Four Unique Summer Races
From running on the bottom of the sea to summer music festival vibes,check these race experiences out
SeaWeeze Half Marathon (Vancouver, BC)
Why it’s unique: Awesome race swag and a full-on West Coast summer festival weekend experience, complete with yoga, music, gourmet grub and a half marathon
It’s no wonder the Lululemon-sponsored SeaWeeze Half Marathon, which is happening on August 13 this year, sells out within hours every year. For the $128 race registration fee, you get entry into the Sunset Festival happening the night before the race (which includes yoga, live performances, gourmet grab-and-go food and brews), special-edition SeaWheeze runner's shorts (you get to choose between two different pairs that will be delivered to your door ahead of the race so you can have them for training), and a SeaWheeze training app designed to help you crush your race goal.
Electric Donkey Run (Winnipeg, MB)
Why it’s unique: Aside from the name? The chance to dance-run like crazy, the atmosphere and after party with live DJs, food and drinks
If you’ve ever gone for a run where the music blasting through your earbuds made you want to dance-run instead of run-run, the Electric Donkey Run on September 9, 2016 in Winnipeg is your chance to make it happen without getting strange looks from others on the road. Participants are encouraged to “dress to impress and glow from head to toe” as you dance/run 5K to the after party, which was voted as the Best Race After Party on the West Coast by Get Out There Magazine readers in 2015.
Sunset Shuffle 6K (Toronto Islands, ON)
Why it’s unique: A scenic sunset run with a casual, laid-back vibe, the chance to ride a ferry, and free post-race barbeque
For something a little less florescent-neon-dance-party and a little more laid-back-summertime-barbeque for an evening summer race, sign up for the Sunset Shuffle 6K, which starts at 7 p.m. on the car-free Toronto Islands, ON, on August 21, 2016. This fast and flat 6K is surrounded by Lake Ontario and features a lovely, scenic course through the trees. After the race, runners are invited to enjoy a free dinner of burgers, beer and homemade cookies. The race fee is a bargain (only $25 in advance!) and all proceeds benefit Start2Finish, a charity that provides educational support to at-risk children.
Not Since Moses 5K and 10K (Five Islands, NS)
Why it’s unique: A chance to run on the bottom of the Bay of Fundy and have a blast getting wet and muddy while doing it
Have you ever run on the bottom of the sea? The Not Since Moses 5K and 10K, held on the exposed seabed of the Bay of Fundy while the tides are out on August 21, 2016, is your chance to do just that, and to get wet, muddy, and experience breathtaking cliffs that are normally only visible by boat. Aside from a once-in-a-year opportunity, participants also get an official Not Since Moses race shirt and medal for the reasonable race entry fee of $12.