- Bond Brook 5K Trail Race
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been attempting to put together my race calendar for 2013. I am focusing on local races to save my money for my big destination race this year – the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27th (if I can get in on 3/27) and hopefully the Runner’s World Half Festival the week before.
I have tried to mix trail races in with my road running, because I enjoy trail running a lot, it would be even better if I didn’t have to drive to a trail head – the problems a runner faces.
Below is my tentative schedule:
|3/9||Chamberlain March Half Marathon||http://www.chamberlainmarch.com/
|3/17||5th Annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K||
Trackside Restaurant, 4 Union Street, Rockland at 10:10 am on Sunday, March 17th.
|4/6||Race the Runways 1 miler & 5K & Half Marathon||http://www.racetherunways.com/|
|4/27||The George Kohl Memorial 5K||The George Kohl Memorial 5K
Oakland, ME 9:00AM Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive
Contact: Kirby Reardon (George Kohl Scholarship Fund). 1-207-446-8272 http://www.running4free.com/RaceDetails.aspx?raceid=206
|5/26||Pineland Farm Trail Running Festival 5k or 10K||http://www.pinelandtrails.com/
New Gloucester, ME 10:00AM Pineland Farms, 25
Contact: Erik Boucher (GiddyUp Productions). 1-207-210-8655 Email
|6/23||Rail Trail Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, and Rail Trail 5K
|Augusta, ME 7:30AM Old Fort Western, 16 Cony Street (5th Annual. Flat and fast course.)
Contact: Sarah Dunckel (Friends of the Kennebec Rail Trail). 1-207-622-9009 Email
|7/4||Friends of the 4th 5K||Winthrop|
|8/3||Beach to Beacon 10K||Cape Elizabeth
|VARIOUS||Bond Brook Trail Race Series July to Sept||Augusta|
|8/10||Doc & Mardi Brown 5K||Waterville|
|9/*||UMA Trail 5k||Augusta|
|9/27*||Rise N’ Shine 5K||Augusta|
|10/6||Maine Half Marathon||Portland
|10/19-20||Runner’s World Half Festival||Bethlehem, PA
|10/27||Marine Corps Marathon||Washington, D.C. (Arlington, VA)
*Date has not been published yet.
I have left a couple of open slots, in case I want to add a race or two onto the schedule. I plan to try for the Beach to Beacon, but there is no guarantee that I will get in. There might be a 5K or 10K down in the Portland area that I want to run, but the long runs are pretty much the ones that I will be doing.
After the Rail Trail Half, I will be focusing on training for the Marine Corps Marathon, so races after that date will be tempo/speed sessions instead of all-out races. Just because I am training for a marathon does not mean that I plan to miss the social side of running that racing can be. 🙂
I want to attend the Runner’s World Half Festival and run one of the races as a final tune-up tempo run for the MCM, if my finances allow it. It would be great to go back down there and be part of the re-union of last year’s crew, that I had so much fun with last year.
If you live in the Augusta/Waterville, Maine area and you want to car pool together to a race or even better to meet up at any of these events, contact me and we can try to work something out :-).
This looks to be a very busy year of racing, but it looks like a lot of fun.
Have I missed any that I really should be running up heah in Central Maine in this year (other than the Acadia 1/2 in June – just too many races in a short time period to fit it in – that is on my 2014 schedule though)?
Now to find a way to pay for it all 🙂