Running Race Wish List 2015

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. What better time than the present to start planning! One of my favorite activities is to plan my 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 pop up, and sometimes you can’t run every race that your heart desires. I know that I have previously mentioned this, but as a rule of thumb, I generally like to keep my race selection semi-local due to the obvious time constrictions and financial reasons. If it takes longer to get to the race than to actually run the race I try to seek other race opportunities. 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, little blue boxes, or hot coco, 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 2015 with a big bang and soar through Disneyland at the Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend! Creating a 2015 “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 2015…

January 2015

Disneyland Inaugural Star Wars Weekend 5k and Rebel Challenge runDisney decided to add another 19.3 mile challenge to the runDisney West coast race roster. Regardless if they made it a challenge or not I would have registered for all three races. I personally am just excited to be running another inaugural runDisney race! Registered & YES I am very excited!!! May the force be with me! This is my test to see if I am “Dopey” worthy. 

May the force be with me

February 2015

Surf City USA Half Marathon, Huntington Beach, CA This race honestly might be too close to Princess Half Marathon Weekend, time will tell!

Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge, 10k on Saturday & Half Marathon on Sunday, Orlando, FL Participating in this race again has been on my race list for a several years and I am tickled pink that I am already registered and can’t wait for this weekend! (Completed the Princess Half Marathon in 2010)

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March 2015

Hot Chocolate 15k, San Diego, CA– I participated in the 2014 Hot Chocolate 15k in Scottsdale and had a blast!!

April 2015

New Jersey Half Marathon-Running, The Boss, and The Jersey Shore, need I say more?! Perhaps when spring’s here and the time is right I will be goin’ racin’ in the street.

La Jolla Half Marathon- La Jolla, CA

May 2015

Tinker Bell Pixie Challenge Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Anaheim, CA (Completed 20122013, and 2014 & Inaugural Tinker Bell 10k 2014)- This race has been moved from January to Mother’s Day weekend to make room for the Inaugural Star Wars Weekend. Tinker Bell is plagued by another year of unhappy runners, displeased with the new date selected by runDisney. Last year runDisney announced an additional race distance to this event, the 10k.  It was a discouraging factor for many runners since it was not an official challenge. Perhaps runDisney will never win on pleasing everyone! I love that our friends at runDisney came to their running senses and made the Disneyland Tinker Bell 10k an official challenge in 2015! Regardless if they made it a challenge I would have most likely participated in that race as I love running 19.3 miles in a two day period. Already registered & YES I am a PERFECT PIXIE!!!

OC Half Marathon- Orange County, CA It is very exciting that I am a race ambassador for this race and I love the idea that I am able to start the Beach Cities Challenge with this race. Looks like I will be needing to an October race to my list to continue the challenge!

June 2015

See Jane Run Half Marathon-Alameda, CA

Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon- San Diego, CA

Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Liverpool, UK This would be my first international race and where better to run than in Liverpool. Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, the Cavern Club, and running along the Mersey sounds like a magical mystery tour to me! I am already starting to think of costumes for this race!   The Walrus, Rita, The Eggman, Eleanor Rigby, Sergeant Pepper, the list could go on and on!!

July 2015

Way too hot to run, but I will keep my running radar open to possibilities and I am open to suggestions!

August 2015

Way too hot to run, but I will keep my running radar open to possibilities!!

September 2015

Dumbo Double Dare (Disneyland Half Marathon & Inaugural 10k), Anaheim, CA (Completed 2009, 2010, 20112012Dumbo Double Dare 2013 & 2014) I look forward to this fun-filled weekend year after year and this race weekend holds a very special place in my heart! As soon as registration opens in February 2015 I’m signing up!

Dumbo Double Dare

October 2015

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

November 2015

Avenger’s Half Marathon Weekend- Anaheim, CA (I participated in the Inaugural race and I can’t wait to get my super hero on for another race) This is where it all clicked for me and here is to opening that they open up an another challenge of a 19.3 mile challenge!

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Malibu International Half Marathon- Malibu, CA

December 2015

Santa to the Sea- Oxnard, CA (Completed 2011)

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QOTD: What races are you on your 2015 race wish list?

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