I love to run and participate in local races! While I could go out of town for bigger runs, I like sleeping in my own bed, showering in my own shower, and really enjoy supporting local churches, schools, scholarships, and causes. I’m also a TrySports Ambassador, so I get to participate in races in different ways now by volunteering and helping others.
Here are the races I’ve done. To read my thoughts and reactions, click the linked posts. Some of these are formal race recap posts, and others are more focused on daily life and how I just happened to run in a race that day.
If you want to know more about specific races, e-mail me. 1st Annual Camp RAE 5K: Spur-of-the-moment, no training sign up to do a good deed for the church I attended at the time. I don’t even remember my time! 6th Annual Polar Bear 5K: This race is what truly started my love of running.
McLeod Sports Medicine 10K: First 10K, one of my big goals as a runner. Plus, I was 1st Place, 20-24 Female
1st Annual Race for Taylor: Diagnosed with severe anemia 10 days later, and this race was a real scare that something was wrong. I ran a 33:15.
Arthritis Foundation 5K: First 5K after recovering from anemia and first sub-30 minute 5K (29:29).
1st Annual Bayler’s Birthday Bash 5K (Bishopville, SC)
3rd Annual McLeod Half-Marathon: 2:08:25 (1st Place Female, 20-29). First half-marathon.
7th Annual Polar Bear 5K: 27:33 (1st Place Female, 25-29)
McLeod Sports Medicine 10K: Second year doing this one… same t-shirt, and didn’t like the dog walk starting during my race.
2nd Annual Race for Taylor 5K: I beat my time from last year by almost 9 minutes. Yay for having healthy blood!
2nd Annual St. Anthony’s Race for the Heroes Memorial Day 5K: 25:32 (1st Place Female, Overall- However, this race did not give overall awards for women, so all 6 overall female winners were recognized as age group winners).
Hot Dam 5K at the Santee Dam (Santee, SC): 27:20 (3rd Place Female, Overall). Most physically and mentally brutal race ever.
Jennifer Bishop Fundraiser 5K (Coward, SC): This race was a benefit for a lady with cancer. It was pretty no frills but I loved it because all the money went to her and her family, and she was there. Always neat to see who you’re running for.
Williamston Park 5K (Darlington, SC): 23:23, 2nd place age group.
1st Annual Francis Marion University ROTC 5K: 25:36 First “Official” 1st Place Female Overall win.
3rd Annual Camp RAE 5K
Pecan Festival 10K: 50:18 (1st Place Female, 25-29)
Ebenezer Miles for Missions 12K: 1:01:56 (2nd Place Female- Overall). First 12K, 12K PR.
3rd Annual Race for Taylor 10k: One of my favorite races and a very moving day for me. This is one race I’ll definitely return to Florence for over and over again!
National Trails Day 5K: Last Florence race before moving to Charleston.
Trophy Lakes Cross Country 5K: First Charleston area race.
Isle of Palms Beach 5K: First Beach 5K. I ran with my friend and fellow track coach in honor of her son Taylor who passed away in a car accident.
Georgetown Bridge to Bridge Half Marathon: 1:49:44 (3rd place age group).
Run Like a Nut Half Marathon: 1:42:00 (1st place age group, 3rd place overall). Slightly short course. Half marathon PR.
Charleston Pajama Run 5K: 22:03 (1st place age group) 5K PR. Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Half Marathon (Virtual): January 1
Charlie Post Classic 15K: 1:14:27 (First 15K)
Ashley Ridge Fox Trot 5K: 22:54 (1st place, 20-29 females)
Catch the Leprechaun 5K: My first race recap as a spectator- everyone should participate in a race as a cheerleader. It is so motivating.
Summerville Shamrock Shuffle: 48:36 (1st place, females 25-29)
World Grits Festival 5K: 23:40 (1st place overall female)
Charleston Digital Corridor i5K: 23:53 (1st place female, 20-29)
May Day Half Marathon: 2:00:38 (Fun run with open roads, self-timed)
Mom’s Run 5K: 23:07 (1st place female, 25-29).
4th Annual Race for Taylor: 47:50 (3rd place female, overall). 10K PR
Isle of Palms Beach 10K: June 29
Francis Marion Dirt Dash Half Marathon: September 7
Darlington SC Marathon: September 28