The Splash Dash Margarita Race rewards runners who complete its 3.2-mile course with—what else—an icy margarita. Non-alcoholic versions also make their way into the party so that anyone age 21 and younger can also raise a glass. Besides its signature beverages, the event will also feature an array of food from local vendors. Best of all, the race benefits Hubbard House, an organization that shelters victims of domestic violence.
The May Day Glow Run lights up the evening with the neon tinge of glowing accessories and pounding feet. The race sets off at 8 p.m. and rolls through Tioga, with participants dressed in provided glowing necklaces and optional extra swag for those looking to win the best-dressed contest. The race, during which entrants can run, jog, walk, or skitter like a crab, benefit Newberry Christian Community School.
Humans and canines come together for the University Commons 5K-9, a morning event brimming with races and parades in support of pet charities throughout Gainesville. The day commences with an 8 a.m. onsite registration, followed by a breakfast feast supplied by Mi Apa Latin Café, then a 5K (3.1-mile) race at 9 a.m. Participants can accompany their own pooches or bask in the general air of flying fur for a one-mile pup run and dog parade at 10 a.m., promptly segueing into the 10:30 a.m. awards and pet superlatives ceremony. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a pet expo coincides with the racing and parading festivities, assembling professionals who preside over veterinary clinics, dog daycare centers, pet spas, and canine finishing schools to teach dogs proper annunciation.