Today’s Topic is: Holiday Races
I run the same Holiday race (Albany Last Run) every year so I’ll change this post’s topic to December Races I’ve run or would like to run:
1. Albany Last Run
Mid-December every year in Albany, NY. The race starts off with fireworks at the Capitol building and then you run around the lights in Washington Park ending with a downhill near where you began. Lots of costumes and holiday spirit. This is the race that I run every year.
Beginning of December in West Palm Beach, Fl. I ran it in 2015 and enjoyed the course and ocean views. I’d love to do it again.
I especially liked the champagne that you receive after you cross the finish line.
3. Panama City Beach Half Marathon
Beginning of December in Panama City Beach, Fl. I ran it this year and enjoyed the FLAT course and gulf views. If I got invited again, this one would be one to repeat.
Free gumbo and beer at Margaritaville after the race is a nice perk.
4. Hot Chocolate Run
5k in Northampton, MA. It raises money for an organization addressing domestic violence. I’ve never run this race but I know a few runners who have and they say good things about it.
Of course, there’s hot chocolate after the race.
5. First Night Saratoga 5k
New Year’s Eve in Saratoga Springs, NY. Again I have not run this race but it is very popular locally. It starts and ends on the Skidmore campus and is moderately hilly. You receive a commemorative medal at the finish.
Afterwards you can attend the annual First Night activities in beautiful downtown Saratoga.