Fun 5K Races You Can Join This Fall

What better way to usher in the fall than with a fun, short, themed 5k? Gather your friends and family and embrace the changing of the seasons and all that comes with it. Celebrate the season’s favorite holidays and food or run just for fun with wild, interactive races while supporting a good cause. A 5k is the perfect race for anyone. Kids, elderly, those looking to kick start a healthier lifestyle, and athletes alike can all benefit. Here are some of our favorite 5k races to sign up for this fall.



Coming to a metropolis near you is the Super Run. The super fun, superhero inspired run is perfect for the whole family. Run with a cape to show off your favorite or most inspirational superhero and run for a good cause. The Super Run website offers links to all the superhero running gear you could need. While a handful of the races have already taken place over the summer, a dozen more around the country are happening this fall. Super Run is expanding its locations as well so keep an eye out for your city on the list and don’t miss a chance to channel your inner superhero and do some good in the world.




Not ready for the disappearance of vibrant summer colors and the changing of the leaves? Keep the bright colors of summer alive just a little longer with the Color Run 5k. Known as  “The Happiest 5K on the Planet”, The Color Run is all about the fun and not so much about your mile per minute. Show up in your brightest whites and be prepared to be doused top to bottom in different colors with each passing kilometer. The Color Run has upcoming events across the country from Burlington, VT to San Diego, CA and sure to be available in a city near you.



Chocolate lovers unite. The Hot Chocolate Race, appropriately nicknamed “the sweetest race in America”, is one of the fastest growing series across the nation. If you’re looking for a high energy, people-packed, inspiring run, this is the 5k for you. The organization also offers 15k runs for those feeling a bit more ambitious. Everyone gets to finish this chilly fall race with a steaming mug of delicious hot chocolate and chocolate inspired treats.




There’s no need to be scared of this 5k. It’s sure to be nothing but freakishly fun for the whole family. Bring the kids, dress up, help a cause, and join the hustle. Make this Halloween about more than just collecting candy and join a fun 5k that gives back. With 10 major cities hosting this year and several more in the works, you’re sure to find a race near you.



Fall means Thanksgiving which means lots of eating. It’s a day we all look forward to. This year start the day off right with your local Turkey Trot 5k. What better way to justify the pounds of food and pie you’re sure to consume? A Turkey Trot 5k is in nearly every city and town across America. They are often sponsored by great organizations like Lions Club and Lifetime which offers races in a number of cities. Follow this link to or simply search for “Turkey Trot near me” in your favorite online search engine for your local listing.