A while back, we had our eye on the Nike Women's Race (AKA the Tiffany Race). We knew that we didn't want to do the Nike San Francisco, but the one in Washington D.C looked like that would be possible, EXCEPT it was on the same weekend as Big Sur. Well, maybe next year. EXCEPT, that following year the Nike Women's race was no longer being run in DC. Womp Womp, there went our opportunity to run the Nike race on the East Coast. But then, we were excited to hear about the Nike Women's race coming to Toronto. That's still doable from the East Coast so we were sold! Better yet, it's was only a 15K. But then, right before the lottery opened, we got an invitation to a wedding and family trumps racing!
Okay, we were doing this Nike Toronto race in 2016 FOR SURE! I did the research as to when the race lottery opened the previous year and eagerly awaited the date this year. We had hotels picked out and mapped out the route and time we would have to get on the ferry. I even bought a "Tiffany blue" running skirt for the race. We were set. EXCEPT I never ever heard anything more about this race. No race date, no registration date, nothing. Then one day I heard the Nike race was not returning to Toronto! Wow, what is up with Nike teasing us with races and then not bringing them back again?
Well, I did notice on the Nike Women's tour that Atlanta had now made the list. Okay, so that's still on the East Coast and that's doable. We will eagerly wait until the lottery/registration opens for Nike Atlanta. There was no indication when this race might take place but I assumed it would be in the fall since it is in "Hotlanta" afterall. When Spring arrived, I was starting to get concerned cus I hadn't hear anything about the race. For sure people would want to get their race plans made for the year. Then Wine and Dine registration opened. That race is in November so for sure other fall race registration should be opening soon? The first of June came and went and still no word. UNTIL yesterday. I finally got word about the Nike race I've been waiting for.
Regrettably, the Tour will no longer be visiting Atlanta.
Okay, say it with me " You have got to be kidding me".
The funny thing is, out of 15 tour stops, NOT ONE of them is in North America. What's up with that? Apparently it's just not in our cards to be running the Nike race! -M &L