January 5, 2013 by UtahMan&Wife
We have been having a LOT of fun pulling together our Race-Per-Month Itinerary for 2013 [in fulfillment of our New Years Commitment]. So, we created a handy-dandy Google Doc of our schedule which we will post here, and also have posted as a separate page on the blog (see Events Page above). Any event that is highlighted on the schedule means we are signed, sealed and delivered [i.e. 100% paid and confirmed]. Any event not highlighted just means it is not paid for yet and we plan to pay by the listed deadline.
[We have to pace ourselves as we buy these up! Becoming “runner people” is definitely not a cheap “hobby”!! :P]
It’s amazing how many races there are to choose from! [Who knew?] We are sticking exclusively to Utah this year, but we are incorporating some fun “road trips” and will be travelling the depth and breadth of Utah. I’m particularly intrigued with all of the red-rock country races we discovered which are sure to be some beautiful venues and even if we have to stop and walk, at least there will be some beautiful scenery to enjoy. In February we will be doing a fun little Sweetheart 5K held down the street from our house. In March, we head to St. George, Utah to enjoy the Spectrum 10K which winds through Snow Canyon. In July we attempt our first Half-Marathon in central Utah’s scenic Bryce Canyon. We’ve got a really fun mud run in June called the Dirty Dash [we’ve done it several times in the past – it’s a blast] and of course we always Race for The Cure in May in honor of Wife’s mom and Man’s sister who are breast cancer survivors, and in memory of wayyyyyyy too many loved ones who lost their battles.
Oh, and we are particularly excited about our September race – the Little Grand Canyon Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K [we are doing the 10K part] which is a trail run through the Little Grand Canyon in Eastern Utah also known as the San Rafael Swell or BuckHorn Wash. We’ve never been there. It says we will get to run past towering Red Rocks, and “back in time through the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous Era’s”. There are dinosaur footprints on the trail, and we will get to see the largest Native American Pictograph Panels in the State (The BuckHorn Panel). Cool, huh? We will definitely be taking lots of photos!!
Notice that we are including a space for a direct link to the blog post / review we will write on each of the races. Also, we listed the cost and deadlines and included handy links to each race cite so you can join us! Please be sure to let us know if you happen to be doing any of the events on our posted itinerary. We would sure love to meet up with you!Cheers – UM&W