My Upcoming Races

I'm so glad this page is transitioning back to showing mostly in-person races, instead of the virtual-fest that was 2020 and 2021!

During those years, while completing a crazy amount of virtual races, I let pandemic despair get the best of me. I ended up gaining an unhealthy amount of Covid weight.

On top of that, in mid July 2021, I had a big setback with what had been mild but persistent knee pain that finally turned into something much worse. I finally saw an orthopedic doctor for help. Unfortunately, prescribed physical therapy is not helping as much as I had hoped. I'll be trying different treatments to get back on track.

Meanwhile, as I get back to it, I'll be mixing up walking with running intervals to find my new sweet spot. I still love running and participating in races is a lot of fun, so as I work to improve my fitness, lose this weight, and get my pain under control, I've got some events on my calendar.

In-Person Events

1 Hero Hustle

This local race used to be called the DBK 5K. Under the old name, I ran this race twice before. The Hero Hustle will take place on May 21, 2022.

2 Doughnut Day 5K

Races will be hard to come by over the summer. I primarily signed up for this to get a June race on my calendar. The race will take place on June 4, 2022.

3 Central Florida Legends Fountain of Youth 5K

This local marathon, half marathon, and 5K race event first took place in 2019. The popular race takes place in my hometown, and is put on by my running club, West Volusia Runners. This year's event will be on November 20, 2022.

4 Barney Butter Lake Eola 5K

I'll be running this 5K, part of the larger OUC Orlando Half Marathon event put on by Track Shack each December, for the first time. BDR Orlando runners got a $10 coupon off for the event, and I took advantage! The race takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

5 Best Damn Race Orlando 10K

I enjoyed running the BDR Orlando 10K in 2022 so I decided to get in on the early blitz pricing again for 2023. This race will take place on March 4, 2023.

Virtual Events

8 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.

9 2021 Tunnel to Towers 5K

This race was scheduled to take place on September 12, 2020. Eventually the race was postponed, with registrants able to re-register for the 2021 event at no charge. I selected virtual as I was to be out of town on race day (September 11, 2021). I was only able to pick up my packet from my sweet friend (who held it for me for over three months!) at the end of December. I am not sure when I will complete this virtual race.

Page last updated 5/4/22