Partying the evening away is one solution to ring within the new yr. However in case you’d desire to welcome 2018 with some feel-good bodily exercise—or in case you’re simply searching for a solution to combine up your ordinary plans—a New Yr’s Eve race may be extra up your alley. In some circumstances, you will actually be crossing the end line of 2017 because the clock strikes midnight, your physique pumping with endorphins like your personal private fireworks present. Feeling sweaty and completed is certainly not a foul solution to begin the brand new yr.
If you wish to run into 2018 head first, join one in every of these 10 races. They happen all throughout the nation, from New York to Wisconsin to California, and embrace 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons. A few of them are scheduled through the day (excellent in case you nonetheless wish to get all completed up and hit the city earlier than the ball drops) and others are timed so that you will end proper as the brand new yr begins. Hurry up and join your sweatiest evening out earlier than it is too late.
(Psst: You must also join SELF’s New Yr’s Problem right here. It is free and we’re all beginning on January 1!)
Run alongside the serene Quarry Lakes in both a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon. The races begin early within the day on New Yr’s Eve, so you’ll wrap up the ultimate hours of 2017 with a very good sweat and nonetheless be capable of occasion along with your family members that evening. Join right here.
This race begins promptly at 11:45 P.M.—simply quarter-hour earlier than 2017 ends. Glasses of champagne might be ready for you on the end line (as they need to be). When you’d fairly wait till New Yr’s Day to do your working, there’s additionally a “hangover” half-marathon and 5K you may run that day. Join right here.
Bundle up for this chilly nighttime race by means of snowy Salt Lake Metropolis. Your registration payment features a jacket to run in, and you will even be greeted with sizzling cocoa on the end line. Join right here.
You may join 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons both on New Yr’s Eve or New Yr’s Day. Heads up: Runners who take part in two races will obtain a “particular perk.” Join right here.
When you desire to do your working in hotter climates, head to sunny Huntington Seashore. You may join a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon alongside the seaside—simply remember to do it earlier than registration ends on December thirtieth. Join right here.
If you register for this race you will get a commemorative heat-tech T-shirt, a snowflake medal, a finishers mug, and post-race refreshments. The race itself might be snowy, so make certain to throw on some additional layers! Join right here.
This 5K run by means of Phoenix begins at 10:30 P.M. on New Yr’s Eve, so you will have time to wrap issues up and seize a glass of champagne earlier than the clock strikes midnight. There is a second 5K at 12:10 A.M. for individuals who simply cannot wait to get of their first run of the yr. Join right here.
This race begins simply after sundown and all contributors will obtain glow-in-the-dark attire and equipment. No want for fireworks—you will be lighting up the brand new yr. Join right here.
When you missed out on the New York Marathon (or simply need one other excuse to run by means of the Massive Apple), this late evening race is for you. The race is 4 miles lengthy, begins at midnight, and can conclude with a full fireworks show—as if it being in NYC for New Yr’s Eve weren’t thrilling sufficient. Join right here.
Now in its thirty third yr, this race is Denver’s oldest New Yr’s Eve occasion. It begins at midday so you’ll get pleasure from scenic views of lovely Denver when you run. Join right here.