Running/Triathlon Race Finder

5 08 2011

This coming Sunday, it will have been three weeks since I crossed the finish line at Musselman. My immediate thought was that I was really looking forward to hanging out, exercising whenever and in whatever form I liked and giving myself ample time to recover from training/race season before starting to think about next season. It took me about 72 hours before I was online, searching for my next race.

Given the recent heatwave and stories that I have heard from triathletes who have struggled through sweltering swims, bikes and runs, (including Steph), I decided that August would not be a very fun month to race. I also will be gone for a large part of September (email us if you want to do a guest post!), so realistically it won’t be until November that I will feel ready to race again. I jumped the gun and signed up for The National 1/2 Marathon next March as well as the Hot Chocolate 15K in December, but am still in the process of choosing which races I want to run between now and next triathlon season. I really want to focus on my 1/2 marathon this coming year! I realized as I was searching that there are TONS of race finder websites. I imagine that I am not the only one in the process of picking Fall/Winter races, so thought I would share some of my finds with you! Whether you are planning your first 5k, your first Ironman or your 15th marathon, these are a great group of websites with race events as well as training plans, nutrition information and other helpful resources.

Running Races:

Triathlon Events:

Question of the Day: Are you already planning your Fall/Winter Races? Are you an old hat at this or are you gearing up for your first race? Any race sites to add?

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10 responses

5 08 2011
Victoria (District Chocoholic)

August is a fine time for open water swimming. Join us for a 5k on August 28.

I’ll be at the Hot Chocolate 15k because…yeah…

5 08 2011
321delish

AH i meant to put up open water swim events! hmmm…mayyyybeeeeee

5 08 2011
sarah

I will also be at the Hot Choclate 15k 🙂

I love looking up races while I’m bored, but can’t sing up for any next year until I get my gymnastics meet schedule. Their meets last all weekend and seems to always be on a weekend I want to race.

5 08 2011
321delish

I think that 15K will end up being a big blogger get together!

5 08 2011
{meg}

Thanks for posting those sites – I need to bookmark a few of them!

I bit the bullet and signed up for the Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon already, too. The $60 price tag was too good to pass up for a Rock n Roll event. This will only be my second 1/2 and my first Rock n Roll race – I’m excited!

I’m still debating signing up for the Hot Chocolate races – not sure if I want to do the 15K or the 5K at that point. Running in December sounds so cold! (I’m originally from Florida…).

5 08 2011
321delish

It is SO cold! But hot chocolate at the finish line will help 🙂

5 08 2011
katie

national half HOORAY!

5 08 2011
Allison

I think I’ll be doing the 5k swim on the 28th, you should do it! 🙂

Searching for new races is fun, but dangerous for the credit card (at least in my case).

5 08 2011
321delish

The only problem is that there is a Journey concert on the 28th haha. And I am DEF going to that!

7 08 2011
Sarah S @RunningOnWords

I’m also doing the HC 15K and I know of at least 4 other bloggers who will also be there. It’s going to be huge!

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