Runners Tell All: Race Bucket List


I am SO thrilled to be back writing.  The past few weeks have been a blur of blue & white while I’ve become acquainted with my new school, cross country team, and responsibilities as a, wait for it, CHEMISTRY teacher.  I’ll touch more on that later, but today, I’m even more excited to be co-hosting the Runners Tell All link-up from Amanda and Beka.  Read on for my race bucket list, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for an awesome handmade bag, and link-up so I can know what other races to sign up for!

As I was thinking about this post, I realized that I’ve run every single major race distance (5k, 10k, half-marathon, and a marathon).  In terms of a favorite race distance, I LOVE the half marathon and after my last two 10K’s, I think that holds a special place in my heart too.




But this is a post about what races are on my bucket list, no matter how ridiculous they may seem.  I’ll be pretty honest with you though, I have ZERO interest in obstacle course runs or really expensive 5K’s.  I’m weird like that, I guess?


(1) The Hot Chocolate 15K run

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This run looks like SO much fun.  And?? There’s CHOCOLATE at the end of it.  The race swag is also pretty sweet because it’s’ a hoodie.  What better way to show the world your bad-ass-ness than to wear that hoodie with pride saying, “Oh hey!  Yeah, I ran this race.  NO BIG DEAL.”  Although they offer at 5K, that ish is expensive and I would totally want to get my money’s worth.  You know how there’s a “cost per wear” mentality with clothing?  I have that same with “cost per mile” with running registration fees.


(2) Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

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I will always be quick to tell you that there is NO EFFING WAY that I would run another full marathon, but because this race is literally 20 minutes away from my house, I think I would make an exception.  The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is a point-to-point FLAT course on the trail that goes along Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, which is my favorite vista in the entire world.  (**Swoon**)

(3) Run Disney

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And no race would be complete without at least ONE Disney race.  But, I literally want to do all of them.  I love Disney so much, but Chris hates even the idea of it, so I already know we will never vacation there (ask me how upset I am about it another time.  Spoiler alert – it’s a lot.)  Although the Princess Half-Marathon weekend looks rad, I would MUCH rather prefer to run the Star Wars Half-Marathon because, HELLO, Star Wars?!  My nerd heart just burst a little when I saw that there is a THEMED STAR WARS RACE.  Another Disney race that looked fun is the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon weekend series.  But, that starts super late at night, but at least you get wine at the end (I obviously have my priorities here, you guys).  And lastly, the Expedition Everest Challenge because (1) that’s the BEST ride at WDW (2) it’s basically a huge (expensive) scavenger hunt around the Animal Kingdom park.



Now…for the moment you’ve been waiting for…the giveaway and link-up!  When you go through the link-up, PLEASE actually complete the entries honestly, because we will be checking!  It’s the teacher in me, I can’t help it. 🙂


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Then, link-up for Runner’s Tell All so I can start putting more money in my “Races” account.  I can’t wait to see where you all want to run at!  But, naturally, there are rules…


  • You MUST leave a comment on the person’s blog who linked up directly before you. This is not a linkup for the sake of linking up. This is a linkup to build community and spread the love and encouragement to your fellow runners! Don’t be lame.
  • Do not share links to unrelated running posts or to your blog’s homepage, or we will have to delete your link. (I’ve done it before too, so I’m not joking.)
  • Please link back to either Beka or Amanda in your post so others can come here and join in! Or grab the button below and add it to your post.
  • Have fun!


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12 thoughts on “Runners Tell All: Race Bucket List

  1. 1) I agree, really expensive 5ks? No thanks, I will pass!
    2) I have also done 1 marathon, and the thought of doing another full marathon? Ugh! However, there is a really nice one 30 minutes from my house…so maybe.
    3) Hot chocolate AND a sweatshirt?!? I’m sold!

  2. Hoodies are the BEST race swag ever. Totally with you on the $ per mile thing. I rarely ever run 5ks anymore mainly because I just can’t justify that kind of money to run for less than 30 minutes. Longer races are definitely more expensive but not if you look at it from a cost per mile perspective 😉

  3. Looks like a lot of us are on the same page with the Disney race! And the hot chocolate run sounds awesome too. I want to run a race in every state, so I’m gonna be hunting down the most fun and creative ones to participate in for sure. This link-up is a great place to discover them!

  4. Yeah, girl! I forgot about the chocolate run! I want to do that one too. I love that you get a hoodie! And chocolate, obviously. That’s funny you don’t want to do obstacle course races. I love them! They’re so much fun. Have you ever done one? Maybe you’d like it if you tried it!

  5. Who knew that there was such a thing as a Hot Chocolate Run – how awesome. Now to get it over to the UK please! Also Run Disney is a definite must for me too – I feel like the magic of Disney will make the pain of running worth it! Laura xx

  6. I am not all that into Disney, but the Wine and Dine race would be right up my sleeve. Food. Wine. Running. What more could a girl ask for? (maybe not in that order)

  7. This is an awesome list! The Hot Chocolate race is on my list too! I was bummed because I could have made it to Chicago for it this year, but it would make that weekend pretty hectic. And expensive 5Ks? No way. I can run that on my own! Great list, and thanks for co-hosting!

  8. Chocolate & a hoodie! You should definitely do that one. Also, I never in my mind thought to convert dollars to miles but I like that idea!

    I’m glad you co-hosted with us! It’s always fun to get to know bloggers more through the RTA sponsorships!

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