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7 Reasons Why you Should Sign Up for that Race

Many benefits come from signing up to a race; training plans, extra motivation and more intense training to name a few! But some of the best experiences come from race day itself. We reached out to our users to see what their favorite race-day moments are and what they love most about it!

1. SEEING THE RESULTS OF HARD TRAINING

You’ve done a lot of training leading up to the race and this is where you finally see the results! You’ll be feeling so confident! – @awestover

7 Reasons Why you Should Sign Up for that Race

2. ENDORPHINS 

Endorphins are great! You’ll be releasing a lot of them during your race and you’ll be on a natural high. Let’s just hope you don’t hit “The Wall!” @kalolainastar

3. THE CROWD WHO COME OUT TO SUPPORT AND CHEER

One of the great things about racing is the crowd. They will cheer you on all the way and it really is a warming experience to have people you don’t know encourage you.  They do more than they realize! – @kenge13

4. BEER AT THE FINISH

Because everyone loves a post-run beer! This is a very popular reason.

5. SENSE OF COMMUNITY ON THE COURSE

Not only will you be getting support from the crowd, but your fellow runners will also play a big role! The camaraderie experienced along the course is very uplifting and will carry you further than you may think! – @chrisboyce8210

6. POST-RACE GOODIES 

After completing a race, chances are you’re going to get a goodie-bag containing a lot of refreshments, a medal, and possibly  a T-shirt! Everyone loves free T-shirts!

7. LAYING AROUND THE NEXT DAY 

Whether you ran a 5K or a marathon, you’ve tested your endurance and pushed yourself. A rest day is well deserved! – @yayponies

There it is! All the reasons you need to go and sign up for that race you’ve been eyeing! What are you waiting for?

Dylan Kehoe

About the author:
Dylan Kehoe

Irish student and Runkeeper Ambassador who can be sometimes seen in lectures when not running marathons!

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