Category Archives: 5k

5 Reasons to Run the Crystal City Twilighter

The Crystal City Twilighter is a nighttime 5k put on by Pacers Running. I have run other races with Pacers Running. They really know how to put on a great race! The Crystal City Twlighter will take place on July 22, 2017 at 8:30pm in Arlington, VA. Need some reasons why you should run this race? You’ve come to the right place – read more!

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5 Upcoming Races I'm Excited to Run

5 Upcoming Races I’m Excited to Run

I had to take a long hiatus on my running due to my pregnancy. I did not have the energy to run while pregnant, so it has been about six months since I’ve been really active. That is about to change, though, because I have a lot of upcoming races to prepare for!

My race schedule for the year is filling up, and I am especially looking forward to the following races.

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DCRRC Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K

The first race in the DC Road Runners 2016 Bunion Derby races was the Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K. The Women’s Distance Festival race was for women only and started at 7:00pm at Bluemont Park in Arlington, VA. The Run after the Women race was for all the men. They started 15 minutes after us.

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Race Recap: CroppMetcalfe’s Bug Run 5k

My racing season is now in full swing! Two weeks ago I ran the Blue Ridge Half Marathon, and this past weekend was Bishop Event’s CroppMetcalfe’s Bug Run 5k in Lorton, VA. Location: Pohick Bay Park in Lorton, VA. Previous races run here include 5k at the Bay. Weather: Rainy. It had been raining all night long and continued all morning. Course: Mostly trail, some paved road, some gravel. Hilly. Muddy. The theme of this race was bugs. There was a raffle for Nationals baseball tickets for…

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New Year’s Day 5k

The end of my 2015 racing season (and technically the beginning of my 2016 one) was with Bishop’s Events New Year’s Day 5k in Fredericksburg, VA. This race wasn’t too early in the morning, so I had no problem dragging my but out of bed for the 12pm race. There were a lot of people in attendance, probably to start with the keeping of their resolutions! We ran down by the river, and it was a beautiful view as always. The race starts running through parking…

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Toys for Tots 5k

My last race of 2015 was the Toys for Tots 5k put on by Bishop’s Events. It was a cold and brisk morning, but Maestro and I headed out the door and drove down to Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, VA for the 5k. I decided that we would be festive, so I Maestro was dressed up as Santa and I was his Christmas Elf! Everyone certainly had a big smile when they saw us.  The race runs on the bike path near the river, so…

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Dopey Challenge 2014

Dopey Challenge 2014 Well, Disney World’s Marathon Weekend is coming up this  week, so I thought I would do a look back at my experience from 2014 from running the Dopey Challenge. Four days of running a total of 48.6 miles totally kicked my butt, but I had an awesome experience and am a little sad not to be participating this year. I love seeing everyone’s costume choices and really hope everyone has a great time!! I plan on registering for 2017…need to save my pennies! The Expo…

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