6 Races That Will Make You Want to Run (Even if You Hate Running)!

Who says running isn’t fun?! I have compiled a list of 5k’s that are designed for precisely that…fun.


1. Warrior Dash

Are you a warrior? Get a little dirty running through 12 amazing obstacles, then enjoy some music and ice cold beer at the post-race party.  It’s filling up fast in So. California so register soon or click the link to find one in your state.

Warrior Dash



2. Camp Pendletons’ World Famous Mud Run: 

Another muddy obstacle course challenge. This race gets better every year! U.S. Marines are there to encourage (and by encourage I mean yell at) you, to keep going.  There are 5 races in June, some days are already sold out, so find a friend soon and join for some muddy fun, followed by a post race concert.


Camp Pendleton Mud Run
Yvette (my running buddy) and me. 2015

Looking for something less muddy…

3. The Color Run:

I’m hesitant to put this run on the list because I worry about breathing in colored corn starch even if they claim it is safe. If this sounds like fun to you, there’s one in Huntington Beach on Oct 7th, or find one in your town by clicking the link.

Color Run

 I would recommend wearing a bandana or a neck gator (featured below through an affiliate link) to cover your face when they throw the colored powder.



Still not clean enough…no worries, there’s this…

4.  Bubble Run:

Just missed the one in Anaheim, CA, but another one is coming soon to Pomona, CA in May. Looks like a whole lot of good clean fun for the whole family! Click the pic to find one near you.

Bubble Run


Do you like to get wet? Pretty much guaranteed with the next 2 races… 

5. R.O.C. race:

Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge race. The original game show inspired race. Test your agility and balance with this one. Sells out fast, but put yourself on their email list and get notified early so you won’t miss out.

R.O.C. race


6. The Liquid Run

This looks like a super fun run! They have 2 events, June 24th and 25th in Newport Beach, CA. I’m guessing they limit the amount of runners, so it probably fills up fast.

liquid run

So as you can see, there truly is a race for everyone. Pick one and enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

Keep running my friends!

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