I got this idea from running blogger, Donna, who posted her Alphabet Travel Adventures.
I wondered if I could name a Half Marathon that I’ve run for every letter of the alphabet.
Nope. I had to add in some other distances.
I linked to my race recap so I only added a few key memories from the race…
A is for Asbury Park Half Marathon (ran while visiting my college friend, loved the ocean views and delicious post-race food options)
B is for Brooklyn Half Marathon (poured the whole race, my friend DNFed but it time qualified me for 2019 NYC Half & full marathons).
C is for Celebrate Life Half Marathon (lots of hills but emotional as most runners ran it to celebrate the life of someone lost to cancer)
D is for Druthers Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon (first annual, downhill for the most part, time qualified me for 2020 NYC Half)
E is for EAU Palm Beach Half Marathon (visiting friends to escape the cold, loved the course and the weather)
F is for Fred Lebow Half Marathon (2 1/2 loops of Central Park… holy hills)
G is for Great Sacandaga Half Marathon (ran with local friends, lake views and won my first and only tophy)
H is for Hannaford Half Marathon (our local half & full marathon, ran it in 2013, then again in 2019 as part of my 20 mile training run)
I is for Ice Breaker Challenge (5k in Albany along the Hudson River where you race the college crew teams)
J is for Jailhouse Rock 5k (loved the downhill finish of this 5k in Ballston Spa)
K is for Kinderhook Bank OK 5K (a small local 5k that I have only run once)
L is for Love Run Half Marathon (a race-cation with new running friends, in Philly and it monsooned!)
M is for (RnR) Montreal Half Marathon (my first out of the country race and a “sole sisters” race-cation)
N is for Naples News Half Marathon (on my wedding anniversary and my FIRST ever half marathon)
O is for Our Towne Bethlehem Turkey Trot (Thanksgiving 5k in the town where I live)
P is for Panama City Beach Half Marathon (a super fun blogger meet-up)
Q is for (Annie’s) Quest 5K (another local 5k that doesn’t exist anymore)
R is for Ramblefest Half Marathon (in Mass. and on the same course as my current half marathon PR so obviously a flat one)
S is for Steel Rail Half Marathon (on the same course as Ramblefest which it replaced)
T is for Treasure Coast Half Marathon (another half marathon run while visiting friends who winter in Fla.)
U is for Upstate Classic Half Marathon (a local hilly half on country roads)
V is for Vermont City Marathon Relay (I ran both halfs of this marathon with AJH, my VT friend who died in 2020)
W is for Walkway Half Marathon (ran over the longest pedestrian bridge in the world during this race)
X is for PubliX Florida Half Marathon (ran this race twice and it rained BOTH times)
Y is for (Bethlehem) Y Winter Wonderland 5K (a small 5k in my town, only scheduled once.)
Z is for ZOOMA Bermuda Half Marathon (a fun girls weekend and beautiful course)
Happy Running! How would you play the Alphabet Challenge? Workouts, Runs, Travels, Races? Please share.