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Spring Race Schedule | Tuesdays On The Run

This week, ErikaMarcia, and Patty are discussing our spring race schedule…so let’s dive in!

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Spring Races

This spring, I have a good mix of racing events and pacing events! I really enjoy pacing local events because the Smart Pacing strategy just makes the most sense 🙂 Start a little slower than goal pace, warm up your body, take into account the terrain/weather/etc., and have a great time! I generally pace the 2:40 to 3 hour groups because then I can talk everyone’s ear off and still be able to run 🙂

Wicked Half Marathon Medal 2017March 25th – Wicked Half Marathon – Wamego, KS

The Wicked races have been a local event for a little while now!

The race offers a full marathon, half marathon, 5K and NEW this year, a virtual race option! Now you can earn your OZ themed medal from anywhere 🙂

I will be earning mine in person…as a part of a 18 mile training run. Yeesh! Would you run the extra miles before or after the race? Let me know in the comments!!

April 8th – Rock The Parkway – KC, MO

I have only experienced the Rock the Parkway course as a 5K participant – but this year, I will be pacing the 2:40 finishing time! This is an iconic KC race is the largest in the area – there is a lot to see and hear along the course! 

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Go! St. LouisApril 9th – GO! St. Louis Half Marathon – St. Louis, MO

To make this weekend a little more fun, let’s throw in another race! 

There is a group of 7-8 runners that are running Rock the Parkway on Saturday, cleaning up, and hitting the road to STL for the GO! St. Louis races on Sunday! While there is a marathon option, I am running the half. With several more races this spring, I thought this would be the best idea 🙂

April 22nd – Garmin Marathon – Olathe, KS

My current training plan is aligned with this race – the Garmin Marathon. While I am not “running/racing” this event, this is my first shot at pacing the marathon distance as a Smart Pacer for the 5:30 finishers! I am equally excited as nervous – this was my first marathon and it didn’t go well for me! I have learned a lot over the past 2 seasons as a Smart Pacer, and I hope that it comes through bigtime!

I know several runners that will be at this race this year, and a couple that will be running the full with me as their first! Talk about pressure 🙂

May 7th – Lincoln Half Marathon – Lincoln, NE

I was able to pace the Lincoln Half Marathon last year – and I will be pacing it again this year! I am hoping that the weather will e a bit nicer – but I’ll take what I can get! I will be running with the 2:55 finishers this year!

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May 20th – Bill Snyder Highway Half – Manhattan, KS

This race always holds a special place in my heart – this was my first half marathon, ever! This race is in it’s third year, and it gets better every year! The first year, when I finished, they were out of fruit/bars and I got a water with my medal. Last year, they added Smart Pacers to the course and the finishers were welcomed with loads to snack on!

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This year, there are more changes to the course with a surprise finish…if the logistics are all worked out 🙂 I will be running with the 2:45 finishers this year – so come and find me!!

June 3rd – Hospital Hill Half Marathon – KC, MO

The Hospital Hill races are my last ones for the spring! This will be the first race I will be running as a BibRave Pro 🙂 Want to run along with me?? Use toe code “BIBRAVE” at checkout for 10% off your registration – beat the next price increase to save the most!!

Big Training Race

September 9th – The Hawk – 100m | 50m | 26.2m – Lawrence, KS15241913_664662377028109_731382254039570002_n

Wow, oh wow! This is “the big race” for this year!! Not saying I won’t have any this fall…but I just haven’t planned that far yet!! 

This race will be my first 50M distance attempt – and it is going to be good! The weekend of the event is my birthday – so there is the possibility that I will finish it ON my birthday…sheesh!! 

A-B-C goal – FINISH on my own 2 feet!!

Fall Planning – starting early!!

While I haven’t REALLY thought about my fall schedule yet, I have a couple races already lined up! In addition, I will probably be pacing a couple half marathons…and maybe more 🙂 (never know!!)

October 15th – Rock And Roll St. Louis – St. Louis, MO

I always enjoy running at least one HUGE race – and the RnR Marathon Series races do not disappoint! Lots of people, lots of music, cheering fans, great finishers area, and headlining bands to boot – these races have a lot to offer!

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I will be running in my BibRave Pro Orange this year! Will I see you on the course?? If you are wanting to run #RNRSTL and haven’t registered yet, use the promo code “BIBRAVE15” for $15 off your registration! 

October 21st – Kansas City Marathon – KC, MO

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The KC Marathon is another great KC race! If you have ever run Hospital Hill, it runs some of the same streets, but backwards 🙂 Instead of conquering Trinity Hill with 12 miles on your legs, you start off with the challenge in mile 3-4!! 

Ready to take on the challenge with me?! Use the discount code “BIBRAVE17” for 15% off your registration online!


Have you ever worked with pacers?

How many “big races” do you plan a year?

What is your goal race this year?

Check out the link-up with ErikaMarcia, and Patty and see what everyone is talking about this week!  I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, & Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!

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13 thoughts on “Spring Race Schedule | Tuesdays On The Run

  1. Wow you’ve got a full season on tap! Look at you pacing all those races! I ran RnRSTL last year and it was a fun (humid) weekend. I ran with pacers the first time I BQ’d. Actually they pulled ahead of me in the final miles and I got in about 30 secs behind them but still it was all good!

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    1. I hear ya! I have run with a pace group before…or rather, right ahead of one. It helped me keep my pace for more than 1/2 the race, but I flaked at the end. I find that the successful runners that run with me are realistic about their goal time when they choose me as their group…if you aren’t prepared for the pace I am running, it doesn’t turn out well…

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  2. You’ve got a great race schedule ahead of you! So cool that you are a pacer, what a great way to give back to the running community!

    I have gone running in KC but have never done a race there..hopefully someday!

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