After such a hot and humid summer, I am so enjoying the cooler temps of October so far. In my opinion, October in the DC area is the perfect time to run and to race. The fall here is also full of 10K races which are probably my favorite distance. Looking at my next 2 months, I’ve got a few fun fall races on my schedule.
Hershey Half Marathon- October 16th
This was supposed to be my long race of the fall however, I’ve decided to switch to the relay and complete the half along with a friend Holly. Long story short, with all the craziness of my move this week, I am just not in half marathon running shape at the moment. My foot started bugging me last month and I pulled back on mileage. I’m feeling so much better knowing that I am only doing half of the half. This will still be a fun girls weekend away with chocolate and without risking hurting myself.
MCM 10K-October 30th
This will be the first time for this one! I am really looking forward to being a part of all of the excitement surrounding the MCM marathon. I’ve heard this is a great race and should be lots of fun to do.
Veteran’s Day 10K-November 11
There is a very small, low key, local 10K every year on Veteran’s Day (a Friday this year) that benefits local veterans. I’ve done this race a number of times and it’s always a blast. There are maybe 100 runners and we had a group of about 15 last year.
Girls on The Run 5K -November 20th
One of the highlights of fall races for me is participating in the end of the season GOTR 5K with my team. Watching them accomplish their goals after 10 weeks of training gets me teary each time.
Thanksgiving Day 10K-November 24th
Total opposite of all the other races I am doing, this 10K is one of the biggest in the area. I love getting up on Thanksgiving and running it and seeing all the costumes and craziness. Also really helps destress me for Thanksgiving dinner with the family if you know what I mean. This is also the race where a guy in a full turkey costume (webbed feet and all) blew by me. Yup!
I will probably get talked into adding another one in too. Looking forward to my fall full of 10K’s.
How about you? Fall races you will be running? Favorite distance?
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