9 Fun Runs to Do as a Family
KidsPeace Family Fun Mud Run 5K & 1-MileMay 7, 2016, Orefield, PA 1 of 10
Get good and muddy with this race located on the 250-acre Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield Pennsylvania. Choose between a 5K with 14 obstacles and a shorter one miler with six. Whichever distance, you and your family will enjoy getting dirty traversing this scenic trail.
Race to Home Base 5KMay 14, 2016, Norwich, Connecticut 2 of 10
Baseball fans young and old will enjoy racing to home plate at this fun 5K. Round all three bases as you make your way through Dodd Stadium and finish at home base. After the race, end your day at the ballpark by grabbing a hot dog from one of the concession stands.
Splash Dash 5KJuly 23, 2016, Mansfield, TX 3 of 10
This water-themed race combines a 5K with a water balloon fight. Reach the finish line soaking wet as you dash through huge showers and ward off attacks from water gun-toting volunteers. Celebrate your finish at the Splash Dash Bash, a post-race party featuring a DJ, zip lines, face painting, summer treats and more.
Koala Plantation Days Family Fun RunJuly 31, 2016, Koala, Hawaii 4 of 10
With four different course lengths to choose from, this event is a great way to test your endurance while enjoying some of the most beautiful ocean views on Kauai's South Shore.
Spartan KidsVarious Cities and Dates 5 of 10
The Spartan race is known as one of the toughest mud runs in the country. Instead of leaving the kids at home, you can get them in on the action and sign them up for the Spartan Kids race. Kids will climb, jump and get muddy as they run through kid-sized obstacles.
Double Bubble RunSeptember 10-11, 2016, Frederick, Maryland 6 of 10
A race designed specifically for families, the Double Bubble Run features more than 13 stations with bubbles, confetti, foam, glitter, color and obstacles. Kids will also get to race alongside Batman, Spiderman and other super heroes. Afterwards, take a trip to the Fun Zone, where you will find bounce houses, a petting zoo and much more.
YMCA Freaky 5KOctober 29, 2016, Appleton, Wisconsin 7 of 10
Celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costume and running through scenic parks along the Fox River. All participants receive a Halloween goodie bag, long sleeve tech t-shirt and post-run apple cider.
Mermaid Run San FranciscoNovember 13, 2016, San Francisco, California 8 of 10
Like the Spice Girls, this race is all about girl power. Mothers, sisters, daughters and friends will enjoy running across the Golden Gate Bridge, with the San Francisco skyline as their backdrop, at this women's only race. Choose between the Sirena 10 miler or a 10k, 5K or 1.5-mile mermaid dash for girls ages 6 to 12.
The Color RunVarious Cities and Dates 9 of 10
Are you ready for the craziest, colorful 5K of your life? Dress in white and run, skip, or walk through rainbows of paint. Cross the finish line as a bright painted canvas. It's fun for all ages.