24 Must-Do Nov./Dec. Races Across The U.S.

Women’s Running St. Pete Half Marathon & 5K Photo: MarathonFoto

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Women’s Running St. Pete Half Marathon & 5K
Nov. 24, St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Run or walk along downtown St. Petersburg’s scenic waterfront on a flat and fast Florida course. Take in the area’s quaint communities and historic buildings before crossing the finish line at the famous waterfront Mahaffey Theater. This female-focused race is big on girly bonding, recognizing the top three female runners to cross the half-marathon finish line as well as female finishers in each age group.

Down 2 Earth 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Thanksgiving Trail Run
Nov. 24, North Miami Beach, Fla.
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Before indulging in platefuls of Thanksgiving food, burn off some calories at a trail run that replaces the traditional cityscape with a refreshing dose of nature. Taking place in North Miami at Oleta River State Park, the largest urban park in the Florida State Park system, the run features a variety of challenging earthy terrain—from rolling hills and climbs to roots and gravel, as well as some technical sections. Depending on your skill (or mood), choose from a 5K, 10K or half marathon.

Reindeer Romp 5K
Dec. 7, Atlanta
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Don your antlers and celebrate the holiday season with a brisk romp around Atlanta’s picturesque Chastain Park. Celebrating its second year, this festive 5K is put on by Shemoves ATL, an organization motivating women to engage in an active lifestyle. Part of the encouragement for getting across this finish line? A lively post-race celebration and long-sleeved, female-fit tech tops.

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