Hop on over to the race review page to learn why the Copperhead 5K is such a fun event. It takes place inside the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor.
This kick off event for the Valspar Championship landed on St. Patrick's Day this year. That led to some additional greens. The Veterans Alternative non-profit is this Copperhead Charities beneficiary this year.
Want to Run in the World's Largest 10K?
Here's your chance! The AJC Peachtree Road Race 10K lottery is open from March 15 through March 31, 2019. If you aren't a member of the Atlanta Track Club already, this is your chance to celebrate the Fourth of July runner style!
This is the 50th year for the AJC Peachtree, which means in addition to the awesome run through Atlanta, there will be extra features and festivities for this year's event.
Disclaimer: I’m promoting AJC Peachtree Road Race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews.
Join a Fifty Year-Old Tradition on July 4th!
This Atlanta Track Club event attracts 60,000 runners and walkers every year. Register for a chance in the lottery so you can experience the festive atmosphere, a scenic course through the city, and earn the beloved finisher shirt.
Start planning what you'll wear to celebrate July 4th Atlanta-style!
Vote for the Race Shirt Until March 31st
You can help choose this year's shirt by voting for one of the designs below on the AJC website. The winner will be revealed on race day! Voting is open March 1-31. You can vote once a day.
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☘️☘️ Jump on this FLASH sale from @PGHMarathon today to save money and run in the Steel City on May 5, 2019 ☘️☘️
SAVE $10 on Full, Half or 5K
☘️ Use "SHAMROCK10" for $10 off the full, half or 5K ☘️
SAVE $25 on the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay
☘️ Use code "GOLD25" for $25 off the relay! ☘️
Register here before midnight 3/14/19!
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Hey guys, my code expires at midnight tonight (3/10)!
If you want to SAVE $5 on either the 5K or the Half, use "ThisOldRunner" when you register at BestDamnRace.com.
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Disclaimer: I’m promoting First Watch Sarasota Half as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews.
SAVE $10 When You #RunSarasota in October
One of my favorite half marathons is moving to October this year. It's the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay in Sarasota, Florida.
This event has a special place in my running heart. It's a beautiful course that takes you up and over the challenging John Ringling Causeway Bridge, around St. Armands Circle, and through some beautiful old neighborhoods with giant shade trees and Sarasota Bay views. The race begins and ends at Van Wezel Hall — a fun waterfront venue on the bay.
Keep reading to learn more about the race and get my $10 Discount Code!
Check Out the Race Course
Why I Like the New Race Date
Florida's racing season is different than other parts of the country. Around here you can find 3-4 races every weekend in March. In the past, it meant you had to choose one race over another, or run two races on the same weekend.
Sure, there were times I ran a couple of races one weekend. And, I've run a half marathons two weeks in a row. But, I like it much better when I can spread them out. It makes each event special and allows plenty of time for recovery.
Now, First Watch Sarasota Half & Relay are at the start of race season in October. I can run the half without FOMO on other races. Plus, it's a great motivator to train through the summer and kick off the Fall racing season with a bang.
October Temps in Florida
If you've never been to Florida in October — come on down. While it's getting cold up North, we're still enjoying sunny beach days.
October is a great time of year here. Humidity can be low or high, so I can't predict that. But, I did look up the predicted temps for October 2019:
SAVE $10 on the Half with My Discount Code
Register early and you can run this half marathon for $55. The current price is $70 until April 4th.
You can use my code: "BRSARASOTA19" to SAVE $10 on the Half or Relay, or $5 OFF the 10K race. That means your half marathon price is back down to $60; the Relay is $90; and the 10K is $45.
Register soon for the best price! Take a look at the registration schedule:
Awesome Post Race Party on Sarasota Bay
The named sponsor is First Watch Daytime Cafe. They make some of the best breakfasts around. On race day make sure you get a yogurt parfait, and hot pancakes. They're delicious after running 13.1 miles.
You'll Earn Big Beautiful Bling
Big bling was a thing in Sarasota long before the rest of the races caught on. Check out last year's dolphin medal. I've been tracking Sarasota's medals for the last 6 years, and they are always awesome! Their medals are some of my best race mementos.
Read My 2018 Review and Register Early
If you want more info, you can read my review of the 2018 race. Check it out and then get yourself registered for this year's event. Remember, use "BRSARASOTA19" to SAVE $10 on the half or relay, and SAVE $5 on the 10K when you register online.
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My Discount for BDR New Orleans Expires Soon!
If you want to save some cash on the Best Damn Race in New Orleans on March 24, use my code (ThisOldRunner) when you register to run the 5K or Half.
My code works for both races!
Earn Some Beautiful Bling!
Get ready to celebrate your run with beignets, beads, and these awesome sugar skull medals! Both the 5K and Half medals have glow in the dark faces. How cool is that?
Here's what you get at the Best Damn Race in NOLA:
Packet Pick Up
Try to pickup your packet before race day. You can pick up 2 total packets at a time as long as you have a copy of each participants photo ID. (This can be a text message photo or on paper).
Parents can pickup packets for children under 18. Come an hour early if you plan to pick up your packet on race morning.
Best Damn Race 5K and Half Course Maps
Want to see where you'll be running? Here you go!
The 5K will start and finish in the French Quarter at Louis Armstrong Park.
The 5K is a USATF Certified Course #LA18012DR.
The Half Marathon starts and finishes in the French Quarter at Louis Armstrong Park. The course has 11 aid station opportunities with 2 port-a-potties per station.
Aid Stations have Gatorade & Water. Aid Station #2 (Mile 3.5) and #4 (Mile 6.5 & 11.5) offer GU Engergy Gels and Cliff Shots.
The Half Marathon is a USATF Certified Course #LA18011DR. There will be pacers in ten minute increments from 1:40 to 2:50 finishing times.
Come Run the Best Damn Race in New Orleans!
Don't Forget to Register by Midnight on March 10 to Save $5
Use my code: ThisOldRunner (not case sensitive) before midnight on Saturday to SAVE $5 on either distance.
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This Half Marathon is Getting Real!
When I saw this post by Pittsburgh Marathon it hit me how close my next half marathon is! It's not as scary as one month or one week, but it's a good reminder I have work to do before the big day (May 5, 2019).
I'm excited to run through the #SteelCity. If you follow @PghMarathon on Instagram you can see all the neighborhoods on the race course.
Here's the half marathon map:
The biggest difference between a half in Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh is the elevation. This half marathon crosses all three of Pittsburgh's rivers on three different bridges.
I'm excited to visit all the different neighborhoods. That's one of the best parts of Pittsburgh. I'm running this one with my daughter, so it will be fun to share the views. Also, I've heard wonderful things about crowd support in the 'burgh.
Here are a few facts about the race course:
A course map with elevation information is here.
More fun facts about the Pittsburgh races:
The USATF Half Marathon Championship takes place at the Pittsburgh Half.
The Pittsburgh Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. There is a Marathon Relay option.
There's a Kids Run, Toddler Trot, Pet Walk and 5K on Saturday, May 4th.
Want to Join Us in Pittsburgh?
If running Pittsburgh sounds good to you, register soon! See you at the starting line.
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April 6, 2019
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