Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall Race Calendar

I don't know about you, but here in Nashville, things are still hot and steamy.  It doesn't feel like we are ever going to get the crisp Fall weather that makes running that much more joyful.  However, I'm going to use a little wishful thinking today and am linking up with some other lovely bloggers for Tuesdays on the Run - Marcia and Janelle.  So here we go!  Dreaming of Fall weather!
Crossing the Cumberland River (Nashville, TN)
September 3-4, Disneyland 10k and Half Marathon (Dumbo Double Dare)
So has anyone missed that I'm heading to Disneyland this weekend???  Okay, so technically not Fall, but thought I would throw it in one more time because I'm really excited!

September 9-10, Great Smoky Mountains 5k and Half Marathon (Black Bear Double Dare)
This is part of the National Parks series and I am really excited about it.  This race is in its third year, but this is the first year for the Black Bear Double Dare.  Bonus medal?  I couldn't resist.  It will be set just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which should be absolutely lovely.

Then there is a pretty big gap in my race calendar ... I think I will have to find something in the late September-early October time frame to throw in there.

November 6, New York City Marathon
Yikes.  Yes, this is happening.  Think happy thoughts for me.

I'll have to find some Thanksgiving Day race to throw in here.  Last year I ran the Boulevard Bolt, which I really ejoyed.

December 10, Panattoni Mt. Juliet Half Marathon
This is probably considered a Winter race, but there you go.  That rounds things out for the year!

My mom and me at last year's Mt. Juliet Half Marathon
Will you be running any of these races?
Any suggestions for great Fall races?
What is the best part of Fall running?


  1. Oooh you've got an exciting fall ahead of you! Have the best time at Disney this weekend and NYCM! What can I say? That one is epic. I'll live vicariously through you on that one this year. Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks so much. I have heard New York is epic and this will be my third attempt trying for it (I had to defer one year and was also registered they cancelled it because of Hurricane Sandy). Hopefully third time is the charm!

  2. Looks like a great lineup! NYC should be so fun! I would love to do that one day.

    1. Thanks! It's been on my bucket list for years - keep your fingers crossed for me! I'm just getting to the really hard part of training, those relentless long runs every single weekend. Is it bad that I'm already looking forward to the taper? :)

  3. I'd like to run the Dumbo some yr but that is always a hard time around labor day weekend to travel. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks! Holiday weekends are a little tough, but next year will make the 5th anniversary .... would be a great year to jump in :) Just sayin!

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