A trend has emerged among races lately. They aren’t just for serious runners anymore; they are also for people of average fitness who just want to come out and have a great time.
If you still think that running has to be boring, you obviously have never participated in a fun 5K races before. Read and share SweatVac Performance Wear’s list of races that are perfect for having a blast running alone or with a team.
The Color Run
Get ready for a color explosion. Participants in one of the many Color Runs nationwide start the 5K wearing white. As they run, race volunteers throw handfuls of colored cornstarch into the air and all over the runners, covering their heads to toe in all different colors. This race is perfect for people of any fitness level, and the proceeds benefit charities, which vary by city.
The original mud and obstacle race, the Warrior Dash is a great option for individuals who want to try a mud and obstacle race for the first time. Participants will jump over fire, climb tall rope walls, wade through muddy puddles, and laugh all the way to the finish line. This race is not for people who do not like getting dirty!
The Electric Run features a glow-in-the-dark course and black lights that make the event seem more like a party than an exercise. High-energy music and lights will keep race participants energized as they run, walk, and dance to the finish line. Individuals are encouraged to wear items that are brightly colored, blink, glow, and shine.
Another mud and obstacle type race, the Dirty Girl race is for women only. This untimed race is more about fun than competition, and the money raised goes to various breast cancer charity organizations. Participants should wear pink, bring their girlfriends, and expect to have a blast while getting very dirty.
5K Foam Fest
If you prefer good, clean fun, the 5K Foam Fest may be for you. This untimed race is also great for beginners. Participants will climb walls, cross rope courses and slide down inflatable slides while getting covered in white foam. This event focuses more on scaling obstacles and less on running, and it is perfect for the whole family.
If you want to burn off your Thanksgiving calories before you consume them, check if your town hosts an annual Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a family-friendly Thanksgiving Day road race that raises money for various charity organizations. Participants are encouraged to dress like turkeys, and both runners and walkers are welcome.
Jingle Bell Run
A holiday race that gives back, the Jingle Bell Run is the largest holiday road race in the nation. Racers are encouraged to dress in holiday-themed outfits complete with jingle bells and run for a cure for arthritis. The event, which is organized by the Arthritis Foundation, is held all across the United States.
Most of these runs are more fun with a team and usually provide freebies to those who dare participate. Check your local regions for exact dates and times.