I just officially added another race to my 2015 schedule. I signed up for the Skipjack Run 10K on Sept. 12, 2015.
Sure, it’s far in advance, but registration was only $15.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an affordable 10K. (5Ks generally cost more than that, too.)
I am always looking for race registration deals, as I’m sure many other runners who do a lot of races are. I also understand that races like this one benefit charity, so I hope that the lower fee encourages more people to enter so that a good amount of funds can still be raised.
The 2015 race will benefit Project Smile, with funds going toward a new Community Thanksgiving Dinner, according to a post on the race’s Facebook page. That dinner will be in Deal Island, according to race director Dawn Whitelock.
The start time for the race hasn’t been decided yet, but it’ll be before last year’s start time of 9 a.m., according to Whitelock.
Of course, I’m not only running the race for the low cost. I know a lot of my friends ran last year — I had a conflicting race, but the date has been pushed back a week. So, if the other race stays the same week, I’ll ideally be able to do all the same ones I did this year if I want to. It looks like a great, small community race.
The race’s location of Deal Island, Maryland, is beautiful, and there never seem to be races there. (Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the only one that I personally know of.) I am looking forward to running a race in the Somerset County community.
The interactions I’ve had with the race director, Whitelock, have also been great.
Both the 5K and 10K are currently $15 on the Active.com page. (There was a $3.25 convenience fee when I signed up for the 10K.) When the new year starts, the cost will be $25 for either race, according to that site.