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~ JANUARY ~

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2014
TampaRaces.com
Croom Zoom 100K, 50K, 25K Trail Runs: 100K at 6:00 a.m., 50K/25K at 7:00 a.m., Croom Park, Withlacoochee State Forest, Brooksville, FL


SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014
Dolphin Dash 5K & 1 Mile: 8:00 a.m., Anna Maria Elementary, Holmes Beach, FL


SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 TampaRaces.com
Florida Challenge Half Marathon & 5K Trail Runs: Half Marathon at 8:00 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., Alafia River State Park, Lithia, FL



~ FEBRUARY ~


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014
TampaRaces.com
Flatwoods 10 Mile & 5K Ramble: 10 Mile at 8:00 a.m., 5K at 8:15 a.m., Flatwoods Wilderness Park, Tampa, FL


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K & 5K: 15K at 7:05 a.m., 5K at 9:30 a.m., Tampa, FL


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014 RunBocaGrande.com
Boca Grande 5K: 7:30 a.m., Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande, FL
Run in Paradise - Start at the Boca Grande Community Center, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. You'll see beautiful views of Charlotte Harbor, run past the famous Gasparilla Inn, along scenic Gilchrist Avenue which is lined with palm trees and run on beautiful Banyan Street, named for the very large trees that line both sides of the street.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014
Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon & 8K: Half Marathon at 6:00 a.m., 8K at 9:00 a.m., Tampa, FL



~ MARCH ~




~ APRIL ~




~ MAY ~


FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
TampaRaces.com
Picnic Island Adventure Run: 6:45 p.m., Picnic Island, Tampa, FL
This off-road course is roughly 3.6 miles and has added challenges that may include getting your feet wet, crawling under a cargo net and jumping or climbing over obstacles. We just about guarantee this to be the most fun you have had at any race!



~ JUNE ~

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
Pirates and Princesses 5K Home Run - All Star Edition: 7:00 p.m., Old Main Street, Bradenton, FL
Race information: http://www.bradentonmarauders.com/piratesandprincesses5k
Registration: http://www.active.com/bradenton-fl/running/distance-running-races/pirates-and-princesses-5k-home-run-all-star-edition-2014
Contact: Nate March, 941-747-3031 x4392, nathan.march@pirates.com



FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 TampaRaces.com
Picnic Island Adventure Run: 6:45 p.m., Picnic Island, Tampa, FL
This off-road course is roughly 3.6 miles and has added challenges that may include getting your feet wet, crawling under a cargo net and jumping or climbing over obstacles. We just about guarantee this to be the most fun you have had at any race!



~ JULY ~

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
TampaRaces.com
Picnic Island Adventure Run: 6:45 p.m., Picnic Island, Tampa, FL
This off-road course is roughly 3.6 miles and has added challenges that may include getting your feet wet, crawling under a cargo net and jumping or climbing over obstacles. We just about guarantee this to be the most fun you have had at any race!



~ AUGUST ~




~ SEPTEMBER ~

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

22nd Annual Canes Cross Country Classic 5K & 1K: 8:00 a.m., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton, FL
The Manatee Hurricanes Cross Country Team presents Southwest Florida's preeminent 5K Cross Country race. 5K at 8:00 a.m., 1K at 9:00 a.m. Great refreshments, awards, door prizes, and unique shirt designs. Chip timing by S2 Timing. Open to all ages and abilities. Run a fast time on a great cross country course. A great LABOR DAY tradition.
Results: CanesClassic.com



~ OCTOBER ~




~ NOVEMBER ~


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
TampaRaces.com
XTERRA Wildhorse Half Marathon, 10 Mile, 10K, 4 Mile: Half Marathon & 10K at 8:00 a.m., 10 Mile & 4 Mile at 8:10 a.m., Keith Waller Park, Dover, FL


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Monson Memorial Classic Half Marathon, 5K, & 2 Mile: Half Marathon at 12:00 noon, 5K at 12:15 p.m., & 2 Mile at 12:30 p.m. Monson, MA
Certified Half Marathon & 5K courses plus half marathon prize money! The toughest and most scenic half marathon you'll find!
MonsonMemorialClassic.com


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014 TampaRaces.com
X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half Marathon, & 5K: Marathon & 30K at 7:30 a.m., Half Marathon at 8:00 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., Alafia River State Park, Lithia, FL



~ DECEMBER ~

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
Scrooge 10K at Heritage Harbour
Scrooge 10K at Heritage Harbour: 10K at 8:00 a.m., Beacon Lake, River Heritage Blvd, Heritage Harbour, Bradenton, FL
Long sleeve shirts, great awards, scenic course through Heritage Harbour's Stoneybrook and River Strand neighborhoods, beautiful finish around the lake, food, music, and more!
Registration form: click here
Online registration: click here


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013 Jingle Bell Run Bradenton
18th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K & 1 Mile: 5K at 7:00 p.m., 1 Mile at 7:10 p.m., Downtown Bradenton on Old Main Street, 410 12th St W, Bradenton, FL
Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. Be a part of the largest run/walk in Manatee County. Commemorative long sleeve shirts and jingle bells w/laces. Music, food, vendors, Santa, plus a 5K and 1 Mile to run or walk.
Click here to register online. TEAMS ARE WELCOME!
Contact: Michelle Bass - mbass@arthritis.org, 941.708.3901 Click here for directions.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 Jingle Bell Run Tampa
Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K & 1 Mile: 5K and 1 Mile at 9:00 a.m., Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614
Registration begins at 7:50 a.m. Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer.
Click here to register online. TEAMS ARE WELCOME!
Contact: Melissa Hughey - mhughey@arthritis.org, 813.968.7000





Balancing Training & Racing: You like to race, but you know it can take its toll on your body. How much racing can you safely throw into your training program? It depends on what your training goals are and how you plan to use racing. If you’re training for one big, season-ending event (like a half marathon or a marathon), you generally shouldn't race more than once every two weeks. If you like to substitute a race for your regular speedwork, alternating weeks is probably still a good idea since racing too often is one of the most common causes of overtraining and staleness. No matter how you use racing in your training schedule, remember that race recovery is extremely important. Tip: Follow your races with a recovery period that totals one day for each mile you race. For example if you race a 5-K (3.1 miles), don’t do any hard training until 3 days have passed.

Know the Course, Calm Your Nerves: Before a race, get to know the course if you don't already. Run part of it as a warm-up, drive it in your car, or ask a few race veterans to describe it for you in detail. Knowing what's in store can help calm your nerves.


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