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Races are, arguably, the best part of running.? The people, the experience, the bling…? I spend most of my time preparing for races all over the place.? But I want to hear about races at HOME.? Because, goodness, I don’t run enough of those!? Tell me your favorite hometown race today on Tuesdays on the Run!


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Favorite Hometown Race

I’ll be the first to admit – I don’t run at home.? I mean, I save up all my time and energy for those runDisney races… I often ignore the fact that I live in DFW!? There are SO many races in my backyard that I am completely missing out on!

So really – I don’t HAVE a favorite hometown race.

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After the Color Run when we lived in Lubbock, Texas!

Races I Have Run in DFW

My very first 5K was the Gary Burns 5K in Frisco, Texas.? It was a last minute spur of the moment decision to run/walk with my husband one Halloween ages ago.

I also ran a special Americas Run in Arlington a few years later – where I actually RAN the entire race.? Wasn’t planning on it, but ran the whole way.? I got a medal for that one, too!

I’ve also run the Hot Cholocate race and a few Mellew events.

I’ve done three half marathons at home, one 10K, and a handful of 5Ks – but they?aren’t really anything to brag about.


Tap n’ Run in Dallas! Fun Fact: I was pregnant. Brandon drank all the beer.

Hometown Race Goal 2018

I know I have talked about it a lot here before – but I have a major goal for 2018 to run more races.? Since I can’t travel to them all – I know a lot will be at home!? Here are a few I have up my sleeve…

Hot Chocolate 15K

This one is a big maybe.? It’s like… soon.? I am still recovering from bursitis in my right hip, and haven’t actually signed up yet.

If I do it – it’s going to be suuuuuper last minute.

And I need to get the okay from physical therapy.? If I need to rest up more, I’ll walk the 5K.? If I’m good to go – it’s off to the races for the 15K!

I just love those jackets so much!

Link: Hot Chocolate 5K/15K

Polar Dash with my friend Ashley!

Rock n Roll 5K and Half Marathon

DALLAS!? WOOT!? I would love for you to join me, too!? If you register – please use the code RNRRNB2018 in order to save some money on your half marathon registration!

This is another race I *almost* ran in 2014… but then didn’t because about a week before I found out I was expecting.

Oh, how things have changed!

Link: Rock N Roll Dallas

Fort Worth Zoo 5K

This is something I have always wanted to do – so maybe this year should be the year!

Plus, I figure running through the zoo will make me feel right at home since I am used to running through the parks!

Link: Fort Worth Zoo Run


Spring 5K in Frisco, Texas with my husband and my dad!

Plano Baloon Festival Half Marathon

I was supposed to run this race with a girlfriend of mine… but got pregnant so ended up missing out.

Now I’d run if I was pregnant, but back then I was a little overcautious!

I almost did it last year, but didn’t, so this year it’s definitely?happening this year!

Link: Plano Baloon Festival Half Marathon

Dallas Marathon

This one is kind of a bucket list race for me.

It’s on the list – because it’s one I really want to do – but logistically I don’t know if this year will happen or not.

Especially since I’m planning on running the Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon the week before – so really – probably a no go.

I guess I could run the?half?marathon in SA, and then run the?full marathon in Dallas…

Or I could wait.

But anyone who knows me knows I am not good at waiting.

… so I’m gonna wait and see what the bling looks like!

Link: BMW Dallas Marathon


Zombie Run with my little brother! Fun Fact: If you finished in under 35 minutes, you survived. Over 35 minutes… you became a zombie! There were different medals. I survived. Brother is now a zombie.


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Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Hi, Sarah! I have finally decided to write to you after reading this article! I am currently studying the PhD Physical Therapy program as well as write on my own blog (although just started hehe). I also have a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Your writing is really inspiring! Just checked in to tell you. Finally stepped out of the shadows of just being an anonymous reader!

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

Friday 2nd of February 2018

These all sound like great races, especially the Plano Balloon Festival! I live in Philly and we have almost too many races to choose from in the area!


Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Was is RnR Dallas not on my radar?? You've got plenty of hometown races if you should choose to partake...

Lisa @ Mile by Mile

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

I did the Houston marathon a while ago but never anything in Dallas! Sounds like you have some good options. I hope you can enjoy some of the local races this year!

Kimberly Hatting

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

I came **this close** to registering for R'n'R Dallas...then the hubby booked flights to Florida for spring break on that very day the Dallas race happens. So, maybe next year.....

Sarah Bergman

Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Ooooooh but a Florida spring break sounds awesome.........

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