5K Race Reports

Race Recap: Turtle Trek 5K 2019

I ran the small Turtle Trek 5K race in Ponce Inlet on March 2, 2019. The race is a fundraiser for the Volusia/Flagler Turtle Patrol, a group that works to protect nesting sea turtles in these two central Florida counties. 2019 was the second annual race. Training...

Race Report: Disney Princess 5K 2017

I registered for all three Disney Princess races at the WDW Marathon Weekend expo. That's rather late -- just about seven weeks out. The races were listed as sold out on the runDisney website for months so it was both a pleasant surprise and a...

Race Report: Naughty or Nice 5K 2016

I ran Naughty or Nice last year, so this marks the first time I've run the same race two years in a row. This is a fun costume race with free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a candy cane stilt walker. Last year there...

Race Report: Inaugural Star Wars Dark Side 5K

The Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend had finally arrived! I was so excited for this weekend for such a long time. I registered for the 5K back when it first went on sale in September 2015. At that time I hadn't even run my first...

Race Report: Bob Ross Happy Little 5K 2017

One of the theme nights our local minor league baseball team, the Daytona Tortugas, had planned for the 2017 season was Bob Ross Night, honoring the Daytona Beach native. The team was going to give away a bobblehead of the painter. As the date approached, more promotions...

Race Recap: MeStrong 5K 2019

The MeStrong 5K in Deland, Florida, is a huge small town race put on by a local cancer charity and fund-raising group. 2019 was the fifth running of this race that grows larger each year; in 2019 they had over 5,000 registrants! This is a really great...