This 5K wants you to 'flirt your way to the finish line'.
Boston has two scenes that seem to grow bigger every year: running and singles. So it only makes sense that theÂ twoÂ wouldÂ combineÂ into one event. On Aug. 4th, you can, “run, walk or just flirt your way to the finish line” according to a press release from ethos, producer of the Boston TriathlonÂ (which is also Aug. 4th). The LUV RUN is a non-competitive, untimed 5K run for singles and couples. The first ever event in Boston starts at 11 a.m. on Carson Beach and will then take place on a separate closed course alongside the Boston Triathlon.
Carson Beach is one of the mostÂ beautifulÂ spots to run in Boston with an oceanfront view (and it’s off many people’s beaten paths, so it’s a lot less crowded then say, the Esplanade). You are welcome to run or walkÂ becauseÂ raceÂ officialsÂ want you to socialize along the way.Â â€śAs we worked to put together the Boston Triathlon, we realized that there was an opportunity to bring together individuals who might be interested in a fun 5K, but werenâ€™t interested in the training need to complete a triathlon,â€ť says Michael Oâ€™Neil, founder of ethos.Â â€śThe LUV RUN is designed to appeal to a wide audience, folks that are interested in coming together to meet new people in a super-fun, no-pressure setting.â€ť
Everyone’s welcome, no matter relationship status or athletic ability. Sort of like filling out your Facebook page, runners will be assigned aÂ color-coded bib according to your relationship status (available, hooked up, or LGBT),Â so thatÂ otherÂ partipants will know who to check out in their running clothes. The race will have aÂ staggered start time, based on the bibs so that you’re running with the group you want to meetÂ peopleÂ in. There will be post-race food, drinks, andÂ entertainmentÂ to get to know each other better.
â€śToday, events donâ€™t always have to be all about endurance and athletic competition. It is more about the total experience, bringing people who enjoy being active and who want to have some fun together,” Oâ€™Neil says.â€śThere is incredible demand for themed events that combine an active challenge with the social aspects of having fun with like-minded people. The LUV RUN continues this trend combining the fun of themed running with the opportunity to meet people who enjoy similar activities. We see a great demand for this event.â€ť
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Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2013/07/23/running-love-boston/