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5 Favorite Races

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Happy Friday!  I’m joining in with the Friday 5 fun today, where the topic is favorite races.  I’m sharing with you my 5 favorite races that I’ve ran… a few I’ve ran mul

5 Favorite Races

  1. Chevron Houston Marathon.  The Houston Marathon was my first marathon.  It really is a blast and it runs through some really great parts of Houston.  Course support is stellar and there are tons of people cheering you on along the course.  I had so much fun, I signed up to run it again.  You can read my recap about it here. 5 favorite races
  2. Running With The Cows.  I have ran this half marathon the past two years, in fact I had so much fun in 2016 I planned my trip back home around this race.  The course is not easy, but the friendly volunteers and fresh country air make up for it, plus the HUGE buffet at the finish line. Check out my 2016 recap and my 2017 recap.5 favorite races
  3. Brazos Bend 50.  This is a great trail run… perfect for beginners as it is flat and the trails are wide.  There are a variety of distances to run – 50 mile, 50k, 25k, 10k, and 5k. The aid stations are amazing, and the race just had such a fun atmosphere.  I’ve recapped my experience at this race here5 favorite races
  4. Trolley Run.  I haven’t ran this race since I moved from Kansas City… but it was my favorite race to run each year.  It’s a point to point 4 mile race (net downhill) through some really beautiful neighborhoods.  It’s really well organized and Kansas City really comes out to cheer on the runners.
  5. Jail Break Run. This is a really fun and well organized half marathon for a great cause (there is also a 5k option).  My favorite part of the race is the run up the Fred Hartman bridge for the breathtaking view of the Houston Ship Channel.  I had a blast in 2016 and also in 2017.5 favorite races

What race is your favorite?  Have you ever had so much fun at a race that you ran it multiple times? 


I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!

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7 Comments

  1. Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    I think the aid stations are always so much better during an ultra than a smaller distance race. You are offered so much more than just water and GU.
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  2. Kimberly G

    I’ve heard some really good things about the Houston marathon. I’ve never been to Houston (to Texas for that matter), so I’d love to check it out!

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  3. Rachel

    Brazos Bend sounds fun! I should add that to my bucket list.

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  4. Marcia

    These all sound great! I’ve heard nothing but good about the Houston Marathon.

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  5. Zenaida Arroyo

    There are a few races I do every year because I have fun in them. And I agree with Marcia’s comment about the Houston Marathon.

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  6. Kimberly Hatting

    I have yet to run a race in Houston (or Texas, in general) or Kansas. All of these sound fun!! I have a favorite race (Dam to Dam), it used to be a 20K, but changed to a 13.1 a few years ago…I’ve run it for the past 10 years 😉

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  7. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    I was not a runner when I lived in TX, but I did go back & do what was then the Livestrong Half as my second half. So much fun (but a tough course!).

    I don’t know how you run in all that heat & humidity.

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