Top 5 Outrageous Runs

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5k? These races are not only great for your fitness, they’re also super fun and exciting. With all the new 5k runs forming you’re sure to never get lazy or bored. Here are some that woolx thinks are the top 5 Outrageous Runs.

The first run will take you to the big apple.  The great Empire State Building! A 1,576 stair sprint to the top. If you can run inclines this race might not be so bad for you. However if you are thinking of participating in this grueling race don’t forget your lotto ticket. Yes, lotto ticket!  There are only a few hundred spots open, so you have to win to run. Head on over to http://nyrr.org/ for a more detailed description of the race.

In the mood to get filthy? A Warrior Dash will get you covered from head to toe in mud. This 5k has you running through a 12 obstacle race course. Climb up scaling walls, run through fire, and crawl through mud. You’re guaranteed a good time at this race. Don’t forget your warrior hat! Check out www. warriordash.com to find a race in your area.

Well Color Me Happy!! Take on a color run, a happy race for sure! Run a 5k through all the colors of the rainbow. Throughout the race, you will get sprayed with vibrant colors at each mile. Start the race out in all white and finish with a colorful display of splatters.  www.colorrun.com has locations near you.

Color Run

Color Run

What better way to prepare for that huge thanksgiving feast you’re about to have then to participate in a Turkey Trot. A 5k for the whole family, run it or walk it. Make sure to dress up for the occasion in a turkey, pilgrim, or other thanksgiving themed costume. The proceeds of this race go to the YMCA. For a Trot near you, visit www.ymcadallas.org.

Last but not least, The Tough Mudder! This is not your average 10 to 15 mile race! It is full of 20 military themed obstacles, 12 foot walls are just one you’ll face. This race is not for the weak. Proceeds benefit the wounded warrior project. Visit toughmudder.com for upcoming races.

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder

If you’re looking for a fun way to keep fit check out one of these Outrageous Races, or research some more. You’re sure to find one that suits you. Many races benefit a charity. You will be looking good and feeling good for a good cause!