IF YOU AREN’T PLANNING TO RELAX THIS SUMMER and won’t take a break from training it might be motivating to prepare for an amazing race in the upcoming weeks of autumn. Active.com teases readers with an article “Fall and Winter Marathons You Don’t Want to Miss.” A helpful feature is that the links open to races in 4 different parts of the USA: South, Northeast, Midwest, and West. If wishing to stay closer to rather than farther from home, click on your home region.
I checked the Midwest and found 5 highlighted races scheduled from August 31 to the end of October. Although not competing in marathons, shorter challenges are of interest to me and I know most organizers include other distance events in the weekend marathon festival offerings. So, if you are looking for exciting 5k’s, 10k’s, or half marathons, checking out the 26.2-mile contests is a fun search option.
Clicking through all four regions in the article revealed that the Northeast and Midwest hosted late summer and fall competitions, and that most of the late fall-winter races were being held in the warmer areas of the South and West, early November to February 2020.
I also noticed that several of the marathons were to be run in locations not too far from the Earned Runs “Across America” route. Inspired I searched very briefly for a few other running festivals along the route:
West: Columbia Gorge Marathon
October 20, 2019 in Hood River, Oregon
Midwest: Oregon Trail Run of Nebraska
October 26, 2019 in Hebron, Nebraska
Midwest: Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
October 6, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Northeast: Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival
September 22, 2019 in Schroon Lake, New York
OTHER RACE FESTIVALS not identified in the article, located somewhat near the route: have some novel contests:
If you plan to continue to work hard this summer and train-up for the fall, this article is a convenient place to find inspiration in destination goal races. Best to consider, also, is that the best races fill early.
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