When choosing which marathons to add to my calendar several important factors come into play. For me personally I am always looking for new states that I have not completed a marathon in and also new baseball parks to watch games. Fulfilling both of these bucket list items are important and valuable in the decision making process. I had a handful of races I was trying to choose between for April, May, & June and was having trouble doing so until yesterday. Yesterday Major League Baseball released the 2015 regular season schedule. Here’s how it breaks down with Baseball & Marathon Planning. Comparing the Potential Race Guide to the MLB schedule looks a little like this.
GO! St. Louis Marathon – April 12, 2015; The Cardinals are playing in Cincinnati.
Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz – April 18, 2015; The Royals are playing at home against the Athletics.
Boston Marathon – April 20, 2015; The Red Sox are playing at home against the Orioles.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon – May 3, 2015; The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing in St. Louis.
Flying Pig Marathon – May 3, 2015; The Cincinnati Reds are playing in Atlanta.
Delaware Marathon – May 10, 2015; The Phillies are playing at home against the Mets.
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon – May 17, 2015; The Indians are playing against in Dallas.
Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon – May 31, 2015; The Padres are playing at home against the Pirates.
Rock n Roll Seattle Marathon – June 13, 2015; The Mariners are playing in Houston.
San Francisco Marathon – July 26, 2015; The Giants are playing at home against the Athletics.
So this allowed me to limit down my races to a few selections and I’m excited to say that I have decided to run the Garmin Marathon in April! This Wizard of Oz themed race through Olathe, Kansas looks fun and exciting on top of also being a flat & fast course. Couple that with a great Marathon Maniac discount code for registration and it’s a win win situation for everybody! Time to start brainstorming costume ideas!