I was planning for my 2009 inaugural race to be in April and the Y's spring run, but I saw a sign up in my neighborhood for the Habitat 5k, which is this weekend, March 28!
It takes place on the IU campus, here's the website for more info: IU Habitat 5k
April is the Spring Run at the YMCA, where I work. I was on the fence about whether I'd run the 5 or 10k, and I decided on the 5k. Many of you said don't worry about being last, but my self confidence lost and I don't want to be last!
This race will also be special because my dad is coming out to Bloomington to run the 10k that morning. He aims to beat his age when he runs 10k's, which would be 54:00! He calls himself the grey stallion :) It will be fun to have him cheering me on at my 5k, and I'll cheer him on during the 10k!
For May, I'll be running the Coach Hep Cancer Challenge 5k. Coach Hep was IU's football coach, he unfortunately died of brain cancer. He was a fantastic coach, and all around a great man. He really left his mark on IU after only coaching for 2 years!
This race is fun because there are cycling races, family walks, and a 5k. Here's the website for more info: http://coachhepcancerchallenge.org/
You even get some red shoe laces for the race!
For June, I'll hopefully be running the East Fest 5k in Bloomington. That's as far as I've scheduled for so far.
I love running 5k's because they're short, fun, and don't take a lot of training! Hopefully all of these races will really get me fast and prepared for the 100th running of the Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day 10k!
I know a few girls in the 20/20 Challenge are working on the c25k program. I highly encourage you to go ahead and sign up for a 5k at about the time you will finish the program. It will really motivate you to make it through all 8 weeks.
It is fun to run races with people, but I've done some on my own, all of these will be too - so don't be discouraged if you have no one to run with :)