Let’s Go Oaktown~

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While I love running some of the same races over and over again, I like branching out too. I almost ran Oaktown half last year but didn’t for some reason. Right now I can’t remember what that reason was but I do tend to be forgetful like that, so…

Oaktown Half works in partnership with the people that organize the Oakland Turkey Trot. I was super impressed with that and I just participated in the virtual option, I am super stoked to experience all they have to offer in person on race weekend.

The race offers a children’s race, 5k and half marathon. They offer a challenge for the speedy as well- run the half at 7:00 AM and the 5K at 9:45 and earn a challenge medal. While I think that is awesome, I am not sure I can pull that off on race day. Last year the 5K was on Saturday evening and that seemed much more doable. This is still pretty cool though, gives me incentive to work on my speed between now and August 11. 🙂

There is also a challenge medal offered if you complete the Livermore Half in March as well. #allthebling!

The race even offers an expo-in-a-box option. If come July, I realize that race weekend travel may not be my thing, I can opt in for my bib, shirt and expo goodies to be mailed to me. That way I can just drive up on race day if needs be. Now that would be a 3 hour drive for a 7AM start so that doesn’t sound great but I love knowing that I have that option.

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5 Comments on “Let’s Go Oaktown~

  1. I feel like there are waaaaay more races to choose from in your area, I’m always so jealous. Enjoy!

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    • There are a lot of races around, it just depends on how far I want to drive. This year everything seems to be lining up on similar weekends which is making choosing hard. I am jealous of the times some of your races start!

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    • I think the mileage might be doable but the time frame concerns me. Even if I do pick up the pace this year, you still have to get through the finishing chute, do something with your medal and potential food before lining up for the next race? I am sure the logistics will be explained more as the race nears but right night I can’t picture it and I have run back to back races before.

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