Some Of The Most Unusual Road Races From All Over The US
Some people may think that running — even if it is in one (or several) of the 15,000 5Ks or 2,000 half marathons in the U.S. each year — may get old after a while. Believe it or not, that’s rarely the case, especially with the increasingly creative and unique options available in terms of themed races. Here are a just a few of the wackiest themes from 2014:
How Do Runners Celebrate April Fool’s Day?
In a survey of 3,500 runners, 40% said they ran to lose weight and another 54% stated that they run to stay fit. That may not be the case for participants in the April Fool’s Day Twinkie Run. The Missouri race celebrates the now hard to come by treat by offering the 5K runners unlimited Twinkies at the starting line, the one-and-a-half mile mark, the finish line, and, of course, post-race.
A Change Of Costume Can Make A Big Difference
Food isn’t the only thing that can set a race apart. In fact, many 5Ks earn their fame thanks to their unusual dress codes. The international 5K Mustache Dache, The Bad Prom Run, and The Zombie Run are just a few, self-explanatory races featuring unusual attire.
What About When It’s Over?
There is an unfortunate thing about all of these themed races: they end, and some of them are one-time events (or, if you’re lucky, they may reoccur once a year). Thankfully, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate these memories — anything from running necklaces, running decals, running jewelry, or personalized medal hangers may be available for sale at the race or available to custom order online.
A 5K or a half marathon is a memorable event — and even more so when there is a fun and wacky theme. Remember the good times with commemorative jewelry, trinkets, and accessories, like running necklaces or medal hangers.