A fun run is a friendly race that involves either road running or cross country running with participants taking part for their own enjoyment rather than competition. A charity run is when participants raise money and awareness for a specific cause and are often sponsored to participate in a particular running event. A fun run is usually held to raise funds for a charity, with sponsors providing the revenue to cover organisational costs. Fun runs are often included as a side event to a marathon or other more competitive races.
A related event is a mud run: Mud runs typically range in distance from 3 to 10 miles. Although the events are timed, the main goal of most participants is to navigate the course, which is purposefully constructed to impede normal running. Here you can find a list of upcoming kids mud runs in your state. The current page lists fun runs and charity runs nearest to you. To make things simple, we’ve provided a map. Just click on your state and the nearest fun run and charity run events in your state will appear.