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37th Annual Polar Bear

January 8, 2019

Coming February 16, 2019. One of the oldest races in Indianapolis…it’s the Polar Bear! Now in its 37th year, choose from a 5 mile or 5K distance or challenge yourself and do “The Bear”, which combines both for a total of 8.1 miles! Run through the streets of downtown Indy with cash awards for overall […]

Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile & 50m Dash

November 21, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Burn some calories before the eating begins! Enter the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, One Mile, or 50m Dash, a collection of festive, fun races in Atlanta, Georgia. The Half Marathon race is one of the largest half marathons in the United States, and it starts just outside the iconic […]

Trot Off Your Turkey 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

November 20, 2018

Coming November 23, 2018. Here’s a smart idea for working off those extra pounds from your Thanksgiving feast! Join the Amherst Junior Women’s Club for their 18th annual Trot Off Your Turkey 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! The course takes you through the historic Amherst village area, a scenic route that is stroller friendly. There will […]

Holiday Half Marathon and Ugly Sweater Run 5K

November 19, 2018

Coming December 8-9, 2018. You know you have one…an ugly sweater, that it! Dig it up because the Holiday Half Marathon and Ugly Sweater Run 5K is coming soon to that Southern California town of Pomona. Yes, it will most likely be sunny, but there will be “snow” at the start line and huge holiday character inflatables, […]

Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler

November 15, 2018

Coming December 15, 2018. Virginia Beach will soon be taken over by Santas! It’s the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler which starts and ends at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at twilight. Don’t have a Santa suit in your wardrobe? Don’t worry, they provide one for you (or if you’re a bah humbug, then you can choose the long […]

Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K

November 14, 2018

Coming November 17, 2018. You had us at pie! The Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K is held in the Mile High City on a flat, fast course on paved roads through Denver City Park (the 10K distance is a double loop). All registrants will receive a race logo shirt, custom made finisher’s medal, discounts from the Denver Zoo, finish […]

Give n’ Gobble

November 13, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Before you stuff yourself, start Thanksgiving Day feeling good inside and out at the Give n’ Gobble race! Head to Sherwood, Oregon for this chip-timed, community race that benefits Helping Hands, a local food bank affiliated with the Oregon Food Bank. This popular event has sold out the past 5 years and […]

Jim Schatz Memorial Trail 10K

November 9, 2018

Coming November 11, 2018. A trail run benefitting a very worthy cause. The Jim Schatz Memorial Trail 10K donates 100% of race proceeds to the Boulder Crest Retreat, a rural sanctuary where combat veterans, first responders, and their families, can enjoy recreational and therapeutic activities aimed at assisting with their physical, mental, financial and spiritual wellness. […]

Veterans Day 10K and Tidal Basin Fun Walk

November 8, 2018

Coming November 11, 2018. This Sunday, honor military veterans and those brave women and men who dedicate their lives to the United States Armed Forces. And there’s no better place to celebrate our veterans than Washington, DC, where the Pacers host the Veterans Day 10K and Tidal Basin Fun Walk. The 10K course is scenic and flat, […]

Turkey Trot 10-Mile Training Run

November 6, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Burn those calories for your Thanksgiving feast at the Turkey Trot 10-Mile Training Run! Presented by the Honolulu Marathon Clinic, this popular race is designed to prepare to complete a marathon. Instead of the usual fastest runner wins, this one declares the winner as the runner who finish closest to their […]

Troy Turkey Trot

November 5, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Gobble, gobble! Founded in 1916 as a remembrance run for veterans, the Troy Turkey Trot is one of the largest and oldest road race in the United States (12th!) and 64th oldest in the world.  It’s held Thanksgiving morning in Troy, New York, just north of Albany and features four events: the […]

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

November 1, 2018

Coming November 4, 2018. Celebrate life on the Day of the Dead! The Day of the Dead is actually a multi-day Mexican holiday that focuses on commemorating friends and family members who have died by building altars and ofrendas (offerings) with favorite items and significant possessions of those loved one’s now passed. The Carrera de los Muertos […]

