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We've all read running-inspired holiday poems ranging from cute and clever to contrived and cringeworthy. This month, Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful Jason Alspaugh draws on his battles with the 26.2-mile monster, crafting a humorously spot-on and heartfelt version of a yuletide classic that will have you nodding along with a knowing smile. (3 min read)
 
A HOLIDAY RHYME THAT'S WORTH THE TIME
How to find races? Let me count the ways... 🤔
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THE ROAD TO 2020 STARTS HERE
Take your talents to South Beach! ☀️
Do it like a local at the 305 Half Marathon & 5K Sunday, March 1! Get a unique taste of Miami on a spectacular, water-lined course featuring hot spots like Ocean Drive and Miami Beach Golf Club plus two famous causeways, views of the bustling Port of Miami, and much more.

Commit today and get set to run like you live here this spring!
 
THE 305 IS CALLING
WIN the motivation you need to run a marathon!
Looking to conquer your first marathon or half marathon in 2020? If so you need Me, You & 26.2: Coach Denise's Guide to Get You to Your First Marathon. This spirited guide from RRCA-certified coach and 117-time marathon finisher Denise Sauriol will motivate, educate and activate you with training plans and expert advice, plus personal stories from first-time marathoners and Coach Denise herself!

Checklist for your first marathon:
+ Shoes ✅
+ Nutrition ✅
+ Heart ✅
+ Me, You & 26.2 (perfect 5 stars across 45 Amazon reviews) ✅

ENTER TO WIN a signed copy of Me, You & 26.2 + a Run For Change visor simply by adding at least ONE future race (registered or TBD) to your RaceRaves Staging Area profile page between now and 11:59pm PST on Dec 31. That's it! (Not yet a RaceRaves member? You'll need to join to create a profile — it's easy and free.) We'll select two winners by random drawing in early Jan 2020.
 
INSPIRATION, COVER TO COVER
FREE swag alert!
If you've run any of these races, post your review on RaceRaves NOW for your chance to win a free race entry or official race merch. Then pass it on!
So you think you know your races?
This beach & golf resort on the Atlantic coast is home to 200+ bird species, 700 alligators and one scenic December race. FORE, y'all!
Thanks for using RaceRaves and recommending us to friends, this year and always — your support, contributions & referrals keep us running!

Whatever your celebration — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day or a visit from Krampus — we hope visions of effortless miles and personal bests dance in your head this holiday season. And keep an eye out for our 2019: The Year in Racing recap, coming soon!

See you at the finish,
Team RaceRaves
Happy ho ho ho-lidays from our co-founders, Mike & Katie!
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