Local Races To Love | Tuesdays on the Run

Tuesdays on the Run Link Up- every Tuesday we have a new running related topic. Join your favorite running bloggers in linking up each week.

This week on Tuesdays on the Run we want to know what local races you love! Why should we come run in your ‘hood?

Don’t forget to link up with Erika, Marcia and me this week.

Calendar of topics for March:

  • March 7 – how do you create your race schedule
  • March 14 – Talk to us about St. Patrick’s day – do you have traditions, a favorite race, a costume you’ll be wearing?
  • Mar 21 – Sell us on your favorite local race. What do you love about it and why should we come run with you?
  • Mar 28 – Rate your month (and tell us if you want to keep this topic)

Local Races To Love



This one’s going to be short and sweet.

Since I’m new to the area, I have nothing to report on here!


Washington DC/Virginia

I have a dream to someday be fast enough to sign up for the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler.

While I knew I’d be here for it, I also knew I wouldn’t make the time cut off so I didn’t enter the lottery. However, I did get into the lottery for the 5K. Which is right where I need to be at this point anyway.


I’m just not sure I’ll be able to run it. My dang IT band isn’t loving me right now, and my C25K program has taken a small break. #WhompWhomp

Could it happen in 2 weeks? Probably. But I’m trying to stay out of PT for the next 6 months, so I’m going to just see how things are feeling over the next couple of days.


I am obsessed with these blossoms. Ob. Sessed.

Sounds like most survived the cold and snow, so we’re planning on hitting the monuments by the Tidal Basin this week. Fingers are crossed that I get a view like this one soon!



What races did I like in Arizona? I enjoyed the Phoenix Marathon (I ran the half) weekend a lot.

If you are looking for a well supported slightly downhill race with fantastic weather in Arizona: this is your PR, folks!

Any folks run DC recently who have recommendations for races? Shout them out!

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Patty Holliday is a wife and mother of four. She's a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)


  1. Would you believe that the Cherry Blossom race is one of the few local races i’ve never run??? Some day…

  2. Erika Rodkey says:

    Army Ten Miker is one of my favorites for D.C. I used it for POT for Disney multiple times. The crowd support us fantastic and always gives me the mental boost I need to run faster.

  3. I also want to do Cherry Blossom some day. I entered the lottery a few years ago but didnt get in. Most years I forget to enter. Maybe next year I’ll try again!

  4. My AZ race wasn’t downhill. Crazy huge hill, in fact, and a few more thrown in for giggles & grins. It was still a great race!

    I have a chance to tackle a downhill race not once, but twice this year!

  5. All you DC ladies make these runs sound so great! The cherry blossoms look gorgeous. Maybe someday!!

  6. That Cherry Blossom race has to be amazing! I love that 10 mile distance too- I hope you get to run it!

  7. I’d love to do that Cherry Blossom 10 miler!

  8. I have heard great things about the Phoenix marathon. I eve knew someone that BQ there.

  9. That Cherry Blossom is on my bucket list! The course sounds beautiful, and I love the 10-mile distance.

  10. I’m so happy most of the blossoms survived the cold snap. These poor trees! they don’t know what season it is.

  11. Oh… I hope your IT issue gets better soon!

  12. I really want to do the Cherry Blossom race one year! We are about 3 hours from DC. The timing hasn’t worked for me yet. I did get into the Broad Street Run in Philly this year which is a huge one and also has a lottery! So excited about that!

  13. Love the Cherry Blossom Run when the weather’s just right! I hope you feel well enough to do the 5K! My sister ran it a couple of years ago and enjoyed it.

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