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Eat Pray Run DC: Bucket List Races

I love, love, LOVE running races. It’s so fun to race with friends and with strangers that become friends. If I could, I’d race almost every weekend. Of course I have a life outside of running, so that can’t happen. I also don’t have unlimited money for race fees, so I try to budget carefully and not get carried away (but it’s so easy to do so!). However, I do have a list of races that I’d love to run and hope to check off my list soon!

  • Marine Corps Marathon. This is my hometown marathon and I definitely will run it someday soon – hopefully next year! I’d love nothing more than to run 26.2 through my city.
  • A Disney race. I LOVE Disney World and it’s my dream to run a Disney race. I’m not too particular about which race, although I think I’d probably pass on doing a marathon at Disney. The Wine and Dine Half Marathon seems about my speed.
  • New York City Marathon. I have had some great runs in Central Park and nothing sounds more fun than running through New York with 50,000 of my closest friends.
  • Big Sur Marathon. I mean, have you seen pictures of this course? Yeah, it’s stunning. I will definitely run this one someday soon.
  • Boston Marathon. Yeah, the big one. I have a tenative goal of qualifying for the Boston marathon for my 40th birthday (in 8 years). This is obviously a huge goal, so this race will remain on my list until I get there!

That’s my list! There are, of course, tons of races that I would love to run but these races are all big ones that I may only get the chance to run once in a lifetime. I plan on getting started with crossing these runs off my list as early as next year.

What races are on your bucket list? Tweet @eatprayrundc and @womensrunning to let us know!

Eat Pray Run DC

Eat Pray Run DC

Courtney Dredden Carter is the author of Eat Pray Run DC, where she blogs primarily about running, food and D.C. life. A four-time marathoner, she is a marathon maniac, a runner on Oiselle Team and a Zensah Ambassador. Courtney is obsessed with Pure Barre, loves college football (Roll Tide!) and enjoys exploring new restaurants in DC.