What are your favorite 3 races? When were they and why are they a favorite?
I love this question but it is a tough one. I race a lot and have a lot of favorite races but I am going to give it a try!
1. Vermont City Marathon - 2004 This was my first marathon and it is an awesome race. Your spectators can see you again and again. In this race I noticed the people who had come to cheer me on before they saw me each time. Everyone commented on how happy I looked. Believe me for most of it I was.
2. Stowe 8 Miler - I don't know if I would pick a particular year. I just like this race. It is a loop and I love loops. I like the fact that it is somewhat of an unusual distance. It is always a well attended race and when you set out you are part of a large group of runners and I get that rush when I am surrounded by runners with some common goals. This last year I got to race it with my daughter. It is always in July and can be very hot but it is such a scenic course the heat can be forgiven.
Hampton Half which I ran this February. It was a beautiful course with a lot of it along the ocean! It is fairly flat. I loved it because I did not slow down my last 3 miles which I am apt to do. See race report here.
Oh it is so hard to stop at 3. It is more unusual for me to not like a race than to like one. What causes me to not like a race - generally disorganization!
I just saw that Jill did Honorable Mention. Awesome Idea.
Honorable Mention: Archie Post 5 Miler, Great Castle Road Race, Hudson Mohawk Marathon, All Women and One Lucky Guy Half Marathon
Okay time to quit!