5Ks for Beginners
Super 5K Family 5K
Milton, Georgia - August 8, 2014 1 of 8
Enjoy a fun run with your family this summer. After you cross the finish line, everyone can indulge in food truck fare and drinks. But don't leave once you've had your fill, stick around for the outdoor movie too.
Marina Green 5K
San Francisco, California - August 31, 2014 2 of 8
This flat, out-and-back course is ideal for a beginner runner. With minimal hills and a cool San Francisco breeze blowing, runners of all levels can tackle this race with confidence. Bring your kids along for a free weekend activity, there's no fee for children under the age of 10.
Hickory Flat Out 5K
Canton, Georgia - September 1, 2014 3 of 8
Run the annual Labor Day race in Canton to raise funds for the Hide and Seek day camp. The flat, out-and-back course is perfect for new runners to ease into the race experience. All registered runners will have a chance to win an iPad at the post-race drawing.
La Jolla Reservation Tribal Trail Run and Family Campout 5K
La Jolla, California - September 19, 2014 4 of 8
Take your weekend camping trip up a notch and compete in a 5K before you hunker down at the campsite for the night. Run along the 3.1-mile trail while you listen to local tribal rock bands and take in the gorgeous Southern California scenery. Stick around after you cross the finish line for post-race festivities, food and more.
Appel Harvest Festival Road Races
Southington, Connecticut - October 5, 2014 5 of 8
Get in the fall spirit with this "feel good" day of racing. Choose from the 5K or 5-mile run, or take a leisurely stroll on the 2-mile walk. Don't forget to sign your kids up for the Little Fritter run designed just for the junior racers. Stick around after you cross the finish line for the annual Apple Harvest Festival.
November Flushing Meadows 5K
Queens, New York - November 22, 2014 6 of 8
Run for a good cause when you lace up for this 5K—all proceeds go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. After you finish your run, let your kids participate in the short fun-run that follows (must be 13 years or younger). Whether they come in first or last, every junior runner goes home with a prize.
Turkey Trot 5K
Rapid City, South Dakota - November 27, 2014 7 of 8
Perfect for beginner 5K participants, this race has two courses—one for the walkers and joggers, another for those who are looking to compete at a faster pace. Regardless of the course you choose, enjoy the scenery of Sioux Park as you run through toward the finish line. Sign the whole family up for one bulk price or participate solo.