2016 Race Calendar

How is it already time to talk about spring and summer races?! I love every race season and typically my goal is one race a month. This is for a few reasons, training time, money – races are $$$, and scheduling – I like my weekends free in the warm months!

I will talk more about training in April since I do need to make a few training plans but for now I am sharing what I am currently registered to run.

May 2016 –Β Only Women’s Fitness Fun Run – 5kmΒ 

Not really a run since I will not even be cleared TO run but it is the thirds year my Mom and I have done this run. It will be Avery’s second year doing her 100m diaper dash.

Avery and I at last year’s race:

avery and i

June 2016 – Troubled Monk Run – 10km

This is about one month after I am cleared to run so 10km might be ambitious but it is going to be a fun run so I am not worried about it. Chad, a bunch of friends, co-workers are running it too and it includes beer after!

July 2016 – Lacombe Half Marathon – 10km

Registration has not opened up yet but I am going to sign up for this race and attempt a 10km PR πŸ™‚

Avery and I before last year’s race, I finished in 50:43.


August 2016 –Mud Hero

This is always a fun race, I run it with friends (Chad is too fast for me at this one!) and have a great time. Spoiler alert – I am also an Ambassador for it this year!

mud hero

September 2016 – Canmore Half Marathon –Β Half Marathon

My first half of 2016!! And probably my only! I wanted to run a half but also did not want to be too consumed with it after having baby so the timing for a fall half seemed perfect. It will be a little get away for our family as well.



11 thoughts on “2016 Race Calendar

  1. Nicole

    Look at you! You have more races on your roster than me so far! Will you bring someone with you to watch the kids while you guys do Mud Hero? I'm going to check with J to see if he wants to do this race too. What heat are you? We would have to leave the kids at home though although I'm sure Leo would love playing in the mud!

    1. arunningtale

      You are WAY ahead of me! lol. Yes, I will find someone to come and watch the girls when we run Mud Hero, my Mom or brothers probably. We are the 10am heat. It is such a fun race! PS – I have a giveaway in a couple weeks for an entry if you want to wait for it πŸ˜‰

  2. Kelly

    Mud Hero looks fun! I'd like to do a mud run someday.
    This looks like a fun year of races. I am starting to think that I was wayyy to ambitious with my 2016 race plans!

  3. thebexfactor

    Great race schedule!! I think that I'm going to back out of Mud Hero this year. I have a lot of commitments already and I think I have done this race enough times that I want to try some new things. Maybe I can help with the kiddos??

    1. arunningtale

      I get that! Thought watch for my giveaway in a couple weeks if you change your mind πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the offer with the girls, I will keep you in mind for sure, it is always a last minute thing of who is available to come there with us for a bit since Chad is done so fast it is just 30 mins usually lol.

  4. Brie @ Slice of Brie

    You never cease to amaze me!! That's an impressive race schedule! I only have two on the horizon, lol. I don't want to book up all my spring/summer weekends just yet either.

    1. arunningtale

      haha, it is not bad, I want to do more but this is enough for sure, like I said one a month is a good balance I think. Any more takes up too much time and money and well there is life outside running πŸ˜‰

  5. Leigh

    I've never ran the Canmore race before- maybe I'll join you πŸ™‚ As of right now, I'm running the 15k at the end of April and then the half at the Calgary marathon

  6. Elisabeth

    Are you sure there is a Lacombe Half Marathon as Central Alberta Youth Unlimited, who organized in the past is not doing it this?


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