Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers is set to take place on Sunday, February 6, 2011. It is an American tradition, where even the most health conscience fitness enthusiast gives himself or herself the day off to enjoy food, friends, and a beer or two. Fortunately, race promoters across the United States make us feel better about the break in our otherwise healthy regimen by offering various road races across the country before kick-off. Here is a list of just a few, one of them might be in your neighborhood:
Redondo Beach 33rd Annual Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K
A yearly spectacle that consistently attracts more than 10,000 participants, the Redondo Beach Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K run is probably one of most well-known Super Bowl races in the country. The yearly costume competition is a highlight of the event, providing an outlet for those runners who like to dress up and cannot wait for Bay to Breakers in May. Celebrating the grandest day in sports by walking and/or running through the breathtaking views of Southern California is a sure way to pump you up for Super Bowl Sunday.
Lehigh Valley Road Runners Super Bowl 10K
The Lehigh Valley Road Runners Super Bowl 10K is a yearly tradition for locals of Pennsylvania. This year marks the tenth year of the race. The event which happens on the 6th of February is in partnership with the HCM Foundation in order to help families dealing with cancer.
Super bowl 5K Road Race
This 5K Super Bowl race in Novi, Michigan is another Super Bowl race which advertises plenty of good traditional Super Bowl eats available after the race.
Run Denver Super Bowl 5K
Run the Mile High City in this Super Bowl run organized by Run Denver. The Run Denver Super Bowl 5K of Colorado will test your running power in high altitude. The event, which happens February 5th, 2011, is part of the Assurant Health Run Denver series which benefits the Prostate Conditions Education Council.
HRCA Super Bowl 5K Run
The next day in Denver, HRCA’s Super Bowl 5K race takes place on February 6th, 2011.
4th Annual Tempe Super Sunday 5K Run
Looking for a warmer race? Try the Arizona 4thAnnual Super Sunday 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run event. The event is held in Tempe, Arizona on the 6th of February, and is a great way to get fresh air and workout before kick off.
Super Bowl Touchdown for the Homeless Run
Start Super Bowl Sunday with this 10K/5k Run/Walk race that benefits homeless families in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This race also features a costume contest. The Super Bowl Touchdown for the Homeless Run is held on February 6th, 2011.
Super Bowl Sunday Run II
Sacramento is hosting a race for the Super Bowl named “Super Bowl Sunday Run II”. Enjoy the Super Bowl guilt free by running this 10K. It is a flat, scenic course along the American River Parkway. Jersey style T-shirts are given to all entrants and football themed awards are presented to the top finishers. Plenty of game day food and beverage is available post race as well.
2011 Super Bowl 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk
The 2011 Super Bowl 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk in Folsom, CA is in its 2nd year. To be held on the 6th of February, the race runs along the paths of the Folsom Parkway Bike Trail. Tailgate style food is provided after the race. In addition, raffle drawings and an award ceremony conclude the event.
Super Bowl 4-Miler Run
Rain or shine, the Super Bowl 4-Miler in Goleta, CA will be a great way to set up your Super Bowl Sunday right. The course is flat and fast along the streets of Goleta, plus a portion goes through the trails of Lake Los Carneros Park.
The Virtual Super Bowl Run
If you can’t find a Super Bowl race that is within a reasonable distance of where you will be Super Bowl Sunday, consider running The Virtual Super Bowl Run. If you sign up you will be provided with a custom-made numbered bib with your name, city, and country imprinted. They only ask that you make a small donation to a local charity to compete in this “virtual” race.
Start Super Bowl Sunday right by getting you blood pumping, then enjoy the game (and game day snacks and beverages) guilt free with family and friends. Be safe and have fun!