We absolutely heart 5K races. They're 3.1 miles of
heart-pounding, adrenaline-boosting, confidence-building fun. But that doesn't
mean we wouldn't mind a change-up from the same ol' start-to-finish racecourse.
Sign yourself up for one of these too-awesome-to-be-average races.
The Happiest 5K on Earth
If you could have sworn you were storybook princess in
another life, put the Disney Royal Family 5K at the top of your list. Running in sunny Florida around the Epcot Center as
Mickey and gang are cheering you on–it doesn't get much better than that!
Well, except maybe the Disney Princess Half Marathon where
royal-highnesses-for-a-day run in tiaras and tutus for 13.1 enchanting miles.
Not to rain on your fairytale finish line, but you need a guardian's signature
to compete if you're under 18. Think of it this way: If you can wait for Prince
Charming, you can wait–and train–for this magical half marathon.
Color Me Speedy
Running races is about getting dirty, not pretty, you say?
Time to get rainbow-fied in the Color Run. At each
kilometer-marker, volunteers shower you in five different colored powders:
yellow, green, blue, purple and pink. The powder is totally safe and even
edible, but it's not recommended for snacking since it's a chalky cal-fest
(blegh). Don't want the all-out tie-dyed look on your shirt? There's a
designated “low color lane” if you just want a touch of tint. Either way, deck
yourself in white to start, and leave the slow-pokes in your multi-colored
You've watched Dawn of the Dead and 28 Days Later so many times that you've perfected the hands-down
best zombie apocalypse strategy. Oh, yeah? Put your running where your mouth
is. Run for Your Lives
is a 3.1 mile race and obstacle course where the
walking–or running–dead chase after you. Don't worry–they won't nosh on
, but they will try to snatch your “health flags” to convert you
to undead. Racers who cross the finish line with at least one flag win prizes.
The only downside? You need to be 14 to register. But, you can always watch the
live-action zombie flick go down with the Apocalypse Pass 'til then. Better
than a TV screen!
Can't make it to these races? Do some googling to find out what 5Ks are being held in your area. Then grab your crew and sign up!
Photo Credit: thecolorrun.com
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BY KARMEN FOX ON 4/2/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN running, how to run, running workout, workouts