This Is Exactly Why 5K Runs Are Best in the Fall
If you've been wondering whether running is better in the cool, crisp fall, the answer is way shorter than the race itself - YES!
In fact, that's why we're bringing back the always entertaining, Insane Inflatable 5K! That's right! It's all going down on Saturday, October 6th at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Here's why we think the colder weather of the fall season is definitely a perk when running any 5K.
Well, duh. Our bodies require more water in warmer temperatures as a last resort to cool us down and prevent heat strokes. Less heat means less sweat. Win win!
As the cooler weather creeps in, less people are drawn to outdoor activities. Participating in our Insane Inflatable 5K is not only a perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the STILL beautiful weather.
Our Insane Inflatable 5K race is packed with giant inflatable obstacles, which participants must run, crawl, and climb over. In the summer, these obstacles sit in the sun for hours, making them pretty hot when they come in contact with your skin.
In the fall, of course, you won't have to worry about any burning rubber!
Rejoice in the glory of not being a sweaty mess post-race! Seriously, you won't have to worry about getting your grossness on your grandmother or whoever you're hugging after you cross the finish line.
NOTE: You'll probably still need to take a shower.
This may seem false, because lower temperatures are killer on our lungs, but take a moment to think about it. Our hearts have to work harder to cool our bodies down when they're being overworked, and in hot weather, they need to work even harder.
In 5K races, stamina is a necessity, and in cold weather our stamina is naturally higher than in hotter weather.