As it stands I am not registered for any races until the Royal Family 5K and the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon in Orlando next February. This just won't do. I like having one race per month. There is still time for me to pick out a race for October, excluding the final week when I'll be in sunny Florida!
There are quite a few I can choose from. That's the nice thing about Oregon - we never lack for race options year round! I just can't decide.
Do I go with the Halloween themed race since I love Halloween and there is a costume contest? Do I support the Susan G. Komen peeps and pay a ton of money to run in a little 5K (seriously $35 just to have a chip timed race?!?)? Do I go with a trail race that has brats (vegetarian here!) and fun Oktoberfest sounding entertainment?
What do you look for in a race?? Charity? Cost? Location? Length? Terrain? Distance from home? Swag? I'm all about the swag! Help me decide!!