Aspen Valley, Bergen Peak, Bozeman, Monteverde, Pisgah Farms + Salzburg
Races you'll love running + weekly recommendations
Good morning, friends! ☀️
We’ve got a big issue today so I won’t dilly-dally here (which I love to do, as you know). What I will say is that I know we’re nearing the end of the month, and I’d love to hear how your March running challenge has been going if you’ve been participating — how’s it been going? What was your goal, and do you think you’ll hit it?
As always, keep in touch and let me know how your running/life is going — and have a great, great Sunday out there.
🏔️ Salzburg Marathon + Half Marathon. “The hills are alive” indeed at this springtime race through the “City of Mozart,” and of course the famous filming location of 1965’s The Sound of Music, where stunning views of the eastern Alps along the border with Germany made some of the most memorable scenes in movie history. You’ll get to run through all of that, with the peaks of the Alps accompanying you all the way through the marathon or half as you make your way over the Salzach River, which runs through the heart of the city, and through Salzburg’s historic city center, famous for its Baroque architecture and now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Set for May 21, 2023.
🌄 Bergen Peak Half Marathon. The first in a series of running events that unfold through the mountains and meadows of this town in the foothills of the Rockies just outside Denver, this race features trails and switchbacks as you make your way to the top of Bergen Peak, at more than 9,000 feet above sea level. You’ll run through Evergreen’s Elk Meadow, where you can view herds of grazing elk, and follow the “strenuous switchbacks” of a trail called “Too Long Trail,” organizers note. Be ready for a climb of some 1,500 feet from the start to the peak, they add. Set for June 3, 2023
🐎 Pisgah Farms + Furlongs Half Marathon. A beautiful run through the bluegrass region of central Kentucky’s horse country, where you’ll start at a place called Ashbrooke Farm and later run along tree-covered paved roads bounded by white picket fences, places where the kind of champion thoroughbred horses you see each year at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes are born and raised. The out-and-back route features mostly easy running along 100% paved surfaces, and the race serves as a fundraiser for the Pisgah Community Historic Association, which works to preserve the area’s natural environment and historic sites. Set for June 3, 2023.