7 Fun 5k Races to Run ...


I am a die-hard 5k race fanatic.

I run a new 5k race at least once a month, and in the pursuit of my 5k addiction, I’ve participated in some of the funnest, most unique 5k races to run.

If you’re a runner girl, too, have you heard of all these fabulous 5ks?

Here are 7 fun 5k races to run… lace up your favorite racing shoes and let’s go!

1. The Color Run

Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet,” The Color Run hosts 5k races to run in more than 100 cities in the United Stated and Australia.2

At each mile marker on the course, runners are blitzed with powdered color, so by the end of the race, they all look like they participated in the Hindu Festival of Holi.

They advise you to wear white, but rest assured your running clothes won’t stay white for long… I can’t wait to run my first Color Run in May 2013!

Bring on the rainbow!

2. Columbia Muddy Buddy

Sponsored by outdoor gear giant Columbia, the Muddy Buddy is another 5k race to run, but it has a unique twist — you have to run the race and get through the obstacles with a friend.

At the end of the race, you’ll be Muddy Buddies for life — or at least til next year, when you get to choose a new Muddy Buddy running partner.2

Sadly, there are races in only 8 cities in the U.S.

… I wonder when they’ll host one where I live?

3. The Ugly Sweater Run

What to do with that hideously horrible sweater your Grammy knitted for you last Christmas… you don’t have the heart to donate it, but you can’t possibly actually wear it… or can you?

Yes, you can… in fact, that’s the theme of this 5k race!

Right now, there are 8 races scattered across the U.S., and next year, they’re adding 20 more … so bust out that spangly, light-up reindeer sweater and rock it out while you run!

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