September Races

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Color Vibe 5K
5K
Sunday September 4, 2016 8:00am
New Orleans, LA
Tupelo Marathon
26.2m, 13.1m
Sunday September 4, 2016 7:00am
Tupelo, MS
Labor Day Fun Run
2m
Monday September 5, 2016 8:00am
Baton Rouge, LA
Labor Your Legs
2m
Monday September 5, 2016 8:00am
Hattiesburg, MS
Zachary Gleaux Run
5K & 1m
Friday September 9, 2016 6:00pm
Zachary, LA
Yak-a-du
2m run, 2m kayak, 2m run
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
Long Beach, MS
Color Vibe
5K
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
Gulfport, MS
Seabee Volkslauf Mud Run
4.2m
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
Gulfport, MS
BREC’s Extreme Green 5K
5K &1m
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
Baton Rouge, LA
Merrill Lynch Running of the Bulls
5K, 1m
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
Lafayette, LA
Saints Kickoff 5K
5K
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
New Orleans, LA
Superhero Hope 5K
5K, 1m
Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am
Covington, LA
Firefighters 9-11 Memorial Run
5K
Saturday September 10, 2016 5:00pm
Hammond, LA
Cajunman Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Sunday September 11, 2016 7:00am
Lafayette, LA
Lighting Longleaf Glow Run
5K
Thursday September 15, 2016 6:00pm
Hattiesburg, MS
Ocean Springs Bridge Run
8K, 1/2 mile
Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am
Ocean Springs, MS
Ingalls 5K on the Causeway
5K
Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am
Pascagoula, MS
Tunnel to Towers
5K
Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am
Biloxi, MS
Fatseaux 5K
5K
Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am
Lafayette, LA
Fight for Sight
5K/10K
Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am
Lafayette, LA
Q50 Races 5Kanine Trail Race
5K, 1.5m trail run
Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00am
Mandeville, LA
Blessed are the Peacemakers
5K, 1m
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am
Tupelo, MS
Alligator Stomp
5K
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am
Luling, LA
Doc’s Dash
5K, 1m
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am
Baton Rouge, LA
Running Over Cancer For Jadyn
5K
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am
Houma, LA
Best of the Bayou Glow Run
5K
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am
Houma, LA
Lafayette Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K
5K
Saturdau September 24, 2016 8:00am
Lafayette, LA
Race for Freedom
5K, 1m
Saturday September 24, 2016
Mandeville, LA
St. Jude Run/Walk to End Cancer 5K
5K
Saturday September 24, 2016 8:00am
Baton Rouge, LA
Light the Night 5K
5K
Saturday September 24, 2016 6:00pm
Ponchatoula, LA
The Macho Man Tri
Sprint Triathlon
Sunday September 25, 2016 7:00am
Houma, LA

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Summer Beach 5K

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The Summer Beach 5K & 1 mile race was held Saturday at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian, MS. The race was presented by the Gulf Coast Running Club and included cash prizes for overall winners.

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I have run this race a few times in the past years. It is by far the hottest race on my calendar, but always a good time.

The race was a last minute addition for me but I was excited to get out of bed bright and early for my first race in a month.

We finally got a break in the rain that had been blanketing the southeast for three weeks. The temperatures already had a real feel of 90 degrees plus by the time the 5k started at 8:00am.

The competition is tough at this event due to cash prizes so my strategy was just to run as best as I could to earn an age group spot.

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The first half mile was pretty crowded and the second half mile was straight into the blazing sun. Even with the crowd and heat I finished my first mile in 7:15.

The temperature was already starting to wear on me into mile 2 and the turnaround. My mile 2 split was 7:49.

The last mile did offer some shade, but I was exhausted. At this point I was by myself on the course. I really had to push myself because all I wanted to do was stop and find a swimming pool to jump into. I toughed it out and finished the 5K in 23:44.

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Like I mentioned before, the competition was really tough because the top three finishers won prizes of $150.00, $100.00, and $50.00, respectively. I knew I was nowhere close to the top finishers but I was hoping for an age group award.

I finished 14th overall and 3rd in my age group. Interestingly, the top 15 places seemed to be my age group, 30-34, or high school aged.

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Post race refreshments included Domino’s Pizza, fruit, water, and Michelob Ultra Beer.

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The overall winners received cash and beach towels and the age group winners received trophies.

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It was a fun, but tough, hot summer race. I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and Fall races in the next few weeks.

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Next up for me is the Gleaux Run 5K for the American Cancer Society on August 27 at the Mandeville Lakefront. Until next time!

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August Races

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Summer Series Race
2m
Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm
New Orleans, LA
Summer Beach Run
5K
Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00am
Pass Christian, MS
Full Moon Trail Run
5m Trail Run
Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00pm
Mandeville, LA
Summer Series Race #5
2m
Wednesday August 10, 2016 6:00pm
Baton Rouge, LA
Tomahawk Trump
5K Trail Run/Obstacle Course
Saturday August 13, 2016 8:00am
Vicksburg, MS
Splash, Roll, and Run Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon
Saturday August 13, 2016 7:00am
Denham Springs, LA
Tour de Scott
Triathlon
Saturday August 13, 2016 7:00am
Scott, LA
NOTC 53rd Anniversary Run
3m
Sunday August 14, 2016 8:00am
Metairie, LA
Trek The Trace
2m
Tuesday August 16, 2016 6:00pm
Hattiesburg, MS
Diamondhead 5K
5K
Saturday August 20, 2016 8:00am
Diamondhead, MS
Gatorbait Triathlon
Triathlon
Saturday August 20, 2016 7:00am
Vicksburg, MS
No Turning Back Mud Run
5K
Saturday August 20, 2016 8:00am
Picayune, MS
Miles Perret Cancer Services Triathlon
Triathlon
Saturday August 20, 2016 7:00am
Lafayette, LA
Privateer Pride 5K
5K
Saturday August 20, 2016 8:00am
New Orleans, LA
Twilight Classic
5K
Saturday August 20, 2016 6:00pm
Baton Rouge, LA
Trek The Trace
2m
Tuesday August 23, 2016 6:00pm
Hattiesburg, MS
CRRC Summer Series
1m
Wednesday August 24, 2016 6:00pm
Lafayette, LA
Dog Days 5K
5K
Saturday August 27, 2016 8:00am
Hattiesburg, MS
Ryan’s Run
5K, 1m
Saturday August 27, 2016 8:00am
Baton Rouge, LA
Zoo Run Run
5K
Saturday August 27, 2016 8:00am
Baton Rouge, LA
Star Wars Gleaux Run
5K
Saturday August 27, 2016 7:00pm
Baton Rouge, LA
Gleaux Run For The Cure
5K
Saturday August 27, 2016 8:00pm
Mandeville, LA
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