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HEY! Looking for a 5k, 10k, half or marathon around North Florida or other parts of Florida for an awesome weekend or Hit-The-Roadtrip (tm)? 
CHECK OUT THE "CHEERS!" HOMEPAGE FOR SOME VIDEOS: KEEP MOVING ... "KEEP YOUR DISTANCE" ... STAY HEALTHY! 

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SEE BELOW: sites for runners that feature lists of events, training info, and more (scroll, baby, scroll!)...

Major run events around the Jax metro area and various roadtrip run events around North and East Florida are listed on the "Tap This" Calendar! 
Drink beer? Burn those calories! Lace 'em up! 


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RUNNING AHEAD IN 2020:


 11.23: Starting off Thanksgiving Week, with Gone for a Run's Run Now Gobble Later Virtual 5k. Have been sidelined for a while, so taking it slow. Just Get Your Miles, Get Your Steps, Stay Healthy! 


11/15: This week's Rock n Roll Virtual Run is Vegas! Didn't get to light up the Strip, but this is another way to light it Up! Virtual 5k.


11.08: Earned that awesome Turtle Shirt and Medal from Don's Friends Endless Summer 5k - Virtual Version! Windy conditions courtesy of pre-Tropical Storm Eta. 


10.30: Happy Halloween! Virtual Nightmare Before a Run 5k. The Northwest wind was a real trick. WooHalloweenRunHoo! 


10.25: One more PINK 5k for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Run Donna Players Virtual 5k, Fall Edition! #RunDonna ... BreastCancerMarathon.com ... And, a Top 5 Best Finish! WooHoo! 

10.23:  Beachin' start to the weekend! Rock n Roll Virtual Run Clearwater 5k. Just add actual water! Brought out the Rubber Ducky shorts for this one! 


10.19: Inspiration and a Top Ten personal best finish, even though I had to push through it! Run for Ruth Virtual 5k. After 14 non-stop days of working, and finally, a day off! 



10.10: Back in Chicago -- virtually! Rock n Roll Virtual Run Chicago ... RnRVRChicago 5k. Found my Chicago Bears pompons. 


10.03: Pink Up the Pace in-person 5k may have been cancelled on its tradi
tional first Saturday of October, but that was a chance for a Virtual 5k around Downtown St. Augustine and Lincolnville! Still all decked out and pinked up! 

09.25 & 09.27: Virtual Roadtrip Rock N Roll VR Dallas Weekend: 5k Friday, 10k Sunday.... Hot, sweaty mess, but worth it to rock it! 






09.18: Cupcake Run for Girls on the Run, presented by Sweet by Holly! Virtual this year. My cupcake never made it past packet pickup! 









09.15: Chicago Cubs Virtual Race to Wrigley 5k!  Holy Cow! Holy Mackerel! What a swag pack! And, my 7th best 5k... Hey Hey! 









09.06: Happy Labor Day Weekend, Day 4! Happy 65th to GUMBY! I told Gumby: We Got This! And, we did: 4th best 5k (Sorry, Pokey). Virtual Running Club Gumby 5k/10k. 









09.04: Happy Labor Day Weekend! Started off the Friday with Rock N Roll Virtual Virginia Beach 5k! Stay healthy, keep moving! 


08.29: Bridge of Lions 5k, Downtown St. Augustine! Originally scheduled for July; postponed to 8/29, then went virtual. Hey, if you're gonna do it, do it! Came up with my own 5k route over the bridge and back! WooRunThe BridgeHoo! 





08.21-23: More Rock N Roll Virtual, more bling! 6k +10k. A Weekend Thing! RnRVR17 double header. Turned my heather grey shirt into dark grey by sweatin' it out! 




08.16: Rock n Roll Virtual Run 5k RnRVR16. Jumpin' on that SundayFundayRunday - one sweaty mess.










08.14: Sizzle up that weekend, and put some Swizzle in the Summer: Zooma Virtual Run Summer Swizzle 6k. That actually sounds good these days! 







08.09: Rock n Roll Virtual Run VR15, 8k! Pretty happy with this one: after a few days off with ankle injury. Ran through my water - it's hot out there! Broke in my new rides, too. Happy SundayFundayRunday! 







