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3 Holiday Run Ideas For You And Your BRFs

Deborah Brooks with runners from her Moms Run This Town chapter.

This time of year is all about having fun with friends, family and, of course, your BRFs (best running friends). Those in the Moms Run This Town chapter I founded love to find excuses to blend our shared passion for running with social events. During the holidays, it’s more important than ever to find ways to reduce stress and maintain fitness. Here are a few of our favorite holiday run ideas that are easy to organize just about anywhere.

Coffee Or Hot Chocolate Runs

Plan your group run to start and end at a coffee shop. Everyone runs their prospective paces and distances, and they all warm up with coffee or hot chocolate at the end. This allows people of different paces to run together and socialize either during the run or after it’s over. My group has also planned hot chocolate pit stops mid-run on super cold days (just to keep our energy up, of course).

Will Run For Donuts

Although not advised on a daily basis, many runners love to enjoy some treats to celebrate their logged miles. Set up a group run that finishes at a treat or donut shop. You will be surprised by how many of your friends want to join in.

Holiday Lights Run

Running at night? It’s always fun to check out your neighbors’ holiday light displays. Run through your own neighborhood or head to a new town and explore.

Have any other fun holiday run ideas? Share them with us on Twitter @WomensRunning or tag #TeamWR in the holiday run photos you post on Instagram!


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Confessions of a Mother Runner

Confessions of a Mother Runner

I am Deborah of Confessions of a Mother Runner. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and two teens. As a lifelong vegetarian, I've always been passionate about healthy living and fitness. Looking for partners in crime, I started my own chapter of Moms Run This Town, which has grown to more than 700 running moms. I've met so many incredible women who inspire me daily to keep moving forward and challenging myself. You can usually find me running with my mom squad and training for the next crazy adventure they have talked me into. The 10K race is my favorite distance and I love the challenge of triathlon races, as well. As a Girls on The Run Coach, nothing makes me happier than volunteering my time to work with elementary school girls. I like to think I am influencing the next generation of female runners and moms-to-be. Vegetarian cooking is one of my passions; you can find original "Meatless Monday" recipes on my blog each week. Readers can contact me on Twitter and Instagram and by visiting my blog, Confessions of a Mother Runner.