2018 Race Calendar is Taking Shape

My race calendar is slowly starting to take shape and the one thing that’s for certain, I’ll be running my favorite hometown race again this year – Boston’s Run to Remember.

Boston’s Run to Remember was my first half marathon back in 2011 and I knew even before I’d crossed the finish line that I’d be running it again (You can read that recap here). This race has everything – a scenic tour through the streets of Boston, a relatively flat course, good crowd support, enthusiastic volunteers, and a great cause. The race is put on by the Boston Police Department and the Boston Police’s Runner’s Club in honor of fallen law enforcement officers and first responders. And, I especially love how many police officers are out along the course cheering and supporting the runners. It’s held on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, which can make this a hot one to run – and you all know what a heat weenie I can be, but I still find myself registering again and again. In the past couple of years, I’ve opted for the 5-miler but this year I’ll be running the half again.

So at the moment, my 2018 Race Calendar looks like this:

March – Black Cat 10-Miler (3

April – Portland 10 Miler

May – Boston’s Run to Remember Half

June – BAA 10K (I’m still debating – this one can be uber hot!)

July – Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago (keeping my fingers crossed that the stars will align for this one)

September – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half

Then there’s that fall marathon thing to figure out 😉 In case you missed it, I’m debating, MCM, Richmond, or Philly for my first full – you can check out that debate here.

I’m also holding out hope for Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio in December, but I’ll have to see how family schedules line up. And speaking of Rock ‘n’ Roll – if you want to join me be sure to use code RNRRNB2018 to save $15 when you register for either a half or full marathon.

Looking forward to running these races in 2018! Will I see you at the start line? #runchat #rocknblog Click To Tweet

I’m linking up with ErikaMarcia, and Patty for Tuesdays on the Run – this week’s topic is favorite hometown races.

I’m also joining Deb’s Race Link Up, which is a great way to find others for race meet-ups.

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Where are you running this year?



  1. R’n’R Chicago!!!!!!! Seriously????? Well, that just made my day 😉 I’m also contemplating Philly. This Boston race sounds like such a great race for a great cause…but, I’ll be prepping myself for our youngest “child’s” graduation that day. (What the what?)
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    • You know I’m quite the heat weenie but I’ve always wanted to run in Chicago and the chance to meet up with many of my fave runners is just too appealing to pass up 🙂 And yay for Philly – hope you can make that happen too!

  2. I’ve still not run a race in Boston, Philly or Chicago! Wow I need to get one of those on my schedule
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  3. RnR Chicago? YESSSSSSS! I’m going to run that one again. And as much as I said I wasn’t planning ahead, races are falling onto my calendar, whether I want to or not! LOL
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  4. Ooooh I hope the planets align and you make it to Chicago! We’ve gone on too long not meeting!
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  5. I would like to run a race in Boston so I’m hoping I can squeeze Run to Remember in my race calendar for 2019!

    Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago and Philly 🙂 I can’t wait to see which marathon you select for the Fall! The good thing is that you can use RnR Philly as a long training run (I’ve done that the past 2 years)
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  6. Glad to see you have such a full racing calendar! I really want to do RNR Chicago…that’s been on my list for a while now!
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  7. I’m not running any of the races you’re running this year. 🙁 I have run MCM ten times and Richmond once, both fabulous marathons!

    Thanks for linking up!
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