07.24-26: A Double Virtual Run Weekend! 6k Friday night + 10k Sunday morning! (it was a bit of a struggle, but done!). Rock N Roll Virtual 13 Remix Weekend!




07.19: Rockin the weekend: Rock N Roll Virtual 5k, RnRVR12. 








7.11: Triple Play Day around St. Augustine:  Rock N' Roll Virtual 8k, followed by round of golf, followed by local St Augustine Beer -- Cheers to all of that! Run.Golf.Beer.(tm)









7.03: 10k just for the fun of it! No real reason, just go! 










6.30: Pink Ribbon Butterfly Virtual 5k. Another 5k for the Breast Cancer cause: Pink Ribbon Symposium. 








06.28: Can't believe it's the last summer of June! Rock N Roll Virtual 5k, VR10. Adding another piece of bling for the bling wall!









06.21: Donna 5K at The Players at
TPC Sawgrass didn't happen this year, so... it happened virtually on Father's Day! I headed to another of my favorite spots, World Golf Village, to get this Virtual 5k in! Third 5k over the Summer Weekend! The shirt is from the 2015 Donna 5k at The Players.







6.20: Happy First Day of Summer! Yeah, there's a 5k for that! Zooma Virtual Run Summer Solstice 5k! WooHappySummerHoo! 








6.19: Rock N Roll Marathon Virtual Run VR9: 6k. Kickstartin' the Official Summer Weekend! 












6.12 - 6.14: Rock N Roll Marathon Virtual Run 8: 5k + 12k. DONE! WooRockedOutHoo! Happy Flag Day, 6/14








6.6.2020: Rock N Roll Virtual Run7: 8K. Skirting around raindrops from Cristobal, and made it back just in time! 











5.17.2020: Vilano Bridge Virtual 5k/10k, St. Augustine. Well, it didn't happen in March, but I did it today! More bling, another thing! 5k over the bridge, back and around. 








5.14.2020: Virtual Run to the Sun 8k done! Got the bling, so I did the thing! Florida Striders run from April went virtual. Virtual is a thing!










5.9.2020: Virtual Hula Hustle 5K... for Clay County Young Life... Yes, I wore it while doing the 5k along the County Roads.. Got a few looks -- guess you don't see a grass skirt running down the road too often... 







5.8.2020: Got my ZOOMA 'Fitter, Stronger, Faster Challenge" Swag! Finished the 6-week Challenge, and... had the best and 2nd best 5k! WooHoo! 











4.8.2020: Go Virtual! Run Donna Virtual for Donna Foundation - Choose 5k, Half, Marathon, sign up and go! (See link below).. I did the 5k, like, virtually, really...










3.14.2020: St Patrick's Day Virtual Run -- Kiss Me I'm a Runner 5k (although I did 4.5) with Gone for a Run Virtual Race Series.  No organized run for a while? Go Virtual! 









GATE River Run Jax, 3.7.2020: Cold, windy, but a sunny day: made for a bad hair day and a finish that was disappointing, mostly due to weather, but still 4 minutes better than 2019. 





Virtual 5k for International Women's Day, 3/8! Great training run! Virtual 5k through Zooma Women's Run... WooWomenRunHoo! (3.4.2020)








WHAT A SUNDAY! DONNA MARATHON WEEKEND 02.09.2020: MY FIRST HALF MARATHON, AND I MADE IT (with a few aches and pains); missed my goal by a minute, but I'll take it! WooHoo, what a great event! Next year's Donna Weekend is February 12-14, 2021! 



02.02.2020: Chilly start to February: Character Counts 6k, St. Augustine, for St Johns County Schools.... Cloudy, drizzly, and, that hot shower was awesome afterwards! LOVE some run events! 









1.18.2020: Matanzas 5k, StAugustine! Very cool finishers' medal, and my 4th best! 



LET'S GO... 











1.9.2020: Dedicated the 5k; donated to Red Cross Australia


1.04.2020: Getting out to a Healthy Start for 2020: Healthy Start 5k Jax (Dodging rain)

1.11.2020: Resolution Run 5k with Florida Striders, Orange Park (un-January-like weather, but I love it!)






