Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall Races in the Pacific Northwest

I am really sad that fall is just around the corner. I love summer, but if you have read my blog for any amount of time you already know that. I am all about having fun the rest of the year with races. I am not worried about my time as I am doing so much walking training. Instead the past two races have been with other people and encouraging them along the way. This is something I have really enjoyed and plan to continue.  I wanted to share some races that I think are must for the fall:

Lederhosen, Beer & Running - Fremont Oktoberfest 5K  - September 23rd -  I am not attending as I busy that day, but their is a discount code on Zozi for a team of 4 for $50! You know I love a good discount race, so of course this made my list.

Issaquah Run -  September 30th - They offer a 5K and a 10K. This year will be my 5th year participating in this event. They event is being held a week earlier this year instead of during the usual Salmon Days festivities. I have no excuse to not do this event as the start line is less then a mile from my house.  I have 11 miles on my walk plan for that day so I will need to do some warm up miles before the 5K.

Snohomish River Run - October 27th - This is a new race. They offer a 10K and a half marathon. I thought I might run this, but I am no shape to be running over 3 miles. I could walk it as I have 10 miles on my training plan for that day....hmmmm so much to think about. I wonder if one of my teammates would want to walk this. Is there a course time limit? I know I could do it under 4 to check the website.

Run Scared 5K - October 28th -  I have not registered for this one yet, but it is on my radar to do. Providing I have someone to run with. Plus I have not done a costume run yet. Sure some people might say running in Sparkle Skirts is a costume, but I mean full on costume. Any one local doing this event?

Movember Mustache Dache - November 17th - I mentioned this one the other day. If I was in town this weekend - it would be a must my list. Just for the fun factor.

Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon - November 25th - I raced this last year and got my current PR. I was injured but I was well trained so I was able to get under  3 hours which is HUGE for me. I am registered this year thanks to a discount promo, but it is one week after the 3 day walk so I have  feeling I will be walking it and not racing this year. Many people don't like this course, but I really enjoyed it.

Share your favorite fall race? Last year I was injured in December so I didn't race,  have any suggestions for this year?

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  1. I am doing the Snohomish Half and I am thinking about doing the Run Scared 5k. I am actually signed up for the Seattle half too, but we are going to Hawaii so I have to miss it:( Hmmm, Hawaii or freezing my butt off way too early in the morning, hard choice;) You should definitely do the Snohomish one! Supposed to be fast and flat:)

  2. I want to do a Halloween race this year! My favorite time to run is right around Thanksgiving, though, and Atlanta has its big half marathon on that day. It's a great way to earn a day of food and football :)

  3. It sounds like you guys have several great races coming up this fall! My favorite 5K is either Liz Hurley Ribbon Run (for breast cancer awareness) or Cotton Row Run (held on Memorial Day each year) but other than those two it's hard for me to pick a favorite among the longer distances since I've only run the longer races once each.