Local 5K Race Report: Volusia Pines 5K 2016 or: That Time I Won a Race

So I kind of signed up for the Volusia Pines Elementary 5K on a whim. I was looking for races on RunSignUp.com and this nearby event came up. There weren't a lot of participants listed and the price was right ($10) so I thought I'd go for it. After I registered online, I realized I hadn't been asked my shirt size. And that it wasn't a timed race, which was something I'd meant to avoid. RunSignUp allowed cancellation for a while before the registration went through, so I cancelled my registration and sent an inquiry to the race director... who thanked me profusely for signing up. I got the t-shirt business sorted out and signed up again for the race. The race was to raise money for the school's kindergarten playground.

Race Report: Jenny Albert Hatchling Dash 2017

The Jenny Albert Hatchling Dash 5K race benefits the namesake foundation, which provides support and funds for sea turtle rehab, conservation, and more. I ran the second annual event, which took place at Bill Fredricks Park in Orlando. This was an untimed run with awards only going to...

Local Race Report: Holiday Stress Buster 2017

I first ran the Lake Helen Holiday Stress Buster in 2016. In 2017 it was my only holiday-themed race. Training & Goals The Dopey Challenge of four back-to-back races would start the following Thursday. For this race I was looking to have fun and remain uninjured...

Local Race Report: Holiday Stress Buster 2016

This race in pretty and historic Lake Helen was my third of three holiday races for the season. This race was the most enjoyable of the bunch for me, though I now realize that three is too many. Lake Helen's Holiday Stress Buster raises funds for the city's...

Race Report: Candy Cane 5K 2016

The 10th Annual Candy Cane 5K took place in Winter Springs at Central Winds park. The race is put on by and benefits Boys Town Central Florida. Training & Goals Still sick! I hadn't been keeping up my modest base at all. I hadn't run since last...