5 Runs That Will Get Your New Year’s Resolution on Track Early

If getting fit is leading on your list of New Year’s resolutions this year, then take the pressure off on January 1st by getting active now. The East Coast serves up some fun 5Ks to enjoy with your entire family —even the furry members! Sweating out the holiday calories doesn’t have to be so dreadful, so encourage your whole family to join in the fun and make new memories that your body will thank you for now and in the year ahead:

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Reindeer Run 5K in Charleston, South Carolina

December 3, 2016 - The party starts at the finish line in front of Southend Brewery, the Official Race Headquarters. There will be plenty of music, food, and drinks - and it's all free (as long as you have a race number). The funds generated from the Reindeer Run help The Medical University of South Carolina develop and maintain a variety of programs in the Children’s Hospital and the Darby Children’s Research Institute.

The 39th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon & Half Marathon in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

December 10, 2016 - On your marks, get set, and go... to the 39th Annual Marathon on Kiawah Island, where 26.2 miles (or 13.1 miles) has never looked so beautiful. Your body and mind will thank you as you enjoy spectacular views of maritime forests, marshes, and grand homes, as you run throughout the Island community.

Jingle Jingle 5K Road Race and Walk in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

December 24, 2016 - The Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run is held on and around the Hilton Head Hospital Campus and Main Street. The 5K features a colorful seasonal theme and provides participants a chance to burn off those extra holiday calories while dressed up for the holidays. A percentage of proceeds goes to benefit local charities.

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Race Into The New Year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

December 31, 2016 - USA Track & Field Certified and chip timed for accurate tracking of your race, this run starts at Barefoot Landing’s overflow parking (next to Greg Norman’s), loops through Barefoot, and finishes at Risen Christ Lutheran School in Myrtle Beach.

6th Annual Hair of The Dog and 21st Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos in Bethany Beach, Delaware

January 1, 2017 - Bring your pup and ring in the New Year at the 6th Annual Hair of The Dog 5K in Bethany Beach, presenting by The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Jam out to music from start to finish and cool off with the Eskimos Plunge at noon! Family fun for everyone!