If youâ€™ve broken your New Yearâ€™s resolutions just as quickly as you made them, then itâ€™s time to set some real goals. Find a local race and sign up. But half the battle is finding a race with just the right amount of quirkiness. From â€œpaddle-boarding and skateboardingâ€ to Â â€œtaco and beerâ€ 5ks chances are you can find a race that fits your personality.
Remember toÂ sign up early. Youâ€™ll save cash on entry fees and youâ€™ll have more time to talk your friends into racing with you (itâ€™s always more fun to beat your friends). If you find a race with a twist, be sure to let us know.
San Francisco,Â California
PhotoTag DashÂ â€“ March 30, 2014
Location:Â Mission Creek Park
Description:Â Photo scavenger hunt 5k â€“ part Instagram, part scavenger hunt, part road race.
Sign-up By:Â March 24, 2014
Race Bonus: Â Race as an individual or with a team.
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Los Angeles, California
Tacos & Beer 5kÂ â€“ Saturday, May 3, 2014
Location: Long Beach Golf Learning Center
Description: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a 5k and live Mariachi music
Sign-up By: Friday, May 2, 2014
Race Bonus: It’s tacos and beer!
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San Diego, California
Innaugural U-T California 10/20Â â€“Â February 16, 2014
Location: Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas
Description: Ten-mile coastal run â€“ 20 bands
Sign-up By: February 13, 2014
Race Bonus: With all of these sights and sounds, it’s the perfect race for runners with A.D.D.
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Urban Dare Denver â€“ July 12, 2014
Location:Â Start – Pat’s Downtown Bar
Description: Part running – part trivia quiz – part skill challenges – 2-person teams – solve clues to find checkpoints – take team photos at checkpoints – use public transportation – call friends to help solve clues.
Sign-up By:Â July 11, 2014
Race Bonus:Â The race where smarts beat speed.
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24 Hour UltraSkateâ€“ Monday, January 20, 2014
Location: Homestead Miami Speedway
Description:Â Skate a little or skate a lot, it’s up to you. How far can you go in 24 hours? Set a personal best or go for the World Record!
Sign-up By: January 19, 2014
Race Bonus:Â Nothing to do on a Monday?
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32nd Run of the Charles Conoe & Kayak Race â€“ April 27, 2014
Location: Charles River
Description: Short and Long Courses Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard
Sign-up By: April 23, 2014
Race Bonus: BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat)
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New York, New York
New York Fitathlon Challenge â€“ Saturday, July 26, 2014
Location: Aviator Sports and Event Center Floyd Bennett Field
Description: A Fitathlon is a fitness challenge that tests your strength, endurance, athleticism and mental toughness. Fitahlonâ€™s challenges have 15-20 obstacles that take place over a 5k or 10k distance. The obstacles include, but are not limited to: Transverse Walls, 5-Foot Walls, Cargo Nets, Tire Flips, Calisthenics and many more!
Sign-up By:Â July 24, 2014
Race Bonus: Test your head, your mind AND your brain.
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EX2 Adventures: 6 Hours of Cranky Monkey Mountain Bike Relay RaceÂ â€“ March 22, 2014
Location:Â Rosaryville State Park
Description:Â Solo racers and teams of 2 or 3 will tackle as many 11-mile laps as they can in a 6 hour period, from 10am-4pm. In addition, we will once again bring back the 3 hour solo option. This is perfect for those not able to commit the time or training to compete in the full race.
Sign-up By: Race Sells Out Quickly!
Race Bonus:Â Race as a Team or Solo
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The Stinky Spoke, Poker RideÂ â€“ January 17, 2014
Location: Woodinville , WA
Description:Â Poker meets mountain biking. The beginning of the ride is a painful and amazing scene on â€œHeart Attack Hill,â€ as riders attempt to make it up the 300 feet of elevation in Â¼ mile without stopping.
Sign-up By: Friday, January 17, 2014
Bonus: Starts at the Rehook Brewery!
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