Friday Five 2.0: Holiday Races


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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.

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2. EAU Palm Beach  Half Marathon

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.

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I especially liked the champagne that you receive after you cross the finish line.

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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.

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Of course, there’s hot chocolate after the race.

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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.

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Afterwards you can attend the annual First Night activities in beautiful downtown Saratoga.

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Happy Running? What races do you like to run during the holidays?

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11 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0: Holiday Races

  1. You know I would be totally into a hot chocolate run. 🙂

    If I didn’t do the New Year’s Day run, I might try First Night. I’ve been to First Night in Burlington & Boston, but never here. Because I’m not a night person. Which is why I’m probably never doing the First Night Race.

    But never say never.

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  2. I am always amazed the the choice of races you have ! We get so few in the winter here. If you lived here you’d be miserable not being able to race this time of the year !

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