8 Races With Killer Post-Race Parties
Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills
March 22, 2014 - Agoura Hills, California 1 of 9
Photo by Joshua Huber
The Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills has something for everyone. Run the half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1-mile course against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains. But the real fun begins at the post-race party with over 50 booths with food and swag, live music, rock-climbing wall, obstacle course and inflatable slides. Save your appetite for the post-race buffet and pancake booth.
Photo by Joushua Huber
April 6, 2014 - San Diego, California 2 of 9
Experience an Italian-style bike race in Southern California at the Campagnolo GranFondo. Participants can choose the GranFondo (105 miles), Medio Fondo (56 miles) or the Piccolo Fondo (34 miles). After you complete the endurance challenge, enjoy the after party with a beer garden, Italian pasta feast and free post-ride massages.
4 Miles 4 Water
May 10, 2014 - Cleveland, Ohio 3 of 9
4 Miles 4 Water is a 4-mile run and 1-mile walk along the Lake Erie shoreline in Cleveland. Participants can enjoy a post-race reggae concert, beer and wine garden and Cleveland food trucks. After the race, runners can participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people carrying water jugs on their heads.
Rock N' Run 4 Kids
May 17, 2014 - Allentown, Pennsylvania 4 of 9
Bring the kids for a day of fun at this 5K at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Stick around after the race for live music, cheerleaders, mascots, face painting and prizes from running shops and local restaurants. Enjoy a day at the ballpark with post-race hot dogs, lemonade and Philly-style hot pretzels.
Party in the Park 5K and Concert
May 31, 2014 - Batavia, Illinois 5 of 9
Run or walk this 5K for a good cause and then celebrate at the post-race party. The Party in the Park 5K supports Breaking the Silence, an organizations that helps teens and young adults becomes physically and mentally healthy.
After your cross the finish line, hang out in the park for post-race awards, a Red Woody Concert, Battle of the Bands, games, activities and an ice-cream eating contest.
Gladiator Rock'n Run
June 14, 2014 - Irvine, California 6 of 9
Test your brains and brawn at the Gladiator Rock'n Run, a 6K race with 17 extreme obstacles. Want to know the best part? Once you're done crushing obstacles, you can celebrate your victory at the post-race party with beer, live music, gladiator games and the Rock'n Rumble Pit.
The Navigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon
June 22, 2014 - Stamford, Connecticut 7 of 9
Photo by Super Duper Photographic
Proceeds from this Olympic-distance triathlon benefit Kids in Crisis, an emergency shelter and crisis counseling center for infants, children and teens in Connecticut.
After you finish the race, celebrate at the Family Festival at Mill River Park with live music, activities for kids, post-race massages, food, arts and crafts, giveaways and more.
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Grand Forks Half Marathon
September 26, 2014 - Grand Forks, North Dakota 8 of 9
Go hog wild and run this half marathon, 10K or 5K in Grand Forks, North Dakota. After the race, rock out with the finish-line band and enjoy beer and bratwursts at the Oktoberfest celebration. Don't miss the "hog races," where small pigs chase after Oreo cookies. If you pick the winning pig, you can win a barstool from the Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar and Grill.