I definitely need to look at my schedule and figure out which of these races to sign up for.
Also, for New Jerseyans and New Yorkers that love their Real Housewives of NJ (my hometown=their town. Yeah, I know.), my hometown is having a 5K on Dec. 5 that I plan on running.
Holiday season is upon us in all its caloric glory, and I honestly cannot think of a better way to maintain my girlish figure (despite eating my weight in mashed potatoes, egg nog, Ferrer Rocher, and eggs Benedict) than by running my heart out. If you live in the New York area and feel like working for your tee shirts (and your medals and your bibs and your great ass), sign up for one of these little fun runs:
- Damon Runyon 5-K: Saturday, November 15, at Yankee Stadium, to benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
- Knickerbocker 60-K: Saturday, November 21, in Central Park.
- Race to Deliver 4 Miler: Sunday, November 22, in Central Park, to benefit Godâ€™s Love We Deliver.
- Joe Kleinerman 10-K: Sunday, December 6, to benefit a scholarship fund in Kleinermanâ€™s name.
- Holiday 5-K: Saturday, December 12, in Prospect Park. This race is free!
- Pete McArdle Cross Country 15-K: Sunday, December 13, in Van Cortlandt Park.
- Ted Corbitt 15-K: Saturday, December 19.
- Emerald Nuts Midnight 4 Miler: Thursday, December 31, in Central Park.
If you find yourself beach-bound this season, hit these East End running events:
- Bobâ€™s Glove Run 4-K: Sunday, November 15, at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays.
- 33rd Annual Turkey Day 3 and 6 Milers: Thursday, November 26, in Montauk.
- Bobâ€™s Mug Run 4-K: Sunday, December 20, at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays.
Are you a runner? Are you also kind of lazy? Let me know where you live, and I will find races in your area so you donâ€™t have to waste precious time trolling admittedly outdated and confusing running club websites for calendars and maps. Thatâ€™s my Christmas gift to you!