11 Races to Tackle Before the Year's End
Alien Invasion 5K Obstacle Run
November 9, 2013 - Medford, New Jersey 1 of 12
Test your speed, strength and endurance at this alien-themed 5K. Participants can run as a human or an alien. Human runners try to dodge and out run the aliens, while aliens chase the runners with slime-filled water guns. Do you have what it takes to survive the invasion?
Trees for Tilori 5K & Fun Run
November 9, 2013 - Eugene, Oregon 2 of 12
Run this scenic, flat and fast 5K around the Willamette River in Eugene. The race begins and ends in Alton Baker Park, home to the Steve Prefontaine Memorial Jogging Trail. This late-season event is ideal for veteran runners, beginners and walkers.
Biggest Loser Run Walk Panama City Beach
December 29, 2013 - Panama City, Florida 3 of 12
Run or walk the half marathon or 5K. Share your victory with others at the post-race party that takes place on the beach in Panama City.
Team Daniel 5K
November 10, 2013 - Port Washington, New York 4 of 12
Join Team Daniel and the Brain and Behavior Foundation to raise proceeds and awareness for the treatment of mental illness. The inaugural 5K is named after Daniel Laitman, who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, but thanks to continued medical treatment, is now a fourth-year college student and aspiring stand-up comedian.
5K Run/Walk for Healthier Babies
November 16, 2013 - Stephens City, Virginia 5 of 12
Run or walk this 5K to benefit the March of Dimes and raise funds for healthy pregnancies. Bring the kids for some family fun, and stick around for the post-race raffle.
Sacramento Moustache Run
November 16, 2013 - Sacramento, California 6 of 12
Think you can make it from start to finish with your (real or fake) moustache intact? Dodge volunteers dressed as old-fashioned barbers along the way, and have fun after the race with music, food trucks and an inflatable slide at the "Mo For Your Bro After Party".
Divas Half Marathon & 5K
December 8, 2013 - Ontario, California 7 of 12
Grab your fabulous female friends for this women-only endurance event. The SoCal Diva Half Marathon and 5K is part of a race series with several events in multiple locations throughout the year. Ladies leave your men at home and enjoy a fun-filled day with tiaras, champagne, flowers and more.
Live Ultimate RUN South Beach Half/Quarter Marathon/5K
December 14, 2013 - Miami Beach, Florida 8 of 12
Take your talents to South Beach for this scenic, oceanfront winter race. With different distance options and a Kids Dash, this race has something for everyone. Run as an individual or enlist three friends for the team challenge. When you're done running, enjoy breakfast provided by Whole Foods and have fun at the post-race party at Nikki Beach.
The Monday Night Brewing Westside 10
December 14, 2013 - Atlanta, Georgia 9 of 12
This inaugural race takes runners through West Midtown in Atlanta. Participants can choose the 10K or 10-mile course, and the race ends at the Monday Night Brewing Co. Brewery and Tasting Room. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.
Escape the Nightmares 5K
December 21, 2013 - Pomona, California 10 of 12
Grab your headlamp and gear up for this horror-themed nighttime obstacle mud run. Run through horse barns and historic train yards at this 5K obstacle race, but be on the lookout for the monsters hiding along the way. Face your fears and complete the race, then enjoy refreshments and play carnival games.
Silver Strand Half Marathon and 5K
November 17, 2013 - Coronado, California 11 of 12
Take in the view of the Pacific Ocean and Coronado bridge as you run, walk, or roll from Coronado to Imperial Beach. The event is open to runners, walkers, skaters and hand cyclists. Choose the half marathon, 5K or 10-mile race, and celebrate at the post-race party with a live DJ, awards ceremony and refreshments.