Race Wish List

I’ve been lucky enough to run a lot of amazing races, but I’ve still got a lot more that I want to experience.  Here are a few of them!  Donations and sponsors welcome!



WDW Marathon – Orlando, Florida – January 2017



Gasparilla Distance Classic 15k – February 22, 2014 – DONE!

Ragnar Relay – Keys – Miami to Key West – February 2016



Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore – Asheville, NC – March 15, 2015 – DONE!

NYC Half – NYC



7 Mile Bridge Run – Marathon, Florida – April 2016

Nike Women’s Half Marathon – Washington, DC – April 2017

Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run – Washington, DC

Big Sur Marathon– Monterey, CA

Hapalua – Waikiki Beach, HI

Boston Marathon – Boston



Bay Run (10k or Half) – Glengarriff, Ireland

Bay to Breakers – San Francisco

Cape Wrath Challenge – Durness, Scotland

Great Wall Half and Full – China



Covered Bridges Half Marathon – Vermont

Yellowstone Half – West Yellowstone

Safaricom Marathon – Kenya

Mayor’s Midnight Sun Half Marathon – Anchorage, AK



Peachtree Road Race – Atlanta



Hole Half Marathon – Jackson Hole

Race the Train – Tywyn, Mid Wales

Scandinavian Adventure Run – Oslo, Norway



Paris to Versailles – Paris

Great Smoky Mountains Half – Townsend, TN

Chicago Half – Chicago



Tower of Terror 10 Miler – Orlando, Florida – Nooooo!!!!  It’s been deleted!

Marine Corps Marathon– Arlington, VA

Chicago Marathon – Chicago

Harpoon Octoberfest – Windsor, VT

Detroit Free Press Marathon – Detriot (to Canada!)



New York Marathon – New York



Honolulu Marathon – Honolulu


Various Dates:

Spartan Race

Hot Chocolate 15k

Tough Mudder


What am I missing?  What is your very favorite race that deserves to be on here?


Race Wish List — 12 Comments

    • It looks like such a fun race and the bling and tuxedoed guys are pretty sweet too. I’ll be entering the lottery for sure!

  1. I love that you listed these by month. My wish list also has Chicago and Marine Corps and Mayor’s in Alaska. I go back and forth on New York. It seems like one of the truly great ones, but the logistics on race day just seem intimidating to me.
    Hershey, and Country Music Marathon or Half in Nashville are also up there for me.
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    • Well I figured it would help me plan my imaginary race calendar over the next five years (LOL). I’ll have to look into the Hershey and County Music one too! Thanks!

  2. What a great list of races, I want to do at least 50% of the same ones! I think you should add the Shamrock Marathon to your list—-I hear it’s a super Boston Qualifier!
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  3. The WDW marathon is really the only one on my bucket list ( I don’t dream very big…haha). Any races beyond that would just be icing on the cake!

    I do hope to actually go to Big Sur at some point ( but of course this race would be dependent on my sister). Maybe Boston too, but I know I’d never qualify.
    Any warm weather races would be nice too!

    • I actually dream of racing in Vermont or Maine in the summer just to get away from the heat. I do know I don’t do well racing when the temps are below 50 degrees, so it would have to be summertime! I think it will be awesome when you AND your sister run Big Sur together!

  4. I think you need to add Route 66 and the OKC marathon. But of course I’m biased. 😉 Route 66 is just a fun race, good community and great vibe to it. The OKC Memorial Marathon is just kind of an emotional thing, maybe not so much for people outside of Oklahoma, but it encompasses a bit bigger in terms of the strength of the human spirit. But it’s a beautiful course, amazing start and finish.

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