The best fun, different 5-10km runs in the UK

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If you're a fan of running but can't quite get your head (or legs) around the idea of a marathon, these fun runs are for you. From coloured dye, to epic beats, you'll run 5-10km no problem.

Whether you love running, or just can't motivate yourself to put trainers on, these fun runs are perfect.

From coloured dye to DJs and obstacles courses, you'll get into shape without even realising, with one of these 5-10km events.

Run or Dye

The best themed fun different runs - run or dye - pink dye -

© Run or Dye

Run Or Dye is a 5km run with a 'colour station' marking each kilometre.

This means you'll get blasted with eco-friendly coloured powder dye five times before ending up a final festival with DJs and, you guessed it, more dye.

There are races taking place up and down the country and you get a goodie bag with your entry fee.

Entry cost from, £25.99 , full details at


The best themed fun different runs - muderella -

Essentially Tough Mudder for chicks, we like to consider this a gateway race if you're not feeling quite tough enough.

With an obstacle course, a lot of mud and a cider and massage at the end we reckon they've got this sussed. We're in.

Entry cost from £85, located in Kettering, full details at

Run to the Beat

The best themed fun different runs - run to the beat -

If running is all about the tunes for you, then you will love this.

Run To The Beat is a 10k run starting and finishing at Wembley in London with Live DJ's providing the beats the whole way round. And by DJs they mean real DJS.

It finishes with a headline act waiting for you to use those wobbly legs for some dancing.

Previous headliners have included Jessie J, DJ Fresh and Calvin Harris.

Entry cost £36.50, full details at

2.8 Hours later Zombie Run

The best themed fun different runs -2.8 hours later - zombie run -

If it's really not about the run for you, then maybe a Zombie apocalypse will help.

With challenges, maps and of course, zombies, set in and around an 'abandoned asylum' you'll be frightened into fitness.

Races take place across the country.

Entry cost from £38, full details at

Foam Fun Run

The best themed fun different runs - foam fun -

If you've got some fond memories of your university union or a girly holiday foam party then the Sheffield based foam fun run should be your first choice.

Entry cost from £12, full details at

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