Five Races to Run in 2015

Hey ya’ll.  Happy Friday!  If you’re reading from the East coast… burrrrr.  It’s cold.  Even for us Floridians, it’s nippy.  The low last night was in the 20’s here.  <— that’s seriously cold for us.  I even had to run my heater this week.  I think it warms up into the 70’s by this weekend, so I guess I can suck it up for a few days.  And since I have another race this weekend, I’m thrilled for the cooler temps.  Before we know it, we will be forced to running before the sun comes up to escape the heat, so I really should keep my mouth shut about the cold.  Anyways, today for the #FridayFive, we are talking about races to run in 2015.  I’m super excited for a few in particular this year.  So they’ll be the races that I’ll be listing below.  

Don’t forget to link up with our Friday Five hosts:  Courtney, Cynthia and Mar.   Five Races to Run in 2015

  • Best Damn Race –  I know I’m an ambassador, but I truly think the racing experience is one of the best you’ll experience.  If you like smaller races, with flat and fast courses, amazing on course support, fun finisher parties with free food and drinks, then this is definitely not a race for you to miss.  Also, my discount code is still good to save $5 off registration..   HALEYD
  • Athleta Iron Girl –  The Bridges, the beach, the medal and the finisher party.  It’s an all around fabulous day.
  • Sarasota Half Marathon – Another gorgeous course over a big bridge with a beautiful view of the coastline.  Add a huge finisher medal, and you’ve got a seriously awesome event.  That could be why it’s sold out again.
  • Richard’s Run for Life 5k – I’m not a big advocate of 5k’s, but this one really got me hooked big time.  This nighttime race course takes participants through historic Ybor city and ends in the square with some of the most delicious food and drinks compliments of The Columbia restaurant (Florida’s oldest restaurant).  This race doesn’t take place until November, so mark your calendars now!  
  • NYC Marathon – Okay, okay, this is a no brainer.  Thousands of runners each year toe the start line at this race, but I’m super duper excited for this year’s event because it will be my first time.  (happy dance)   Any advice?


What’s a great race that you think shouldn’t be overlooked?  

Have you ever ran any of these races on my list?

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17 thoughts on “Five Races to Run in 2015”

    1. Yes, I love a good post race food spread. The Columbia has a salad called “The 1905” with an unbelievable dressing that I just crave sometimes. They were serving it this year and I went back for thirds! he he….

  1. I love the Best Damn Race series! I was so sad to have missed Safety Harbor this year and then Orlando is the weekend after Princess and I just couldn’t swing it 🙁 I love that they are adding on more locations and I am excited to see where they go next! The Richards Run for Life 5K sounds like fun and complimentary food from the Columbia – yum!

  2. NYC is definitely on my bucket list! How exciting that you’ll be running it!! And, I am freezing up here on the East coast, perhaps next year I’ll have to plan some winter races down in Florida!!

  3. Fun!

    I’m about to run BDR in two weeks, and I am so excited! I’ve heard such great things!

    We have a Columbia Restaurant up here. We went for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it was delicious. I need to go back.

    I have swung back and forth between little local races and huge Disney-esque races. Space Coast is one of my favorites. I was hoping to check out Daytona this year, but it was canceled due to construction on the track, or something like that.

    1. Oh yay!!!! BDR Orlando is such a great course too. I think it’s my favorite one. Although I’m not a big fan of running on the cobblestone streets.
      The Columbia is such a great place. I’m glad to see them expand.

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