I absolutely love discovering and deciding which races I want to participate in. One of my favorite activities is to my plan race calendar for the following year. As a rule of thumb, I generally like to keep my race selection semi-local for obvious financial reasons. If it takes longer to get to the race than to actually run the race I try to stay away. Why create a running “wish list” if it is not feasible financially? You will notice a few races, which would require over night stays and air travel. But SERIOUSLY if it’s RunDisney or little blue boxes, that would definitely entice me to pack my bags. Like every other runner out there I also have a list of “dream races”, but that will be a different day and post. It has only been a little over a 3 months since my last half marathon, The Long Beach International Half Marathon, and I know that I can’t wait until January 2013 my next race! I decided creating a 2013 “wish list” would help with post racing blues! Obviously, I am not going to be running in all of these, but here I go starting with January 2013…
Walt Disney World Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, Orlando, FL- already registered
Disney Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Anaheim, CA (Completed 2012)- already registered
Surf City USA Half Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA
Disney Princess Half Marathon, Orlando, FL (Completed 2010)
Phoenix Half Marathon, Phoenix, AZ (Not local, but my brother and father lives in the area. So that makes it local right?)
Nike Women’s Marathon, Washington, D.C., entered the lottery & I did not get in…L Any other ideas as to how I can get in?
La Jolla Half Marathon- La Jolla, CA
OC Half Marathon- Orange County, CA
See Jane Run Half Marathon-Alameda, CA
Rock N Roll Half Marathon- San Diego, CA
Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon- Napa, CA (This benefits Crohn’s so this one is close to my heart!)
Way to hot to run, but I will keep my running radar open to possibilities!!
Inaugural Dumbo Double Dare (Disneyland Half Marathon & Inaugural 10k), Anaheim, CA (Completed 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) As soon as registration opens January 2013 I’m signing up!
Long Beach International Half Marathon- Long Beach, CA (Completed 2011 & 2012)
Nike Women’s Half Marathon- San Francisco, CA
Walt Disney World Wine and Dine- Orlando, FL
Santa to the Sea- Oxnard, CA (Completed 2011)
QOTD: What races are you on your 2013 race wish list?