Ready to take the plunge and sign up f or your first ever 5K? We’ve got the perfect races to put the wind in your sails.
What do Abraham Lincoln and the Portland Parks 5K have in common? A five-dollar bill! Runners looking to ease their way into the race scene only have to part with a five-spot to participate in this event. Complete with family-friendly activities like rock wall climbing, your entire cheering squad can tag along for a fun, healthy outing.
Where: Portland, Ore.
When: September 2014
Contact Info: (503) 823-7529; portlandoregon.gov
Are you craving a finish line but not sure you want to run the whole 3.1 miles? The Biggest Loser Run/Walk 5K is the perfect choice for you! With separate run and walk divisions (and top awards for each), participants are encouraged to accomplish the distance however they feel most comfortable. No matter what pace you choose, prepare to be encouraged. Fellow racers, cheering fans and even guest celebrities chip in to boost you to the finish!
Where: Locations nationwide
When: Various dates
Contact Info: biggestloserrunwalk.com