Fun Runs in the U.S.: 6 Crazy 5K Races You May Not Know Existed! by Tiffany Zook

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Fun Runs in the U.S.: 6 Crazy 5K Races You May Not Know Existed!

Largely due to some creative themes for all ages to enjoy, 5K runs are becoming wildly popular. We’ve all heard of color runs and zombie runs, jingle bell and turkey trots during the holidays, but here are a few events that deserve honorable mention: 

Walt Disney’s Goofy 5K full- and half-marathon in Orlando, “where every mile is magic.”

Think 2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour. The Krispy Kreme Challenge benefits the North Carolina Children’s Hospital each February.

Tables overflow with this timeless classic at the Twinkie Run in Ann Arbor, Mich., annually on April Fool’s Day.

Ronald McDonald House nationwide hosts a Hot Chocolate 5K and 15K run.

The Boston Urban Iditarod replaces pups with people and shopping carts, crazy costumes and a bar crawl.

Cupid’s Undie Run has runners scantily clad in pink or red boxers and bras to find a cure for neurofibromatosis each February.

What crazy 5K have you completed? Give us the scoop in the comments below.

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Elisa Schmitz
These sound so fun, I may actually do one. Gotta have goals! Thank you for sharing, Tiffany Zook !
Tiffany Zook
Can you even imagine an undie run in February...up North!?! Yikes!
Elisa Schmitz
No, I can’t! I’m thinking Disney or hot chocolate, LOL! Tiffany Zook
Ann Marie Patitucci
UNDIE RUN?! I think the hot chocolate run is more my speed (I'd rather run when it's cold than hot)! Love this tip, Tiffany Zook !
I loved the Chilly 5K , even passed my mom!

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