A unique prize, No. 1 bib at the Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K

Follow @vanessajunkin Knowing we may be running in rain and wind this morning at the Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K didn’t bother me. Tropical Storm Hermine was bringing inclement weather to the area, and although I am disappointed that the other National Hard Crab Derby events were postponed or canceled, it actually made for great running weather. … More A unique prize, No. 1 bib at the Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K

Skipjack Run brings fun race with friends, scenic course

Follow @VanessaJunkin// Not too far into the Skipjack Run 10K today — Sept. 12 — I had some slight shin pain. Nothing too bad, but I stopped very briefly to roll my ankles out. But I started to feel great as I went on, and I finished the race feeling really strong. I finished just seconds ahead … More Skipjack Run brings fun race with friends, scenic course

A third successful finish at the Mike Sterling/Crab Derby 10K

Follow @vanessajunkin// The Mike Sterling/Crab Derby 10K, held each Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, is a race that means a lot to me. In 2012 — my first time running the race — I did not hydrate or listen to my body, got heatstroke and was hospitalized. The community was … More A third successful finish at the Mike Sterling/Crab Derby 10K

Great Wyoming Buffalo Stampede brings fun time, unique award

Follow @VanessaJunkin// Seeing the cool prize at the Great Wyoming Buffalo Stampede drew me to the race, and I got to leave the event with my own wooden buffalo. The Great Wyoming Buffalo Stampede, held in Wyoming, Delaware, caught my attention last year when it was featured in a Runner’s World article. It was again featured in … More Great Wyoming Buffalo Stampede brings fun time, unique award

Skipjack Run 5K and 10K only $15 through end of month

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 … More Skipjack Run 5K and 10K only $15 through end of month