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It’s hard to believe that I’m down to my final two races of the 2017 racing season. My big fall race is behind me and now I’m just coasting into my final two 5K’s. Both races are the morning after Christmas parties so that will certainly help rein me in on the holiday cheer. 😉

I’m toying with the idea of running a brand new New Year’s Day race, a day that would be new to me for racing. It’s certainly not that we party like crazy on New Year’s Eve, but I do like to stay up and cheer in the New Year. As a child, New Year’s Eve was like any other night of the year and as an adult, I refuse not to acknowledge it as something special.

Please let me know if you’ll be at either of these two races so we can look for each other!

December 3 – Run With Santa – Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
December 10 – NOVA Jingle Bell 5K – Clyde’s at Willow Creek, Broadlands, VA


And looking ahead to my 2018 racing schedule…

January 1 – New Day New Year 5K – Clyde’s at Willow Creek, Broadlands, VA
July 4 – Firecracker 5K – Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
November 22 – Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K – Crossroads UMC, Ashburn, VA


  • Questions:
  • What’s your favorite race of the year – one that you don’t like to miss? ~ For me, it’s both the Firecracker 5K and the Thanksgiving Day 5K
  • Are you running any of the races I have on my schedule?
  • What are your thoughts on running a race on New Year’s Day? 
  • Have you started looking at your  2018 race schedule? 


Hope to see you at a race!