Running Goals & Challenges
for 2020!

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The start of a new year is the best time to look back over our accomplishments during the past year and to set new goals for the coming year. It is also a great time to reflect on our running achievements to date and to create new running goal for the year ahead. 

Is this the year you will do your first marathon or will you smash your 10 km PB? We would love to hear your running desires for 2020! What was the total distance you ran in 2019? Would you like to increase that amount in 2020? How many races did you do last year? Would you like to do more or less this year? Is there a new running technique you would like to try or read a new running book? Let's get excited about 2020 and all that is possible during the start of this new decade? 

Here are some suggestions but feel free to suggest your own:

Please share your goals and desires for 2020! By writing down and sharing your goals with others, you will be more motivated and committed to achieving them. You may also help inspire someone else to achieve what they didn't believe was possible. Please add your comments below. 

Benefits of Running Goals

There are so many benefits of setting a goal. Here are just a few of them: 

Benefits of Goal Setting

  • Provides direction -- where do you want to be as a runner?
  • Clearer focus on what is important to you
  • Helps you to develop your strengths
  • Forces you to set priorities and gives you clarity
  • Gives you control over your training 
  • Helps you visualize
  • Provides motivation and confidence
  • Gives you a sense of achievement and personal satisfaction
  • Gives you a sense of purpose in training
  • Challenge you to do your best

Running Goals

With all these benefits in mind, isn't setting your running goals for 2020 a worthwhile task? Tell us what you are going to do this year to make it memorable.

What Are Your Running Goals for 2020?

What are your running goals for this year?

What goals do you want to achieve this year? Maybe there is a certain race you plan to train for, maybe you want to complete your first 1/2 or full marathon, maybe you are aiming for a personal best, or maybe you are travelling to an exciting new place to race. Please share your aspirations for this year.

We would love to hear what you have planned. It's easy - just enter the title of your goal to begin....

Read Other Runners Goals!

Click below to see goals from other runners...

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To run sub 38 10k in june 
I will run a 19 minute 5 km in March and a 38 10 km in June.

To Make Running Easy and Fun 
I want to make running as easy as possible. I want to improve my form and my breathing to promote the most efficient way of running. I believe that we …

To be able to run a 1/2 marathon 
I'm just thankful, that I am able to get up in the morning and enjoy running. By next year I would love to run a 1/2 marathon with my best friend.

To get a 17:59 for a 5km 
I know I can do better than my PR of 19:05. I know I can obtain this time. I just need to push my pace.

Setting Running and Fitness goals 
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Great Wall of China 1/2 marathon 
I am planning on doing the Great Wall of China 1/2 marathon in May. The scenery will be fantastic. I am so excited.

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