If you're going to run, might as well make it as fun as possible, right?  And there's plenty of fun runs that have been and will be coming to the area, including the Rave Run on August 16th.  Which are you most excited about?

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    Rave Run

    August 16th

    McGrath Amphitheatre

    The first ever "Rave Run" is coming in just a couple of weeks.  Get decked out in glow items/paint and neon, then run through the downtown after dark, ending with a DJ party at the McGrath Ampitheater.  It's all ages too!  So a run, neon, and an outdoor summer blacklight dance party... why not?  Get registered today!

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    The Costume Run

    October 25th, 2014

    NewBo to Theatre Cedar Rapids

    Halloween doesn't have to be just a kids holiday!  Test out that costume a couple days before the big day, and run between Theatre Cedar Rapids and NewBo City Market with some themed obstacles along the way, including a run through a haunted house.

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    Flood The Run

    August 9th, 2014

    Ellis Park

    What was "Run the Flood" has now become "Flood the Run".  It's a whole new take, still supporting great charities, still supporting the water theme.  Dodge super soaker snipers and water balloons, jump through puddles and down the giant slip and slide.  Get soaked while supporting the Salvation Army and Matthew 25.  Great way to cool off on a hot day.

    Flood the Run
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    Those Crazy Dye Pack Runs

    Numerous dates

    Numerous locations

    There have been a ton of these lately, all across the area.  Everyone loves them. You wear the white shirt and come out covered in all sorts of colors.  We recommend you pick at least one of these to do each year!  From Hiawatha's "Splash a Smile", to "Run or Dye", "Color Vibe", and "Color Dash" in Cedar Rapids or Iowa City's "Color Your Campus", pick one and have fun!

    Charlie Crowhurst / Stringer - Getty Images
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    Crossfit Midnight Ninja 5k

    (no longer running)

    Unfortunately, this race only was around for 2 years, with the 2nd and final event being held in 2012.  While it was a great test of power and skill (as it was hosted by Crossfit), how cool is the idea of running around town after midnight dressed as Ninjas!  Who wouldn't love that.