Not the competitive type? You don’t have to be! Learn why it’s worth your while to fill out an entry blank.

Races are everywhere these days, and on any given weekend it’s not difficult to find one to run. A quick search of the internet can find a race for you in no time at all. Running in the USA reports that there are currently over 34,000 races in the U.S. alone. So why should you run a race if you’re not signed up for one already?  Here are 10 good reasons:

1. Motivation
2. A sense of accomplishment
3. Make new friends
4. Explore the city
5. Get a new shirt
6. Fitness check
7. Quench your competitive spirit
8. Exercise
9. Get outdoors
10. Learn something about yourself


About The Author:

Chad Worthen competed in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon and is a USATF Level 2 coach based in Sacramento, Calif.