2013 Race Calendar

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to reveal the new race calendar! As I mentioned in my year review, last year was the year of races. But towards the end of the year, I was  burnt out. Not a total surprise after non stop training for 12 months and the addition of the holidays and busy schedules. This year I want to make sure I enjoy every run. I want to fall in love with running more than I ever have.

I’ve taken a step back and added mostly 5k’s to the schedule this year. They’re short, fun, and if I feel the need to run more that day I can always add on extra miles. I also have a handful of half marathons I’m interested in, including two out of state races. The only thing missing? A marathon. I’m taking this year off from the marathon, at least for now. But 2014 I will definitely try my hand at it.

Here’s my tentative 2013 schedule…


January 13, 2013 – 3M Half Marathon

February 10, 2013 – Frosty 5k

March 2013 – 4 for Friends 4 Mile Run

March 23, 2013 – Sole to Soul 5k

April 6, 2013 – Miles for Madison 5k

April 2013 – Buzzard 3 Mile Run

April 20, 2013 – Run to the Beach Half Marathon

May 3, 2013 – Run4Fun 5k

May 5, 2013 – Flying Pig Half Marathon

May 11, 2013 – Lightning Bug Run 5k

May 18, 2013 – Wadsworth Bookin’ 5k

June 16, 2013 – Canton Half Marathon

July 4, 2013 – Twin Sizzler 5k

July 20, 2013 – Lodi Corn Fest 5k

July 21, 2013 – Double Trouble 10k

August 2013 – Ledges to Lake Adventure Race

August 17, 2013 – Wooster Heart & Sole Half Marathon

September 7, 2013 – Tunnel to Towers 5k

October 20, 2013 – Detroit Free Press Half Marathon

October 26, 2013 – Montville PPA 5k

October 27, 2013 – Buckeye Half Marathon

November 2013 – Devil Dash 5k

What races are you looking forward to in 2013? Are we running any of the same races?

8 thoughts on “2013 Race Calendar

  1. Dan says:

    Jealous that you’re running the Flying Pig half. To date, that’s been one of my favorite races. How committed are you to each of these? It’s a huge list, and I’d be impressed if you managed to knock ’em all out given how early it is in the year.

    (I say that because I’m prone to changing race schedules on a weekly basis.)

    • masher52 says:

      I’ve never run Flying Pig, but always heard good things about it. I’m really hoping to run all of the races, but you know how life is, sometimes things come up. I’m also hoping to add a few more towards the far as not all websites are updated yet.

  2. Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run says:

    Shorter races or not, that is a shiz ton of races! I also get burned out from racing though. I took it easy on races this year and was glad I did. I kinda like signing up for spur of the moment races. Those are fun. But of course I’m looking forward to 3M the MOST THIS YEAR! Can’t wait to see you again!

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