Fun, unique races to run that add a little extra fun for you

Spartan is more than a race; it’s a way of life. We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient. We believe that signing up for a race holds us accountable and keeps us motivated to train harder and eat healthier. With more than 200 events in over 30 countries, there’s no excuse not to take the first step.


Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race and festival enjoyed by over three million Warriors worldwide. Since 2009, this is the get-dirty race anyone can start and everyone can finish. And once you’re done, get ready to party at a festival with a live DJ, great beer, activities and sponsors and the best people watching.


Epic is an understatement. We’re pulling out all the stops for this return to our badass roots making 2019 a season to remember. Tough Mudder Classic is one 8-10 mile loop of mud-soaked mayhem loaded with 25 best-in-class obstacles, including 10 new or updated 2019 obstacles on Every. Single. Course. That’s right - double-digit innovation and more obstacles than ever, for maximum limit-testing. This is is your chance to get outside your comfort zone, discover what you’re made of, and cross that finish line stronger than you started.


Set out for a fantastic feat in our theme parks as you run through storied lands, encountering the magic of Disney. Meet beloved Disney Characters, enjoy special moments and receive commemorative medals to celebrate your accomplishments. When it comes to exemplary Guest service and a uniquely Disney experience—we go the distance!


Fun, unique races to run that add a little extra fun for you


The movie producers must have been runners, because the distance between the former Higbee’s Department Store and the A Christmas Story House & Museum is about 5K. Ralphie’s dad, The Old Man must have used the 1938 Oldsmobile to track the distance – No GPS in the 1940’s!  To accommodate both movie locations that made this race famous, the distance for the races are approximate, and perhaps a little shorter or longer.

Come join us at 9:00 A.M. on December 1st as we take you back down Memory Lane to the movie set locations that made this movie famous.  Dress up like Ralphie, run in a Leg Lamp Costume or jog in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas!   This race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike!  We are family friendly and hope to add to your Christmas spirit during the holiday season.

The 5K will run to the A Christmas Story House & Museum. The 10K will run to the House and back to the original starting area at Public Square.  For the 5K runners we are bringing you right back to the center of Cleveland, in front of the old HIGBEES building where the movie was filmed.


While marshmallow sweet stations are dotted along course routes and a Finisher Mug encourages the consumption of decadent fondue, don’t write the Hot Chocolate Series off as a race that’s all about the glitz. All Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k events include features that cater to the seasoned runner.


2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour. Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person Streets, where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower.

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The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind Obstacle Course based Fun run. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam the run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run it is a FUNCORE run. Walk it, Charge it, Run it, Fun it! A festival atmosphere offering activities for all ages.


We fund research for neurofibromatosis, or ‘NF,’ a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 births. Currently, there is no cure, but together with our loyal community of supporters, we’re on a mission to change that.
We work in alliance with our partner, the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), a 4-star rated charity, and the world’s leader in NF research. Since our start in 2010, our support has helped CTF generate 116 preclinical studies which have led to 16 clinical trials. One of those trials resulted in more than 70% of participants seeing their tumors shrink by 20 to 50%.

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The Dirty Girl Mud Run is like a day at the spa, but more therapeutic. Join us for 3.1 miles, 12 obstacles, thousands of friends and one amazing day. Dirty Girl Mud Run is unlike anything you’ve ever done. Dirty Girl is for women of ALL fitness levels and is ALL about having fun! As a Dirty Girl, you’ll step, slither, run, jump and climb slightly out of your comfort zone over 3.1 miles and super fun obstacles. You’ll get dirty with family, friends, co-workers and the most supportive group of best friends you’ve never met before. You’ll celebrate your accomplishments afterwards with a complimentary adult beverage and kick back in a festival-like atmosphere. Dirty Girl provides an environment like no other; it’s not a race…so feel free to take your time and stick with your fellow Dirty Girls. It’s an experience to be shared. It’s just good, un-clean fun, with memories that will last forever.


Welcome All chocolate lovers to THE Chocolate Race for the running chocolate connoiseur!!!
Chocolate Haze 5k
Chocolate Delite 10k
Canadian Kids Chocolate Races
1k & 2.5K 
May 12, 2019
St. Catharines, ON Remember to follow us on Facebook & twitter for all the lastest chocolate updates & tasty tidbits about the race!


The Pair of Thieves Underwear Run is a 1.7-mile fun run that takes place in Central Park every year on the Friday before the New York City Triathlon. No transitions, no timing chips, no expensive race gear, just 500 strangers running around in their underwear. Another typical summer evening in New York City!


The San Diego Half Marathon has been designed to carry runners over a spectacular 13.1-mile USATF-certified course, while showcasing one of the world’s most beautiful cities! Our signature scenic route begins between Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center on palm-tree lined Harbor Drive and continues with spectacular views of the USS Midway Museum, San Diego Bay, San Diego’s skyline, Harbor Island, Spanish Landing Park and Cancer Survivor Park. Then it makes its way through historic Liberty Station while passing NTC Park (formerly, the Naval Training Center) and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Next, it’s up Washington Street through the neighborhoods of  Mission Hills and Hillcrest. The last few miles coast gradually downhill, passing beautiful Balboa Park and lead right back into downtown, with an epic finish inside Petco Park!  USATF Certification Code:  CA17072RS.


Ann Arbor Active Against ALS is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community. Since 2008, Active Against ALS has donated over $500,000 to the most advanced and progressive ALS research. We are confident that our efforts, joined with the efforts of organizations around the country, will ensure that treatments and ultimately a cure will be developed soon.


A 5K obstacle mud run teeming with Zombies infected with the living dead virus.  The race course is complete with Army boot camp like obstacles that test your strength and endurance.


Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2018 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2019.

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An amazing adventure where you run through an abandoned sandmine while avoiding obstacles! CNN called it one of the 10 Ultimate U.S. Adventures. Run around the underground! If you're looking for a new running adventure, then the SpeRUNking Sandmine Challenge is the event for you. The 3-mile(ish) obstacled course is entirely within the 56º Crystal City sand mine, which has 30 to 40 foot ceilings, sand dunes, and a huge underground lake. The course is on a sand surface; some wet, some dry. You will crawl, climb, wade, balance, & jump through various obstacles. We strongly suggest a headlamp for the race & shoes that can get wet! This approximate 3 mile run will be like no other event you've ever done. SpeRUNking! has been featured in CNN's Top 10 U.S. Adventures.


A branch of the larger Runner Army, the New York Rogue Runners represent a group of area runners who wish to create their own unique races and prizes.

We don’t have race fees.

And our races are unconventional.  Check back here for new races. Simply show up and be ready to run. Or eat. And maybe drink.


A quintessential San Francisco experience since 1912, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. Start point at San Francisco Bay, blocks from The Embarcadero, running west through the city. Finishing at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach.

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