WOW and just like that the last month of 2017 is here. This year has been one of many emotions, including both loss of a loved one and a sweet little addition, as well as many happy miles and some races.
As we close out 2017 be sure to check out the list of races happening around the area. I also have included some New Years Day races because who doesn’t like ending AND starting their year running?
Saturday, December 2nd:
–10th Annual Reindeer Run– Berlin, MD. Come check out America’s Coolest Small Town and take a run around the quaint streets of Berlin! The race starts at the Burley Oak Brewery at 9:00AM. Visit https://raceroster.com/events/2017/13487/2017-reindeer-run to register or learn more!
–Rehoboth Beach Marathon + Half. There may be a few spots still renaming for this race but I included this race because if you are not running go out and cheer on the runners!
–Share the Holiday Spirit 5k– Dover, DE. This 10AM 5k takes place at Silver Lake in Dover. The race features a kiddie k and will benefit the local foodbank. To register or learn more visit: http://www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=28
Sunday, December 3rd:
–Winterfest of Light Jingle Bell 5k- Ocean City, MD. If you are looking for the most Christmas-y/Get yourself in the holiday spirit/twilight 5k look no further. This race is growing each year and it is easy to see why. The course runs you through the famous Ocean City Winterfest of Lights at 5PM! Check out my race recap here and view registration information here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/OceanCity/OCMDWinterfestofLightsJingleBell5KRun
–Santa Claus 5k Run & Fun– Dewey Beach, DE. Dewey knows how to put on races so check out http://www.cffde.org/santa-fun-run for all the details on the green+red, registration and Santa Claus activities starting at noon so you can sleep in!
Sunday, December 10th:
–Run with Santa 5k– Cape Henlopen State Park. This race used to be the snowball run and now has a full blown Santa theme. Put on your Santa Suit and run the park. The race starts at 10am! To register visit: https://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/run-santa-5k
Saturday, December 30th
–Surfin Snowman 5-Miler– Bethany Beach, DE. Come check out this 4pm, twilight race that does a double loop through Bethany. This is the 5th year of the race and teh 5th time I will be toeing the starting line. You can read a few past recaps here: 5-miler, 5k and Shiny Medals! and Surfin’ Snowman 5-miler Race Recap To register visit: https://www.surfinsnowman.com/ SEE ya at the starting line!
Sunday, December 31st
–Race into the New Years 5k, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Another one of my favorite end of the year races is this one! The race starts at noon at the Rehoboth Beach band Stand and runs down the boardwalk and back. To sign up visit: https://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/race-new-year-5k-and-14-mile-fun-run-kids-under-12
2018 New Years Day Races:
–Hot Chocolate 5k– Salisbury, MD. This brand new race takes place at the Salisbury Park, starting at 1PM so you have plenty of time to sleep in after your late night bringing in the new year. The race benefits the Minds in Motion Children’s Museum and is bound to be a good time simply because the famous Trent Swanson is in charge of it! Visit https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=116616 to register!
–Hair of the Dog 10k/5k– Bethany Beach, DE. Another race to kick off 2018. Visit https://qrcf.org/event/7th-annual-hair-dog-22nd-annual-leo-brady-exercise-like-eskimos/ to register!
I hope that your year of running has been filled with many happy miles and races. As 2018 will be here in a blink of an eye I encourage each of you to take some time and reflect on where running has taken you this year or what it has helped do for you.
As always if there is a race I have missed please leave the info in the comments and check the jonesinforarun facebook page for other events shared there! Happy Running and Racing!