Nor’witch Halloween Races

October 26, 2018

Coming October 28, 2018. It’s the witching hour! Head to Norwich, Vermont for the Nor’witch Halloween Races. These are challenging, chip timed races with “scary” elevation gains of 1,400 feet for the Half’witch (13.1 miles), 3,050 feet for the Full’witch (26.2 miles), and 3,550 feet for the Ultra’witch (50K). The courses are single loop on paved and dirt/gravel roads featuring […]

Zombie Run UK

October 16, 2018

Coming October 21, 2018. Yikes, zombies have invaded the north east of England! It’s the Zombie Run UK held in Hamsterley Forest in County Durham. The 5K course is filled with obstacles and zombies that are trying to infect you by stealing your life tags. If you’re lucky enough to make it through the forest […]

Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon and 8K

October 10, 2018

Coming October 27, 2018. An inaugural women’s race in the second smallest state in the United States! The first Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon and 8K will be held in Delaware’s largest city. The flat routes take you through charming historic downtown and residential streets and along the banks of the Delaware, Christina and Brandywine Rivers. Cash […]

CircumBurke Trail Challenge

October 9, 2018

Coming October 13, 2018. A tough event (not a race!) with rewards of sweeping mountain landscapes and Vermont fall foliage! The ninth annual CircumBurke Trail Challenge combines the top three East Burke area mountain bike networks, Kingdom Trails Association, Victory Hill Sector, and Burke Mountain Resort, to give you a 26.2 mile adventure on singletrack […]

Wūru Sports Wool

October 4, 2018

Wool. Great for sweaters, socks, blankets, and…preventing blisters? That’s right, blisters! Wūru Sports Wool is a highly effective way to keep you blister-free on all your TrailblazerGirl adventures. Wūru (pronounced woo roo) is the Māori word for wool, and not surprisingly, this wool hails from New Zealand, known for having quality wool and wool products. […]

Halloween in Emmaus 5K

October 3, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. A spooktacular race! Pick out your costume and get ready for the Halloween in Emmaus 5K. This Pennsylvania race is a popular one with up to 20,000 spectators cheering runners on as they make their way through the same route that the annual Halloween Parade follows. Cash prizes will be awarded to top runners […]

Halloween Candy Run

October 1, 2018

Coming October 28, 2018. Candy, candy, candy! Grab a costume and sign up for the Halloween Candy Run in Dayton, Ohio. Costumed runners race about town and dodge scary monsters while each aid station will be decorated in Halloween regalia with volunteers handing out water and candy. Several distances are available: 1-Mile, 5K, and 10K, or […]

Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K

September 28, 2018

Coming October 27, 2018. Don’t lose your head to the headless horseman…prepare yourself for the Sleepy Hollow Halloween 10K! This small town (yes, there really is a Sleepy Hollow, as of 1996!) lies on the banks of the Hudson River, about an hour north of New York City. Marked with orange arrows, the challenging course […]

Headsweats Race Hats

September 19, 2018

Available in a whole rainbow of colors, the Race Hats from our friends at Headsweats will keep you shaded and sweat free…yippee! A few years ago, we introduced you to Headsweats and their Ultra Reflective Supervisor. The novel design of their hats and visors incorporates a “sweatband” inside your hat to keep you from experiencing […]

Whistler Turkey Trot

September 19, 2018

Coming October 7, 2018. Start a new Thanksgiving tradition. Canadian Thanksgiving is October 8th and there’s an inaugural running event in Whistler, one of our favorite places to visit. Head to beautiful British Columbia and earn your Thanksgiving feast with the cutely named 5K Drumstick Dash and the 10K Gravy Burner. The two courses take […]

Gear Beast Products

September 18, 2018

Do you have a phone? Then you really must check out all of the products from our friends at Gear Beast! We TrailblazerGirls take our phones on all our adventures whether it’s running, hiking, cycling, traveling, kayaking, or whatever, and Gear Beast has you covered with an added bonus of very reasonable prices. First off, […]

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run

September 17, 2018

Coming September 29, 2018. Do you hear the bagpipes? It’s the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, a collection of events in Glasgow for the whole family including a Toddler Dash, Family Mile, 10K and Half Marathon. The course starts in the heart of the city at George Square, taking runners past some of Glasgow’s main […]