What's Up With All the Themed 5K Races Coming to Miami?

Unless you've been living under a rock (or in a post-zombie-apocalypse bunker), you've undoubtedly noticed the exponential increase in the number of themed 5Ks coming to Miami.

We've got the Awesome 80's Run, Run For Your Lives, the Glow Run, Color Me Rad and a whole host of others. But here in Miami, this trend is a relatively new development. Charity 5Ks have been around a lot longer.

See also:

- Run For Your Lives Zombie 5K: An Undead Apocalypse in Hialeah

- The Glow Run 5K: Rave Culture on the Run Coming to Miami Beach

Races like these have popped up in other cities around the country for the past couple years, but 2012 seems to be Miami's year of the 5K. But why now -- and how do these 5K compare to traditional 5Ks?

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