The Pavement: Race Recaps

Can you spot me in this candid? Fox Chase Away Cancer 5k, 7 August 2010.

This page will list any road races and locations I’ve participated in as of August 2010 and later. If a race runs multiple races at the same time, I’ve obviously written down the one I’ve actually run. Also the “distance travelled to compete” is the distance from downtown Philly to the race location. Some of these races I run by myself, others with friends.

My recaps are generally long for the following reasons:

– I write for the runner that is debating whether it is worth his or her money to not just run a particular race, but to experience its race weekend. Runners do not just pay for the race and course support, they pay for the swag, their fees also help cover up-front costs, like the expo and race fees keep going higher and higher. A lot of runners tell me they want to know what they are paying for. The more someone knows about what they will fully experience, the easier decision it is to make selecting a race!
– I write for the runner that wants to know more about the race day atmosphere (i.e. bands, course support, etc).
– I write for runners that might be new to the city or cities in question, where a race is located.
– I write for those runners who want more details about the course, where a one-liner description of “fast and flat” doesn’t cut it. I give marker-by-marker descriptions of what I observe, to the best I can remember. Some hills are harder than others and the reasons vary! Also some races have make-or-break points, which I feel it is important to know and plan ahead for.

Overall, I try to provide the most comprehensive recaps possible.

Note: Since it would take up too much space being listed, I have started including race recaps woven with the rest of my blog entries instead of its own distinct page. Still, links will be found here.

2010 Races

7.8.2010 | HCM Foundation/Fox Chase Away Cancer 5k Run | Jenkintown, PA
18.9.2010 | Tom Sturgis Lititz Pretzel Twist 8k Run | Lititz, PA
10.10.2010 | Justice for All 5k Run | Philadelphia, PA
24.10.2010 | Northeast Philadelphia Roadrunners Half Marathon Tuneup | Philadelphia, PA | Blog post
6.11.2010 | Amish Country Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon | Bird-in-Hand, PA | Race Report
20.11.2010 | Rothman Institute 8k | Philadelphia, PA

2011 Races

20.3.2011 | Shamrock SportsFest: Anthem Half Marathon | Virginia Beach, VA | Race Report
22.5.2011 | ODDyssey Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Report
17.7.2011 | Down & Dirty Mud Run Series 10k | Philadelphia, PA | Blog Post
18.9.2011 | Rock n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Report
30.10.2011 | 36th Marine Corps Marathon | Arlington, VA/Washington DC | Race Report
20.11.2011 | Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Report

2012 Races

6.5.2012 | Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap
25.5.2012 | ODDyssey Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap
2.6.2012 | Lancaster Red Rose Run | Lancaster, PA | Race Recap
14.7.2012 | Strohemann’s 20 in 24 Team Relay Challenge | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap
16.9.2012 | Rock n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap
18.11.2012 | Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Preview | Race Recap

2013 Races

28.4.2013 | Nike Women’s Half Marathon | Washington, DC | Preview | Race Recap Part 1 | Race Recap Part 2 | Photo Album
15.9.2013 | Rock n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap Part 1 | Race Recap Part 2 | Photo Album
17.11.2013 | Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Expo Recap and Tweetup (See note)

2014 Races

12.1.2014 | CIGNA Walt Disney World Marathon | Lake Buena Vista, FL | Race Recap Part 1 | Race Recap Part 2 | Photo Album: Race/Expo Pictures | Photo Album: General
30.3.2014 | The Love Run | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap, Part 1 | Race Recap Part 2
20.9.2014 | Rock n’ Roll Philadelphia 5k | Philadelphia, PA | Preview | Race Recap
24.11.2014 | Philadelphia Half Marathon | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap, Part 1 | Race Recap, Part 2

2015 Races

29.3.2015 | The Love Run | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap, Part 1 | Race Recap, Part 2
11.4.2015 | Garden Spot Village Communities Half Marathon | New Holland, PA | Race Recap
3.5.2015 | Broad Street Run | Philadelphia, PA | Race Recap, Part 1 | Race Recap, Part 2

Tentative:
25.10.2015 | The Perfect 10 Miler | West Windsor, NJ
22.11.2015 | Philadelphia Marathon | Philadelphia, PA

(Note: Due to injury, I dropped out of this race, but still blogged on my expo and tweetup experience!)

Fellow runners and bloggers, keep in touch and I’ll keep you posted! Follow me here, on Twitter and on Pinterest.

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