I have under my blogroll a link to iRace. I like this site, and in particular, I like The Shuffler. Last week, she posted a number of reasons for participating in races, and I thought it was timely given that my upcoming half marathon this weekend will be Race #36. There are other people like me who enjoy running all distances and multiple races, there are others who choose one or two races for a specific distance, there are destination runners (cool!), and there are runners who don't race at all. I think she explains nicely the appeal for "weekend warriors" :) hence why I have posted the link above for anyone who's interested.