Escapades, Brews and Running Shoes:

FREE WEEKLY RUN GROUPS, JAX/ST AUG:

MONDAY:
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ1st Place Sports, San Marco Store > 6:30pm
๐Ÿ‘ŸJax Beach Runners, at Southern Swells >7pm (Get $1 off beers after)
๐Ÿ‘ŸAncient City Road Runners at Vilano Beach > 6:15pm
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Jax Craft Beer Run Club with 1st Place Sports > 6:30pm (1/2 off first beer)

TUESDAY:
๐Ÿ‘ŸWicked Road Warriors with 1st Place Sports > Wicked Barley, 6:30pm
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ1st Place Sports, Jacksonville Beach Store > 6pm

WEDNESDAY:
๐Ÿ‘ŸBridges & Beer Group with 1st Place Sports > Aardwolf Brewing, 6pm
๐Ÿ‘ŸRun Club > Green Room Brewing, 6:30pm
๐Ÿ‘ŸAncient City Road Runners at Dog Rose Brewing > 5:15 & 6:15pm (Get $4 beers at Dog Rose afterwards); ACRR has more group runs, too! 

THURSDAY:
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ1st Place Sports, Tapestry Park Store > 6:30pm

SUNDAY:
๐Ÿ‘ŸTabula Rasa Brewing Club Run, Jax > 2pm



UPCOMING RUN HIGHLIGHTS:  NORTH FLORIDA & MORE:
(Register early: entry fees go up as time goes by)......
(See list of Runners Links below for full schedules and links for state-wide events: impossible to list them all here!)


๐Ÿšฅ CHECK BEFORE YOU SIGN UP: MOST EVENTS CANCELLED, TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED, OR CONVERTED TO VIRTUAL RUN

9/12: POSTPONED TO 11/7 -  Don's Friends Cross Country 10k & 5K, St Augustine Beach - PACKET PICKUP 9/12, 12-5pm
10/3: Pink Up the Pace 5k, St Augustine VIRTUAL CHALLENGE (See photos/article from prior years!)
10/18-19: VIRTUAL: ZOOMA Women's Race Series Weekend: Half, 12k, 5k, Amelia Island
10/24-25: DONNA 5k at The Players - Virtual
11/15: St Augustine Half Marathon/10k/5k CANCELLED for 2020
11/21-22: NOW VIRTUAL:  Run for Peace 5k for Betty Griffin Center, St Augustine (rescheduled from 4/11)
11/26: Run Turkey Run 5k, St Augustine
11/29: Space Coast Marathon/Half Marathon, Cocoa
12/19-20: Mt Dora Half & 5k
2021: 
1/17: Key West Half Marathon and 5k
2/12-14: DONNA Marathon Weekend - IT'S ALL VIRTUAL FOR 2021


Walk, jog, run: for that beer! DID YOU KNOW: 
Hey, I'm an experienced certified personal trainer and group ex instructor from back in the day (kinda revolutionized group ex just outside of Chicago/NW Indiana); WooHoo! Can't take that out of the girl! 


Sites for Runners: Events & More!

GO VIRTUAL:

Gone for A Run 
Rock N Roll Marathon Virtual Run Club
More Miles More Fun
ZOOMA Women's Race Series
Yes.Fit Fitness Challenges
Will Run for Bling
Virtual Running Club
VirtualRun.com


LOCAL & NATIONAL RUNS, CLUBS, RESOURCES:
Florida Striders Track Club
PRS Running Club, Jacksonville
JTC Running, Jacksonville

Ancient City Road Runners Club, St Augustine

Road Runners Club of America
1st Place Sports
Ultimate Racing
Active.com
Racesmith
It's Your Race
Run Sign Up
Running in the USA

Localraces.com
Run St Augustine
Run904

Let's Do This
Florida Running & Triathlon
Run Vero
Running Zone Race Series - Brevard
Track Shack - Orlando area
Run Disney - Resort and Theme Park Events
Florida Race Day

Race Place
Runners High - Volusia, Flagler, Central Florida
Road Race Runner
Run4aCause.org

SignMeUp
Space Coast Runners
Smooth Running - Space Coast area
Jeff Galloway Training
Runners World Magazine
Women's Running Magazine
Verywellfit




2019 RUN HIGHLIGHTS:


12.31.2019: The last run of 2019: New Year's Eve 5k, Jax! What a blast, even with the wind! And a great way to head into 2020! Post-run beer at Intuition Ale Works.
Happy 2020, all! 







