Last weekend I went out to cheer on the Runologie 8K in Dix Park with my friend @ruwandering. It was a beautiful day for a race in Raleigh – the weather was perfect. This year the race fell on the same weekend as the popular Hopscotch music festival and was appropriately named the Hopscotch 8k. Heading out to the race served two purposes for me. It allowed me to practice taking race shots with my new Fujifilm X-T20 camera and it helped get me motivated for the fall races on my calendar.
In October I’m running the Mother Earth Brewing Iron Clad Half Marathon in Kinston. My training for this race has been a bit sporadic over the summer, but I have 5 weeks left to get ready and I am really looking forward to it. This is a super fun small town race that has a nice fast and flat course. The race is the same day as Mother Earth Brewery’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration so there are lots of exciting festivities going on after the race making it the perfect time for a day trip to Kinston. If you are interested in signing up for the Half Marathon of 5K use discount code 2020John to save 10% off registration.
In November Runologie will host the final event of their 2019 Race series with their annual “Trophy Trot” 10k on Thanksgiving Day. Turkey Day races are always a lot of fun and a great way to start the holiday before settling down for a big meal with family that night. The 10K takes places in Dix Park with an after party at Trophy Brewing. I haven’t done a Thanksgiving Day race in a long time, but would like to get it back in the mix this year. Use code TRIANGLEEXPLORER to get a discount on your race registration.
Whatever your fall race plans are I hope you get out there this weekend and enjoy some fun training miles!