Super Bowl LI may be over, but we know football fans will be reliving the excitement (or the disappointment) for quite some time. For those who enjoy a good race as much as they enjoy a good game, our team at Athlinks knows just how to help.
These races through NFL stadiums make a great victory lap or consolation prize and are guaranteed to make you feel like the MVP.
TBD | Foxborough, MA
Whether you’re a Patriots fan or just a fan of New England scenery, the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the Fifty is your race. Always held near July 4, the Finish at the Fifty features a two-day expo and free family activities, making it the perfect way to spend the holiday. The kiddos can participate in the Kid’s Fun Run while you prepare for the evening 5K or 10K. Both races will take you behind the practice fields and Dana-Farber Field House before entering the stadium to make your big finish at the 50-yard line. The 5K offers views from the upper level of the stadium, but both races will get you an official time and commemorative medal. Wrap up your visit with a post-race fireworks show and a trip to The Hall at Patriot Place, home of the Patriots museum and all the merch a fan could ask for.
September 9, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
Officially operated by the Atlanta Falcons in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Atlanta Track Club, the Rise Up & Run/Walk Like MADD 5K gives the full Falcons fan experience. This walk-friendly 5K starts besides Falcons Landing (the pre-game headquarters for Falcons fans) and runs through downtown Atlanta, back to the Georgia Dome. There, you’ll get to run through the Players Tunnel, straight to the finish at the 50-yard line! The event also features a One Mile Fun Run and 50m Dash and all participants will get the chance to meet Freddie Falcon and the Falcons cheerleaders. To top it off, you’re running for a good cause: 100% of the event proceeds support MADD.
TBD | Houston, TX
If your team didn’t make it to Super Bowl LI and you were just watching for the fun of football, take a trip to NRG Stadium where the game was played. The Running of the Bulls 5K in October takes you through NRG Park with appearances by the Houston Texans cheerleaders, mascot TORO, and the Deep Steel Thunder marching band. You’ll finish in NRG Stadium where the Super Bowl was played and receive a Running of the Bulls t-shirt. Bring the family for the TORO’S Kids 1K, Kids Club Fun Zone, and energetic post-race party (with a free beer for participants)!