I got an e-mail from Pacers a few days ago with a list of a few major/minor upcoming running races in the DC area. These are the ‘official’ dates, now that the event dates are confirmed. So mark your calendars!
I’ve done the GW 10 miler, and it’s lots of fun and a great local race (also mostly downhill). While I haven’t run the GW 10K race itself, I have run the course a gazillion times since my place is on the route. It’s a flat/fast course.
I’m planning on doing the Jingle Bell 10K as well, in hopes of cleanly breaking the 40 minute barrier (I did a 40:12 during the Nation’s Oly Tri – if only I had known how close I’d been, I would have run a touch harder).
The 1 Mile race is new this year, but should be a blast. Like an all out drag race, straight down King street (just a touch downhill). I’m still trying to figure out which continent/country/coast I’m going to be in/on that day, but if I’m here – I’m definitely doing it.
December 9th, 2007:
Jingle Bell 10K
December 31, 2007 – 5PM:
King Street Mile
February 16, 2008:
GW Birthday 10K
March 29, 2008:
Run vs. Row 10K
April 6, 2008:
Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
April 27, 2008:
George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Mile and 5K
May 10, 2008:
Battle of the Boulevard 10K
Most of these you can register pretty much whenever, but I would expect that the 1 Miler will sell out it’s 200 spots relatively soon. Cherry Blossom also sells out pretty quickly once it opens.
And finally, for something completely unrelated – I got a coupon code in the mail for the LA Marathon (March 2nd, 2008) – which gets you $15 off the price. To use it, just go to the registration site and enter in HEARTLA. Note, this EXPIRES 12/1/2007 at 11:59PM PST. If you enter in HEARTLABIKE it gets you $5 off the other events during that weekend. I don’t plan on going, but hopefully this helps out someone!