It is NEVER too early to start planning your race schedule! In my opinion. While I currently don’t have a traditional plan, and I am focusing on running for fun I am already getting quite a full “race” schedule for 2017 ( race in quotations because as of right now I don’t plan on racing any of these races). Let’s go through the races I have coming up so far for next year.
First, I have the Carlsbad Half Marathon . This race is January 15th. There is a full and half option. I’m going with the half because I just ran Chicago, I have the CIM in December and another full in March (details below). I’m still a newbie to the SoCal racing scene but apparently this is a popular race because it is part of the Triple Crown – which also includes La Jolla Half Marathon & America’s Finest City Half Marathon. If you want to run Carlsbad with me use discount code BIBRAVE10 to save $10 off the full or half marathon (thank BibRave!).
Next, is the Palm Desert Half Marathon on February 19th. I’ve never run a race in the desert and I hear this one has amazing mountain views. I also have a discount code for this race (Thanks again BibRave!). Use code BRPD2017 to save 10% off registration for 1/2 marathon, 5k, relays and kids race – valid until the close of online registration (February 15, 2017 at 11:50PM PST).
After those half marathons I have my first marathon of 2017. The LA Marathon on March 19th. I have not run this race before, and I will be running it for charity (post to come soon…I am SOOOO excited to tell you about it!). This will be my last race in SoCal before I move back home to Sacramento. LA is a race I have considered in the past and I really love the city – I swear I do. You hear lots of negative things about LA but it is a place I connect with, so I am really looking forward to running this marathon.
Finally, at the end of 2017 I have the California International Marathon. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as I have run this race every year since 2012. 2017 will by my 6th CIM! And no, registration is NOT open yet but this marathon has a standing place on my race calendar.
How much in advance do you start planning for your races? If you still have room on your calendar for this year, check out my Discount Page! I have discounts for races all over the country from this year into next. Happy running!