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 Be Healthy 5K

This inaugural race from Track Shack will take place in Sanford on September 24, 2022. Track Shack puts on good events, and I like running along the lakefront in nearby Sanford. A $5 Global Running Day discount code hooked me, I'm in!

2 Florida Breast Cancer Foundation Race 2 Cure 5k and Tribute Walk

This race that raises funds for cancer research will take place in Sanford, Florida on October 2, 2022.

3 United With The Blue 5K

This inaugural race, being put on by one of my WVR club mates, will honor fallen officers and raise funds for Team BlueLine and Law Enforcement United. The race will take place in Lake Mary, Florida, on November 6, 2022.

4 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.

5 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.

6 WDW Marathon Weekend 5K

Registration for this anniversary WDW Marathon Weekend's events sold out in record time. Race bibs have been coming online in brief spurts since registration day, and I was able to snag a bib during one of these short windows of opportunity. The 5K takes place in the wee hours of Thursday, January 5, 2023.

7 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.

8 Bunny Hop 5K

This run is at my local park, Gemini Springs, where I like to sign up for all the races. I ran the 2022 Bunny Hop 5K and aim to beat last year's time on race day, April 9, 2023.

Virtual Events

9 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.

10 Bimbo Virtual Global Race (Global Energy Race)

The Bimbo Global Race will be virtual once again. Registration is free. Run during the window of September 19 to September 25, 2022, upload your results, and receive swag including a medal. I have run the Global Energy Race a few times before, including in person and virtual iterations.

11 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 can't attend in person due to travel, but wanted to support the cause. Race day is October 22, 2022. I'm not sure when I'll complete this one virtually.

Page last updated 8/1/22