Whether you run, jog or walk alongside your significant other or a group of friends, these themed races provide a great mix of fun and exercise, allowing everyone to indulge guilt-free after they cross the finish line.
My Muddy ValentineFeb. 11, 2017 - Tualatin, Ore. 1 of 9
If you're ready to get down and dirty, this obstacle course race is for you.
With over 21 mud-drenched obstacles, My Muddy Valentine promises a good mix of fun and hard work. Registration is capped at 1,500 participants, so reserve your spot now to enjoy this event featuring food, drinks, live music and a bonfire.
Suwanee Sweetheart SprintFeb. 11, 2017 - Suwanee, Ga. 2 of 9
This annual 5K race is family friendly, with both strollers and dogs allowed on the course so all your loved ones can participate. The out-and-back race is also a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race, the largest running race in the nation.
Not interested in running competitively? You still have a chance to win. Wear your best pink and red ensemble, and try your luck in the costume contest.
CODA Race4Love 5K Run/WalkFeb. 11, 2017 - Beaufort, S.C. 3 of 9
This quick and flat 5K course takes you through scenic South Caroline neighborhoods and the beautiful Sanctuary Golf Course on Cat Island.
Race4Love benefits Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, which has served over 12,000 domestic abuse survivors since 1986. T-shirts are available to the first 150 registered participants.
5th Annual Valentine's Run for Your Bling 5K/1 MileFeb. 11, 2017 - Palm Harbor, Fla. 4 of 9
This race is all about your bling and the mark you leave on the world—not to mention the pancake breakfast, donuts and Starbucks. Finish in the top 300 in the 5K to receive a custom torch-cut and engraved finisher medal. Or, if running for fun is more your style, do the one-miler and wear your best Valentine's costume for a chance to win some great prizes.
On top of all that, 100 percent of the proceeds from the race will benefit the non-profit Spring Valley School to provide children with better learning experiences through student enrichment programs.
Cupid 5KFeb. 11, 2017 - Shelburne, Vt. 5 of 9
Upon signing up for this 5K, indicate whether you're "attached" or "unattached" to use your bib to alert other unattached runners to the fact that you're single and ready to mingle.. Also, at no additional charge, anyone who's unattached is invited to participate in speed dating after the award ceremony concludes. Don't worry, there will be time to shower.
After the race—and perhaps prior to your speed dating round—celebrate with a complimentary mimosa, beer or other non-alcoholic beverage.
The Love RunFeb. 11, 2017 - Montgomery, Ala. 6 of 9
Past runners have called this race the toughest 5K in Montgomery, so if you're looking to challenge yourself on Valentine's Day weekend, this race is for you.
All proceeds from the race benefit the Brantwood Children's Home, which provides housing for abused, neglected or other at-risk youth across Alabama.
Lost Dutchman Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/8K/2 MileFeb. 19, 2017 - Apache Junction, Ariz. 7 of 9
With so many distances to choose from, there really is something for everybody here. The marathon distance features a scenic, rolling course that is USA Track & Field certified. It includes variations in elevation for a true challenge along the way.
The half marathon and 10K courses are out-and-back races, beginning and finishing in Prospector Park, while the 8K is run on a desert trail. Not much of a long-distance runner? Sign up for the family-friendly 2-miler.
Sweetheart StrollFeb. 25, 2017 - Arlington, Texas 8 of 9
February is American Heart Month—and what better way to celebrate than by running with your family and friends in this race to promote heart health and heart disease awareness. Each participant will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt while 5K runners will earn a finisher medal.
Enjoy the scenic route that includes a small off-road section, then celebrate afterward at the family festival near the finish line.