12/20/2019: RUN SANTA RUN, Jax: It was a windy, wet, chilly, but oh-so-fun nite in Springfield, Jacksonville! 









12/14/2019: SANTA SUITS ON THE LOOSE 5K to benefit St Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), sets another attendance record for running Santas at over 900! What a morning at the beach, after strong storms and a tornado warning only a few hours before the start.  Great event! 



12/8/2019: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! GINGERBREAD MAN 5K to start off the season! Even decorated the gingerbread man cookie afterwards! 






11/28/2019: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Starting off the day with Run Turkey Run 5k at World Golf Village! 












11/23/2019: A GREAT MORNING at McKenzie's Run, Jax, to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida! Start and finish on the field, amazing opening video ... and, my 3rd best 5k time, and fastest in 5 years... WooHoo!





WHAT A MORNING at St Augustine Half Marathon, 11/10/2019! Too chilly for me (not into that 50degree temp), but I did set a new PR in the 10K! The sunshine was great, and the hot shower afterwards was awesome, too! 








PINK UP THE PACE 2019 was another blast! 



What an awesome morning at Don's Friends Endless Summer 10k/5k at St Augustine Beach 9/21/2019! Plan it for 2020! 











๐ŸพJAGUARS 5K Stadium Challenge, 8/10: another year, another awesome event: around the stadium, up, down, and through the field: and, a finish on the big board! Finished it off with a beer from Engine 15, and then a visit to Main & Six Brewing, Jax

Mark this one on your 2020 calendar! 







Bridge of Lions 5k had over 1200 runners on 7/13! My first time doing this one, and it won't be the last! 








It was a Happy 4th in Jax with the Celebration Run 5k! And, a beer for breakfast afterwards at Wicked Barley!











Memorial Day 5k, Orange Park, 5/27: 
All Red, White & Blue and a great time! 












Had a great time at the Spud Run, Hastings, 5/4! Course ran through local farming areas; finishers received a one-of-a-kind potato finishers' medal! 









Race to the Taste 5k, St. Augustine, followed by some awesome food and local beer, 4/28, at The Amp ... What a way to spend a day! 








It was a hoppin' good time at the 52nd Annual Daytona Easter Beach Run at the Bandshell on Saturday, 4/20! Got a little (?) windblown, but what fun it was on the beach! 







Space Walk of Fame 8k, Titusville, 4/6, was a blast! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11! Met two-time Shuttle Astronaut Bob Springer afterwards! And, there was pre-event beer at Playalinda Brewing (one of the sponsors) the night before! 





Awesome time at 42nd Annual Gate River Run 15k, Jax,3/9/2019!  First time at this event; first time EVER going 15k! Managed to snap a few photos from packet pickup on Thursday, and during the run, but had to say focused, you know! Made my target time, too! What a day; great weather! Take a look at the photo album HERE! No wig or tutu (serious stuff!)



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Donna 5k at THE PLAYERS, on the course
at the famous TPC Sawgrass, 3/2/2019
My 8th time at this awesome event!
(Sporting a new look this year!)
HAD A BLAST AT DONNA 5K at THE PLAYERS, 3/2, at TPC SAWGRASS: CHECK OUT THE RECAP AND PHOTOS! 
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DAYTONA 5k, 1/26, "on" (yes, "on") the famous Daytona International Speedway track before the Rolex 24! Check out the recap here! See the BrewNymph YouTube Channel for videos! (It was cold! Under 50°)

Springs Run 7.2K at First Magnitude Brewing, Gainesville, 1/12: Great cause to benefit Florida Springs Institute, too! Caught up with co-owner/brewer John... I was still standing to record video after the run: on the BrewNymph YouTube Channel!


Me? I do a bunch of 5Ks, mostly for the photos, videos, and the wigs.... and tutus ...

At Pink Up the Pace, St. Augustine, October 2018
See the recap photo story on the Photos page.
And, a free beer at Ann O'Malley's afterwards

See ya out there....

Cheers,

Linda