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.

After I got my second Pfizer shot in mid-April, I felt comfortable attending in-person events again, and started signing up for more races. In mid July, I had a big setback with knee pain and finally saw a specialist. I'm hoping physical therapy will help. Meanwhile, I'll be mostly walking these upcoming race events.

In-Person Events

1 Disney Wine & Dine Marathon Weekend 5K

runDisney's first in-person race following the pandemic cancellations of 2020 and 2021 will be the 5K event during Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend on November 5, 2021. I'll be there!

2 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.

3 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!

4 Daytona Beach Turkey Trot 5K

This run in Daytona Beach takes place on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. There are a lot of turkey trots in our area! This one doesn't have chip timing but did offer an affordable price at $15 for early registrants.

5 Naughty or Nice DeBary 10K

This Christmas-themed race will take place close to home on December 4, 2021. Naughty or Nice has been a holiday favorite race in Lake Mary for some time. This year the event is expanding with races in both Leesburg and DeBary.

6 Best Damn Race Orlando 10K

This race was scheduled to take place on March 6, 2021 but was postponed to September 25, 2021. I had a conflict with the new date so I deferred to the 2022 event, now taking place on March 5, 2022.

Virtual Events

7 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 hope to complete this soon and I still hope to participate in person some day.

8 The Ryan Walsworth Spear-It 5K

I ran this virtually last year. I think the theme is so fun (asparagus -- though it is seriously meant to memorialize a member of the local farming community) and I love the 2020 shirt so much, so I'm in again. This year the race will take place in person, though the accompanying National Asparagus Festival will be a scaled-down event. Lucky for me the race again offered a virtual option. Race day was June 12, 2021, and I totally forgot about it! Currently working through some knee issues so I'm not sure when this will get done.

9 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. On May 3, 2021, we were able to re-register for the 2021 event at no charge. I selected virtual as I plan to be out of town on race day (September 11, 2021).

10 Global Energy Race 2021 10K

The Global Energy Race goes virtual again for 2021! I signed up and I absolutely must remember to complete this within the official race period of October 4 to October 10, 2021 in order to receive my swag.

11 Park Falls Virtual Turkey Trot 5K

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.

12 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 Christmas 2021 or knock it out sooner.

13 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 8/2/21