My Fall Race Calendar
Well folks, it's my favorite time of year again. It's the season when I scarf down everything pumpkin spice in sight, spend an entire month watching Halloweentown reruns, and challenge myself to earn my top running times of the year. I don't know if it's the cooler temps or the autumn carbs, but the fall always brings me my best races. So that's why I'm more than excited to train for these four courses that I know won't disappoint.
Comment below if you'll be joining me for any of them!
Hit the Brixx 10k - Sept. 16, Charlotte, NC
I seriously need to start carrying around a cardboard sign that says "will run for pizza". I literally end every long run with an epic pepperoni cheat meal, and next week will be no different. That's right, I'm shamelessly racing 6.2 miles for the promise of having a big ol' cheesy pie waiting for me at the finish. I mean, who wouldn't wake up a few hours earlier for an all-you-can-eat buffet of pizza and pasta!?
Want pizza for breakfast too? Get your grub on here.
IOP Connector Run 10k - Oct. 7, Charleston, SC
This will be my second year crossing the connector, and this time I'm chasing more than just a killer sunrise shot. That's right, I'm racing for a sub 47-minute finish and a 2-peat first place medal in my division. Oh, and of course a guilt-free 3-hour nap on the beach afterwards. 🏖️
Feel like roadtrippin' for the most beautiful race around? Sign up here.
Rocktoberfest 5-Miler - Oct. 21, Charlotte, NC
For two years in a row, I've settled for second place in this race. And to be honest, I'm tired of taking home half-a$$ musical instruments for prizes (year 1: drumsticks, year 2: a tambourine...😒 ). This year I'm going for gold: I'm gunnin' for #1 in my division and that coveted 1st place $25 gift card to the Run For Your Life store. 😜
Dare to challenge me? Let's boogie.
Kiawah Island Half-Marathon - Dec. 9, Kiawah Island, SC
I like to end every racing season with a bang, so why not go big in the Barrier Islands!? I ran this race once before back in 2012 as a novice, and if I remember correctly, this very well may be the flattest course in the Carolinas. So I'm training my butt off for the next 3 months, in hopes of taking home a sub 1h44m half-marathon finish!
Feel like setting a new PR as well? Go big or go home here.