For the past 3 years, I ran the NIKE Women’s Marathon (or half marathon) in San Francisco. It’s a great event with an amazing atmosphere. It starts in the heart of San Francisco and finishes right by the ocean on the Pacific Coast Highway. A great finish location for a natural ice bath. 🙂
A couple of weeks ago, I entered into the lottery for a place in the race this year. Today I found out that I didn’t get through. I am totally bummed. I didn’t really consider not making the lottery as an option.
Once I got over the first disappointment, I realized that this now opens up my time to run another race during late September and October. And it seems that’s a very popular time for races.
Here is just a selection of races that I am considering now. Given that the NIKE race was a destination race, all destinations are open. 🙂
Sun, 16th September – Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon (multi-terrain)
Sun, 23rd September – Montreal, Canada Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon
Sun, 30th September – Lisbon, Portugal Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon
Sun, 7th October – Windsor Half Marathon
Sun, 7th October – London Royal Parks Half Marathon
Sun, 14th October – Cologne, Germany Half Marathon
Sun, 28th October – London Run to the Beat Half Marathon
Now I have got the difficult task of making a decision. I am thinking of using weather.com as part of my decision making process.
So after being totally bummed earlier today, I am now kind of excited about finding a new race destination.
Anyone, who can recommend one of these races?