5k: 2015 Santa Anita Derby
I have only run 5ks but this one stands out for sure. It was cheap (35 bucks I think) and it had a gorgeous course, easy bib pickup at the mall, free parking, great tech shirt and great perk of going to the Derby after. And the medal was a bottle opener!
This will definitely be a yearly race for me as its only a 15 min drive from my house.
The great race is very hilly but insanely gorgeous and the after party is a blast. Santa Monica Christmas run is flat and in December so it's easy to get a PR on and it's Christmas themed!!
So it's definitely a tie and these are on my list every year as well
I think it speaks volumes that I ran this race wearing a poncho in a downpour and had the worst sciatica of my life and it's still the top. If I had to pick one Disney half to run forever this would be it. It's a night race and running through animal kingdom is gorgeous but nothing compares to the jaw dropping beauty of running through the Osborne Lights! And then I can party while eating and drinking until 4am? YES!!! I can't wait to do this race again
Full: WDW Marathon
The race I have dreamed of since before I was even running. What more could I want than running through all 4 theme parks and having the time of my life? Truly nothing.
This race will always be special as it was also the culmination of doing dopey. I've never cried so hard in life-seriously especially because it was happy tears. Tears of complete joy that I was running a marathon and completing 48.6 miles. Words cannot describe the emotions (I'm even tearing up typing this!)
I rode a roller coaster and had a margarita in the middle of the race! And took epic graveyard digging pictures and got fabulous character shots. I don't think any race could ever top this!
This is a bucket list race for sure. The most fun and magic I ever have and will ever have!
So how about you? What are your favorite races you have run?