Top 10 Reasons to Host a Fun Run

Posted on 26 August 2011

It’s that time of the year again, the 3rd annual Greek Trail Runs that we host from our house tomorrow morning at 5AM. It’s continued to evolve just like any race with plenty of fun additions.

Have you considered hosting a fun run (any distance)? If not, it’s a great way to get together a bunch of passionate runners to enjoy and of course race (always fun to keep it a bit competitive) for some unique prizes. Personally living in a great park with access to 30+ miles at the end of our driveway is perfect for hosting an event. It’s easy for us; the aid station is in the front yard so no problems shuttling in water, etc. to various aid stations.

It’s not that difficult to organize and host a fun run especially if you can plan a loop course and have one aid station or make it all self supported.

Here are my top 10 Reasons to Host a Fun Run

  1. Don’t need any permits, licenses, fees to runners
  2. No ego’s allowed – just pure fun
  3. Our prizes are of course Greek pastries to the fasted runners covering the most distance.
  4. A great way to get everyone out for some exercise, no matter what age.
  5. Meet new runners in your area that you never met before that live within a few miles of your house!
  6. Of course a huge food picnic at the end of the event.
  7. Personal satisfaction of giving back to the sport that I have loved for the past 26 years.
  8. Recruitment of future younger runners to keep the sport alive (especially ultra runners)
  9. Great way to spend a Sat. in the summer to get everyone ready for their key fall races.
  10. Of course it’s so much easier to run 6 or 12 hours with a big group vs. running alone.

Consider hosting a Fun Run in your area, it’s personally rewarding, no question!



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