Wine, Donuts, And Nudity Make Running Way More Awesome And Less Sh*tty

Any competitive race takes stamina, training and determination. Some though offer a little something extra, including a 10k run In Glasgow Scotland that would be perfect for anyone who loves drinking as much as running. Every couple of miles, runners can take a break along the route for some different wines.

That might be the booziest choice for competitive running, but not the greasiest. That would go to the Krispy Kreme Challenge at the University of North Carolina, which includes 5 miles of running and eating a dozen doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme’s not your thing? Every April 1st, the Twinkie Run in Ann Arbor, MI offers lots of the golden snacks along the way. Plus, some people even bring homemade versions so you don’t have to feel quite as guilty for eating a food that clearly wasn’t meant to be found in nature.


The New York Hot Dog Run features a 2.5 mile run through the city, plus 10 pit stops to eat a hot dog. That’s right. 10 hot dogs.

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For down and dirty running, nothing really tops the Warrior Dash. The 5K race includes 12 “obstacles from hell” such as leaping over fire and wading through mud. N

The Hot Chocolate 5 and 15K offers chocolate drinks, snacks and even fondue along the way.

The nude run of Finland gets kudos for truth in advertising, as it is indeed run in Finland and everyone’s naked.


Our last choice might indeed be THE LAST CHOICE, at least if its theme comes true. Like “The Walking Dead”? Maybe you’ll like The Running Dead, as The Run For Your Lives is 5K of zombies chasing after you trying to eat your brains, represented by flags the runners carry.