Hey, Maryland! Have you been meaning to sign up for one of those fun runs full of whimsical colored paint and quirky props? Now is the time! Don't wait any longer. Here are five of Maryland's best and most unique fun runs in the area. The following races are all 3.1 miles and give you the option to walk the course if you so choose, so all ages can enjoy!
Warrior Dash - Mechanicsville
On May 14th, channel your inner warrior and conquer this 5k course full of obstacles. You'll be rewarded with a t-shirt, fuzzy viking helmet, and complementary Shock Top beer. For more information and registration, click here.
The Color Run - National Harbor & Baltimore
The most colorful and lively running event around will be at the National Harbor on May 15th and in Baltimore on May 21st. Looking at this image, who wouldn't want to be a part of the 'happiest 5k on the planet?' Click here for more information and registration.
Foam Glow 5k - Fort Washington
Attend this nighttime run on June 18th and pair your 3 mile run with blacklights and suds. This fun run is dedicated to childhood cancer awareness so you can feel good about feeling fit. For more information and registration, click here.
Night Nation Run - Washington, DC & Baltimore
Okay, so people REALLY attend Night Nation Run more for the after party than the actual running part. But rest assured, the 5k portion of this event is just as fun with exhilarating music pumping throughout the course at each step. Attend the DC run on June 11th or the Baltimore run on June 25th. For more information, check out their website here.
The Neon Run - Howard County Fairgrounds
General admission for this fun-for-all-ages event includes a glow necklace, glow bracelets, and entry to the after party. And of course, includes tons of glow powder to make your day extra colorful. Held on July 30th, this is the perfect way to make your summer memorable. Click here for more information and registration.
Unsure about what to wear while training for these events, or wondering how to look super fly on race day? Route One has got you covered.
Here's to warmer weather, staying active, and having a blast in the Old Line State.