I always like to have a line-up of races on the docket to look forward to. Spring to fall are prime race seasons, so there are a lot to choose from–it was hard to decide!
Idaho, USA 🇺🇸
Update: I accidentally signed up for two more races in Boise.
July 4th, Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon. It’s the first edition of this race and I wanted to get in on it.
August 4th, 10k Run for Your Life. I have been looking for a 10k race, as I want to try something different–it isn’t my usual race distance.
This was the first race I ever did back in 2012. It was a few months after having my son and I remember being so nervous to do it; really unsure if I was capable of running a half.
It is at a perfect time of year for us, as we have the summers off. Consequently, this will be my third time racing it.
I signed up for this one because although I have done a few marathons, only my first two were flat. The last race I did without big elevation gains were a few years ago in the Thailand heat. Between more years of experience running and not being in such a hot and humid environment, I would like to shoot for a PR. We’ll see…
It is a ‘Christmas in July’ theme, so that should be fun. I will need to brush off my red and green compression socks and maybe find some candy canes instead of gels. I don’t know. I don’t Christmas well.
Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦
This is a great event. I did it last year. Well-organized, fun, and really close to my house, so it is an easy one to get to.
This is a tough race. I also did this one last year and it was nuts. I got lost (I will actually blog about this in the future) during a full-on blizzard. They moved it up a couple of weeks into September instead of October this year for weather reasons, I assume. It is in an absolutely gorgeous area–the mountains of Sarajevo and Vogosca. The after party looked really fun, but I was too out of it last year to fully enjoy it. Here’s to hoping this year I can enjoy the band, food, and drinks after the race a bit more.
Croatia is one of my favorite countries and this race follows the Dalmatian Coastline, so what wouldn’t be to love? It also lands over our school holiday, so I could enjoy it more without feeling too rushed to get back.
We will be making this one into a mini-holiday as it is over a regular weekend. Luckily, it isn’t too far of a drive—four hours or so. It is in a little town we have yet to explore, so this will be our chance to see a new area. It looks like a fairly low-key race, which I love. I am not a huge fan of overpopulated races. I am looking forward to this one!
What are you signed up for? Share in the comments!