Turn Your Cape Cod 5K into a Beach Getaway!
You love to run or walk or run/walk. You’re highly competitive or in it purely for the social scene. Whatever draws you to a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon or even a Triathlon, you now have one more reason to run. It’s the perfect excuse for a getaway with your running friends, significant other or entire family. Cape Cod is home to many races, themed and often with a reward at the end, be it a beach or a beer. And what better way to celebrate finishing than some beach time, a refreshing swim and cool beverage at an oceanfront resort?
Here are a few of the fun Cape Cod 5K Races scheduled for this summer:
Beach and Back Half Marathon, 8 a.m. June 11, Mashpee www.beachandbackhalf.com
Hyannis Sprint l Triathlon, 7:30 a.m. June 17, Craigville Beach, Craigville Beach Road, Centerville, www.neeevents.com
Run Walk for the Arts 5K, 9 and 9:30 a.m. June 17, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, www.active.com
Women Running Wild 5K, 6 p.m. June 17, 99 West Bay Road, Osterville, www.southshoreracemgmt.com
Harwich 5K, June 24, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, One Schoolhouse Road, Harwich Port, www.harwichroadrace.com
Chatham Harbor Run 5K, 10K, noon June 25, Monomoy Regional Middle School, 425 Crowell Road, Chatham, www.active.com
Irish Pub Road Race 5.25 miles, 10 a.m. Aug. 5, Cape Cod’s Irish Pub, Route 28, West Harwich, www.capecodsirishpub.com
Brew Run 5.2 miles, 4 p.m. Aug. 12, Woodshed Bar/Brewster Chowder House, Route 6A, firstname.lastname@example.org
Against the Tide – Swim, Kayak, Walk, 5K and 10K Runs, Aug. 19, Nickerson State Park, Route 6A, Brewster, www.mbcc.org/breast-cancer-prevention/against-the-tide
So, register now for your favorites and book direct with Red Jacket Resorts to recharge for a couple days after the race. A free t-shirt is great, but an oceanfront getaway is even better!