You Wanted to Know: Dream Races

This one is going to be extremely fun for me!!

My dream races are (in no particular order):

Boston Marathon
Athens Marathon
Badwater Ultramarathon
Nike Women’s Marathon
Disney Princess Half Marathon
Big Sur Marathon
Grandma’s Marathon
 

 
 

Boston Marathon

This one is easy. Runners work to qualify for Boston and having the chance to run it would be incredible. Not only do you have to qualify but you have to be lucky enough to get picked in the lottery. So it makes it even more of slim pickings.

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Athens Marathon

Ahhh, this one has been my dream race! Ever since I learned about Pheidippides I wanted to run the same route that he ran. Alas, they make it possible.

 

Badwater Ultramarathon

A true test of the human body. This race is intense but it would be so amazing to complete it and be able to say you did!

Taken directly off their website “Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater Ultramarathon is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at the Mt. Whitney Portals at nearly 8,300’ (2530m). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000’ (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700’ (1433m) of cumulative descent. The Portals are the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Competitors travel through places or landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Keeler and Lone Pine

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Nike Women’s Marathon

I hear they have a great expo and I really want the Tiffany & Co necklace!!

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Disney Princess Half Marathon

Much like the Nike Women’s Marathon, I really want the tiara for this race! But I also dream of running through Cinderella’s castle with tons of other runners.

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Big Sur Marathon

I want to run over this bridge and see the beautiful course!

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Grandma’s Marathon

One of the biggest marathon’s that’s in a small scenic area.

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Those are the big races I look forward to having the chance to do sometime after college!

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