10 reasons to Run a 10K

1. An Ideal Distance 

It's not as difficult as a Half Marathon, yet not as easy as a 5K. This 6.2 mile race might just be your newfound bread and butter for the remainder of 2019.

2. A Rush of Adrenaline 

Who needs skydiving, rock climbing, or anything else for that matter, when you can cross the finish line of a race feeling like an adrenaline junkie? Finishing a race is an insane mental high that can last for weeks. Talk about improving your overall mood and outlook on life.  

3. It's an Excuse to Travel

So many places, so little time! Why not double dip and pair a race with a vacation destination. We promise not to tell.

Check out some of these amazing destination races: 

Orlando, FL

April 13, 2019

Central Florida Navy League's Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5K /10K

Take a visit to the sunshine state! Honor Orlando's rich military heritage and help raise money for charities that support wounded service men and women and the Central Florida military communities. 

Farmington, CT

April 13, 2019

Amy's Angels 5K/10K and Fun Run

This event will take place at Winding Trails in gorgeous Connecticut. The goal of the race is to raise $10,000 and to spread the Amy's Angels' message of giving a helping hand to the community whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Ripon, CA

May 4, 2019 

Ripon's RUN Half, 10K and 5K

Choose from a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon in the beautiful state of California. Ripon's RUN will benefit local area community non-profits and Our Moves Training Teams, geared toward getting the community into a healthy living lifestyle. 

Grand Island, NY

May 4, 2019

25th Annual GBTC Grand Island Half Marathon & 10K

This race begins and ends in Beaver Island State Park. The course is flat and fast, with water views running throughout the scenic roadways within Beaver Island State Park and along the West River Connector Trail.

4. Post-Race Goodies

There's nothing quite like munching on a FREE snack or even sipping an ice-cold beer after a race!

5. A Good Cause

Events of all sizes can support charities and raise money. $34 million dollars was estimated to be raised for the 34 charitable organizations participating in the 2018 Boston Marathon.

6. You'll Be Someone's Hero

Supporting a cause allows you to be someone's hero. Regardless if you're running for a friend, family member, or a complete stranger, you're helping someone somewhere in need. Even if you don't know the person benefitting from the event, it doesn't matter. What matters is that you're a part of enriching another person's life.

7. A Reason to Cheat (On Your Diet!)

You just burned what feels like a million calories and you're ready to nosh on some good eats! No cares given!

8. New Race, New Gear

An upcoming race is the perfect time to splurge on fresh running gear. When you feel and look great on race day, you're bound to run faster.

9. Social Media Worthy 

Running in a race is something you should be proud of, so spread the word on your social account(s) that you just completed a race and you're awesome because of it! Friends will cheer you on!

10. It's Good For You 

Running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while helping you increase lung function. It can also can boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots. After hearing that, who's ready to run?!

Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise routine.