Originally Donna from Running to Travel the World posted this challenge. I completed it twice:
But for this post, I changed it up and chose those PLACES where I’ve raced or run.
Unfortunately, I was never a big traveler. Plus most of my traveling was done BEFORE I became a runner.
But here are those places that I have run or raced in (since 2008):
- A – Asbury Park, NJ. and Albany, NY
I had a friend who lived Asbury Park and I like Bruce Springsteen’s music (that’s where he is from) so I ran a Half Marathon here.
I live near the capital of NYS so obviously have run there often. My favorite race is held at Christmastime.
- B – Brooklyn, NY and Burlington, VT.
I have raced in Brooklyn many times, all in Prospect Park – 2 half marathons, many 5ks and even a 15k.
But my favorite place to run is over the Brooklyn Bridge!
I’ve visited Burlington twice and stayed with the late blogger/runner AJH. Each time, I ran a a different leg of the Vermont City Marathon.
- C – California and Corning, NY
The first trip to California was to race and visit a friend in Santa Clarita (outside LA) and the two other times were trips to Palm Springs.
My first race-cation with my current running group was to run the Wineglass half marathon in Corning, NY.
- D – Denver, CO
I went to a conference there and signed up for a running tour of the city.
- E –East, Meadow, NY
This is where I grew up (on Long Island). And I never ran when I lived there. I hope to do a half marathon there at some point but I have run there a few times (when I was there for work.).
- F – Fort Lauderdale, FL
I have visited Florida many times. I ran this half marathon here in February of 2021.
- G – Governor’s Island (NYC)
You can get there by ferry from Manhattan (or Brooklyn) and I’ve done a fun 5k there (Cari has run a few 10ks there.)
- H – Hampton Beach, NH
Two race-cations.. The first time, we ran a virtual half marathon and then the next year, we ran the real race.
- I – Ile de La Cite, Paris
Ok, I’ve taken liberties in using the French for this letter but I did run there during a 20k race.
Happy Running! Ever run in any of these places? Please share.
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