My Upcoming Races

This is a list of the upcoming race events for which I'm registered.

In December 2023 I experienced an elevated heart rate which ultimately led to a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease. I'm taking medicine and my doses are still being worked out. I was cleared to exercise again in April 2024 and I'm taking it easy getting back into light activity. My participation in all upcoming events is pending / often a game-day decision.

In-Person Events

Hero Hustle

I'll participate in this local DeBary race on May 18, 2024. I've run this race (and its previous iteration) four times before.

Mount Dora Double (5K and Half Marathon Challenge)

I deferred my 2023 registration to 2024 due to a conflict for the original 2023 date. The event consists of a 5K on Saturday morning and a Half Marathon on Sunday morning. These races will take place in December 2024.

Best Damn Race Orlando 10K

I missed running the 2023 event due to a painful case of bursitis in my left knee. It happened close to race day so I wasn't able to defer. 2024's unfortunate reason for missing this race was my Graves' Disease diagnosis received back in January, so I had time to defer this event. This is always an enjoyable race day so I hope I'm fit to make a triumphant return on race day which will take place sometime in March 2025.

Virtual Events

Lake Apopka 5K

I've run this 5K twice before and had a lot of fun, so I'm in again. This year the Pumphouse 8-Miler and 5K joined the Scenic 30K, which used to be a separate event on a different date. Due to my Graves' Disease symptoms, including elevated heart rate, I was unable to participate in person. Big shout-out to Sommer Sports for allowing easy transfer to a virtual event. The race took place on a miserable rainy day, February 18, 2024. Not sure when I'll be able to complete this 5K, but I sure wish it could have been at Apopka.

MeStrong 2024

Arthur and I were both registered to participate in this popular charity 5K through downtown Deland on February 3, 2024. Arthur attended the live event; I picked up my shirt and bib but wasn't cleared to participate. I'll complete this one as an unofficial virtual race.

2023 AdventHealth Lake Minneola 5K

Due to an unfortunate case of bursitis in my left knee, I opted to convert this race entry to the virtual option. Race day was March 25, 2023. I'm not sure when I'll get this one done.

2022 Black Bear Romp 5K

This race raises money to help save Florida's Black Bears by subsidizing bear-resistant trash cans for Wekiva Basin residents. I couldn't attend in person due to travel, but wanted to support the cause. Race day was October 22, 2022. I'm not sure when I'll complete this one virtually.

2021 Scrub Jay Race 5K

This annual race series in Osprey, Florida, has been on my bucket list for a while. The races benefit the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park and the threatened Florida Scrub-Jay. Since the races had to go virtual I decided to sign up. I was a late registrant for the event which took place from January 2nd to January 10th, 2021 (I signed up on the 10th). I am hoping to complete this at our local Florida Scrub-Jay hotspot, Lyonia Preserve, but I don't have a date in mind just yet. And I still hope to participate in person some day.

Page last updated 5/6/24