Fun Ways To Get Your Family Active (and a little messy) This Summer

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A bug has bitten my family this year. When my grandfather unexpectedly passed away we vowed to make more moments together, but finding something that all ages can participate in can be a challenge. In our quest to find something family friendly we turned to 5Ks as the perfect solution.


They offer fun themes, raise money for important causes and are suitable for all ages and physical fitness levels. Unfortunately, being a big pregnant, I wasn’t able to participate in the first 5K this year but we have big plans for next summer as they’re no shortage of 5Ks to be found. Our family is looking for the messiest, goofiest and more fun than a barrel of monkeys. 

The Color Run

First stop this year? The Color Run. The Color Run was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5K on the Planet”. It was the perfect way to kick off our effort to make more moments together. It ended up being a blast for the whole family whether they were walking, running, jogging or being pushed in strollers. Plus, it was fantastically messy fun! 

Disney Princess 5K

What a better way to experience Epcot than by dressing up as your favorite princess and challenging yourself to a 5K? It’s a great way to inspire young princesses to take on healthy habits and meet their favorite characters along the way. Princes are invited too! 

Your First Mud Run

If a color run isn’t messy enough for you, there is always a Mud Run. What’s unique about the Your First Mud Run experience is that it’s one of the few, if not the only, mud races in the country where kids can run the same course alongside their parents.

The Color Vibe

This race is all about fun: Kids are encouraged and kids under 12 are FREE. Costumes are encouraged. Walking is okay, races aren’t even timed. It’ all about getting family and friends together to have a great time.

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12 thoughts on “Fun Ways To Get Your Family Active (and a little messy) This Summer”

  1. That looks like a good set. I like the Maytag brand. We had a Maytag matching washer and dryer set before we moved and I miss them. :) Maybe it’s time to get a new set.


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