Why We Run Races
18.1 million people registered to run a US road race in 2018.
But, 99.7% of people running a race know they aren’t going to win.
1/ It’s not about winning overall (for most).
Some people have a goal time, pace
Or just a goal to finish.
Whatever it is, race day is the event where many test their goal.
2/ The race day atmosphere.
The electricity of a race, the start, finish.
Even the middle miles is a great chance to see others and socialize.
Enjoy the struggle together.
3/ The race is a milestone goal.
Maybe it’s a race you run yearly.
Maybe you run it to memorialize someone.
4/ The race energy pushes you.
Many get their best performances on race day because of the energy of those around you.
Ride the wave and pick up those PRs.
5/ Race day swag is always fun.
Grab your medal, t-shirt, banana, stickers, free products from sponsors.
Enjoy the music, the vibe and the sights.
What other reasons do you run races?
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