My Favorite Races To Date

Here is a list of my top 10 Favorite Races.  These encompass my favorite courses, venues and overall race productions not necessarily the best performances I've had.  They are ordered starting with my ALL TIME FAVORITE!

1. Musselman Half Iron  Geneva, NY

This race is special.  The weekend festivities with multiple races all weekend and team and vendor tents along the park shore create a deep sense of race camaraderie. To finish this race is to become part of the Musselman Family forever.  I continue to look forward to the race director's entertaining notes and I hope to race it again someday.

2.  LOBSTERMAN, Freeport, ME

A beautiful olympic course that rolls through both Freeport and Brunswick, Maine.  Packet pickup is in the heart of the famous Freeport outlet shops just across from LL Bean's headquarters.   
The ocean swim will wake you up, the hills will remind you why you are alive with out even a foot of flat and the steady rolling run will liberate you!  The field is competitive.  This race is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.  Words cannot express the glorious beauty of Maine!  It is a MUST do race!   If the challenge and the stunning natural rocky coastline of the state will not convince you, the lobster bake should.  Tickets are available for athletes and family to enjoy a post race lobster bake on site complete with lobster, mussels, baked potato, corn and local microbrew to recover and unwind with fellow athletes and your crowd of supporters on picnic tables with vibrant ocean views.  The people at this race were WICKED NICE!   This race needs no bullet points.  Look at these pictures...and these are just low quality outdated cell phone technology shots.  You really have to be there to understand how incredible this place is.  Racing Lobsterman was a blessing.

3.  The Columbia Triathlon, Columbia MD

4.  Ironman Wisconsin, Madison WI
140.6 miles packed to the brim with awesomeness!

5.  Richmond Tri Club Sprint, Richmond Virginia.

And the next 5 honorable mentions:

6.  Wintergreen Ascent, Roseland,VA
7.  Beach to Battleship, Wilmington NC 
8.  I Love The Tavern, Richmond VA
9.  Shamrock Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA
10.  Charlottesville Marathon, C-Ville VA