Now that the holiday season is a distant memory and the two most depressing months are upon us it’s time to announce my 2017 race schedule. In all I’m registered for just nine events this upcoming season. This is a big difference compared to the fifteen events in 2016. I decided that this year I wanted to focus on having fun. So I reviewed all the events I completed in 2016 and picked the ones that were fun. You’ll notice that is why no Spartan Race’s made the list. There is no doubt that Spartan Race’s are the toughest races out there, but they are lacking in the fun category. Savage Race and Rugged Maniac were my most fun events in 2016 so that’s why I doubled on each of those. Plus, two or more Savage Race’s will give me their Syndicate medal. If you’ve seen that medal then you’ll know why it’s worth doing a Savage Race twice.
There are two new races that I’m excited about. They are Goliathon and Muddy Mortal. Goliathon has been around a few years and only has either one or two events at the same location in New Jersey. Muddy Mortal is brand new and is hosting multiple events throughout the United States. Both of these events should be great and full of fun.
Unfortunately I’m not registered for another Warrior Dash this year. They didn’t announce their race dates until after I registered for some events that are the same date as the two closest events to me. It’s disappointing, but I’d rather try some new races this season. Maybe I’ll try to fit a Warrior Dash in again in 2018.
The biggest change in 2017 will be running under the JAM! Just Another Mile team name. Mostly everyone from The Running Dead will be joining the team along with some new runners. It’s our goal to always have a good turnout at each of these events. All of us are looking forward to race season and it cannot come fast enough. Only 5 months…
May 20th – Tough Mudder (Coatesville, PA)
June 3rd – Goliathon (Mullica Hill, NJ)
June 4th – MuckFest MS (Philadelphia, PA)
June 17th – Savage Race (Albrightsville, PA)
July 8th – Rugged Maniac (Englishtown, NJ)
August 5th – Rugged Maniac (Mohnton, PA)
August 26th – Muddy Mortal (Englishtown, NJ)
September 9th – Savage Race (Kennedyville, MD)
November 2017 – The Zombie Fun Run (Lancaster, PA)
There is a chance that I’ll be adding another event or two over the next few months or during the race season. I’d like to add another Tough Mudder or try a Bonefrog or CMC Race. As always there are so many options and never enough time.