Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today’s topic is: Weekend Warrior or Racecation? Do you travel for races or like to stay local?
So I would define a race-cation as any race where you need to stay over night in a hotel.
Since I am not independently wealthy and work, I cannot take as many race-cations as I’d like.
In 2016, I traveled for 4 races: Sarasota, FL, Vermont, NYC and Panama City, FL. I had planned one more but ZOOMA Cape Cod Half got cancelled (and I settled for 2 local halfs instead.)
This year, it will probably be much of the same. So far, I have plans to travel to Stuart, FL, NYC, and Corning, NY. I’d love to add one more trip in late fall.
If you need some convincing or tips, here are some posts on the subject:
- 5 tips on taking a girls weekend race-cation
- 5 ways to enjoy a race-cation
- 5 tips for taking a race-cation
However, the majority of my races are local – that is, less than an hour away. I am fortunate that from April-October, there so many to choose from each weekend.
Even half marathons. I haven’t run one twice yet I haven’t exhausted the list of local ones.
I do repeat the short distance races – the ones that I’ve enjoyed. Believe it or not, I have not run all the local ones either.
Plus, when you run local, you become part of the local running community. You recognize those familiar faces at each race. Besides being just another runner, they actually can become your friends. The conversation becomes “What’s your next race?” “Have you ever run…?” And they cheer when you win an age group award.
Here are just a few of my faves:
Oh so many races..so little time…
Happy Running! And you? Travel or stay local for your races?