If you are thinking about running in a 3 miler (5K) for the first time, or if it’s been a while, this is always the perfect time of year to find a fun run. All over the country registration for local Turkey Trots are going on. Jingle bell jogs and runs through holiday decorated parks are coming up next month, too. 5k runs are a great, non intimidating way to get involved in a race without making a huge commitment. Often you can find 5Ks that raise money for worthy charities, making your experience doubly fulfilling. They also offer the option to walk so this is a good way for families to spend some healthy, outdoor time together without excluding those that do not or cannot run.
Check out local magazines, or get on the net and search for a fun run near you! Your body and mind will thank you.