Best Races to Do With Your Kids in 2014
15th Annual Egg Run
Fairfax, Vermont - August 2, 2014 1 of 10
With a 1K run for the kids and a 5K and 10K for the adults, everyone can keep busy during this popular annual tradition. After the race, be sure to stop by the free omelet bar for a post-race meal and keep your fingers crossed during the random prize giveaways.
Sprint for Supplies 10K, 10K Relay and Kids Fun Run
McAllen, Texas - August 16, 2014 2 of 10
Run for a good cause with your kids in this inaugural event. Funds will be donated to the Rio Grande Valley Colonoscopy Assistance Program. A donation box for school supplies will be available. This event includes live music, an inflatable bounce house for kids and a farmers market.
River Valley Fun Run
Manchester, Maryland - August 16, 2014 3 of 10
Maryland's premier trail run event has something for everyone in the family. There are a variety of races that include a 15K trail run, a 5K road race and the Kids 1-mile Stampede. Even young children, ages 2 to 5 years old, can participate in the Toddler Trot.
Shasta Mud Run
Anderson, California - September 13, 2014 4 of 10
Get down and dirty with the 5K and 10K obstacle-filled challenge runs. The races are open to all ages and you have the option to sign up as an individual or as a team. If the races are too much for the kids, they can play around in the mud puddle area throughout the day.
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Chicago
Chicago, Illinois - August 3, 2014 5 of 10
Hosted by the famous television series The Biggest Loser, this run takes place in multiple cities. The races includes a half marathon, a 5K and 1-mile run for kids. Start at the famous Soldier Field and run through downtown Chicago before enjoying everything else the event has to offer.
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Buffalo
Buffalo, New York - August 31, 2014 6 of 10
The race series travels east to New York, where it will have the same events but different scenery. With live music, celebrity appearances, giveaways and free downloadable race photos, the fun-filled experience is sure to be an enjoyable time for everyone in the family.
The Biggest Loser RunWalk Seattle
Seattle, Washington - October 12, 2014 7 of 10
The series continues in Seattle, where you can run along Lake Union, a lakefront neighborhood that was featured in the film Sleepless in Seattle. As with the previous events, the races are for all fitness levels.
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Indianapolis, Indiana - November 1, 2014 8 of 10
Competitive runners can race through downtown Indianapolis in this competitive Boston Qualifier. In addition to the marathon, there is a half marathon, a 5K and a Kids Fun Run. In its six years of existence, the event has donated more than $500,000 to public education.
San Francisco Turkey Trot
San Francisco, California - November 27, 2014 9 of 10
Looking to burn some calories before Thanksgiving dinner? Grab the kids and head to Golden Gate Park for an event that includes a 5-mile run and a 3-mile walk. The highlight of the day will likely be the Gobbler Chase—a 100-meter race for the kids against a life-sized turkey.