The Running Bucket List

Entering races is part and parcel with running. There are some we enter year in, year out, without question and there are others that catch our attention and want to try.

I think it’s healthy to want to branch out and try different events. Provided you train for it, what’s there to lose? But I’m sure that there are races that we would love to try or add them to a bucket list. If you do, you’re not the only one…

Boston Marathon

It’s no secret that I’m not ready for a marathon. Maybe one day I’ll run one but if there was a chance that I got to run Boston, I’d lap up the opportunity.

BM is the kind of race that ticks SO many boxes for me. It’s stacked in tradition, it’s testing and it’s one of the biggest if not, the marathon on the calendar. There are some creators out there who are lucky enough to get the nod to run it and I’m uber jealous.

You have to qualify for it, there are no free handouts to get in, you have to work for it and I like that, it’s a challenge – something I thrive off.

Star Wars Half Marathon

I’m a massive Star Wars fan, so running this makes total sense, right?

Being a bling fan, seeing the different medals that surround the weekend event is incredibly tempting to enter, even it does cost $188! It sounds like it would be right up my street as well, running by characters from the movies as you run through Walt Disney World Resort.

I wouldn’t cosplay (dress up) for it, but it would be pretty cool to see what kind of running get-ups would be around me during the 13.1 mile course. I would be one to remember, that’s for sure.

Berlin Marathon

It’s one of the BIG seven marathons that are on the list, with only a few completing the feat.

Berlin is known for being flat and fast, it’s where Eliud Kipchoge broke the marathon world record in 2018 when he ran 2:01.39. I have noticed that there are two marathon distances now on this list, but when you follow these races and see the history if them, it’s hard not to gain an interest.

Berlin is known to be a great course, as I’ve already mentioned, so maybe one day I would get to join the sub-four or five hour club if I got the chance.

Leeds Abbey Dash

You might think this is an odd choice, right? It’s not outside the UK, it sounds like a basic race but actually, it’s not.

I’ve heard nothing but good things about the dash. It’s 10k, which is my distance I have to say, plus like Berlin, it’s known for being flat and fast, which for someone who wouldn’t mind running a 45 min 10k soon, it’s ideal to give it a whirl and I’ve heard nothing but good things from it as well from friends who have ran the event.