Before I get to the Tuesdays on the Run topic of Memorial Races, I need to share that I’ve lost my muse. I haven’t run much at all in the last two weeks and I’m starting to lose my mind and I’m definitely losing my ability to write. The worst part is that the pain is in multiple places in my foot/ankle and I never know what part is going to hurt the most. Thankfully it does not seem to be aggravated by the exercise bike or the rowing machine, so I will be doing my best to get some endorphins tomorrow. Endorphins = people in my house are allowed to live plus maybe I’ll actually be able to think of something to talk about. /whine
Memorial Weekend Races around DC
Looking for a race ON Memorial Day? Check out the RINGING IN HOPE: A SALUTE TO OUR TROOPS race. Not only is this race on the holiday, but it is also a charity event for Boulder Crest Retreat in Loudoun County, which is a privately funded non-profit wellness center for veterans and their families healing from combat-related stress. Use Code SALUTE18 for $5 off.
Looking for a longer race? There are two half marathon options this coming weekend. The Spring Georgetown Race is organized by the same company did the Autumn Georgetown race in the fall. The races are small, but well organized and have decent swag.
The other option is the Alexandria Running Festival. I’ve run this in the past as well. It was crazy hot the weekend I ran it, but it seemed pretty well organized (and I can’t blame them for the weather LOL). Both of these races also have 5Ks.
Looking for cheap and low key? The Montgomery County Road Runner club is offering the Memorial 4 Miler. This race is on Memorial Day and is free for MCRR members and only $10 for non-members. In line with the cheap and low key, there’s not much in the way of swag.