It’s a fantastic season for fun run, 5K courses coming up in Edmonton. From huge inflatables to the ability to run with the kids, in your pajamas – there’s plenty to choose from. Here are five of our top choices for fun runs with kids, in 2017:

What’s Your Wild Run | April 23, 2017
Not a morning person? Roll out of bed and just show up in your PJs and you’ll fit right in! Come out dressed in your best wild-onzie, your favourite animal costume, or your most comfortable pajamas! All participants will receive custom T-shirts(not guaranteed for those registering within 2 weeks of the event), swag bags, finisher metals and access to post-race festivities.

Color Me Rad | June 10, 2017
Get on that white t-shirt and get ready to run, as you get covered in color. Whether you’re running with the kids in a stroller or running along with little kids, this is one of the most fun runs you’re going to have this summer. Bring cash for the food trucks when the race is finished, and order ahead of time from the website to get kids packs on the cheap, if you want to skip the swag at the race.

Foam Fest 5K | July 1, 2017
Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, delicious food, great vendors and beer gardens. 5K Foam Fest has fun activities for all ages and is a family friendly event! The family price for this race includes all access pass to the above, plus plenty more.

Foam Glow | August 11, 2017
Foam Glow 5K™ is a fun filled experience exposing runners to Glowing Foam and a ton of Blacklights all over the course. Glowing runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds. Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the 3 miles of the Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run. Tickets are only $30 until February 24, 2017.

Insane Inflatables 5K | September 16, 2017
The course length will always be approximately 3.1 miles, starting and ending in the Insane Midway, but each venue provides it own unique terrain and running experience. For the most part, we run off-pavement and on grass as much as possible. Certain venues have more grass than others, but we promise to make our course all about the inflatables! Depending on weather, one or two water stops are placed along the course to keep everyone hydrated.

The fun run registrations can be a bit of a splurge for spring and summer entertainment, but registering early and using family membership prices can be a great way to save a bit of money – and truth be told, the fun 5K runs have made some of the most wonderful summer memories for our family.