I've never really participated in unconventional races. I did a mud and obstacle race last year, but didn't really love it. I think part of it had to do with the fact that it was ridiculously cold. If my nice friend's sister hadn't been running with me I think I would have hated it. Needless to say, I didn't go back this year.
Now that summer is here I want to keep running and stay in shape, but the heat waves kind of turn me off to outside running. I hadn't really wanted to do a race in the scorching temperatures, but then one caught my eye: The Drenched 5k. When I found out I could offer a chance to a couple of my readers to run in the race, too, I was hooked.
The Drenched 5k is basically a chance to relive your younger days of running through the sprinklers and having water fights in the backyard. You run through different zones that have anything from foam to water balloons. Even spectators can join in the fun and purchase water balloons to throw at runners. I think I'm most excited about the slip n' slide. At the end of the race there is a festival with music and a water balloon fight! The race is designed with fun in mind and you don't have to be super speedy to enjoy the day.
The race locations and dates left for 2013 are:
- Kansas City, Missouri: July 20
- Los Angeles, California: July 27
- Denver, Colorado: August 3
- Jacksonville, Florida: August 11
- Atlanta, Georgia: August 17
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: August 17
- Huntsville, Alabama: August 24
To win an entry to a 2013 race of your choice simply leave me a comment below telling me the most unique race you've ever done. If you're like me and haven't really done any crazy races, then just tell me about one you really love. If you've never done a race, tell me about one that you would like to do! You have until Thursday, July 18 to enter. I will randomly pick TWO winners Friday morning. GOOD LUCK!