7 Runs With the Best Post-Race Party

7 Runs With the Best Post-Race Party

Think post-race parties are just about free beer and food? Learn to joust like an American Gladiator or train like a Navy SEAL at one of these events with notable post-race celebrations.

BiG Cardio Event 2011

Lauderhill, Florida - May 7

This all-day family fitness event kicks off with a 5K and continues with boot camps, flag football and more. Kids—and your inner kid—can enjoy face painting, bounce houses, horse and pony rides and more. All proceeds will benefit abused, abandoned and neglected children in South Florida. Read More

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Gladiator Rock'n Run / Southern California

Irvine, California - May 7

Former American Gladiator Dan Clark aka "Nitro" presents an obstacle-filled 5K with a post-race party unlike any other. After the event, runners can take on the rock 'n' rumble pit, battle with commemorative inflatable gladiator joust sticks and free beer (to those of age). Read More

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Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity

Springfield, Illinois - May 14

Run through historic downtown Springfield while enjoying the entertainment, beer, ice cream and donut stops along the way. After the race, stick around for the street party complete with live music and a pig roast. Photo courtesy of FatAss 5K Read More

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Never Quit Beach Fest 5k, Trident Challenge, 1 Mile Fun Run, Surfing & Aloha Festival Party

Jacksonville, Florida - May 21

Bands, beach games and a behind-the-scenes look at the life and training of Navy SEALs are all part of this post-race party centered around the message to "Never Quit." Photo courtesy of Never Quit Beach Fest Read More

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Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K at Del Mar

Del Mar, California - May 21

After tackling game show-inspired obstacles and military-style challenges, celebrate your accomplishment with a tasty brew. Then let your inner ROC star out at the ROC Fest, the post-race party complete with live DJ sets and more. Read More

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2011 Utica Boilermaker Road Race

Utica, New York - July 10

Known for setting the standard as one of the most popular post-race parties around, the Utica Boilermaker is a bonafide celebration like no other. Photo courtesy of Utica Boilermaker Read More

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Portland Trails 10K - Trail to Ale

Portland, Maine - September 18

After a scenic race with views of Casco Bay, treat yourself at the post-race party with massage, beer and pie courtesy of the Shipyard Brewing Company, Portland Pie Company and Whole Foods Market. Read More

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