Holiday Fun Runs to Cure Cabin Fever

    Here come the holiday season fun runs. From pre-Thanksgiving to the Super Bowl, you can run or cycle in crazy costumes and stay active through the cold weather months.

    holiday fun runs bear creek bear run
    Photo courtesy El Paso County Parks

    There’s no need to sulk or feel guilty about those seasonal treats with these holiday themed fun runs. From bear suits to Santa suits and turkey trots to the Super Bowl, these runs will keep you moving through the holiday season and beyond.

    Bear Creek Bear Run

    Nov. 9
    The real bears might be hibernating, but runners dressed as bears will be romping through this 3K. Costumes are included in registration. Funds benefit Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers.
    Bear Creek Nature Center
    elpasoco.com/nature-centers


    Turkey Trot 5K

    holiday fun runs Turkey Trot 5K YMCA
    Photo courtesy YMCA of the Pikes Peak region.

    Nov. 28
    Get moving before you get cooking on Thanksgiving. Kids can enjoy the Tiny Trot or whole 5K.
    Briargate YMCA, ppymca.org/raceseries


    Chasing Santa 5K / Cycling Santa 15K

    holiday fun runs Cycling Santa 15K
    Photo courtesy of Cycling Santa, LYM Events

    Dec. 7
    There are fun runs, and then there are fun cycles. Run or bike those holiday sweets away—in a Santa suit complete with beard, provided with registration. And join the toy drive for Christmas Unlimited.
    Legacy Loop Plaza, Fontanero Trailhead aka Santa’s Landing
    chasingsanta.com


    Jingle Bell 5K

    Dec. 14
    Come in costume—bells encouraged. There’s a free Reindeer Romp for kids and furry friend pricing too.
    Fountain Creek Regional Park
    ppymca.org/raceseries


    Rescue Run

    Jan. 1
    Begin your New Year’s resolution with a 5K or 10K course that benefits El Paso County Search and Rescue.
    Palmer Park, Maizeland entrance
    epcsar.org/events


    Super Half Marathon and Game Day 5K

    fun runs super half marathon
    Photo courtesy Pikes Peak Sports.

    Feb. 2
    Huddle up and bundle up for your choice of downtown half marathon or 5K. Then pregame with specials at Jack Quinn’s before the Super Bowl kickoff.
    Plaza of the Rockies
    pprrun.org/events/SuperHalf

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