Every month there is a smorgasbord of events for the avid racer to toe the line. Athlinks brings you a highlight of some of the next few weeks best races. What start lists have you joined for the next month? Let us know in the comments or give us a shout on Twitter at @Athlinks
2/25, San Antonio TX
Love chocolate? This run is for you! The Chocoholic Frolic 5k &10k races are chip timed runs that reward you with chocolate at the finish line. There is even a KidsK, ensuring that the entire family gets to join in on the chocolate-filled fun.
2/19, Honolulu HI
An 8.2-mile relatively flat course starts at Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu, winds its way along the historic harbor, down Nimitz Highway, Kamehameha Highway and on to Aloha Stadium. The Great Aloha Run has been recognized nationally as one of the top “100 Great Road Races” by Runner’s World Magazine.
2/18, Apache Junction AZ
The Lost Dutchman Marathon and it’s associated races are a favorite of serious marathoners and casual runners alike. This event is held annually over President’s day weekend near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. Runners can depend on a beautiful location, excellent weather, great volunteers, and fast times.
2/11, Arlington, VA
A unique Valentine’s Day-themed 5K where categories are not chosen based on Age or Skill, but on relationship status! From Co-Dependant (couples), Stupid Cupid (singles), to even Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em (it’s complicated); everyone gets a chance to wear their heart on their sleeves. With a charming course along Army Navy Drive through the Pentagon Row Neighborhood, this is a great race to get yourself into the spirit of the holiday.
2/11, Chandler AZ
One of the more convoluted courses on the Spartan Race calendar, the trails, and tracks never cease to twist, turn and keep you guessing as to which direction they will take you next. Nestled neatly in the northeast corner of Phoenix within the county of Maricopa, the reservation is a 40 square mile area, just a fraction of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people.