Back when I was researching specific races to check some more states off, I came across the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) half marathon, hosted in October. I stumbled across this race last summer and it was already too late to register for it, but I made a point to pay attention to registration this year.
As I was double checking the registration date, I stumbled across a series of events called the Boston Distance Medley. This race series includes a 5k, 10k and the half marathon. Registration for the series opened up before all of the others and it guarantees your entry into each race. I figured the little bit of extra money for all three was worth it to make sure I got into both the 5k and half, my two target races.
As excited as I am to cross the state off in October for the half marathon, I’m actually more excited for the 5k in April (I’ll probably skip the 10k. Three trips to Boston is a little much for me in one year, when there are other states to cross off!) The race is Saturday, April 15 which is 13 weeks away. That gives me the Sweetheart Race and the St. Patricks Day Run to practice breaking that 22 mark, and then I can really go for it on a historic course! And the best part? Marathon Monday is the Monday right after the 5k so of course I’ll stick around to see one of the (if not THE) most historic runs in the world. Not sure if I’m more excited for my race, or that race.
I’m hoping to find someone to go with me, either to run the race or just to go watch the marathon but this is one trip I’m so excited about I’d do it solo if I had to!
Any suggestions for things to do in Boston?!