Whether you want to run your first or fastest 5K, try one of these races in 2015.
Son of a Beach 5KFebruary 14, 2015 - Destin, Florida 1 of 10
Run on the white sand beaches of Destin at the Son of a Beach 5K to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The out-and-back all-beach course starts and finishes at The Back Porch, the site of the post-race party.
Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the CureMay 10, 2015 - Edina, Minnesota 2 of 10
The Twin Cities version of the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure fittingly takes place on Mother's Day. The course, which starts and finishes next to Edina's Southdale Center, takes participants on a 5K trek around Lake Cornelia. If you have young kids, they can run the Kids for the Cure 400-meter Fun Run the day before.
Music City July 4th 5K/10KJuly 4, 2015 - Nashville, Tennessee 3 of 10
What better place to enjoy tunes on the Fourth of July holiday than the country music capital of the country? The Music City July 4th 5K/10K starts and finishes at Public Square Park and runs through downtown Nashville. After the race, stick around for a day full of free live music, family fun and fireworks in the heart of downtown Nashville at The Lawn at Riverfront Park.
Foam Glow 5KJuly 18, 2015 - Concord, North Carolina 4 of 10
The Foam Glow 5K is more than a race; it's an experience focused less on speed and more on glow in the dark fun with friends and family. Wear you whitest T-shirt and run through green, pink and orange Foam Glow Zones along the course. When you finish under the black lights, you'll look like you fell into a tie-dye machine.
Stick around after the race for the Foam Glow party, where pumping music and tons of black lights make this a celebration you'll never forget.
Back to School 5KJuly 25, 2015 - Atlanta, Georgia 5 of 10
Run while helping children in metro Atlanta on this course that winds through the scenic neighborhood of Keswick Village.
Charity Benevolent Fund's 3rd Annual Back to School 5K provides students in need with much-needed school supplies, including backpacks, paper, glue, crayons, binders and folders. Organizers to raise enough funds to help 500 students this year.
Blue Moon Trail 5K RunJuly 31, 2015 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 6 of 10
The Blue Moon Trail 5K is a twilight trail run under the full blue moon in Ute Valley Park. The natural-surface course starts at 6:30 p.m. and takes runners past the best features of the park. Stick around for the post-race meal.
Warwick Lions Labor Day 5KSeptember 7, 2015 - Warwick, NY 7 of 10
This 24th annual 5K in Warwick, New York, just north of the New Jersey border, runs along the village's beautiful country roads and will include music and water aid stations.
Proceeds from the race go to fund the Lions Quest Program for character education and drug prevention in the Warwick Schools.
Witches Brew HaHa 5KOctober 2, 2015 - West Jordan, Utah 8 of 10
This Halloween-themed 5K around Gardner Village includes witches and neon glow sticks to light your way. Enjoy hot cider and cocoa, treats for the kids and Halloween fun. Runners receive a Witches Brew HaHa T-shirt, finishers' medal and discounts at Gardner Village shops.
Angry Turkey XC 5KNovember 21, 2015 - Indianapolis, Indiana 9 of 10
The Angry Turkey XC 5K is about racing fast and getting dirty. This is the first race of the Indy cross-country series at Southeastway Park on the southeast side of Indianapolis. The course is flat with tree-lined "tunnels," tall native prairie grass and die-hard "Angry Turkey" fans hooting and hollering for you to run faster.
The event includes team competition and a bonfire with hot chocolate and Indy's Famous Long's doughnuts. If you're looking for a cross-country race with a challenging yet fast course, this is the one for you.