What to Look for When Running a Race

by Erich Martin

Apr 25, 2019

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Choosing a race to run can be daunting. There are so many, and they all offer different perks, experiences and drawbacks.

 

The first thing to look for when planning to join a run is the length of the race. Know you limits before signing up for something you can’t handle, or else you could end up like Barney from How I Met Your Mother after failing to train for a marathon. If you are traveling somewhere with different elevation from your normal runs, play it safe. Maintain your limits and keep your wits about you.

 

Think about the size of the race. Some attract hundreds upon hundreds of participants, while some are much smaller. Bigger crowds mean more participation and competition, but there is something to be said for smaller races as well.

 

Pick a race that looks like it has interesting terrain. Going on runs through a national park or an unfamiliar city are both totally different experiences than simply running through some random piece of suburbia.

 

Finally, consider what kind of race you want to run. Some races are über competitive, while others simply exist to provide a means for charity. These charity and fun runs are a little less serious, making them the perfect candidate for novice runners.

 

Many runners travel for races, but, even if you aren’t traveling for that specific reason, there are more than likely some races in the neighborhood.

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