Instead of going solo to your next race, consider making the day a family activity.

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NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training.

How can I make race day more fun for my entire family?

Need an idea for family bonding? Local races make for an awesome experience—and super fun morning. Sign yourself and the kids up for a short distance  (1 mile or 5K) and make it a family event. Many races also have designated kids races too.

There are so many themed races to choose from—costume runs, tie-dye runs, zombie races—that welcome walkers, joggers and strollers too. What kid wouldn’t love to run around while being doused colorful paint!

Events with post-race festivities keep the fun going all day. With Spring around the corner, running with the family is a great way to spend a weekend day.

Related: Running With Family Could Be The Best Part Of Your Week

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