Disclaimer: I'm promoting Key West Half and 5K as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews.
SAVE 20% Off the Half with Code: BIBRAVE20
Guys, it’s going to be in the 70s all weekend in Key West, Florida. If you want a warm, sunny racecation, grab one of the remaining spots in the Key West Half Marathon or 5K. Use: BIBRAVE20 to SAVE 20% 💰on the Half!
Keep scrolling to check out both of the race courses — you run around historic, charming, funky, beachy (and warm) Key West! 🌞🏝🏖🐈🐬🐠🕶🏃♀️🏃♂️👣🌴
Key West 5K Course Map
Key West Half Marathon Course Map
Packet Pickup Information
Want to Volunteer While You Spectate?
We still need volunteers! If you'd can help, please register at https://www.keywesthalfmarathon.com/volunteers/.
Weekend Activities and Schedule
There's a lot more than a race this weekend! Check out the schedule:
Friday, January 18, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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If you're on social media, you probably noticed a lot of year in review posts. After seeing a few, I wondered how my year would look.
Top Nine Instagram Posts
You can use an online app to create your top nine posts for Instagram in 2018. I used the Top Nine App to generate my graphic. Download yours with the watermark for free, or without the watermark for $1.99. Here's my free version:
One glance and it's obvious races, BibRave, and my AfterShokz headphones are most popular. The Top Nine app revealed I had 7.5k likes on 197 posts in 2018.
Next, I thought about a 2018 theme Instagram didn't reveal. Dinosaurs. 2018 was the year of the dinosaur for me. Let me show you what I mean.
Dinosaur Theme in 2018
Technically, the year of the dino began on Dec. 30, 2017. Maybe that's why Top Nine didn't see it. Also, it could be because this post was on Twitter.
It took a couple more months until I found my next dinosaur. I spotted a Santa Dino (Santa Dino?) in early April. That's right, he had on a hat and had a gift to give. Although the sign encouraged me to take him home, I didn't. Where would I keep a Santa Dino?
Dino #4, 5, 6, 7
I found lots of fun stuff over the summer, but no more dinos until I hit the jackpot in September.
My neighborhood embraces Halloween. There are decorations on decorations on decorations. And yes, they go up early. Check out the 4 Halloween dinosaurs below.
These creatures brought my total dino count to 7 for the year.
Dino #8? Maybe, Maybe Not.
Found this guy at the end of October. Now, I know a dino and dragon are technically different. But they seem similar enough to me.
Sure, a dino doesn't breathe fire. And, a dragon is a myth. But other than that: big scary creatures that roar. Right?
I guess it depends on how seriously you take the #SeenOnARun game. I'm going to count him.
What's Ahead for 2019?
I've had 5 neighborhood runs so far this year. I've seen a drone, a man's suit jacket, and a baby's sock. I don't see a theme yet. And no, I didn't bring anything home.
Here's to a new year filled with fun runs. I hope you find lots of interesting things while you're out and about!
Race January 20, 2019 in Key West, Florida
If you're thinking about running the Key West Half Marathon or 5K this month, hurry up and register. There're fewer than 70 spots left in the half; 40 left for the 5K.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Key West Half and 5K as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race review
Save 20% on the Half with Code: BIBRAVE20
The good news is you can still use my code: BIBRAVE20 to SAVE 20% on the half!
Go register —> https://www.keywesthalfmarathon.com/ before it sells out!
Here are the St. Pete Beach Classic race medals runners can earn in a couple of weeks. This is one of my favorite race series. The races take place over MLKing Jr. weekend (January 19-20).
I ran the Waste Connections Duo Challenge last January. And, I'm happy to say I'm giving it another go this year. The challenge starts with the 10K, then the 5K. Run two races and go home with three medals.
I recommend the half marathon, too. It's a great street level view of this charming beach town. You see places you'd miss otherwise. The courses are flat and fast. The weather can be chilly, but it's been warm, too. The best part is finishing the race and walking a few steps to the beach.
You can still register to run or volunteer. Check stpetebeachclassic.com for all the details. There is more fun than just races. There's a beach bonfire and concert, too.
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Don't miss your chance to SAVE $5 on the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon at the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor on February 2, 2019! Check out each city and it's medals in this post.
FYI: The JAX code expired on Dec. 31st, but you can still register for limited spots for that race on January 12 in Jacksonville.
Disclaimer: I'm promoting the Best Damn Races as an ambassador for the Best Damn Race series.
Best Damn Race Safety Harbor is Feb. 2, 2019
Use my code "THISOLDRUNNER" for any race in Safety Harbor and you'll SAVE $5 on registration. You can use it for you and any of your running friends. Hurry, it expires on Saturday, January 12 at midnight. #BDRSafetyHarbor
Best Damn Race Savannah is Feb. 16, 2019
2/16/19 Best Damn Race Savannah in Savannah, GA
It's the Inaugural year for #BDRSavannah Half and 5K! Use "ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race! Code expires 2/1/19.
Best Damn Race Orlando is March 2, 2019
3/2/19 Best Damn Race Orlando in Orlando, FL
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, 10K, 5K and Challenge.
Code expires 2/9/19. #BDROrlando
Left to right: Orlando 5K swan, 10K flamingo, Challenge ferris wheel (Orlando Eye) medals. (Photo credit: This Old Runner).
Best Damn Race New Orleans is March 24, 2019
3/24/19 Best Damn Race New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Use “THISOLDRUNNER” to SAVE $5 on the Half, and 5K. Code expires 3/3/19. #BDRNOLA
Save $5 on Every 2019 Best Damn Race
Go ahead and use my code for one or all of these Best Damn Races! Make sure you note when the code expires for each city.
Beyond the bling and runner SWAG you'll enjoy a great course through interesting cities. After you race enjoy food and fun at the post race party.
