Welcome to running! I agree, the Color Run 5K would be a good one to start with. I started running almost exactly 2 years ago.(wow...hard to believe it!), and the first race I did was the Shamrock Shuffle 8K less than 2 months later - I didn't realize that 8K was nearly 5 miles haha! I walked at least half of it, but my goal was just to finish in less than 1 hr 15 min (their cut-off for "official" times). It was so much fun!!
Carolyn - wife to Chad and mom to three sons! St. Charles, IL
I think the color run would be a great intro race. I started running around the beginning of December 2010 and did my first 5k at the beginning of Marck 2011. I didn't run the whole thing but about 90% of it. I still don't run all of my races, I have a couple walking breaks.
I'm a rookie runner, and I need advice. I really want to do a 5k! I'm not able to run a full 5k yet -- I'm on week 2 of an Ease into 5K program and I'm doing a fair amount of walking in between my running. When do you think it would be realistic for me to sign up for a race? Looks like it's an 8 week program.
Also, any recommendations for good rookie races in the Los Angeles area? I live in the South Bay and my family is in Santa Monica.
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