One of the things that makes a strong goal achievable is a sense of competition. This is especially true when it comes to fitness goals. While it’s really popular to challenge a friend or co-worker to a weight loss goal, there are many sanctioned events which also provide a competitive outlet.
In the list below you’ll find a list of popular events that are going on somewhere almost every weekend. From the popular 5k to the bucket list Marathon, you’re sure to find something on the list that you can schedule on your calendar and train for.
If you are just starting out, many of the 5k events are walk/run, so you can just walk 3.1 miles and have a great time. If you enjoy team sports, the Ragnar Relay provides a long distance race (200 miles) that 12 competitors run as a relay. You compete against other teams and the overall event is an incredible team building experience. If you liked to play in the mud as a kid, a Mud Run may be for you. Take lots of dirt, add water, and thousands of people for a muddy mess you will never forget.
If you want a triple challenge, check out a Sprint Triathlon. Take a 5k run and mix it with a 12 miles bike ride and a short swim. The three events will challenge both upper and lower body. If you are insane and have lots of time on your hands, you might want to compete for the ultimate challenge, the Ironman. You swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run a full marathon. Hey… you just have to finish under 17 hours (yea… right).
Whether you are just competing with yourself for time or have a challenge with your friends or co-workers, you’ll be sure to find something on the list that will make training and fitness… FUN!
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