My Potential New York City Race Calendar

Did you know Active.com named the Big Apple its top city for running?  Pretty cool, right?

Since triathlon season has ended, and my last true roadrace was my disastrous half-marathon, I’m itching to add some “straight up” running events to my fall/winter calendar.  And since Kristen and I have been talking about races, I created a tentative race calendar.  Here are a few runs I’m eying, and even though I haven’t registered for any yet, I hope to participate in most of these.

NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5-K

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Even though I’m not running the world-famous ING New York City Marathon this year, I definitely want in on the 26.2 mayhem.

Date:  Saturday, Nov. 3

Distance:  5-K

Jingle Bell Jog

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‘Tis the running season!  Held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, this race is all about holiday cheer.  Plus, proceeds benefit NYRR’s Youth Programs.

Date:  Saturday, Dec. 8

Distance:  4 miles

NYCRUNS Hot Chocolate 5-/10-K

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Running and chocolate—need I say more?

Date:  Sunday, Dec. 16

Distance:  5-/10-K

Emerald Nuts Midnight Run

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OK, so running a race on New Year’s Eve is nuts, but it could also be the best idea ever.  What better way to begin 2013 than with a resolution run?  It would totally set the tempo for the next 365 days, and there will be fireworks and a costume parade.

Date:  Monday, Dec. 31

Distance:  4 miles

Which races are you running this fall and winter?  Have any NYC runners completed any of these races?  Anyone want to run one with me?

19 Responses to My Potential New York City Race Calendar

  1. All of those races sound amazing!! Especially the hot chocolate one! Cold + snow + hot chocolate = heaven.

  2. Do the midnight run! I ran several times in the 90′s, Absolutely loved it!

  3. JEALOUS, number one running city. man. if I am not working next weekend I will be going to nyc to visit my aunt aka I would love to see you!

  4. I really would want to do the New Year’s eve one but we do a winter series in Rochester that has a race on New Year’s day. Mike and I have a half marathon next weekend, two 5Ks and then the winter series planned for fall/winter. I’m sure more will pop up too!

  5. These look like such fun races!! I’ve been itching to run a race this fall too, even if it’s just a 5k or something. I need to start searching for something fun, maybe an obstacle course race or something with costumes for Halloween!

    • An obstacle course/mud run would be so much fun! And I actually found a Halloween costume “run” (not a legit race) here, so I just need to convince a few friends to do it with me. :)

  6. I’ve done theJingle Bell run/walk in Cincinnati last year, benefiting arthritis foundation, it was a 5k…finished in about 55 minutes…considering I had about 54 extra pounds on me at the time, I guess that isn’t horrible. My former trainer encouraged me to sign up for another one, but I never did. I’m going to some research this weekend. Maybe I can talk myself into something before it get too cold.

  7. Carrie can you even do the NYE one? Your bed time is at like 9pm :)

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