This race series looks like a blast. It’s a low pressure 5k distance with obstacle courses thrown in to make things interesting: could be a balance beam, a mud puddle, monkey bars, or getting balls thrown at you. I think there are a few surprises in store too. I love the laid back nature of this race: you don’t have to do anything you’re not comfortable with and you can wear whatever you want because costumes are encouraged. The reg fee ($45 if you use my coupon code: NYVILAY) gets you a women-specific wicking shirt, a goodie bag, and entrance to the after-party. Plus, they choose a charity in each location to receive a donation.
What: Shape Diva Dash, a 5k obstacle run
Where: West Orange, NJ (New York Metro)
When: October 5, 2013
Cost: $55 but save $10 with coupon code NYVILAY
Prices will go up soon, so register now to get the best value