Races of Gametiime: The Retro Run 5K brings back the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s with 20 races across the country

  • Race Name: The Retro Run 5K
  • When: May 18, 2013 (Spokane, WA) | Where: 20 cities nationwide!
  • Event Website: http://www.theretrorun5k.com
  • Discount: Use promo code RETRO for $10 off registration (prices are up to $55)!

Today we got the chance to meet with Kimberly Kelsey, who heads up Event Marketing for Fit5280, the fitness event organization that runs The Retro Run 5K. This race feature highlights a fast-growing, three-year-old race being hosted in 20 cities in 2013. The Retro Run 5K is an exciting, untimed, just-for-a-whole-lot-of-fun run/walk filled with music, dancing, and a killer after party to cap it all off.

857328_dfe4441a4b8aa4e6d727627caf1803f3.png_srz_580_135_75_22_0.50_1.20_0What better way to relive the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s than to rock some spandex, a tutu, and some radical shades in a race blasting old school jams?

Read more about this entertaining fun run and dream up your perfect retro outfit. Oh yeah, and save some money on registration while you’re at it!

660_447637195305504_1330709249_nTell us about the Retro Run 5K. What, when and where is it? Thousands of runners show up each morning in the decade ensemble of their choice to celebrate the music and culture of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Event dates and locations can be found at www.TheRetroRun5K.com. For us here in Washington, the Retro Run 5K will be coming to Spokane on May 18th with the race taking place at the Spokane County Raceway.

374410_447637021972188_1453077772_nWhat to can participants expect to see and do? The Retro Run 5K is an untimed fun run/walk through the decades. Runners will experience a foray of music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s at each kilometer they pass and en route the finish line. When they cross it, they will enter into a party of the decades with everyone dressed in their favorite retro gear and having a rockin’ good time!

What do you consider to be the best part about the Retro Run 5K? The music, costumes, dancing, and a fun family and pet-friendly atmosphere.

How many participants do you expect for the race? The goal is to have around 5,000 people each race. The first few races of the season will be more in the ballpark of 2,000.

426377_447638285305395_2105664397_nHow long has the Retro Run 5K been around? The Retro Run has been around for three years now. This year, we’re blowing it up to over 20 cities across the US!

Does the Retro Run 5K benefit any charitable organizations? If so, which ones? Yes, we support Team Challenge, the endurance training and fundraising program for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. $2 from every registration goes directly to their organization in support of their cause.

555014_447636671972223_1648403382_nDo you organize other events as well? If so, which ones? Yes. Fit5280, the parent company of The Retro Run 5k, also produces SnowDash Colorado — a 3-mile, snow-filled obstacle run in Winter Park, CO.

Anything else you’d like to share with the Gametiime community? The run, which is untimed, promotes a positive culture of wellness and a connection to our past, all the while empowering people with a sense of personal accomplishment and a rockin’ good time!

How can people find out more about The Retro Run 5K? You can find more information on our website, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or leave a comment here!

So, what’s the promo code again? The Retro Run 5K is giving the Gametiime community $10 off at checkout. Just enter RETRO at registration and you’re all set! (This discount applies to all cities.)

Bonus: Wanna do the race in Portland, OR? The Retro Run 5K will be there on April 14th. Check out this deal for a discounted registration, free t-shirt, and free sunglasses!


Have an awesome event you would like us to highlight in a Gametiime Race Feature? Leave a comment or send an email to info@gametiime.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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