When regular people (who are they, anyway?) look for races to sign up to run in, they often scrutinize a handful of things:
- Location – is it local, or will traveling be necessary?
- Course type – for PR hunters or potential qualifiers (Boston, Olympics, etc) a flatter/faster course is usually preferable
- Size – big production (ala Rock’N’Roll, Disney) or locally organized?
- Price – pretty obvious…
Well, as I said before…I am not really normal. And the reason, well, I kinda gave it away there with the title, but…
I’ve signed up for another Marathon.
Yup…and if you take a look back at the various elements that most people consider when they consider adding a race to their schedule, it really just made sense for me…Roanoke is practically local, it’s a challenging course (just read the tagline!) that I’ll be glad to treat as a ‘fun’ (read no PR) event a month after Shamrock, it’s a medium sized event and the best part…
Yup! I won an entry! And, okay, sure, it’s not TOTALLY free (as in: will still have to pay to drive there, will likely spend the night there, etc) but race entries are no joke! This one is $80 for the early bird special, and reaches $100 before long!!
I look forward to next year’s race schedule already, as it begins to populate with fun challenges and events to really anticipate!! 😀
How do you choose your events?
What’s your NUMBER ONE bucket list event?