Yesterday, I was able to register us for the latest runDisney event, the inaugural Pixie Dust Challenge.  To say I'm excited about these events would be a huge understatement!


Given that I've been in a bit of a lull with race registrations, it has been fun to have new events on the horizon and most of them are new to me.  With the exception of the Princess Half, which is the second leg of the Glass Slipper Challenge, all will be new experiences.  And I like that.  I'm excited to return to Princess once again, the race where it all began for us. 

The latest J&A race, Surf-n-Santa is a modification from previous years.  This year, the race will be a 5 mile race on the Boardwalk underneath the holiday lights.  How fun is that?!  I heard the news for the change and was instantly on board.  Plus I think it will make the post-race party that much more fun since it will be on a Saturday night.  In past years, this was a 10 mile distance and I saw many that were disappointed to see the race distance cut in half.  Given that neither distance is a common distance, I am not really bothered.  And to be honest, I much prefer the idea of a shorter night race with Christmas light!

I find that having races on the calendar is a motivating factor and I think this will be good for me.  I'm not sure if any of these races will be PR attempts, but having the events looming will certainly keep me running.  And being that these are half marathons or less, they're more manageable (for me) from a training standpoint.  Best of all, I'll have a race buddy for each of these races which only adds to my excitement! 

As of last night at 9pm eastern, most of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend events still had availability but if you want in, register quickly as they're sure to sell out soon!

If you're interested in the modified Surf-n-Santa race, there is a great introductory rate of $40 until Friday.  These races have AMAZING swag so it's definitely a great price!

Do you keep races on the calendar to stay motivated?  Did you register for any of the Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend events?
{Christine}

10 comments:

  1. We both signed up for the pixiedust challt as well. I heard that they did add a 5 mile, which is a great distance. I did the 10 miler last year and it was freezing. Hopefully this year the weather will be better for you-L.

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  2. That 5 mile race sounds like a blast! I would want to come down and do that one for sure if a certain someone still lived in VA Beach! -M

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  3. Sounds like some great races! I'll be at Princess....I MUST meet you and Pam!!!! I hate we missed each other in January!

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  4. Tinkerbell is on my wish list - one day I'll get around to it!

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  5. No Tinkerbell for me next year - but I will be at the Disneyland Half weekend next year for sure!!!

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  6. Lots of fun races on the calendar for you! I really hope I have a chance to meet you and your mom at Princess :) I'm also registered for the Pixie Dust Challenge! Having races on my calendar definitely keeps me motivated, otherwise, if I'm not in training, I'm more likely to skip my runs because 'they aren't as important' (lies I tell myself haha).

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  7. Surf-n-Santa sounds like a lot of fun! I'm in for the Tinkerbell half. I thought about the challenge, but I realized I'd rather spend that extra money at the expo than get another medal.

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  8. Congrats on signing up for all these races! Wish I could join y'all at Princess and Tink! And Christmas themed races are the best :0)

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  9. You have so many exciting races coming up! Running the Pixie Dust Challenge together sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day together.

    Btw, I've nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks for being so inspiring! http://dancingtorunning.com/2014/08/13/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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  10. Sounds like fun! I'm actually skipping Princess this year to run Gasparilla and I can't swing airfare to the West Coast to redeem myself at Tink just yet! Hope you have a great time!

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