All the Best Damn Races are a great value, but who doesn't want to save some cash? I always do. See you at the starting line!
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Here's a warm, sunny, waterfront suggestion if you're looking for a Winter race-cation in Florida. It's the Key West Half Marathon and 5K on January 20th.
SAVE 20% on Key West Half with "BIBRAVE20"
Take a peek at the race medals and shirts below. You can use my code: BIBRAVE20 to SAVE 20% off the Half Marathon! Don't wait to register — this one sells out!
Disclaimer: I'm promoting Key West Half and 5K as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews
Check the Key West Half and 5K Medals
The Race Shirt Looks Great Coming and Going
Key West is Historic, Funky and Fun
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Disclaimer: I'm promoting the Hot Chocolate 15K as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews
Countdown to the Starting Line
Get ready to run in Tampa on Sunday, December 16th! The race begins at the Tampa Convention Center. Packet pickup happens at the Expo on Saturday.
Race Start Times and Corrals
5k - 7:00AM
15k - 7:45AM
Corral Assignments: Check your email for a link to your RAM Racing account. View your registration to find your corral. Then, visit the Corral Information page to find out your wave. All the info you need is in the Participant Guide online.
Find details on parking locations for the expo and race at https://www.tampagov.net/tcc/parking.
Expo and Packet Pickup: Sat., Dec. 15, 10 to 6
Tampa Convention Center East Hall
333 S Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Enjoy chocolate samples, peruse the vendor booths, and pickup your swag at the expo. Get in some holiday shopping while you're there. Plenty of Hot Chocolate branded gear and clothing and vendor goods will be on display. Special race deals, too!
Vendors: AARP Community Programs, Ameriprise Financial, Bondi Band, Clearwater Running Festival, Gulf Coast Gourmet Foods, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, LASIK Vision Institute, Medsense Massagers, OIC Advance, Power Home Remodeling, Topgolf
Sponsors: Allstate, nuun
IMPORTANT: No Race Day Packet Pickup
There is no race-day packet pickup. You can have a friend pick up your packet if you can't make it on Saturday.
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Okay guys, here's number 3 of 3 of the St. Pete Beach Classic giveaways! Head on over to This Old Runner on Instagram and enter to win your choice of the Beach Run, 5K or 10K race on January 19, 2019. You have 24 hours to enter. 6 pm Wed. 12/12 through 6 pm. Thurs. 12/13/18.
Doesn't running a race in St. Pete Beach in January sound wonderful?! I think so. I'm running the 5K + 10K Duo Challenge again this year. I can't wait! This is one of my favorite local races.
Free Training Runs
Join like-minded runners for training runs on the Wednesday, Dec. 12, and 19 and Jan 2 and 9. Meet at the St. Pete Beach Community Center.
There's a gift certificate available if you win and want to give the entry as a gift to someone else. If you want to upgrade another race, use the free entry and pay the difference in registration fees.
For example: you can upgrade to a Half Marathon, the 5K + 10K Challenge, or the Full Marathon Challenge. If you upgrade to the Half you can enter the #Burg2Beach2Bayshore Challenge.
You can upgrade at packet pickup. Present your certificate and pay the difference in cost between the races.
The #SPBeachClassic Half Marathon is the second leg of the Burg to Beach to Bay Challenge. Visit https://stpetebeachclassic.com/ for more information on the 3-half marathon challenge.
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Choose from a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon on January 12, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL. Don't forget to use my code (THISOLDRUNNER) to save $5 on any distance.
BDR JAX Medals Revealed!
Here they are! The 2019 Best Damn Race Jacksonville medals IRL.
Register Early for the Best Damn Price on the Best Damn Race in Jacksonville on Jan. 12, 2019
One of the coolest things about the Best Damn Races is the sliding scale for pricing. If you sign up early, you pay the least amount. Registration increases as more and more people sign up. Today (12/8) you can get the half marathon for $65, the 10K for $30, and the 5K for $25. Those are excellent prices!
I think even the top price for each race is a great value, but who doesn't like to save a bit of cash and get the deal! Register here for Jacksonville races.
SAVE $5 on Any Race: Code is "ThisOldRunner"
If you're not running in Jax use “ThisOldRunner" to SAVE $5 on any race distance at any 2019 Best Damn Race. Feel free to use it for you and your running buddies!
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Disclaimer: I received a free entry to K9sUnited 9K virtual race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews
(Photo credit: ThisOldRunner)
A Virtual Race for Canine Heroes
Since I couldn't be in Apopka on December 1st to race in person, I opted to run my 9K (5.59 miles) virtually. A virtual race means you race when you can, where you are. You can run on the actual race day, or as close to it as possible. I was recovering from a sinus infection, so I ran a few days after the race date.
Lucky for me, my race day was gorgeous. As you can see in the photos below, it was a blue sky day. I ran my miles around and around a local lake. The lake loop is just over a mile, so I ran it 5 times.
I'd tell you my race time if I could. My watch was on low battery about 40 minutes in. And it wasn't tracking anything when I finished. But this race wasn't about time. It was about the K9s. So it's all good. Plus, it felt wonderful to get outside and run again after being sick.
(Photos credit: ThisOldRunner)
The only downside to running the virtual option is I missed seeing the K9 dogs and their partners in action on race day. There was an impressive K9 demonstration after the race in Apopka.
Three More K9s United Races in Florida
If you enjoy running for a reason like I do, try a 9K for K9s! There are three more races in Florida scheduled for next year. Try the 9K, 5K, or one-mile fun run.
Special Note: The race in Jacksonville, Florida on May 11, 2019 will be to honor Fang. Fang was killed in the line of duty this year.
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This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
Jan. 19-20, 2019
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