Turkey Trot 5k

3rd Annual Banc of California Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k – Register Now!

Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k

Banc of California Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k Registration is OPEN!

Guys…we’re excited to announce that registration is OPEN for the 3rd annual Banc of California Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot 5k/10k! We’ve had so much fun helping put this event together the last couple of years and are thrilled that so many of you have joined us on Thanksgiving Day to get a running start to the holidays!…

the slime run 5k

Race Review: The Slime Run 5k

One of the most interesting things about being an epic runner is to be able to see races of all stages. A race in its infancy is a completely different experience than a mega-production (say, The Color Run or The Electric Run).…


Race Review: Mud Factor 5k

Mud Factor 5kIn my humble opinion, every adult should do a mud run at least once a year. There’s something carnal and primitive about getting completely filthy from head to toe and spending the next three days picking crusted mud out of your ear.…


The Zombie Run Black Ops

the zombie run black ops

Well, emptiness has descended upon us once again with the latest season of The Walking Dead having come and gone. What on EARTH are we going to do with ourselves for the next six months?? I can already feel my Daryl withdrawls setting in…

Besides keeping up with our Zombie Training, we’ll continue to scout the latest and greatest zombie races and share them with you, starting with The Zombie Run Black Ops.…


Race Review: 4 Mile Hill Challenge Trail Run

4 mile hill challenge
And people wonder why I love trail running

We’ve done every type of epic race on the block: Color Runs, glow runs, costume runs, marathons, half marathons, 5ks, 10ks, you name it. While the draw of a large national themed race is enticing, sometimes it’s nice to do a small local race.…


RunFree: The Greatest Adventure Race That Never Was.

Not ready to commit to a marathon or adventure race, but want all of the glory? Join RunFree 2014!

May 10, 2014

(Note: This is not something we would generally endorse, but our job is to inform you about the world of epic running)

RunFree 2014

Last year we faked a marathon with over 1,000 people from 24 countries.


Red Bull Wings for Life World Run

wings for life world run

On May 4th, 2014, all over the world, people will be running for those who can’t. On this day the world will run as one.

The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field.

prepare for my first 5k

Reader Question: How do I prepare for my first 5k?

Jessica H. sent us an email – and we liked her question so much, we thought a lot of you would benefit from a post about it:

“Well, [Rugged Maniac] is my first 5k. I’m far from in shape (well, round is a shape, but not the shape I’m looking for).

escape the nightmares 5k

Race Review: Escape the Nightmares 5k

escape the nightmares 5k medal

If you know me, you know I love horror. So when I heard about Escape the Nightmares 5k: A Nighttime Horror Obstacle Race, you could bet your ass that I was going to be there.

Escape the Nightmares 5k was originally scheduled for December 21 – 4 days before Christmas.…


Race Review: Las Vegas Strip Poker Run 5k [Guest Post]

From time to time, our schedules conflict and we can’t make it to a race we originally had planned. Fortunately for us, we’re in the process of assembling a band of epic runners around the country who are attending these races and taking copious mental notes.…