I was just thinking it might be fun to enter a race. Last May I had challenged myself to be able to run five miles. It took me seven months, but I worked my way up from one mile at 5.0 mph on the treadmill to five miles at 6.7 on the treadmill. Since then, I've been able to get up to running 6.11 miles in 54 minutes (yesterday!) and I realized that's awful close to 10K.
So how do you find out where and when there will be races in your area? Are there websites dedicated to this information or do you have to watch the boards at the gym or is it luck of the draw?
I'm doubting I'll be able to find anything here, but I thought it would be good to know of a race database or something for the future.