With so many “fun runs” on the docket next season, it’s not easy to keep track of them all. Like a hybrid species of parade and marathon, these themed treks combine cardiovascular exercise with crazy costumes and entertainment. And despite being sillier than standard races, they all donate proceeds to serious causes.
But which run to choose? Here we shake out the details so you can pick your favorite way to pound the pavement come fall.
|Glowrun||Las Vegas Zombie Run||Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon||Color Me Rad||The Dirty Dash||Run or Dye|
|COURSE||TBA||Sunset Park Trails||The Strip to Downtown||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Impact Quarry||Sam Boyd Stadium|
|SUMMARY||Don’t bother with aerodynamics. Neon tutus and wigs are the norm.||Zoom past zombies while wearing a flag-football-style belt. Those who finish flag-less end up “undead.”||Live local bands provide the soundtrack to your strut.||Inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival, white-clad runners leave with a coating of colorful powder.||Dip, dive and duck your way through a muddy obstacle course.||Strike a pose at the course dye stations to be struck with color.|
|YOU WILL…||experience EDC on legs.||run for your life.||dance through the finish line.||wear white after Labor Day.||need a shower.||recycle your Color Me Rad ensemble.|
|DISTANCE||5k||5K or 1 mile walk||5k/ half/ quarter||5k||5k||5k|
|TIME LIMIT||No||No||5 hours/ 4 hours/ 1 hour 40 minutes||No||No||No|
|CHARITY INVOLVED||Bright Future Fund||Generation Vegas||Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America||Speedway Children’s Charity||Special Olympics||TBA|
|WEBSITE||Glow Run||Las Vegas Zombie Run||Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon||Color Me Rad||The Dirty Dash||Run or Dye|