Four Races in May

Apparently, May is race month for me. I have a 5 miler and three 5ks this month. I’m actually pretty excited about all of them. I decided that this year I was going to focus on smaller distances and go for new race distances and PRs, and if I stay on course, I think May will be the month of the 5k PR. Here’s a look at what’s coming up for me.

May 2: GMAA 5 Miler

There are many reasons I’m excited about this race. First of all, it’s my first 5 mile race, which means I get an automatic PR. Second, it’s located just a town over from us in Jericho, so I don’t have a long commute into Burlington. Third, registration was only $10. Fourth, it starts and ends right next to a chocolate shop and the place with the best maple creemees I’ve ever had, so I already know what my post-race treats will be πŸ™‚ I’ll be posting my goals for this race tomorrow, so stay tuned!

May 9: Vermont Respite House Jiggety Jog 5k

I’ve already written about this one, so you know I’m excited. It’s on my birthday, I’m raising money for a great cause (click here to donate!), and it’s a nice course. I’ll obviously write a more specific goals post coming up, but I’m gunning for at least a course PR, and maybe even a 5k PR too.

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May 14: Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race 5k

This is another one that I ran last year. I get free registration through my office, and get to run around the streets of my state’s capital. It’s also very likely that we’ll all go out for drinks afterward, and we all know that I love a good post-race beer. I’m hoping that the weather is more cooperative this year, and I can get a course PR. I don’t think this is the race for me to get a 5k PR just because of the crowds.

Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge 5k in May

Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge 5k last year

May 30: Craft Brew Race 5k

What could be better than combining my love of running with my love of beer? I intended to run this race last year, but was unable to because of a wedding. The $50 registration fee gets me a medal, a pint glass, and entry into the Brew Fest at the finish line. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me! And maybe, after all of the racing and running during the month, I’ll get a 5k PR (if I haven’t already!).

So there you have it–a big month of races, and hopefully some shiny new PRs. One of my goals this year was to run 15 races for 2015, and if I make it to the finish line of each of these races, I’ll be a third of the way done with my goal, since I ran the Cupid 5k in February.

What’s the highest number of races you’ve run in one month?

21 thoughts on “Four Races in May

  1. charissarunning says:

    Wow, what an exciting month for you! These sound like awesome races and you got such good deals for them too. I need to schedule a month where I just run a bunch of 5k’s πŸ™‚ I’m sure you will get a new PR by the end of the month!
    I’m pretty sure the highest number of races I’ve run in a month has been 4 as well – last September. I just remember all those races being bad though because summer hit late and almost every.single.race was super hot and humid :/

  2. dgobs says:

    Woohoo races!! These all sound fun, and like great course PR fodder! The 5-miler especially sounds amazing… I can’t believe it was only $10! With maple creemees at the end… man, it sounds lovely πŸ™‚ Good luck and have fun with all of them!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Yeah, GMAA is a local-ish running group that does lots of inexpensive, no-frills races, and they do a lot of unusual distances like 5 milers and 15ks, which is awesome.

  3. SuzLyfe says:

    get it girl! Other than the marathon and then the 10k a few weeks later (well, and I guess the part of the marathon in between), I’ve never done more than 1 race a month!

  4. veryrach says:

    These all sound like really great races! Good luck!!! I’ll look forward to a busy month of race recaps lol! I’ve never run more than one in a month!

  5. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    May will be a great month for you.! That is so exciting that you have so many races coming up. I only have one in May, and I’m already beyond excited , so I can’t imagine having 5.! so fun πŸ™‚

  6. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    That looks like an awesome schedule! Love the $10 price on the one too. The most I’ve done in a month is 3 races, I had to think about that for a moment. The 5 miler sounds fun, I’ve only ever done one and it was a trail run- good luck!!

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