So, whats on the plate thus far? I've registered for:
- Women's Running Half 2012 (November) $75 ouch!
- ING Miami Half 2013 (January) $52
- Rock n Roll St Pete Half 2013 (February) $65
I'm pretty sure I will register for these as well:
- Tinkerbell Half 2013 (January)
- Princess Half 2013 (February)
- Gasparilla Half 2013 (March)
- Sarasota Half 2013 (March)
- Irongirl Half 2013 (April)
There are also a few 5k, 4M and 5M races I know I will do annually:
- Canes Classic 5k (the best local event) - Memorial Day
- Robinson Preserve 5k (my first running route!) - April
- Boo Run 5K (best entertainment for the kids) - October
- BRC Manatee River Run 5M (my club's fundraiser) - New Years Eve
- BRC Turkey Trot 5M (the best free event) - Thanksgiving
- University Park Cross Country 4-Miler (the best food spread afterwards) - September
- Ringling Bridge 4-Mile Run (the best view and family event) - January
Not sure if these will be annual events:
- Jingle Bell Run 5k (was insanely crowded...but they should be back in their old location next year)
- Creaky Bones 5K (poor route and I had to compete against dogs, but maybe the Sarasota run in the same series is better)
- Sarasota Springfest 12K (we'll see....I'm running this for the first time this spring)
Now, that being said, I know the key is to REGISTER EARLY! For example, the RNR St Pete, if registering at the expo, is $125. Now, only a few crazy people will pay this much, but most paid $80-115. I registered super early so it was only $65. Same with the ING Miami Half...$52....this will be my first "traveling" race (I don't count Disney as those are justified as family trips), but for $52, its doable and still only a 4-hour drive.
Now, of course, let me survive tomorrow so I can conquer these ambitious plans!