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Drenched 5K Run is Coming: Ready for Some Summer Fun?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA

Drenched 5K RunWant a fun activity that is sort of a 5K, but without the actual need to race? You don’t even have to run! Our kind of Boomer fun. Family-friendly. A water fight. And a summer party. A fun run. Or walk. Or mosey.

The Drenched 5K Run is coming this summer, and the folks who organize it were nice enough to provide the two of us with free registration, plus a code for you to save $10 off the registration fee, plus a free registration for one lucky winner!

If you read about our mud run adventure back in February, you know that we love runs where running isn’t actually required. We (and our boomer knees) had such a good time that we decided to do another. Bam (or should we say Sploosh), along came the Drenched Run.Getting wet in Thailand

We can run (no thanks) or walk (yes please) through mist tunnels, fields of sprinklers (that’s got to be more exciting than fields of gold, right?), sniper zones where the spectators get to squirt us, bubbles, fire hoses (what? those things are fierce), and a 75-foot long slip-n-slide. We signed up as individuals, but might switch to a team if we convince our friends and kids to join us. Which would you rather do – a team or individual? What we want to avoid is having our kids come with us, but stick to the spectator zone, where they are free to drench us with their water balloons, water guns, water bottles…you get the point.

Oh, as it’s family-friendly, kids under 5 are free and kids 6-12 get a discount. That’s sweet, as it’s already really low priced! At the finish line, we get to take a hot shower….oh, wait, I meant to say we get to enjoy a huge water balloon fight, music, drinks and dancing. We imagine they won’t be alcoholic drinks, as it’s a family event. We’ll hold out for some limeade.

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One really cool little tidbit about the Drenched 5K is that it was inspired by the Water Festival in Thailand. We were actually hiking in Thailand when we were contacted about the Drenched Run. As we used to say when we were kids, “what a co-inky-dink!” That translates as “coincidence” in case it’s not apparent!!!

Research has proven what seems logical to most of us – the more you enjoy exercise, the more often you’ll do it. Here at FunAndFitTopia, we agree. So we’re making it easy for you to enjoy one of the Drenched 5K events, which are taking place in July and August in these cities:

COLUMBUS, OHIO JULY 6, 2013
WASHINGTON DC JULY 13, 2013
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI JULY 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA JULY 27, 2013
DENVER, COLORADO AUGUST 3, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA AUGUST 11, 2013
ATLANTA, GEORGIA AUGUST 17, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA AUGUST 17, 2013

You can get $10 off the registration price by using the code THAIDRENCHED. Register here.

drenching-the-slideOne lucky person will win a free registration. Just follow the instructions below to be entered. You can choose any of the locations. We’ll pick a winner on July 12. We have signed up for the Los Angeles event, so we hope lots of you will join us. We promise not to squirt you (fingers crossed).

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Photos courtesy of RunDrenched.com

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About Fun and Fit

Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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13 Responses to Drenched 5K Run is Coming: Ready for Some Summer Fun?

  1. Amy Good (splintergirl) May 31, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    This sounds like so much fun!

  2. Jenn @comebackmomma May 31, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Wish this one was coming to my area. I may try Foam Fest, which is similar.

    • AlexandraFunFit May 31, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      I think there was a Foam Fest in San Diego a while ago that my sis tried to talk me into. The run sounded fun, not the drive.
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  3. Paolo U May 31, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    I have been thinking about joining a marathon one day, but i don’t think that I won’t last long with my current condition. Maybe next year, I will be confident enough to run in a rae.
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    • AlexandraFunFit June 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      This might be a good place for you to start Paolo, as it’s NOT a marathon; it’s a 5K. And you can walk some and run some. Best of luck for reaching your goals!!
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  4. Mike June 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Having fun and burning calories, great combination to be a part of!
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    • AlexandraFunFit June 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

      We totally agree with you Mike. People won’t do it if it isn’t fun. Well, some people will, but they are definitely not in the majority. We are looking forward to it.
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  5. Jody - Fit at 55 June 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    FUN!! I tweeted away but I melt when water hits my hair – like the wicked witch in Wizard of Oz – I’m melting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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  6. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta June 3, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Sounds like fun! I can’t make the date, but I would have loved to get wet with you! I’ll share though :-)
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  7. Mary @ Fit and Fed June 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    There’s a reason there isn’t a Drenched 5K in Seattle, we get enough of that without trying, LOL. But for those who actually need to cool off it would be great.
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  8. Hope June 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    What a fun 5k. I wish there was one locally.. I did the color run b4. This looks way cooler especially in the HOT Florida summer.
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