Happy Friday Folks! The theme of this Friday 5 is all about Fall! I don't know about you, but we are certainly not ready for fall yet. In fact, we are at the beach today! We'll be running the Rock n Roll Virginia Beach series of races this weekend!
Speaking of races, do you have a fall race or two on the schedule this year? If not, it's not too late to register for one. Here are a few races that we've found that have not sold out yet!
1. Atlantic City Marathon Series. Do you want to run on the boardwalk and along the ocean front? If so, you might like this race series!
We've done the Atlantic City April Fools race series ( which takes place in the Spring) and have found that this is a good course. This race takes place the weekend of October 19th and includes a 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon. This race has a distance for everyone and would make for a great family weekend. We haven't done this race yet, but hope to next year.
2. Hershey Half Marathon It just might be the sweetest race on earth!
Although we won't be able to do this one this fall, one of the Hershey races is on our list to do for sure!
This race weekend also takes place on the weekend of October 19th. That must be a popular race weekend!
I did this race last year and had a blast. Runner's World really does put on a fantastic race weekend. There is so much to going on during this weekend that the races are just a small part of it.
3. The Wicked 10K - October 25
The J and A Series of races have become quite popular in recent years. The Wicked is one of our favorites for sure. We've participated in this race for the past 2 years but because of some conflicting schedules we will have to pass on it this fall. We are kind of bummed too because this year, the post race beach party is back. The first year we participated the party was moved to the convention center because of an impending storm (AKA Hurricane Sandy). The following year they played it safe and scheduled the post race festivities at the convention center. I'm glad the party is now back to the beach! If you cant make the Wicked 10K but want to experience a J and A race, don't forget about the Inaugural Harbor Lights Half marathon and 5 K on November 22 and 23.
I first heard about the Biggest Loser series of races back in 2012. They started with road and off road races, and now have moved to Amusement park races. That's right, the biggest Loser now has a race at Six Flags Great Adventure! This is a 10K, 5K, and kids mile!
Six Flags Dallas, TX - October 5
Six Flags New Jersey - November 2
Six Flags San Francisco -November 9
Six Flags Las Angeles November 23
Six Flag San Antonio -( not a Fall race but will be December 14)
If running through an amusement park isn't your thing, the Biggest Loser series has plenty of other fun races throughout the year. You should really check them out to see if there is one near you!
5. Richmond : Apparently this is America's Friendliest Race!
This looks like a great family friendly weekend with races of all different distances. A marathon, half marathon, 8k, and kids mile and half mile will all be on tap the weekend of November 15th!
So which races will we be doing this fall?
So far, Disney Happy Haunted Trail Run, Disney's Tower of Terror, Marine Corp Marathon, and Rock n Roll Las Vegas are all on our schedule!
Which races are you doing this fall?