We are at that point in the summer where we need to be committing to training plans for fall races. Also, some of the registration fees go up in the next few weeks, so I wanted to let you all know what races the LexRunLadies would be focused on!
July 29th – The Color Run 5K
I am very very excited about this race. It is going to be a blast! It is very laid back. It isn’t even timed! Registration is still open and I assume carpooling will be encouraged. I ordered shirts last week, but I will have a few extras, so hit me up quick if you’re interested!
If you haven’t registered, check our FB page as someone had a few open registrations at the early bird price. I can also send you a link to save $5 that I can dig out of my email if you need it.
August 11 – this is a BIG DAY.
Part 1 – At 8:30am, we’ll take a group of ladies down to run the Run with All your Hart 5K in honor of Sarah Hart. I volunteer to drive a carload down. I think this is an important race. We need to show our support and love in response to this senseless tragedy.
Part 2- At 8:30pm, we’ll head downtown to the MidSummer Night’s Run. This is one of my favorite 5Ks. It is also the graduation race for our current C25K class. 2 races in one day? It doesn’t get more hardcore than this, ladies. (And it’s good double-run practice for us Bourbon Chasers.)
September 22 – CASA 10K.
To my knowledge, this is the only fall 10K (and a popular race for PRs). It is a nice course at Coldstream. I’ll have the training program up in the next few days, but it will start with a long run of 4 miles the last weekend in July. You can do that, right?
September 28-29 – The Bourbon Chase
Just go poke around the site and see how cool this race is. Lots of your fellow Ladies (and Dudes) will be running. We’d love to see familiar faces at aid stations and the finish line!
October 14 – The Iron Horse Half Marathon
This race is amazing. Wonderful course.nGreat size. Great medal. Lots and lots of our Ladies will be there. The training program starts next week! I’m hoping to have enough volunteers to have a LexRunLadies water station just like we had at RunTheBluegrass. Oh, and there will be tshirts!
October 21 – The PTA 5K
This will be the graduation race for the next class of C25Kers. We are partnering with the YMCA and the 16th District PTA to train new runners for this race. Volunteer Coaches are needed for weekly training sessions and I’m hoping some of you will pay it forward! I should have more concrete info in the next few days.
October 26 – The Black Cat 5K
I love night races. And I love running in Frankfort. So I’m putting this one on the schedule. It is such a fun race. You’ll love it!
November 11 – The Marshall Marathon and Half Marathon
EEK! Yup, you read that right. Marathon. Marathon training for this race started last week, and half marathon training still has a few weeks until it kicks off. I know already that Kelly has committed to the full and Lydia to the half. I’m sure they’d love to have your support or company! This race is pretty stinking flat compared to anything we run around here. The crowd support is what you’d expect out of a small race, but it is really pretty flat.
I will not be there, however, because Nathan, Amber and I will be
running the OBX Marathon the same day. This is going to be a big weekend!
So where will we see you? Will you be running, cheering, or volunteering?