Run Out the New Year: December 2014 Must Do Races

It’s December! Where did the year go? Did you meet all of your race goals for the year? Want another chance to chase that PR? Well, this month has a bunch of awesome races you should check out.

December 6 - 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado

Jingle bells, jingle bells, runners all the way! As one of the the holiday season’s most incredible themed races, the Jinlge Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a run and festive way to celebrate the holiday season. Grab your jingle bells and let’s go running. Sign up here.

December 7 - Hot Chocolate 15K - Phoenix, Arizona

Enjoy an unforgettable run through Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and reward yourself with rich and melty chocolate. You have the option to run a 15K or 5K, either way there is chocolate at the finish! Why are you still thinking about running this race? You get to run and eat chocolate. Repeat, there is running and chocolate. Get 10% off your race entry with “bRUNchPHX.” The only thing we have left is to decide where to eat brunch afterwards?

December 14 - Runner’s Den Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon & Food for the Hungry 5K - Phoenix, Arizona

Did someone say PR by December 31st? Now in its 27th year, the Runner’s Den Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon & Food for the Hungry 5K is the perfect race to end the year. Both courses are flat and fast loops touring scenic Scottsdale and Gainey Ranch. Sign up today and hit that 2014 goal. Get $5 off your entry with discount code “brunch.”

December 14 - HITS Endurance - Austin, Texas

It’s a race for everyone! From a “Friends & Family Mile” to a Sprint Duathlon, HITS Endurance is a race not to miss this month. Race along the same roads as some of the world’s most famed race-car drivers at Circuit of the Americas. Sign up today for this exciting race. Use discount code BRUNCHSAVES for 25 percent off your race registration. 

December 14 - Austin Jingle Bell 5K - Austin, Texas

Have a holly jolly Sunday at the Austin Jingle Bell. Whether you’re running off the eggnog or training to keep up with Santa’s reindeer, this race will literally have you jingling all the way to the finish line. P.S. You can get your very own set of bells to run with. Sign up to lead the pack like Rudolph.

December 20 - The Ugly Sweater Run - Denver, Colorado

You know you have an ugly sweater in your closet and now you have a reason to wear it. Take that ugly thing out for a run at The Ugly Sweater Run. Did we mention there is beer at the end? This run is all about the sweater and the after-party. Sign up today and grab your friends and make a team!

December 31 - 25th Annual Midnight Madness Run - Phoenix, Arizona

Whether you are looking to end the year with a race, or ring in the new year by sweating out, the 25th Annual Midnight Madness Run is your run. This year’s event will feature the final race of 2014 on December 31st at 10:45 p.m. and the first race of 2015 with a run on January 1st at 12:05 a.m. Celebrate the New Year before or after your run with a sparkling cider toast at midnight! Sign up for your final race or first race!