Wednesday, June 8, 2016

12 summer 5ks for people who only 'kinda run'

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The Red Dress Dash, Detroit
Wednesday, 7/27
Lady in redddd is dancing with meeee. Ladies (and gentlemen) are encouraged to wear red dresses while participating in this Belle Isle 5k. Partnering with the American Heart Association: Go Red for Women, the Michigan Fitness Foundation is hosting it's first Red Dress Dash. Raising awareness about heart disease AND getting dolled up in a sassy red dress to walk/run a few miles? It's the best of both worlds. The run starts at 7 p.m. Registration starts at $40. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association: Go Red for Women. 

  • Photo via Warrior Dash Facebook
Warrior Dash, Mt. Morris
Saturday, 7/30
The Warrior Dash is an alternative way to spend the weekend. Featuring 12 different obstacles, the 5k does not just involve simply walking or running your way across the finish line. Participants will run through mud, wade across a lake, and take on obstacles named Goliath and Fisherman's Catch - all for bragging rights, an epic fuzzy helmet, a bottle opener medal and an ice cold beer. Registration starts at $75. The race sponsors St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 
  • Photo via Glow in the Park Facebook
Glow in the Park 5k, Milford
Saturday, 8/20
This year, the Glow in the Park 5k has an 80's theme. Dress in your 80's best and get down with the rest. This 5k takes starts at 9 p.m., right when the sun goes down. After sunset is when the real party begins. Run the 5k, illuminating the paths with your own glow in the dark gear, and dancing along to great 80's tunes. Registration starts at $35. The 5k benefits the Community Theatre of Howell. 

Hockeytown 5K, Detroit
Saturday, 9/10
Run or walk your way down Atwater Street to Joe Louis Arena representing your favorite Red Wings player. The event begins at 8 a.m. and finishes with a 5k Festival that every hockey lover will enjoy. Two registration packages available: Grind Line Package is $50 and Production Line Package is $79.

Happy running!

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