After running the Blue Cross Broad Street Run in May, I’ve made it my goal to run as many races as I can this summer to keep my momentum going. With races like Muckfest and the R.O.C Race — super fun, highly motivational, and benefiting a great cause — I’m off to a great start. But, I’m not even close to finished. Get in on the action with my top 3 fun-themed 5Ks of the summer.
1. Save the day with this 5K
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a super hero convention with sneakers! The Super Run is your chance to be a real-life hero. This 5K raises money to grant wishes to those in need. Runners dress as their favorite super hero and get cool swag like a cape (!), an “I’m Super” temporary tattoo, and an awareness bracelet. There’s even a 1K walk for non-runners who still want to participate.
The Super Run
Race day: June 21, 2014
Place: Philadelphia Navy Yard
Benefits: The Wish Upon a Hero Foundation
2. And all the girlies say…it’s Pretty Fly for a 5K!
Break out your flannel shirts and Blossom hats! The Pretty Fly for a 5K is all that and a bag of chips! With this 90s-themed race, you get your very own fanny pack filled with childhood favorites like slap bracelets, Handi-Snacks, Pop Rocks, and a CapriSun. Plus, you get to jam to your favorite 90s tunes along the entire course! If you’re not into running it, you can always dance it with one of these super hot dance moves. And if you’re not into 90s, then talk to the hand, because the face don’t understand!
Pretty Fly for a 5K
Race day: July 12, 2014
Place: Philadelphia Art Museum area
Benefits: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
3. Will run for Crab Fries
The way I see it, this is probably the best 5K you’ll run all summer. With the Chickie’s and Pete’s 5K Boardwalk Run, you A) get to run on the very first boardwalk ever built, and B) wind up the race with your very own cup of free Crab Fries. This one is especially convenient if you’re already at the shore during that weekend. If you’re not a runner, that’s OK! You can walk the race, too.
Chickie’s and Pete’s 5K Boardwalk Run
Race day: August 23, 2014
Place: Atlantic City Boardwalk
Benefits: Autism New Jersey
What’s the craziest 5K you’ve ever run?