I’ve got my fall half picked out!

RunnersWorld HalfFest1 Ive got my fall half picked out!I’ve been trying and trying to figure out which fall half would fit into my insanely busy fall schedule (let’s make that my entire family’s insanely busy fall schedule) when the answer fell nicely into my lap! Thanks to FitFluential and Runner’s World, I’m going to be heading up to Pennsylvania to run the Runner’s World half on Oct. 21.

The timing on this one is really perfect. It’s about six weeks out from my marathon on Dec. 2. The temperatures in late October up in Bethlehem should be exactly where I like them. And the course promises to be beautiful, enhanced by fall leaves and sections through two college campuses (Lehigh U. and Moravian College).

Not only that, but I couldn’t be more excited for the weekend they have planned for our group of about 35 bloggers. We’ll be getting up close and personal with the Runner’s World staff, doing some running together, and getting a tour of the course ahead of time. But even if you aren’t part of this band of bloggers, there’s SO much to do throughout the weekend’s activities.

There’s a 5k and 10k, along with a kids’ run, on Saturday. There’s a great lineup of speakers, everyone from Bart Yasso to Kristin Armstrong to Shalane Flanagan and others. The weekend also includes informational seminars on everything from nutrition to shoes. Really, I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend! Kind of a running geek’s ideal weekend (so says one).

If you’re interested, I’ve got a discount code to use: blogger17. Go ahead and pull that registration trigger–you won’t be sorry you did!

Who else is headed to Bethlehem in October? 

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  1. 36 bloggers?
    I wanna see if I can get there just to cheer you all on.
    Miz recently posted..Im FITBLOGGIN bound!My Profile

  2. That sounds so exciting! I am very happy for you! I wish I could run it too but it is too soon after my Fall Marathon. Can’t wait to hear all about meeting the RW crew.
    Kris @ http://www.Kris-Lawrence.com recently posted..T-3 Weeks Until the Twin Cities MarathonMy Profile

  3. I feel like one should be heading to Bethlehem in December! You know, to see the newborn babe and all?
    Sounds like you’ve got a great plan, and you’ll have a great time.
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  4. I’m so jealous and excited for you! I would have loved to do this one! So many fun people are going to be there!!
    Kristy (@KristyH5) recently posted..Weekly Log, A 5K, "Time on Feet LR" & New HeadlampMy Profile

  5. Amanda – I can’t wait to meet you down there! It should be a great weekend :-)
    Harold recently posted..Easy 6.0 and Form Work 9/17/12My Profile

  6. Sounds like a perfect race! I’ve seen ads and it looks like it’ll be a full weekend event.
    Hve fun!
    Abby @ Change of Pace recently posted..One more time – summer hikesMy Profile

  7. I thought this half looked like a great race, so much to do for the weekend. Should be quite the event!
    Gracie (Complicated Day) recently posted..NYC 2013?My Profile

  8. was thinking of this one……now that i could meet miss zippy ??? might pull the trigger !!
    feener recently posted..give a little or at least spread the word….My Profile

  9. I feel like everyone is running this 1/2 marathon. It looks like so much fun!!! I wished #1 that I could run #2 that I lived closer to PA. It sounds like RW has put a lot of thought into everything and the guest speaker line up is awesome!!! I would love to meet Kristin Armstrong.
    Tasha @ Healthy Diva recently posted..Palm Springs in PicturesMy Profile

  10. Oh! That is going to be so much fun! I wanted to do it but it’s a bit far away for me… sad… I am doing a Harvest Run in Sonoma (wine) county that weekend instead, which will be fun. Last year I ran the Newberryport Green Stride Half on that same weekend and the colors were great! It’s going to be beautiful!
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  11. Oh, I’m so jealous! My parents are only an hour or two from there… but I’m doing enough flying this fall… can’t justify it. Y’all are gonna have such a great time!!
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  12. I think that’s a great idea. I saw that race advertised in the magazine, bet you’ll have a blast!
    Robin recently posted..Fall’s ComingMy Profile

  13. OH LALA This looks so fun! Can’t wait to hear all about it! Say hi to my love Bart Yasso for me! hehe
    Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) recently posted..Boobie Tuesday – SupportMy Profile

  14. If it wasn’t 3,000 miles away I’d be there! I’m still having a hard time finding a half here on the west coast that will fit into my schedule. I’d love to do one for a gauge at CIM but maybe Dec will be a total surprise.
    Congrats on powering thru tri…sounded kinda like torture ;)
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  15. Bummed I didn’t sign up for this! Sounds like an amazing race.
    Kovas – Midwest Multisport Life recently posted..2012 TNF Endurance Challenge Madison 50KMy Profile

  16. SO exciting! Wish it was closer, I would totally do it!
    hikermom recently posted..Edmonds Half Marathon Race RecapMy Profile

  17. A close friend of mine from high school lives nearby in Allentown, PA so I signed up a while back for the 5k. I wish I was up to a half…it’s looks great. Maybe I’ll bump into you.
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  18. That sounds great and very exciting. Certainly a great weekend to look forward to.
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  19. I’m so excited that you are able to be a part of it! It looks like it is going to be a great time!!! Wish I could be there…next year!!
    Fancy Nancy recently posted..10 Running Related QuestionsMy Profile

  20. So cool! This sounds like a great weekend and I have to imagine that Runner’s World will put on some great races! With all their experience running them and all! I had been trying to figure out how to take part in this but just couldn’t swing the trip. Can’t wait to read all about it!
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  21. So we can expect you to be featured on the cover of November Issue? Can’t wait!
    Pavement Runner recently posted..Mt. Diablo Marathon Recap: The Good, The Bad, The Fall.My Profile

  22. SO excited for you! Wooo Hooo! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
    LisaM@RunWiki recently posted..Race Recap- Navy Base Ventura County Wounded Warrior Half MarathonMy Profile

  23. Thats my Bday week, so maybe
    Scott recently posted..Weekly RamblingsMy Profile

  24. And, most importantly, #runchat will be there. ;)
    David H. recently posted..Family milesMy Profile

  25. It seems like everyone is going but me!!! I’m sure this will be a great race, the fall foliage of PA, most likely a great chance for perfect running weather … it all sounds divine :) I’ll be looking forward to reading the recaps!
    Christina recently posted..My 2012 Air Force Half Marathon race reportMy Profile

  26. Sounds fun! I’ll be manning post-registration at our annual race we help put on, but wish you and the others a great race day!
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  27. I’d love to come do it. It’s just the distance thing. Sounds like you’ll have a great week.
    Char recently posted..Weekend RoundupMy Profile

  28. Would have absolutely LOVED to have done this race(es) but can’t swing a trip down to PA with all the other crazy traveling we’ll be doing during the Holidays. It is going to be running geek central. Jealous!!!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..10 Mother Runner QuestionsMy Profile

  29. If my injury turns out not to be a stress fracture I will def be there too! Look forward to seeing you at FitBloggin this weekend!
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  30. That sounds like a lot of fun!

    I’m doing the Detroit International Half that same day–it’s going to be a big weekend for a lot of people.
    Terzah recently posted..A Month and a DayMy Profile

  31. So jealous! I think it’s going to be such a fun experience!
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  32. SO happy that you will be there!

  33. I would so be there if I didn’t have Zooma Great lakes that weekend. You will have a blast!
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  34. I have heard this is a great one! Can’t wait to get a review from you!!! :)

  35. Sounds like a good one. I wish it felt like fall here. Still over 100 every day! xo, Jessica


  36. I strongly considered this one! Should be a great race! Good luck!
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  37. Great blog post. great information.


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