2014 Inaugural Events for Runners
The Colorado Springs Half Marathon & 5K
Colorado Springs, Colorado - September 28, 2014 1 of 9
Be one of the first to run in what is expected to be a premier half marathon in Colorado in the years to come. Not ready to run a half marathon? No worries, running the 5K will be just as special, as you run through America the Beautiful Park, Monument Valley Park and the Olympic Training Center.
The Congressional 5K & 5 Miler
Washington, DC - November 1, 2014 2 of 9
Run through the Hains Point Potomac Park in honor of your right to vote. Everyone is invited to walk and run, regardless of political affiliation, and if you're not registered to vote you will be after this. Instead of wearing your usual running garb, dress like your favorite politician, past or present, and make your way through the course with the Washington Nationals mascot.
Inaugural RGV CAP 5K Run/Walk
McAllen, Texas - March 1, 2014 3 of 9
If you or someone you love has been affected by colon cancer, this is an important race for you to run in 2014. The RGV Colonoscopy Assistance Program, a nonprofit that provides financial aid to those who can't pay for a colonoscopy, sponsors the race, so you can be proud to run for a great cause.
Hunger Run 5K
Tampa, Florida - April 19, 2014 4 of 9
Gather with friends and family to run in this inaugural event that benefits the Kaye Prox Food Bank, which serves over 190 people a week. When you pack your shoes, throw a donation of one non-perishable food item in your bag, too. After crossing the finish line, you'll be rewarded with a T-shirt and post-race breakfast.
Run 4 The Hills
Sharon Springs, New York - May 3, 2014 5 of 9
Get a great hill workout when you run the first annual Run 4 The Hills race in the Catskill Mountains. You won't notice how challenging the course actually is as you run by panoramic overlooks of the scenic Mohawk Valley.
Mansfield Tiki Tri
Mansfield, Texas - May 18, 2014 6 of 9
Take your running to the next level with this inaugural sprint triathlon. But, it's not just any tri; this race takes place in a waterpark, with slides, wave pools and a lazy river—where the swim portion of the race will take place.
Dads Rock Too! 5K/1-Mile Fun Walk
Las Vegas, Nevada - June 14, 2014 7 of 9
Buy a tie and a race registration for your dad this Father's Day. The first annual event will take place in Floyd Lamb State Park, a scenic desert oasis just off the strip, where you'll run through nature trails and shoreline paths. But dad isn't the only one who can run; sign the whole family up for a morning workout before Father's Day breakfast.
Island Rum Run Half Marathon and 5K
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico - October 5, 2014 8 of 9
Plan your fall family trip in Puerto Rico to enjoy a refreshing coastal breeze, white sandy beaches and the inaugural Island Rum Run. In your effort to finish in a good time, don't forget to listen as local bands play island music on the sidelines. The race ends with a private beach party, where you can enjoy Pina Coladas, wine tastings, and island dancing lessons.