Top Ten Benefits of Running a 5K—or Even a 12K!

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Top Ten Benefits of Running a 5K—or Even a 12K!

If you’ve never run a 5K or 12K, you don’t know what you’re missing! The fun, the excitement… the weeks of grueling preparation! This post will share some of our top favorite benefits of running a 5K—or even a 12K, if you’re the ambitious type.

  1. Improve your heath by running, walking, or jogging—no matter what, if you’re covering this distance, you’re getting some great exercise!
  2. Have a great time. You might run with friends, or meet new friends, but a race is always a fun place to go for excitement.
  3. Get some Vitamin D. All those hours spent preparing, running, and hanging out before and after the race will ensure you absorb this sunlight vitamin!
  4. Feel accomplished to achieve something so major! Plenty of people shy away from running after the bus—you’ve chosen to run over three miles!
  5. Support charities. Our Apple Chase 5K/12K supports six charities in the area! When you run, you are helping to keep these great organizations afloat.
  6. See new places. Many races are held in community locations that you may not have had the chance to visit before—check them out in their best form while running through them!
  7. Reduce screen time. Almost everyone we know lists this as a goal, but it can be hard to accomplish! Replace TV, social media, and other time wasters with something you feel proud of.
  8. Win prizes! The top runners in different categories usually win some pretty cool prizes from community sponsors. Build up your speed for a chance to win!
  9. Support your community. Many community businesses participate in races and share information at the event. Find out more by attending!
  10. Break up your routine. Do all your weekends look the same? Are you getting tired of them? Shake things up by registering for a 5K/12K race! Now when you go into work on Monday, you’ll have something to say other than “same old things.”

So what are you waiting for? There are plenty of races happening every weekend—go join one! Even better, sign up for the Apple Chase 5K/12K in Pequannock, NJ. You’ll be glad you did!

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