24 Must-Do April/May Races Across the U.S.

“The Biggest Loser” Half Marathon


“The Biggest Loser” Half Marathon
May 3, Beaumont, Texas

Dubbed a race for all fitness levels, “The Biggest Loser” rendezvous features a half marathon, 5K and kids 1-mile fun run. Join Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo from season 14 of the pounds-shedding TV show for this event that snakes its way through the streets of Beaumont and finishes with a fun finish-line festival. All runners receive a commemorative technical T-shirt and drawstring backpack, as well as plenty of goodies at the post-race celebration. Registering for this event is the perfect way to jump-start your training and spring you into summer feeling fit and healthy.

Cinco De Mayo 5K/10K
May 3, Nashville, Tenn.

Grab your sombrero and get ready to experience “Nashville’s biggest Cinco De Mayo party” at this annual May event. This is part of a series of unique races put on by “What Do You Run For? Event Management” in Nashville, which has an emphasis on organizing supremely memorable events. Guaranteed to be spirited and colorful, this event welcomes runners and walkers to join the fun. Whether you come for the run or the T-shirt, a complimentary Michelob Ultra will be waiting for you (if you’re 21 or older) at the post-race party to celebrate your accomplishment.

Bad Prom Run
May 16, Austin, Texas

Looking to light up the night, Austin’s Bad Prom Run gives you the chance to pull out those ugly bridesmaid dresses, outdated prom ensembles and the tackiest suits you can find. Presenting plenty of photo opportunities, this blast-from-the-past event features four classic prom themes along the course: “Evening in Paris,” “Titanic,” “Fairytale Romance” and “Under the Sea.” Whether you bring a date, sign up as a team or run as an individual, this event is a hilarious dash from start to finish with plenty of bright lights, big hair and wild dancing.

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