It is extensive, so get comfy!
Halfway to Brielle Day 5K. This is always a cold race, and very hilly, and I love running with my friends! This past year we got a long sleeved tee *and* a sweatshirt! Bonus
St. Barnabas Blue Claws 5K. I am waiting on a date for this one, and I fear it will fall on a weekend that I am already racing. It is a fun course, and you end in Blue Claws Stadium, which I love! I did this 2 years ago, but couldn't go this past year!
Both races were awesome, and I loved every minute of them! It is super hard to get into, and this year they are changing the process, so I hope I get in! It sells out faster than a Disney race. For real.
Jersey Shore Running Club hosts this series every summer. It consists of 5 weeks of racing, held on Thursday nights, and you get points for finishing. The better your finish (age group or overall), the more points you get. It is $20 for the whole series, and there are weekly prizes and overall prizes. I loved it two years ago, but this past summer the dates were bad, so I didn't do it. I am hoping for better luck this year! Two years ago, I won this super sexy bucket hat for being 2nd overall in my age group (I didn't consistently place well, but I didn't miss a week, which helped!)
Brielle Day 10K. This is a longer version of Halfway to Brielle Day. (get it?) Very hilly, very hot, very tough. I have done this race for 2 years and plan to add a third! They have awesome prizes afterwards, randomly drawn. I haven't won yet, but I have high hopes that the third time is the charm!
Knoebel's 5K. I ran this race in 2011, soon after I started training, and it kicked my butt. The flyer said moderate hills. I disagree. It felt like it went uphill. For 5K. With no downhill. It killed me. I want to go back again and kick those hills' butts. I am hoping my schedule will allow it in 2014!
I hope I am not the only one with a list like this! Do you have one?