St. Michael’s Half Marathon #SMRF and other 2014 Races


Nearing the finish at #SMRF in May

I’ve started putting together my race schedule for 2014. I’m pretty excited about it. There are some new races, such as the ITU World Championships in Edmonton (psyched!) and there are a few races I’ve run before, like Shamrock Half Marathon (last ran that in 2006!), Cherry Blossom 10 mile, which I’ve run four times, and St. Michael’s Half Marathon, which I ran earlier this year and can’t wait to go back to. I got a 3 minute PR at this totally pancake flat out-and-back race. You can read my race recap here. I highly recommend this event, which includes a 10K and 5K. St. Michaels is a picturesque town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It’s a great place to visit as well as race. The event itself is well organized, with great support along the route and a fantastic finish along a trail. Spectators gather on the trail and bring you home with loud cheers. The post-race festivities take place at a local brewery; every racer receives a free beer while waiting for the awards ceremony. And if beer isn’t your thing, St. Michael’s winery is right next door, which is where I ended up after the race!


Anyway, if you’re interested in signing up for the 5K, 10K, or half, you might want to do that soon as prices go up on Nov. 4th:

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But I can get you a better deal than that. I’m a #SMRF ambassador and so if you use the code AMBALISONGI  you’ll get 10% off any race. Just go to to register.

What races do you have planned for 2014?



  1. It’s fun to put the 2014 schedule together isn’t it? So far I’ve committed to the Flying Pig and I’m in for NYCM finally. Yay!
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  2. Sounds like it will be a great year! I have Boston and a few trail races planned. My goal is is to take it easy and fun this year. Here’s hoping I can pull this off. You and I both know it’s more difficult to slow down than speed up! ha! xoxo
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  3. Ooh Trail races…I need to add some of those. Slow down? You know there’s no way I can do that… 🙂

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