Ok, so I’m running a bit behind and am just now getting to my Friday Five post. This week’s topic, brought to the blogosphere by Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar, is “5 Races to Run in 2015.” Since I’m planning on doing 15 races/events in 2015, let me tell you about some of the bigger races I have on my schedule.
This race – where I’ll be doing the half marathon – is coming up in just three weeks (March 15). It’s been sold out for a while, so I’m really glad I registered when I did! It’s supposed to be a great event. Running through Biltmore Estate has got to be beautiful!
Then, on April 12, I’m joining three other crazy people for the Mountain Goat Relay. Each of us has to run up and down Paris Mountain (about 6.5 miles). This is going to be tough! I see lots of hill training in my future. Be prepared for lots of sweaty selfies of me looking something like this:
In May, I’m heading back to North Carolina to do Raleigh 70.3 (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run). This will be my first half Ironman, and I’m really looking forward to this event!
While this is not technically a race, it’s an event that I’m honored to participate in. From July 17-19, I’ll be doing a 252-mile bike ride across the state of South Carolina, raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. I’m doing A Ride to Remember in memory of my Granddaddy. If you’d like to support this wonderful organization, you can go to my fundraising page here.
Number 5 is not official yet, but I’m 95% sure I’ll be doing the Marine Corps Marathon. I’ve heard so many good things about this marathon, and it’s been highly recommended as a great race for a first time marathoner like myself. If I decide to do the event, I won’t be going through the lottery (for those unfamiliar with this event, it sells out REALLY fast so you have to go through a lottery to get an entry). I’ll be doing it as part of a team to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.
So that’s five races/events I’m excited about for 2015. What do you have on your race schedule?