September 4, 2015

Five fall races to run

It's Friday and time to link up with the lovely girls of DC, Courtney, Mar and Cynthia.  The topic this week is races and we love our fall races and schedule.  This year, we both have a fall marathon planned and there are several other races that we recommend for you to add to your race bucket list!

1. Marine Corps Marathon: This is a fabulous race in our nation's capital and if you like to run marathons add this one to your list.  Both of us have run this race and Christine is going back for a second time this fall. Tom, Adam and I will be there to spectate and I may even try to volunteer depending on what jobs are available!


2.  NYC Marathon: As I try to reach my goal of running the marathon major races before I turn 65, NYC will be number 2 on November 1st.  It is a bucket list race for many runners and the idea of running through all 5 boroughs of the city is so exciting. I will be traveling with a girl from my running group and look forward for a weekend in the big apple.

3. Thanksgiving Day turkey trot: Have you ever raced on Thanksgiving?  We have run local turkey trot races every year for the past 5 years.  This year, Christine will be on her honeymoon, but I may try to find a local race and lace up my shoes before the big feast.


4.  Wicked 10k  Virginia Beach, Virginia: J&A racing offers some great themed races including a Valentine's 14k, Shamrock half marathon and marathon and of course the Wicked 10k.  This race is particularly fun since it is in October and you are encouraged to dress in costume.  We ran this race back in 2012 and had a fabulous time racing and seeing all the wonderful attire.


5.  Berlin Marathon: Another fall race on my bucket list is the Berlin Marathon.  We visited Berlin for a weekend back in December 2006 to see the city and visit the Christmas market. I can only imagine how exciting it would be to participate in this race with all the historical buildings you would pass during the race.  Fingers crossed I will earn a spot at the race in a few years.

Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 12/2006
Do you have a favorite fall race?  Any advice for me for NYC Marathon weekend?
(Pam)

27 comments:

  1. A turkey trot has been a staple for me, even when I'm not running as much. I like the ones that are 5K, although the ones near me now are 5 mile. Enjoy the repeat MCM - that was my favorite marathon!

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    1. Yes, turkey trots are a fun tradition and great for the whole family.

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  2. I would also love to run Berlin..and Tokyo...and London :) Looking fwd to marathon season and following everyone along.

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    1. Yes, I just hope I can get a spot at Berlin and London some day.

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  3. Berlin is an awesome race! Will keep my fingers crossed for you, although the ballot seems pretty easy to get in to - much easier than New York or London!

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    1. Oh this is great news. We do have a company in the US that can get a guaranteed spot but thanks for the heads up on the lottery.

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  4. Racing in the fall is so much fun! I'm going to finally do a turkey trot this year, back in my hometown - I'm looking forward to it! Good luck to you both on your races!

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  5. can't wait to see you ladies in DC soon! berlin - that would be amazing!

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    1. Yes, we need to see you in DC this year, I did hear you cheering at MCM last year but I'd love to meet you IRL

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  6. All those races sound amazing! And you will be running NYC on my birthday!!!! :-)

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    1. I will definitely dedicate a mile to the birthday girl!

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  7. I'm planning to do a Turkey Trot this year for the first time while I'm visiting my parents in Ohio. It seems like a great Thanksgiving tradition :)

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    1. Oh you will love it. Turkey trots are so much fun and make you feel better about the food indulgence later in the day

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  8. If I get myself up to running a full marathon, I'd love to run the Marine Corps Marathon some day! Congrats on getting into the NYC Marathon - enjoy every minute!! We used to run the Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving Day but now we enjoy just running the kids race with our grandson- I think it's a mile. I'll be sad when he's too old to actually have us run with him. Enjoy the fall!!

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  9. Great races on yours. I left Christmas time races off my list but wanted to for exactly the reason your turkey trot shirt shows, for having races that donate to the kids. Both NYC and MCM are on my "list to run when i do marathons whether or not i like the full marathon distance" haha.

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  10. NYCM is so exciting. I will be in NYC on Fri and Sat to run the 5k. I am arriving early Fri am and leaving Sat at 6 pm. A possible meet up??? Where are you staying?

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  11. If you have never run in Central Park, I hope you'll run a few miles there prior to race day...just because. It's a favorite memory of mine. And ride the carousel too. Of course you need to see a Broadway Show. Fingers crossed for Berlin!

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  12. I was hoping to be in NYC to spectate but it didn't work out. Another year ! And a marathon in Berlin ? Sounds good to me !

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  13. As you know, we love the Wicked 10k! It's probably my favorite Fall race! You two should come up and do the Runner's World Festival some Fall. I have always wanted to do a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving but we always travel to Scott's family and need to get on the road pretty early! -M

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  14. MCM is definitely my favorite!! I hope I get to see you Christine!!

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  15. NYC is on my bucket list. Going to try again next year.

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  16. Preston and I had a great time volunteering at MCM last year, so if you're able to do it I highly recommend it!

    On a side note, it was great to see both of you this weekend. Hopefully it won't be too long before our paths cross again!

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  17. These all look and sound like fantastic races! My running group hosts a turkey trot each year and I enjoy participating! :)

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  18. Consider volunteering at the wear blue mile! Wearblueruntoremember.org, then click events, and then marine corps marathon. You can hold a flag for a fallen service member. This is an incredible experience with wonderful people. :)

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  19. Consider volunteering at the wear blue mile! Wearblueruntoremember.org, then click events, and then marine corps marathon. You can hold a flag for a fallen service member. This is an incredible experience with wonderful people. :)

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  20. NYCM is THE fall marathon, as far as I'm concerned...I cannot WAIT! But I especially love this time of year because of all the various holiday-themed races...we're doing races for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, haha. :)

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