You'll want to add these races to your calendar—not for the scenic courses or flashy medals, but for the unforgettable post-race parties.
Quarry Crusher Run – ColumbiaSaturday, March 23, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. 1 of 8
Get ready to "rock" the quarry. Not only is this race a test of your skill and perseverance—with a 10 percent average downgrade on some descents—it'll also get you hyped before the fun even begins with a pre-race party sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
TWFG Muddy Trails BashSaturday, April 6, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas 2 of 8
Named after Mud Bugs—or crawfish—this race has one of the best parties in Texas. Not only does it features the typical music, food and fun, but also features the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off, where you can taste some of the best Cajun food around. Race in the morning and spend the rest of your day relaxing with good food and good company.
Bridge to BrewsSunday, April 14, 2019 in Portland, Ore. 3 of 8
Will you run for beer? What about cider, wine or spirits? If you answered yes to any of those, you're in luck! Run in either the 10K or 8K race and enjoy the post-race beer tasting festival afterwards. With tons of great local breweries, distilleries and wineries to choose from, there's something for everybody.
St. Michaels Running FestivalSaturday, May 18, 2019 in St. Michaels, Maryland 4 of 8
This premiere running event for all ages and athletic abilities is guaranteed not to disappoint. Not only does the course wind along the beautiful waterfront of the historic town of St. Michaels, but it also features a post-race celebration at Runner's Village, located behind the St. Michael's Brewery. Celebrate your achievements with live music, free beer and great giveaways.
Narragansett Summer Running FestivalSaturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Easton, Massachusetts 5 of 8
You don't want to miss this iconic summer celebration, filled with two days of racing, live music and one of the best post-race parties in running. The festivities will get underway early with music and the beloved Narragansett Beer Garden, where participants can use the tickets on their bibs to claim a couple of iced-cold brewskies.
Indianapolis Wicked Wine RunSaturday, August 31, 2019 in Indianapolis 6 of 8
Krys and Sam Davis, we salute you. Back in 2013, these two runners and entrepreneurs came up with the idea of drinking wine while you run. That's right, you heard us—wine while you run. Fast-forward a few years later, and the Wicked Wine Run series is a bonafide running (and drinking) phenomenon, with more than 25 races across the United States—and more being added all the time. Sign up for the evening 5K or the 1K tasting walk—or both!—followed by a rocking after-party with food trucks, live music and you guessed it, more wine!
The Indianapolis edition runs the scenic roads of Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard; plus, after you finish you can check out the many fun things to do around town, such as the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Stadium—among others.
Rock 'n' Roll Las VegasSaturday, November 16-Sunday, 17, 2019 in Las Vegas 7 of 8
Visiting Las Vegas during the day is great, but we all know the real party doesn't start until the sun goes down. That's why this race is held when the skies are a deep, midnight blue. From 5K to a full 26.2, run along the famous Las Vegas strip—it's an experience you don't want to miss.
But that's not all. Looking to marry your sweetie or just renew your vows? You can do it right on the marathon or half marathon race course at the Run Through Wedding. Be joined in holy matrimony before finishing your race and kickoff your rockin' honeymoon all in one trip!