Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Races on the East Coast

Happy Friday Folks. Is it feeling like fall where you are?  It's doesn't feel like fall here yet, but since we missed last week's Friday 5 where the theme was "Fall Races", we thought we would share some Fall Races today.
5k, 10k half marathon


There are SO many races during the Fall that look like loads of fun, but we decided to just pick a few that are located on the East Coast. hopefully one of them will be with in driving distance to you.

1. Oktoberfest 5K : October 4th

If you are looking for a good Oktoberfest this fall, this one is for you! This 5K run/walk is just one of the activities that will be held at the time. It's held in Bethlehem, PA at the Arts Quest Center on the Steel Stacks Campus.  This is the same location the Runner's World Running Festival is held.   
Registration includes:

  • Official Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k tech shirt
  • Official Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k beer stein/mug
  • Bavarian/German themed elements throughout the course
  • FREE Yuengling Oktoberfest beer
  • Live entertainment
  • FREE race photos
  • Early VIP access and free admission to the Oktoberfest.
  •  To Register click HERE.  To save $5 off your registration you can use code MATIMING.

    2. Flyers 5K : October 17th










    This race is for competitive runners and families and will be held in conjunction with a family fun event which includes tailgating and inflatables for the kids.
    Swag includes a T-shirt and a medal for each runner and winners will get tickets to a Flyers game. The race will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. You can get more info HERE.

    3. Atlantic City Marathon Series : October 16-18


    I am a huge fan of the Atlantic City races. I have done the April Fools series in the Spring for the last several year but have never done the Fall series of races.  Depending on which distance you run, you will be running some or all of the race on the boardwalk which I love. This is a great time of year to run at the beach!  I'm loving the swag this year for the fall races and I would love to do one of them if I can find a pet friendly hotel! Yes, I must take Baylee to the beach with me if I go. You can learn more or register for an AC race HERE.








    4. Conquer Run, Hershey Park: October 3

    There are several races that run through Hershey Park throughout the year and I am determined to do one of them in my future! The Conquer run supports The Penn State Hershey's Children Hospital to help fight childhood cancer. This a 5K adventure through Hershey Park  where you will help conquer childhood cancer by collecting each of the four diamonds – courage, strength, honesty, and wisdom – along the course!   Running through chocolate world for a good cause, what could be better?  Register or more info HERE.


    5. Shade Mountain Winery Harvest Hustle 5k  (Sept 27) and Lewisburg Lights 5k (Sept 25)

    These are two local races that we are planning on participating in.  The first one is a run through the vineyard.  I've never done one of these before but have read about many runners who have. The description of this race makes it seem like it is very hilly course. Of course there will be some sweet treats at the end!

    The Lewisburg Lights 5k is a night race and we get glow sticks to wear or hold. That one should be fun too!   Do you live near us? Want to run?


    Thank you to the Friday 5 gals for hosting this link up.

    28 comments:

    1. Sounds like great East Coast races! Too bad I'm on the West Coast. Sounds like fun to run on the Atlantic City boardwalk or run in Hershey Park!

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    2. I'm in Bucks County, PA. Must be somewhat close to you as these races are all relatively close to me. I am not doing any of these, but I am course marshaling on a bike for the Princeton Half Marathon on October 4. Maybe we'll bump into each other at some point if we're nearby!

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    3. I need to start looking in to some races to do when I am in the states for 6 weeks. I am sure there are loads going on this time of year.

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    4. That Octoberfest 5k looks like tons of fun. I have NYC Marathon on my calendar so there won't be much else in terms of racing, except a trip to Richmond with the girls from my running group for the race weekend. The vineyard race sounds really fun too. You have a busy fall schedule!

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    5. These sound like some great races! I have one more half-marathon this fall before my full in November. I probably won't try to squeeze any more races in between now and then. But fall is such a great time for racing!

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    6. Great races! I would love to make it for the Oktoberfest race. Maybe next year :)

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    7. I haven't done one but I'd be all for a vineyard run. I can't help but look at pictures for the Wine Country series.

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    8. There's a vineyard run near me that I've never had the chance to run, but would love to. Wine and running, two of my favorite things!

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    9. Hershey Park?!? Running through chocolate world?!? That sounds AWESOME!! I bet the Atlantic City races are really fun, too; that sounds like a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing these and I hope you both have a great weekend!

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    10. Those Hershey Park races sound great! I definitely have to look into those.

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    11. oooh that winery race + hershey park sound really really run. i'd be all about that! :)

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    12. I would love to do a race in both Bethlehem & Hershey Park some year.

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    13. Our area is finally getting into the fall race idea... & I haven't registered for any of them #failure I need to jump on that

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    14. Yay, this is my area! I'm running the Hershey half marathon in October. Also found a 5k this weekend right in my hometown with a beer theme so I definitely signed up for that!

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    15. My husband is from Philly so one of these days I am going to have to do a race there.

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    16. Those look like really great races! I may have to add some to my race schedule for 2016!

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    17. Living on a state that only has two seasons (3 months of winter and 9 months of summer), I'm always jealous when I read fall race recaps. Everything is so pretty in the fall!

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    18. I want to run through a winery. I can't drink too much after 13.1, but a 5k sounds nice and easy! ;)

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    19. There are so many great fall races - this is a great list!

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    20. Ooh, looks like some fun ones! (Especially the winery one!)

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    21. These sound so fun! I love the Oktoberfest 5k! That one sounds amazing.

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    22. Today sure feels like fall! I'm grateful because tomorrow I have a half marathon, and I sure didn't want to have to slog through it like so many of my runs lately!

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    23. I have never been to Atlantic City. I would love to do a race there. I am dying to get to Hershey too! Hubby and I love rides, we need to make it there next summer :) My goal is to get to more races in 2016 :)

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    24. I want to go to Hershey Park and coordinate it around running a race!!

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    25. I need to get in am East coast race, especially now that my baby sister lives on the east coast. I hate that she lives so far away! i am going to try and coordinate a race with her eventually, she is a runner too.

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    26. Very cool, had not heard of any of these before.

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    27. Thank you so much for posting these! My husband and I are doing a 2-3 week road trip in the fall of 2016 from Texas to Niagara Falls, then on to the east coast. I was wanting to find a race or two to run while we were there. I have taken a screen shot and saved it to my vacation file. Thanks again!

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