Friday, February 20, 2015

5 Races to run in 2015

 Happy Friday Folks!

Today's theme for the Friday 5 is Five Races to run in 2015.  We will be completing our 3rd, 4th and 5th races of the year this weekend while we are at Disney. Today is the Royal Family 5K, Tomorrow is the Enchanted 10K and Sunday is the Princess Half Marathon.

half marathon

So what else do we have on the schedule this year? Well, as you know, we both have been struggling this year with injuries so we aren't loading up our race calendars. We think it's time we really taking resting more seriously.  But in the meantime, here is what we have "planned"

1. April Fools Race:  (April)We've done this race for the past two years.  The weekend consists of a 7K, 11K, and half marathon. Although last year's race wasn't as fabulous as the year before, it is still worth participating in, especially since it's a weekend spent at the beach and we got a free entry.  It use to be put on by the Revel resort but since that closed I am anxious to see how the race will be handled.

2. Tinkerbell Half Marathon: (May) This will be the first Disneyland race for both of us. As you can suspect, we are very excitedly looking forward to it.  We will be doing the Pixie Dust Challenge which consist of a 5K, a 10K, and Half Marathon.

3. Rock n Roll Virginia Beach:  (September)This race is probably the reason we will never get to run the Disneyland half marathon. Both of these races are held on Labor Day weekend and by far is one of our favorite races!  This will be the 4th year we will be participating in this event.

4. Rock n Roll Philadelphia: (TBD)This race probably wouldn't have been on our radar again this year but since we have an RnR tour pass to use, we are putting it on the list. Registration hasn't opened yet since a date has not been set.

5. To round out our RnR tour pass, we are considering RnR Savannah (November).  We were considering Nashville but really don't want to add anymore races this spring since we are trying keep longer periods of recovery between races. But really a third RnR race is still up in the air. We're taking suggestions!

What races are you looking forward to this year? Which RnR race would you suggest?



28 comments:

  1. I like races that have a few different distance options! I would love to do Virginia beach at some point. Also, Philly is a convenient place for me to go to for races but Ive never done the Rock n Roll there..maybe one day!

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  2. I an thinking about R n' R Savannah too! I am waiting to see how much I enjoy the Nashville run :) Good luck this weekend! Warmer weather is coming!

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  3. Hopefully the Rock and Roll Philly will be able to take place this year...we've got the Pope coming to town so I'm not sure how they're going to reschedule. I ran the 5K and half marathon last year and it was fun!

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  4. I'll be doing Vegas, DC and I haven't decided on the 3rd. I'm waiting to hear the dates for Philly and Brooklyn, but VA Beach is also on my radar! Have a great race weekend ladies!

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  5. I would love to run RnR Nashville one day, or even St. Judes Half in Memphis.

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  6. So happy to hear that both of you will be running Virginia Beach! I can't wait to run it again this year. I'm hoping that the Philly date will work out, because I really want to run that as one of my three RnR races this year!

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  7. You're so organised! I haven't chosen the rest of my competitions this year as it all seems so far away haha

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  8. RnR Savannah is one I'm considering as well. There are just so many to choose from and only one me!

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  9. I have friends who live in Savannah and they love it! That is a city I want to visit but don't know when.

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  10. An R&R race is on my bucket list. I'll be curious to see when the Philly one is since I could drive there. Good luck & have fun this weekend!!!!

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  11. Great list. Yay for Disneyland. Both of the RnR races are in my want to run must: VA beach because it always looks so good and Philly because I love Philly.

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  12. Oh, my gosh, an April Fool's race sounds like a great idea; these distances are hilarious! I've never done a Rock 'N' Roll race, but I'd really like to, one of these days. Thanks so much for sharing your list; hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. my vote is savannah because it's such a fun city and the food is delicious! :)

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  14. I could probably get to the virginia beach one....i need to think about doing that one

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  15. Super jealous...I really wanted to do the Pixie Dust Challenge! Hope you guys are having a blast at Princess this weekend!

    RnR Philly was a lot of fun, I think you'll really enjoy it! I did the RnR full marathon in DC last year, and while I was a little disappointed with the second half of the race/course, I LOVED the first half. There's so much excitement, you run by all the monuments, etc. -- so I would definitely recommend it!

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  16. I'll be racing at Tinker Bell as well! I figure it is finally time to earn that C2C medal!!

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  17. I have GOT to try a RnR race! I'd absolutely do RnR Savannah if it wasn't the same weekend as Wine & Dine! Have a great time at Tink! Disneyland is so much fun and so different!

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  18. I've never done an RnR race! We have one in Chicago every year but its in July and that's a really dicey time to plan a half. It can be pretty brutal.

    Good luck this weekend at Princess!

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  19. Hey! I'll be running RNR Virginia Beach this year! It's my first time at this event, and my first RNR race! We are incredibly excited!

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  20. Savannah sounds like a great place to run! Have fun in Disney!

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  21. Great races! Savannah is an area on my list to run in one day, not sure when, but one day!!!

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  22. Sounds like fun, especially with a free race - leaves you more shoe money!

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  23. I almost did the Virginia Beach race since my birthday falls on Labor Day. Unfortunately the price for the race, the flight, and the accommodations just were a little to steep for me. Maybe someday but for now I think I will hold off.

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  24. Aw, I want to run in Savannah! Plus, a November race would be awesome.

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  25. So many people have RNR Virginia Beach on their September calendar! I've heard great things and would love to get there.
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  26. I already did the Star Wars Half which was amazing. I'm really excited to do Wine & Dine for the first time this year. I've heard it's one of the best rD races.

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