Now that the marathon is over, which is like my official start of summer, I have been thinking of what I am going to be doing. Running wise that is. Here is what I have on the calendar thus far:
Sunday, June 10 – Winthrop Marathon. The only goal I have is to get the star. Race Director James has fashioned his finisher medals to look like marshal badges from the Old West. Pretty darn cool. Keep an eye for a picture of mine.
Saturday, June 23 – Thanks to Brooks Running and the Inspire Daily Program, which I am a member of, I have a free entry into the Rock n Roll Seattle Marathon. Hubba hubba. The course reminds me of the old Emerald City Marathon Course back in 86 or so. I will be toeing the line with about a million other runners who will run and listen to a bunch of rock bands spread out over 26 miles. I’ll have fun. Maybe I’ll go in costume. Slash??
Wednesday, July 4 – Firecracker 5000. It’s a race I don’t run, but I am co-Race Director. This event is always fun. Held before the Friday Harbor Parade. 8:00 am start time and $10 for adults.
Saturday, July 28 – The Art Dash Half Marathon in Anacortes. This course is flat as a pancake except for one very large hill about half way. Great event to work on one’s speed.
Sunday, July 29 – Chuckanut Mountain 30K. Oh yes, a back to back to the Art Dash- which sounds fun. A new event by Bellingham Trail Running, it’s like running the Chuckanut 50K, without the flat parts. Meaning, there are some hills to climb. Like once a year isn’t enough.
Saturday, August 18 – The Loop Run. Ok, my secret is I am going to win this puppy. I might not actually win the event, but I am gonna give it a good try. As my mom used to say “At least get a E for effort”. 8.8 K of pure fun.
Sunday, October 7 – Portland Marathon. Portland is always a nice event to participate in. Nice views of the city, pacer groups, good treats and a nice way to see Portland.
Well, that is about it for races. Thus far at least. Sometimes I think that there are so many cool and exciting events here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard to pick which one to do. Like being at a Chinese Buffet. Well, at least I’m gonna have egg rolls.
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