My Upcoming Races

Prior to 2020, this page would have only shown in-person races. I jumped on the virtual race bandwagon hard during 2020, but at the start of 2021 I'm feeling pretty virtualed-out.

I'll be getting my second Pfizer shot in mid-April and am looking forward to participating in races in person once again soon. I'll be mostly walking until I get help for my Achilles and knees. Here are all of the future races (in person and virtual) for which I'm currently registered.

In-Person Events

1 Melissa's Race

I ran this local charity race for brain cancer in 2019 and participated virtually last year. This will hopefully be my first in-person race in over a year. It's scheduled to take place in Sanford, Florida on April 24, 2021.

2 Tunnel to Towers 5K

This race was scheduled to take place on September 12, 2020. Participants received an email that the event would be postponed to 2021 with no further details so far. I'm planning to be on vacation on race day, assumed to be September 11, 2021, so I may try to convert this to virtual, if possible.

3 Best Damn Race Orlando 10K

This race was scheduled to take place on March 6, 2021 but has been postponed to September 25, 2021. I'm planning to be on vacation on race day so I may try to convert this to virtual, if possible.

4 Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation 10M

I paid to defer from the November 2019 race due to my Achilles injury. Then the 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, so I got automatically deferred again. The race is now scheduled to take place November 7, 2021.

5 Operation Changing Lives 5K

This race is scheduled to take place on November 20, 2021. Funny story: I have registered for this race twice before, but never run it. In 2019 I was in a boot. I tried to give away my bib to someone in my club, but there were no takers. In 2020 the race ended up being in person, but I was not ready for that, so it was another DNS for me. I'm hoping the third time will be the charm!

Virtual Events

6 Scrub Jay Race

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 (I signed up on the 10th). I hope to complete this soon and I still hope to participate in person some day.

7 Park Falls Virtual Turkey Trot

This local race in Park Falls, Wisconsin was forced to go virtual due to the pandemic. It's a Thanksgiving theme with the option to run anytime up until Thanksgiving Day. I completely forgot about this! The package arrived about a month late (a victim of the 2020 Great Holiday Postal Crunch I think). Not sure if I'll save this until Thanksgiving 2021 or knock it out sooner.

8 Santa's Twilight 5K

This holiday race took place as a live event on December 19, 2020. The race directors kindly let me convert to a virtual race. I have not completed it yet and I'm not yet sure if I'll save it for next Christmas or knock it out sooner.

9 Smashed Santa 5K

I signed up for this affordable virtual race ($32) with some neat holiday swag (shirt, medal, socks, beanie). Due to my continuing pain and sad lack of motivation I did not complete this during the holidays. I'm not yet sure if I'll knock this out soon or save it for Christmas 2021.

Page last updated 4/7/21