Who loves a good holiday themed race? Hand waving over here! Dress up races bring out the fun side of running don’t they? For me, It’s heart warming to see more “non serious” runners and whole families decked out in matching outfits. Wearing a costume of some sort tends to take away some of the anxiety often associated with lining up at the start line. After all, running is supposed to be fun right?
My Favorite Holiday Themed Races
I had fun looking back at some of my favorite Holiday Races. These are my top picks.
For the love of it 10K
Always freezing cold and super hilly but always a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Will run for cupcakes and cookies always.
Shamrock 4 miler
A net down hill St Pat’s Day race with beer at end is always a crowd favorite. Lots of green!
Cherry Blossom 10 miler
Cherry blossom leggings on point!
Thanksgiving Turkey Chase 10K
One of my favorite races each year hands down. A kick off to the holiday season, this 10K is my favorite way to start off Thanksgiving. Vegetarians can still love some turkey day fun. I especially loved getting passed by the guy in the full turkey suit!
Jingle all the way 15K
After running this race semi injured last year, I am excited to train for it this year. All of the costumes are so festive and fun. The whole holiday atmosphere makes the miles fly by so much faster.