Hey guys! Lesley from A Runners Shenanigans is guest posting for me today, telling you about two of her bucket list races. Maybe they will inspire you to come up with a few of your own! Be sure to check out her blog and show some love!
I try not to get too ahead of myself since I’m training for only my second half marathon, but there are so many races to choose from. When I have time to spare at work, more likely than not I’m reading stuff on Runner’s World or following links on the DIS Boards, or Googling races around the country, and there are races that catch my attention. I found two races that I think would be very fun to do, and are in different parts of the country: The Amica Half Marathon in Newport, Rhode Island, and the RnR half in Savannah, Georgia.
Newport is near my old stomping grounds. I lived in Boston for 12 years, but I was not running what I am now. The area is south of Providence, and is mostly famous for the summer mansions of New York’s rich and famous during the Gilded Age, like the Vanderbilts and the Astors. Part of the course does go by the mansions, as well as downtown Newport, the country club, and along the ocean itself. This year it was raining at the start, so that is one element I would not be able to control.
The second race, Savannah, has been on my radar since last year when I heard about the inaugural event. I’ve wanted to go to Savannah ever since I learned it was Charleston’s “sister city”, and I loved Charleston when I visited in 2001. There are so many places in Savannah I want to see, my ideal trip would be to travel a couple days in advance of the race, then stay a couple more days after the race. I figure the day before the race won’t have much activity just due to having to rest and save energy, so a couple days post-race would be nice. I also have some friends who just moved to Savannah this past summer, and it would be really nice to visit.
So far I haven’t decided on any races for next year, but both of these races are in the Fall, so who knows. I might change my mind and decide to register for one of them J My goal for the early part of next year is not only to recover from White Rock, but also let some nagging injuries heal before I get back to it.
QOTD: What is your bucket list race?
I have run the Amica Half the last two years and while the course itself is absolutely AMAZING, however, unless the organizers make some serious changes (which they promised last year) I will not be running it for a third time. The experience before and after the race is not very runner friendly, unfortunately. Sorry, don’t mean to burst your bubble. It is a great town and race but be prepared if you run it.
My top bucket lister is NYCM, which I’ve been waiting for 2 years and counting. I’m guessing Sandy didn’t help my odds of getting in in 2013. Patience is a virtue right?
Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife says
I want to do the Nike Womens Half to get that Tiffany’s Necklace!!!! (: Duhhhh! haha
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's says
Ultimate bucket list race is boston! I bet the Amica course would be beautiful!
My bucket list race is the Goody Challenge. So many Disney medals!