For the Runner

Psychedelia, the Color me Rad 5K

Superhero Runner: John Malfatto
Mr. Dirty Dash
Sounds like a villain's job: making Utahns trudge through mud pools and over hay bales while dodging water balloons. But Malfatto and the Dirty Dashers are heroes to the charities the 5.5-mile run supports, including Youth Making a Difference 
(YMAD) and The Road Home.

Girl Power
Run Like a Girl Retreat
This ladies-only fitness getaway at Zermatt Resort, in support of the American Diabetes Association, culminates with a 5K, 10K or half marathon. Aug. 9–11,

Horror fans
Night of the Running Dead
Humans get a head start on this 5K before zombies are unleashed. Sign up as human or undead. Oct. 20, Centennial Parkway, Sandy,

Pub Crawlers
SLC Urban Iditarod
Like Alaska’s Iditarod, where dog sleds mush through a perilous landscape, SLC’s costumed shopping-cart sled teams face downtown danger—mostly pedestrians and potholes, stopping for pints at bars along the way. March 2013

The Color Me Rad 5K
If you missed the Holi Festival of Colors, you can still look like a Sour Patch Kid in this 5K with colors flying in your face every leg of the run. Spring 2013,

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