Welcome to Race Linkup, a monthly linkup opening on the last Monday of every month and staying open for four weeks. Link your race schedule so everyone can see who else will be at the next race and we can arrange meet-ups with other bloggers and our readers. You can link up your race schedule every month or only when you register for an additional race – you choose how often you want to get your schedule out there for other runners to see. I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.


Just as I predicted, FOMO kicked in and I registered for a race in February after Deborah commented on my last Race Linkup asking if I planned to run For The Love Of It 10K. Since we’re birthday buddies and have never met, yet have been wanting to meet for over two years, I decided to sign up and I’m really looking forward to finally meeting her on Saturday!

As I mentioned last month, I tend to run the same races over and over during the latter part of the year, but this year I’m hoping to add two new races, the Army Ten Miler and the Runner’s World Half Marathon. For the Runner’s World Half, I’ll have to wait until Bill and I decide if we’ll keep or sell our Virginia Tech football tickets for that weekend before I can commit.

Here’s my race schedule so far and as you probably know if you’ve read my blog for a while, I live in Northern Virginia so the majority of the races on my calendar so far are in that area..

February 4 – For The Love Of It 10K – South Lakes High School, Reston, VA
July 4 – Firecracker 5K – Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
August 20 – Leesburg 20K – Market Station, Leesburg, VA
October 8 – Army Ten Miler – Pentagon, Arlington, VA
October 21 and 22 – Runner’s World Half & Festival – Arts Quest, Bethlehem, PA
November 23 – Thanksgiving Day 5K – Crossroads United Methodist Church, Ashburn, VA
December 10 – NOVA Jingle Bell 5K – Clyde’s at Willow Creek, Broadlands, VA (date and location not confirmed) 

Also, worth mentioning, Kelly commented on my December Race Linkup to let me know about her new free race app called Kukimbe. The mobile app uses geo-location to find races across the country. I’ve downloaded Kukimbe and can be found as Deb Runs, should you want to connect. 


  • Questions:
  • Do you tend to run the same races year after year or mix it up?
  • Do you sign up for races months in advance or at the last minute?
  • Do you like running in first time races or do you prefer to let them work out their kinks before registering?



Hope to see you at a race!