10 themed 5K runs and races you have to add to your bucket list


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It may make beating your PR a little more challenging, but running in a costume, tutu, clown suit or nothing at all can be hella fun!

Bad Prom Run

Theme: Relive prom hell

Details: During this 5K, you'll encounter four different tacky prom themes: Under the Sea, Titanic, Fairytale Romance and an Evening in Paris. The course is lit up, there's a bunch of photo ops along the way, and a dance party awaits you at the finish line.

Learn more: Badprom.com

Mustache Dache

Theme: Rock a stache

Details: Men, women and children are all encouraged to wear their mustaches proudly. If that means drawing one on, then so be it. Supports Movember, the men’s health charity that aims to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

Learn more: Mustachedache.com

Cupid's Undie Run

Theme: Strip down to your skivvies

Details: All in the name of charity, runners streak 1 mile in their underwear to raise money for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Learn more: Cupidsundierun.com. Also check out the Chicago Undie Dash for a full 5K in your unmentionables.