What are some of the Wackiest Fun Runs Across the US?

January 26, 2016

COMPETITOR MAGAZINE compiled a list of Fun Runs that definitely take you off the beaten path. Some revolve around food and others revolve around themes that challenge you to come up with unique and creative costumes, but all of them involve fun!

 

Here is a short list of our favorites.

 

Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

multiple dates, Disney World and Disneyland

 

Spend a day indulging your inner nerd while chasing—or being chased by—all of the characters you know and love from the venerable Star Wars movie franchise. The course takes you through the theme parks and beyond, offering glimpses into seldom-seen spots. Afterward you can spend the rest of your day riding the rides and partaking in all that Disney has to offer.

 

The Zombie Mud Run

multiple dates/locations

 

Racers can sign up for the human race or the zombie horde spread throughout the 5K course. Obstacles spread throughout the course include mud crawls, high walls, rooms with numerous corridors, etc. Each racer has three flags on a belt. If they make it to the end of the race with at least one, they have survived the zombie infection and receive a finisher’s medal showing they survived. If not, their medal shows they are infected.

 

Craft Brew Races

multiple dates/locations

 

This is a 5K race series designed for the beer runner. Instead of hydrating with water, runners quench their post-race thirst with unlimited samplings from local craft breweries. After sweating it out for 3.1 miles, you deserve a cold one.

 

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Feb. 6, Raleigh, N.C.

 

What began among 10 friends over a decade ago now boasts more than 8,000 runners who run 2.5 miles from North Carolina State University into downtown Raleigh for a dozen glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme. Luckily you get to run another 2.5 miles back trying to keep them down.

 

 

Read the full list of Fun Runs by clicking on the latest Competitor Magazine Cover below:

 

 

 

 

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