10 Fun Races to Run

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If you like running fun races in costumes, crazy atmospheres, less pressure, or just with a group to have a good time, here are 10 races you should consider running. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t run them if you are looking for a more serious race though. I’m just sharing races where you can wear a tutu and totally fit in. Here are 10 fun races to run.

  1. Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K– These races are February 1-2, 2020 at Universal Orlando. Sign up by January 20th to save $9 on any full price registration with discount code UNIRUN2020. Don’t miss out on the inaugural Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend.
  2. runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend– This race weekend has a 5k, 10k, and half marathon distance. It is always in February and takes place Feb 21-23, 2020.
  3. Bay to Breakers– The Bay to Breakers race is famous for being crazy. It is a 12k that takes place in San Francisco. This year it is May 31, 2020. Some run fast, some run drunk. You will definitely have a good time though!
  4. Hot Chocolate 15k and 5k– This is a race series that finishes with hot chocolate! It takes place at various cities around the country. 
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas– Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series puts on races all over the world, but their Las Vegas race weekend is one of their biggest. The fun part is that there is a 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon. The races are also at night! The races are always in November and are taking place Nov. 14-15 in 2020.
  6. Seaworld’s Rescue Run– Taking place January 25, 2020 for the first time, this race is a 3 mile fun run. This event will benefit the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. EVERY SINGLE PENNY goes toward these conservation projects.
  7. Running Universal Trolls races– These races are at Universal Studios Hollywood. This Dreamworks Trolls themed races features a 1k, 5k, and 10k and takes place April 26, 2020.
  8. runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend– This runDisney race weekend is fun because runners get an exclusive after party to eat and drink their way through Epcot. The race weekend features a 5k, 10k, and half marathon and takes place November 6-8, 2020.
  9. Krispy Kreme Challenge– Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person Streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower. The race is February 1, 2020. I don’t think my stomach could do it, but it sounds fun!
  10. runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend– This, to me, is the most fun running weekend of all. It features a 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon on different days. You can also run all 4 for the Dopey Challenge. Taking place January 6-10, 2021.

If you enjoy running and want to take the family along, these are also fun options. Here are some other posts you might like:

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