Get Moving: 2013 Spring Races

by: Kelly Leighton
February 27, 2013

I swear I think spring is trying to come out. Maybe Punxsutawney Phil was right and we will soon be blessed with warmer weather, which would be such wonderful news to us runners.

Running in the winter is tough, but once the predictions of “snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice” disappear, it’s so much easier to motivate yourself to dig your sneakers out of your closet and hit the pavement.

The #badfast crew after last year's Nikoli's 5K on St. Patrick's Day.

The #badfast crew after last year’s Nikoli’s 5K on St. Patrick’s Day.

Another great motivator is a race. Whether your first 5K (you CAN do it!) or time to push yourself to new distances (the list below has both a 4-miler and a 5-miler — a great way to bust past the usual 3.1 miles), spring is a great time to try something new. So, grab a friend and challenge yourself!

Click through for a roundup of local spring races, from 5K to marathon:


4 Miler

5 Miler



10 Miler

Half Marathon



What races will you run this year? Have one to add to the list? Add it in the comments!

One thought on “Get Moving: 2013 Spring Races

  1. Mary Lou Harris on said:

    Great list. Thanks for including the Capital 10-Miler. I’m planning to do Vinnie’s 5K.

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