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Breaking down fall's fun runs


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
DATE 10/13/2013 10/27/2013 11/17/2013 10/19/2013 11/23/2013 12/7/2013
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

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