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Chickfila 5k

Athens 5k Courtesy of The Red & Black

It's never too early to start planning your first (or next) race! Right now thinking of a 5k or 10k may seem daunting, but you can do it! Signing up for a race will not only help you stick to your fitness goals, but it can also be a great way to get family and friends involved in being active. Below you'll find a calendar of upcoming races in or near Athens, some of which you may find me at! I would love to help you in your training! Email me if you need a training plan and I  can design a training plan just right for you- for any size race!

January: 11th - Pilot Club Chase 5K Run/Walk - Watkinsville 11th - Superman 8K Trail Run - Madison 18th - Jaycees January Jog 10.2 K - Watkinsville 20th - ML5K - Athens 25th - Chilly Dawg 5K Run/Walk - Athens 26th - The Doughnut Dare - Athens

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Dare Courtesy of UGA Miracle

February 1st - Dirty Spokes Heritage Park 8 Mile Trail Run - Watkinsville 1st - Lightning Bolt - 5K, 1M fun run, 5K walk - Bogart 1st - WCA - Stephen D. Floyd Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run - Watkinsville 8th - Faith Run for Fun - Watkinsville 8th - Made in the USA 5K - Athens 8th - Spartan 5K/Spartan Sprint - Athens 15th - Taste 10K - Athens 16th - Frog Hop 5K & 1 Mile Tadpole Fun Run - Athens 22nd - Barrow Boogie 5K & Fun Run - Athens 22nd - Frostly Fun Run & 5K Trail Race - Jefferson 22nd - Habitat Hustle 5K - Watkinsville 22nd - OCD Georgia 5K - Athens 22nd - XTERRA Georgia Thrill in the Hills - 26.2M trail run - Winder

March: 1st - Dirty Spokes Duathlon Fort Yargo State Park 'Off Road' - Winder 1st - March Moving for Montessori - 5K/10K - Athens 1st - Run 4 Red 5K & 10.1K - Athens 2nd - Theta's Race for the Angels - Athens 2nd - Tina Borg Classic - Athens 3rd - Run For Your Wish - Athens 8th - Wellspring Camp Trail Run – Jefferson 8th – Run with the PACS – Prince Ave School- Athens 9th - Chick-fil-A Race Series: Commerce - Commerce 15th - 5K Run for Haiti - Athens 16th - Brave Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - Watkinsville 16th - DAWG Trot 5K Run/Walk - Athens 16th - Hope Cures 5K Run/Walk - Winder 22nd - AGEC Strollin' for the Colon 5K 22nd - LEAD Athens Midnight 5K - Athens 23rd - Cottage 5K - Athens 23rd - Power Run for a Cancer Free World - Athens 24th - Hop and Hunt 5K - Athens 24th - Run for the Roses 5K - Athens 29th - Grizzly Run 5K - Statham 29th - March for Meals 5K/12K - Athens 29th - Outdoor Mafia 24 Hour Challenge - Jefferson 29th - ServeAthens 5K Run - Athens 30th - Chick-fil-A Race Series: Madison - Madison 30th - Delta 5K Run/Walk - Greensboro

Chickfila 5k Courtesy of Athens Now

April: 5th - Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon - Athens 6th - Human Race 5K - Athens 6th - Terrapin Beer 5K Plus One More Mile - Athens 7th - UGA Kappa Delta 5KD - Athens 11th - Glow the Distance 5K & Fun Run - Jefferson 12th - St. James UMC Missions Possible 5K Run/Walk - Watkinsville 13th - Cherokee Rose 5K Race - Athens 13th - Chick-fil-A Race Series: Monroe - Monroe 13th - Dawg Jog 5K - Athens 13th - Dirty Spokes Off Road Duathlon Series - Heritage Park - Watkinsville 13th - Early Bird Sprint Triathlon - Athens 13th - Half-Moon Outfitters Cherokee Rose 5K - Athens 20th - Run for Babies 5K - Athens 21st - Nancy Travis Trot for Tots - Athens 26th - Athens Twilight 5K & $1000 Mile - Athens 26th - Dale Sanders Apalachee Wildcat 5K Run - Winder 27th - Monroe Junior Services League Spring 10K/5K/Fun Run - Monroe 27th - Run Your Mouth 5K - Athens 27th - XTERRA Fort Yargo Off-Road Triathlon - Winder 28th - Galilee 5K Mission Run & 1M Fun Run - Jefferson 28th - HES Spring Sprint 5K - Winder

May: 4th - Let's Move 5K Run/Walk - Watkinsville 4th - St. Mary's Next Stop 5K - Athens 11th - Dawgy Dash 5K - Greensboro 11th - Madison in May 5K/10.2K - Madison 18th - Marigold 10K - Winterville 19th - SAACS First Gaia 5K - Athens 25th - Almost Memorial Day at Memorial Park 5.23K - Athens 27th - Running with the DAWGS 5K - Athens 31st - ELEVEN Lake Oconee Triathlon - Greensboro

Taste Athens 10k Courtesy of Online Athens

If you have never run a race before or aren't sure how to go about training, talk to me. Together we can come up with a training schedule and race plan that will fit your goals.

A great resource for those of you looking to get miles in this winter is This website uses your location, gender, and personal preference of temperature to suggest the appropriate clothing to wear out on your runs so you don't have to worry about being too hot or too cold. Try it on your next run and let me know what you think!

Blessings, Caroline