Posts Tagged ‘New York’

State Parks to Explore in the Finger Lakes Region

A mere four-hour drive from the bustling city of Manhattan is a beautiful area called the Finger Lakes. The state parks in this region have an interesting history, incredible landscapes, waterfalls, and are great places to bring a family for a vacation or road trip. Activities like wine-tasting, hiking, camping, swimming, and more are only some of the many ways to have fun there.

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5 Unique 5k Races

A few of my running buddies and I are going to run a Color Run 5k this summer, where runners wear white outfits and are bombarded by color dust throughout the run, so that by the end each participant is a sweaty rainbow. It sounds like a ton of fun and it has me thinking- what other crazy runs are out there? So I did a bit of research and here are 5 of the craziest, most fun races in existence today.

1. The Runyon

This unique 5k takes places entirely within Yankee Stadium in New York. Runners travel through concourses, ramps, and a whole lot of stairs before they do a victory lap on the field’s warning track. Start times are staggered, but this still ends up being a pretty tight fit for the 4,000 participants. Even so, this race is a very cool experience for baseball fans. Proceeds go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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