Saturday, February 4, 2012

2012 Race Schedule

I have been thinking about the races I wanted to run in 2012 for some time, but just hadn't gotten around to putting it all together.  There were multiple races happening in April and May that I wanted to run, but knew that I would not be able to because of the marathon.  Today I spent far too long and got every organized for the year.  If you look closely, this year is far different from my previous racing years.

In 2012, I hope to run:

1 or 2 marathons - Illinois and either Quad Cities or Indianapolis
1 ultra marathon - Ragnar Relay team of 6 - Madison to Chicago
4 or 5 half marathons - ChiTown, Rockford, Alexian Brothers, Benefit Classic, and possibly Quad Cities
1 8 mile race - Hot Cider Hustle
1 7 mile race - Bix
2 10ks - Polar Dash (already done) and Spring Sprint
1 8k - Town and Country Race
2 5ks - St. Paddy's Day 5k and Groovin' in the Grove (but most likely one or two more)
1 Duathlon - Race Around the World

Of the 16 races I hope to race in 2012, 7 will be ones that I have never competed in before.  Also, there will be a new distance - an 8-mile race.  I am looking forward to running the Bix 7-mile race again this year.  I've only run in one time, in 2010, and was recovering from low iron so my time can be much better. 

I also am going to volunteer at the Chicago Marathon with my running group this year instead of running it.  So, if you are running, I'll be at mile 2 handing out water or Gatorade.  I think it will be a great experience.

Is anyone else doing any of these races this year, or have you done them in the past? 


  1. Way to plan chicky! wow. so organized.
    My schedule is not like that. I need you to come and schedule my life!

  2. Outside of the Polar Dash, I haven't done any of these - what a great list!

    I will be looking for you at mile 2 :) Next year I hope to volunteer it too....