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Fun 5K Races Like You've Never Seen

  • NR Road Racing

    The Chocolate 5K

    Location: Louisville, Kentucky

    The water stations throughout a race are super important, but let's face it: Chocolate is more fun. The Chocolate 5K has Ghirardelli chocolate stations to help fuel you through the three-mile run—plus more when you cross the finish line. Talk about motivation.

    Register: NR Road Racing

  • The Chardonnay Run

    The Chardonnay Run

    Locations: New York City, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC

    At The Chardonnay Run, runners can celebrate their victory at the finish line, where wine, fruits, cheese, and food trucks await them at the post-race party.

    Register: The Chardonnay Run

  • Wipeout Run/Active.com

    WIPEOUTRUN 2015

    Locations: Baltimore, Seattle, and other locations

    Some people can find running for three miles with minimal breaks difficult enough, but what if the course were designed to make you totally wipe out? Similar to the television show Wipeout, Wipeout Run offers runners the chance to test their luck against obstacle courses designed to knock them right out of their running shoes.

    Register: Wipeout Run

  • Foam Glow

    Foam Glow 5K

    Locations: St. Louis, Nashville, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, and other locations

    Foam Glow is a cross between the Color Run, a foam party, and a music festival, where runners race through different Foam Glow 5K Zones filled with black lights and different colors of foam. After crossing the finish line, the real fun starts at the after-party where runners can expect more foam, more black lights, and plenty of great music.

    Register: Foam Glow

  • Love Run

    The San Diego Love Run 5K & Love Fest

    Location: San Diego

    What if you could meet the love of your life while running a 5K? Lovers of all kinds are welcome to join the Love Run, whether they're couples, singles looking to mingle, or running enthusiasts looking for friends.

    Register: Love Run

  • Awesome '80s Run

    The Awesome '80s Run

    Locations Pasadena, San Diego, and San Francisco

    Struggling to find another use for that '80s workout video girl Halloween costume you wore a few years ago? Look no further than the Awesome '80s Run, a race where runners are encouraged to wear the craziest and most elaborate outfits. Prizes are awarded not only for running times, but for the coolest costumes, too. Don't forget to pack your scrunchie!

    Register: Awesome '80s Run

  • Keep Austin Weird Fest

    Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

    Location: Austin, Texas

    Creativity and complete weirdness are encouraged when planning your costume for this race, and there is no timekeeper. In fact, the race prides itself on being the "slowest ever." So feel free to leisurely jog through the 10 Fun Stops (think: Slip'N Slides), where you're bound to bump into someone in a costume way more ridiculous than yours.

    Register: Keep Austin Weird Fest

  • The Super Run

    The Super Run

    Locations: Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and other locations

    Throwing on a cape is sure to help you power through The Super Run, a superhero-theme run that benefits charities across the country.

    Register: The Super Run