Ready to race? 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 

Sea Girt 5k  

August 4, 2018

Welcome to the 27th running of the Sea Girt 5K. The event features a 5k Run/Walk, short Kids Races and plenty of great Kids Activities. The Sea Girt 5K is an annual Summer tradition at the Jersey Shore with outstanding community support and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. From the competitive runner to the casual first-time participant, we welcome all to enjoy a great race through scenic Sea Girt, NJ.

 

Leadville 100 Mountain Bike  

August 11, 2018

This is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.

 

BOSTON SUPER AND SPRINT WEEKEND  

August 11-12, 2018

Welcome to Carter and Stevens Farm. With five generations and counting, this family-owned dairy farm has maintained a 1,000-acre stretch of land since 1938. Seeing its first Spartan takeover in 2015, this course consists of rolling farmland, muddy single and double track, fields, and swamps. The muddiness at this venue is known to swallow up your shoes, so be sure to tie those laces up tight. Come prepared for a tough and fun course. Be prepared to climb, as there will be plenty of steep obstacles waiting for you.

 

 Leadville 10k Run 

August 12, 2018 

Held the weekend of the historic CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the Leadville 10K Run is the shortest run in the series, but covers the first and last 3.1 miles of the infamous CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva.

The 102nd Running of the First Annual Runaway Jim 5k

August 18, 2018 

Racer’s get ready! The racetrack is open! Announcing the 102nd Running of The First Annual Runaway Jim Marathon. A 5K foot race on the world-famous Watkins Glen International Raceway.

 

 COLORADO ROCKIES ULTRA, BEAST, AND SPRINT WEEKEND 

August 18-19, 2018

The mountain is calling! The town of Breckenridge sits at an impressive 9,600 feet above sea level, and it only goes up from there. For Spartans, that means an opportunity to test athletes of every caliber — from the newcomer to the seasoned Pro. From the moment Spartans arrive at the venue to when they reach the highest point on the course, they will be treated to captivating views of the Continental Divide and monstrous peaks at every corner.

 

 Leadville 100 Run 

August 18, 2018 

The legendary “Race Across The Sky” 100-mile run is where it all started back in 1983. This is it. The race where legends are created and limits are tested. One hundred miles of extreme Colorado Rockies terrain — from elevations of 9,200 to 12,600 feet. You will give the mountain respect, and earn respect from all.

 

Chicago Kids Triathlon

August 25, 2018 

The Life Time Kids Tri Chicago Presented by Save the Children is the perfect launching pad for a youngster to break into the sport and the kick off event of the Chicago Triathlon weekend. The swim takes place in Lake Michigan at Chicago’s Foster Beach, including a shallow water start, parallel to the beach. The bike and run take place on closed park roadways and running paths all along Chicago’s beautiful lakefront.

Chicago Triathlon   

August 26, 2018

This is the Chicago Triathlon — where the world comes to race in, around and under this historic city’s architectural masterpieces. It’s where beginner and elite athletes alike come to be challenged, as well as inspired. It’s Chicago’s only triathlon, with 35 years of premier venues, premium amenities and awe inspiring spectating. It’s your chance to race this incredible city and include yourself in one of its greatest traditions.

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