Running in Orange City

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Nudity is optional at The Nude Run 5K, but most people go for it. For one thing, it's a good way to cross streaking off the bucket list, along with the goal of running without a fanny pack. Anyone on the fence should keep in mind that the shows of skin at this event are totally legal (all events are held at nudist resorts) and that as the swarms jog au naturel, they're also jogging toward the promise of new clothing. As a part of registration, each participant earns a commemorative T-shirt ?though wearing it is also optional?and the fastest runners win medals. The organizers also dole out door prizes, such as a bar tab and free entry to a future race.

502 Central Blvd, Pierson, FL 32180
Pierson,
FL
US

The racers are indistinguishable as they sludge through muddy water, pulling themselves across the field by their elbows. The first person through dashes to the next obstacle and vaults over the wooden wall. Putting distance between herself and the others, she has officially become the frontrunner.

Xtreme Mud Warrior challenges racers to plunge through a three-mile course dotted with at least 25 obstacles that test strength, balance, and agility. Racers can run or walk at their own pace, but everyone should expect to get muddy by the end of the course.

PO Box 543
Sanford,
FL
US

Omega Ranch, a 450-acre wonderland of wilderness for open-air adventures of all types, is nestled between Orlando and Daytona Beach. On April 15–17, the ranch will host two separate family-friendly events inviting modern-day gladiators to dive into a full weekend of al fresco action. The AirSoft War Games weekend is a three-day skirmish using AirSoft guns, or air-powered projectors that propel small biodegradable plastic pellets. After a check-in on Friday night, the games begin on Saturday morning, with three melees taking place throughout the day. After a final showdown on Sunday, an awards ceremony honors those who’ve fought and fallen in the name of oxygen-based battle with medallions and cash prizes.

4845 SR 44
New Smyrna Beach,
FL
US

Crowds of people wearing white T-shirts, tutus, and old wedding dresses race through the streets during the Funk N Run 5k. They wear white because a rainbow of colors will pelt their clothing during the event. It's not totally necessary to wear white, though; the colored-cornstarch dye will show up on garments of all hues, including black yoga pants. This untimed, noncompetitive race is known for its celebratory party atmosphere, but that's not the only reason to attend; the charitable event also works to give soldiers and their families memorable homecoming experiences.

526 Myra Street
Neptune Beach,
FL
US

The racers are indistinguishable as they sludge through muddy water, pulling themselves across the field by their elbows. The first person through dashes to the next obstacle and vaults over the wooden wall. Putting distance between herself and the others, she has officially become the frontrunner.

Xtreme Mud Warrior challenges racers to plunge through a three-mile course dotted with at least 25 obstacles that test strength, balance, and agility. Racers can run or walk at their own pace, but everyone should expect to get muddy by the end of the course.

4845 Hwy. 44
New Smyrna Beach,
FL
US

A runner goes down, splashing in the wet mud. Bodies race by as he pushes himself off the ground and sprints to keep up. There are only a few more obstacles to go. He dashes through a series of tires. One two, one two. There is the finish line. He puts every last ounce of strength into his sprint and he crosses, a chip recording his time and friends ready to clap him on the back.

MudSlayers challenges runners to complete this feat on a regular basis. It organizes 5K races with more than 30 obstacles including sliding, climbing, and mud. The course is designed to test participants' strength, agility, and balance, but it should also be fun. Participants can go at their own pace, running to get the fastest time or walking up to each new obstacle with nothing driving them but their own endurance. After the race, participants can rinse off sweat and mud splatters in a shower and pose for photos at the finish line. A portion of the proceeds from the event goes to The Youth Alliance.

4845 SR 44
New Smyrna,
FL
US