Run Team’s Favorite Races

Posted August 29th, 2017 by Brian Hock


We asked our 2017 Simple Hydration Run Team members a variety of running-related questions. In this fourth post we share their favorite races. You might just find a race to add to your wish list.

What is your favorite race?

Pris Chew
Currently it’s the Gold Coast Airport Marathon cause the course is flat and weather is cool and that’s where I achieved a 45-minute PB. Haha.

Sarah Dudek
I run the Cherry Festival of Races every year in Traverse City (Michigan) and just love the atmosphere.

But I am going to have to say that I really love the Run For The Red Poconos Marathon. Perhaps it was my PR and BQ that sealed the deal but I just thought the course was beautiful and the race was directed quite well.

Jaja Ferrer
Road race would be the Milo Marathon because it always gives you that chills and excitement! I have yet to discover my favorite trail race.

Valeri Gatlin
Gosh! It’s a small marathon in Texas. Marathon to Marathon. It’s point to point and takes place in the open Big Bend National Park area in South Texas. Beautiful desert landscape. Small but very well staffed and lots of perks. You basically run 25.5 miles and make a right turn to the finish line!!! My Marathon PR!

Sharon Hanks
Bay to Breakers because it’s a fun time and I love all of the costumes!

Sherry Minkiewicz
I would have to say my last marathon, Vernonia Marathon because that’s where I got my first BQ.

Robin Zehnder Muskopf
Any tri put on by HFP Racing (Ohio) or M3S Sports (Cap City Half)

Lisa Ospitale
Boston, epitomy of a marathon.

Elle Park
Wineglass Half/Marathon is an awesome race. It’s expertly organized, the course is beautiful, and the pre-race pasta dinner is fantastic! I love everything about this race (except for the dearth of hotel rooms and AirBnB homes in Corning, NY).

Another race that is rapidly becoming a favorite is the Run for the Red Poconos Half/Marathon. This is a fast fast fast downhill course that’s made for PRs and BQs.

Jodi Stuber
I am loving trail races more and more. One of my favorites is a local one that I have run 3 years in a row called the Squirrelly Tail Twail Wun. It’s a half marathon run in February and you never know what the weather will be like. I have run on top of hard snow/ice, in freezing cold melted mush, and on dry ground with some amazing mud to splash through. It’s something to look forward to in the dead cold of PA winter and to try to coerce as many of your friends to run with you as you can!

Jon Bohnsack
My next race, it’s the one I am looking forward to.

Reman Chim Tat Wee
Walt Disney World® Marathon. Running in the Disney Worlds would be magical. It would be great to run all the races for the event.

Alberto Gomez Monteseguro
Zegama Marathon in Basque Country, because of the technical race, the professional runners that come and the public that is in all the marathon.

Hafisz Nosly Wazid
Climbathon Kinabalu, a mountain race held in Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, because it was the place that made me falling in love with trail running.

Brian Hock
Air Force Marathon as it just has a right-size feel to it.

And Ironman Coeur d’Alene as the course is beautiful and the city embraces the race.

Ian Lye
Gosh, so many! Of all the races I have done, it would have to be the Marathon des Sables, simply because I had dreamt of running in the Sahara desert for so many years, and I never imagined that I’d actually get to do it. The scale of the challenge was something that both frightened and excited me, and it was an amazing feeling to cross that finish line. Right now though, I’m obsessed with completing the UTMB.

Tony Allen Riggs
Blue Ridge Marathon – USA’s toughest road race.