And They’re Off!

Who says exercise isn’t fun? These organized runs will have you laughing while sweating off the pounds.



Illustrations by Bart Browne

Jingle Bell Run
Dec. 10, 2016 
4963 New Broad St. 
Baldwin Park, Orlando
Spread Christmas cheer by tying jingle bells to your shoelaces and donning your elf-wear, Santa suit or tackiest Christmas sweater for this holiday-themed 5K run/walk. Raise money for the Arthritis Foundation while circling beautiful Lake Baldwin. jbr.org

Zombie Run
Jan. 21, 2017 
Bill Frederick Park 
3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando
Run for your life through a wooded 3.1-mile trail while fending off voracious zombies pursuing finger-lickin’ good human flesh! The undead will attempt to yank flags representing “life” off you, so keep an eye out, so to speak. the5kzombierun.com/orlando

The 5K Color Blast Orlando
Jan. 21, 2017 
Bill Frederick Park 
3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando
Survive the Zombie Run? Stick around for another colorful experience: Starting at 12:30, you can run— or stroll—the park’s bike trails. Along the way, you’ll enter five different zones where multi-colored cornstarch will transform you into a human canvas. the5kcolorblast.com/orlando

Cupid’s Undie Run
Feb. 11, 2017
Elixir 
9 W. Washington St., Orlando
Wear your boudoir-best to this mile(ish) fun run, and pay no mind to the temperature: Whether you’re baking in your bustier or shivering in your skivvies, you’ll be having a good time and raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. cupidsundierun.com/orlando

Smile Mile
March 4, 2017
Orlando Fashion Square 
3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
See Johnny run. See Judy run. See them win medals and trophies! Kids 5 to 11 are grouped by age and gender to race on a loop course. Caricature artists, a bounce house and face painters add to the fun. trackshack.com/events

Seniors First Turkey Trot 5K
Nov. 23, 2017 
Thanksgiving morning)
224 N. Eola Drive, Orlando
Birds of all feathers flock together at this annual run, where costume and turkey-call contests precede the race. Come dressed as a turkey, a pilgrim or even a flamingo—it’s all about fun and fundraising for Seniors First. turkeytrotorlando.com

Warrior Dash
Feb. 11, 2017
Revolution Off Road 
4000 S.R. 33, Clermont
Prepare to get down and dirty in this 5K obstacle race, which features 3.1 miles and 12 obstacles, including mud mounds to climb; fire to leap over; and barbed wire to slither under. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. warriordash.com


Join in these upcoming 2017 fun runs!

Park Ave. 5k 
trackshack.com/events
January

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
rundisney.com/disneyworld-marathon/
January

The Singles Run
active.com/Orlando-fl/running
February

Pig Run of Lake Nona
pigrunoflakenona.com
April

Watermelon 5K
trackshack.com/events
July

Run Yak
runyak.com
August

Donut Dash 5K
fitfam.com/events
October

Full Moon Great Pumpkin 5K
fitfam.com/events
October

Halloween Hustle 5K
Halloweenhustlewithus.com
October

Komen Race for the Cure
Komencentralflorida.org
October

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
makingstrides.acsevents.org
October

Pink on Parade
floridahospital.com/celebration-health/events
October

Race to End Homelessness
theracetoendhomelessness.org
November

OUC Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K
trackshack.com/events
December

Reindeer Run
trackshack.com/events
December

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