Welcome to taper week! In need of distractions, and thoughts of running miles on end. Here’s looking ahead…
Another month, another series of races to test those fast-twitch muscle fibers! Apparently Fall is synonymous with “speed” in the running world, because the list of 5 & 10Ks available in this area is seemingly endless. You definitely have a fair choice of the lengthy ones, too – namely the NYC and Philly Marathons (not local, but you get it) – should you choose them. But today I’m bringing you a list of all the weekend possibilities to run with a smaller crew and with shorter breaths.
Stay tuned – there’s a giveaway in here, too!*
Veteran’s Day 10K – West Potomac Park, DC
If there’s a race on my November agenda, this will likely be it. The 3+ year old 10K PR needs an update.
*November 17th – Run for Shelter 10K & 5K*
Held in association with Pacers Events, Run for Shelter is the only race in Alexandria, VA., dedicated to ending homelessness.
I have two comp registrations up for grabs! If you want to run this race, and test your 10/5-K legs, let me know…
-Leave a comment with your 10/5-K goal!
-Tweet a link with the Run for Shelter Race site & shout-out!
(@Run4Shelter10k , #MilesThatMatter )
The race is a flat, fast out-and-back course which begins and ends just steps from the US PTO Madison Building on Eisenhower Ave in Alexandria,VA. With a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile fun run, its the perfect race for families and runners of all skill level. The race is November 17 and begins at 8am.
November 22 – Happy Thanksgiving!
SOME Turkey Trot 5K – Freedom Plaza, DC
Check out the RunWashington site for events all the way up to Baltimore, down to Roanoke and everywhere in between. Who’s signing up??