So what are you doing for New Year's this year? Do you plan on partying the eve away and then spending New Year's Day recovering on your couch while you plan out your resolutions for the year? Instead, why not get a jump start on your New Year's healthy living resolutions with a pulse-racing run? Start your 2015 off on the right track with these local New Year's runs.
This annual 5K run and party is hosted by runBUCKS and The Bucks County Marathon Series. In a reverse of most running events, this time the party comes first and then the run afterwards. The festivities will take place at McFadden's at Citizen Bank Park on Wednesday, December 31. Runner and guest registration includes admission to McFadden's New Year's Eve Celebration (Open bar and food) from 9 p.m. to closing. The race will start when the clock strikes 12:00 midnight. Don't forget to dress up in your best or tackiest evening wear. Registration is $70.
This special run will have both your body and your heart feeling good. By running in this charity 5K not only are you doing something positive for your own health, but you are helping little Jack Cavanaugh who will turn one this New Year's Eve. Jack has a rare condition called Amyoplasia, a type of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia (AMC) which has caused joint contractures in all four of his limbs which means he has very limited range of motion. Donations to the run will help raise awareness and support for those with this debilitating condition. This 5K will take place on New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, at Coopertown Elementary School in Bryn Mawr. The run kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25.
South Philly Striders are celebrating New Year's Mummer's Style with their own special run. Meet them on Thursday, January 1 at the Mummer's Museum and 2nd & Washington at 8:30 a.m. and don't forget to wear your coconut bras, glitter and tutus. Contact South Philly Striders for more information.
If you already have plans for New Year's, don't worry, you will still have a chance to do a New Year's run. Bryn Mawr Running Company on January 10 is hosting a three-in-one run to kick of the New Year and to celebrate all the runs on your to do list for 2015. You will get to choose from a one –mile, three mile or five mile course. The Resolution Run will start at 8 a.m. at the Bryn Mawr store. All runners will receive a $10 gift card to use at BMRC. Registration is $10.
The Delaware Swim and Fitness Center in Pike Creek in Wilmington, DE, is also hosting a New Year's Day run. The Resolution Classic 5K will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 1. Online registration closes midnight on Tuesday, but there will be day of race registration available. Registration is $25.
Runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to start off 2015 on the right foot by joining this fun run on Thursday, January 1 at 12 p.m. at the Irish Mile Pub in Haddon Township, NJ. After the run, stay for the festivities including raffles, door prizes, music and plenty of food and drink available for purchase. Sponsored by Good Day for a Run, LLC and MEAN GUY Running, this run will only cost you $8 to register.
In Williamstown, NJ, they are hoping to help people get off to a good start for the New Year with a NO FRILLS race on Thursday, January 1 at Williamstown Middle School on Clayton Road. The race will commence at 12 p.m. There will be no t-shirts or other giveaways, but children 12 and under can race for free.