The Color Run, Grand Prix Edition (Melbourne 2014)
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Amazing race: marathons in Los Angeles

Remember that New Year’s resolution to become healthier in 2015? Complete your goal by making summer your new workout buddy with these creative marathons in Los Angeles.

1. The Color Run

The 2014 Color Run in Melbourne. Photo from creativecommons.org
The 2014 Color Run in Melbourne. Photo from creativecommons.org

Join the happiest 5k on the planet June 13 with The Color Run. Founded in 2011, this marathon promotes healthiness, happiness and individuality. Participants are encouraged to wear white clothing since there are five waves of color thrown throughout the course: blue, pink, orange, yellow and the newly added sparkle. There is also the opportunity to create teams with four or more members, so invite your friends for this festive event. Not much of a runner? No problem! You can walk it, dance it, do whatever it takes to cross that finish line at the heart of Dodger Stadium.

2. Disco Fever 5k

Photo from discofever5k.com
Photo from discofever5k.com

Boogie on with the groovy Disco Fever 5k. Get inspired by “That ’70s Show” fashion like oversized afros, spiraling fabrics and bell bottoms to truly resemble a dancing queen. Feel the funk on either June 14 at San Diego or June 28 at Long Beach. All participants who finish the marathon receive medals and there’s even a disco after party. Visit their Facebook page for exclusive discounts.

3. Awesome ‘80s Run

The 2012 Awesome '80s Run in Pasadena. Photo from facebook.com/awesome80srun
The 2012 Awesome ’80s Run in Pasadena. Photo from facebook.com/awesome80srun

Where can you find running Pac-Mans, Ninja Turtles and the Super Mario Bros characters? At the Awesome 80s Run in Pasadena Rose Bowl on July 18! Founded in 2012, this marathon’s mission is to raise funds and awareness to local youth charities. Travel back in time by wearing ’80s attire like leg-warmers, headbands and neon colors while jamming out to Madonna’s “Holiday.” Go with friends dressed as your favorite ’80s characters like the Thundercats or Snorks to win the best group costume prize. All participants who cross the finish line receive an ’80s themed medal so get running. Visit their Facebook page for exclusive discounts.