The Best of 2022


Best of 2022: TV, movies, music, books, theater and art - Los Angeles Times

I decided that since I did race so much to give out race-related awards this year.

  • Best Picture from a Race: (CARI) FRED LEBOW HALF MARATHON

(ELISA) STOCKADE-ATHON

  • Best Weather during a Race: HELDERBERG 2 HUSDSON HALF MARATHON

chilly at the start but perfect for running

  • Best Race Swag: TROPICOOL 5K

towel!! used it a lot!

  • Best Age Group Award: MALTA 5k

both useful… (they could skip the medal, though)

  • Best Race Refreshments: BARN 2 BRIDGE FALL FEST 5K

free drinks and a food truck coupon (yes, I got a WHOLE pizza)

  • Best Scenic Race Course: MAINE HALF MARATHON

water views… can I say more?

  • Best Race Finish: FREIHOFER RUN FOR WOMEN

Downhill, baby!!

  • Best Race Finish Time: BARN 2 BRIDGE FALL FEST 5K

best 5k finish (out of 10)

HELDERBERG 2 HUSDSON HALF MARATHON

best Half finish (out of 8)

  • Best Organized Race: MILES ALONG THE MOHAWK (and ALL A.R.E.-sponsored races)

participant manual, easy packet pick-up, shuttle to the start, real bathrooms, well marked course, enthusiastic volunteers. box lunch, beer coupon and more

  • Best Volunteer Stint: HAIRY GORILLA/SQUIRELY SIX TRAIL RACE

scenic area, fun to see everyone’s costumes…

  • Best Race Medal:  CENTRAL PARK HALF MARATHON

I love the map on the medal

  • Best Virtual Race: NYC HALF MARATHON

it automatically got me into the 2023 race

  • Best New (to me) Race: SASHA’S SUPER HERO 5K

channeled my inner “super hero” and the money went to support Ukraine

  • Best Race Outfit: PUBLIX FLORIDA HALF MARATHON

too bad it was raining… even my sunglasses were purple

  • Best Vacation Race: MAINE HALF MARATHON

Just the fact that we were all together and rented a fantastic house made the race special

I did enjoy all of my 34 races in 2022. Each one was special in a different way.

Happy Running! What are some of the highlights of 2022 in racing? Please share.

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Since today is Tuesday, I’m  linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner) and you should too.

and on Wednesday:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

22 thoughts on “The Best of 2022

  1. Great post! Yes, that NYC half medal is amazing. I had to laugh at the Malta 5k medal though- yes, they could have skipped that and just given you the other stuff! You had a lot of great experiences in 2022!

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  2. What great categories, Darlene!
    It must have been hard to pick with 34 races.
    I have to ask: what exactly did you like about the finish line of the Freihofer Run? The logistics in the finish area? Or the general atmosphere?

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