Okay all you half marathoners! Ever since deciding to become a Half Fanatic and attempt to do a half marathon in every state, I have been hardcore
stalking looking at races online. Obviously I plan on going to all the states I can drive to first, then branching out. With the exception of Utah this summer which hopefully my parents can pitch in for the cost of a plane ticket as a birthday present (hint: momma, I know you are reading this). It seems like every race in the world is offered in October so picking and choosing has been difficult.
This fall, all my classes will fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays which leaves ample time to travel to weekend races. I haven’t actually registered for any yet, but am hoping to find some in cities where other people (read: bloggers) live to where we can run together and I can have a place to stay. The hard part is actually choosing the races and that is where YOU come in. Has anyone done any of the races I have listed, or at least looked at? I need all the advice I can get in picking and choosing. A race website can only tell so much.
Help a sister out and let me know if you have done/wanted to do/plan to do any of these:
May 13: Run with the Cows 1/2 Kansas
June 10: Dover Air Force Base 1/2 Deleware
June 23: American Fork Canyon 1/2 Utah
June 24: Chicago Women’s 1/2 Illinois
July 22: RnR Chicago Illinois
August 11: Ben Moore 1/2 Maryland
August 26: Emerald City 1/2 Ohio
September 1: Indy Women’s 1/2 Indiana
September 23: Omaha 1/2 Nebraska
October 6: Cannonball Run 1/2 North Carolina
October 14: Louisville 1/2 Kentucky
October 21: Myrtle Beach Mini South Carolina
November 4: Marshall University 1/2 West Virginia
November 10: Chickamauga 1/2 Georgia
November 17: North Face Challenge 1/2 Missouri
December 9: RunGirl 1/2 Texas
These are all for the year 2012. I already have my eye on some for next spring such as Little Rock 1/2 in Arkansas and the Disney Princess Half.
Any of these races stand out to you? Give me some recommendations for ‘MUST DO’ races while I complete this quest. Got a couch to offer me for a weekend of racing? Is this idea just plain crazy?