This is one of my favorite times of years for many reasons. I absolutely love discovering and deciding which races I want to participate in and this is the perfect time of year to starting planning! One of my favorite activities is to my plan race calendar for the following year. While I understand completely and have learned the life lesson that life happens while you are busy making other plans, which is why this is a “race wish list.” Life happens, things come pop up, and sometimes you can’t run every race that your heart desires. As a rule of thumb, I generally like to keep my race selection semi-local for obvious time constrictions and 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. I know that I can’t wait to kick off 2014 with a big bang and soar through Disneyland at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon! Creating a 2014 “race wish list” is a lot of fun and I am obviously not going to be running in all of these, but here I go starting with January 2014…
Disneyland Inaugural Tinker Bell 10k (runDisney decided to not make running both races a challenge despite that being a discouraging factor for a lot of people. I personally am just excited to be running an inaugural race!)
Surf City USA Half Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA
Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge, 10k on Saturday & Half Marathon on Sunday, Orlando, FL (Completed the Princess Half Marathon in 2010)
Phoenix Half Marathon, Phoenix, AZ (Not local, but my family lives in the area. So that makes it local right?)
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!)
Check out my fundraising page! To date I have raised $2,039.00! My goal is $3,000, every penny helps and will help me get closer to my goal!
Way too hot to run, but I will keep my running radar open to possibilities!!
Dumbo Double Dare (Disneyland Half Marathon & Inaugural 10k), Anaheim, CA (Completed 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Inaugural Dumbo Double Dare 2013) As soon as registration opens January 2014 I’m signing up!
Long Beach International Half Marathon- Long Beach, CA (Completed 2011 & 2012)
Long Beach Half Marathon 2012…I Did It…Again!!
Nike Women’s Half Marathon- San Francisco, CA
Walt Disney World Wine and Dine- Orlando, FL (This is truly a wish & will be a wish come true if I am able to participate!)
Malibu International Half Marathon- Malibu, CA
Santa to the Sea- Oxnard, CA (Completed 2011)
QOTD: What races are you on your 2014 race wish list?