Hippie Dash Offers In Person and Virtual Races
Whether you're competitive or laid-back, you'll enjoy the Hippie Dash! You can register right up until race time.
Run, walk or stroll your way around Safety Harbor on May 14 at the Goodwill Hippie Dash. Events begin and end at the City Marina on a certified race course. Walkers and strollers are welcome, but MUST start behind the runners.
Don't forget to wear your hippie threads — because yes, there's a costume contest with prizes!
There's a Race for Every Hippie
There's something for every runner or walker this year. The Hippie Dash returns to Safety Harbor's waterfront for a 5K, 10K and new Keep on Truckin' Challenge in 2022.
The Keep on Truckin' Challenge includes both the 10K and the 5K. Challenge finishers earn bonus bling (3 medals!) and bragging rights.
Want to participate with your doggo or push the kids in a stroller? Cool, man. All you have to do is register for the Walk, Woof & Roll 1-mile event. Dogs and strollers are welcome.
There's even a 1-mile Flower Child Fun Run for little hippies!
Hippie Dash 5K and 10K Race Courses
The 5K and 10K race courses are certified.
Earn Your Groovy Bling, Man
Costume Contest and Post Race Party
Hippie Dash Proceeds Benefit Goodwill Programs
Proceeds from all the Hippie Dash events benefit Goodwill's programs for people with barriers to employment.
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It's 'bout Peace, Love, Running & Saving Money, Man
Prices Will Never Be Lower Than They Are Now
Sign up for these Hippie Dash races using code LOVE2022 for $5 off:
Hippie Dash 10K
Start Time: 6:30am EDT
End Time: 10:00am EDT
Price: $47.00 Race Fee + $3.73 SignUp Fee
Price increases to $52.00 after February 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Hippie Dash 5K
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
End Time: 10:00am EDT
Price: $37.00 Race Fee + $3.15 SignUp Fee
Price increases to $42.00 after February 27, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
15K Keep On Truckin' Challenge
Start Time: 6:30am EDT
End Time: 10:00am EDT
Registration Limit: 71 spots left.
Price: $77.00 Race Fee + $5.47 SignUp Fee
Price increases to $87.00 after February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
1 Mile Walk, Woof & Roll
Start Time: 8:15am EDT
End Time: 9:15am EDT
Price: $27.00 Race Fee + $2.57 SignUp Fee
Price increases to $32.00 after February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Note: Discount Doesn't Apply to Flower Child Fun Run or Run from Home options.
Goodwill Hippie Dash 5K, 10K, 15K, 1 Mile, Fun Run is May 14 in Downtown Safety Harbor
Enjoy 60s Music, Munchies and Vintage VWs
Race proceeds benefit Goodwill's programs for people with barriers to employment.
Use Discount Code "LOVE2022" When You Register Before Feb. 28 to SAVE $5 on the 5K, 10K or Challenge!
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SAVE $5 with this St. Paddy's Day Discount Code
Use discount code "POTOFGOLD" when you register between St. Patrick's Day and March 21st to SAVE $5 off your race.
Are you ready to race in person? Here's your chance.
The Goodwill Hippie Dash returns on MAY 15, 2021 at Downtown Safety Harbor's City Marina.
Choose from a 10k, 5k, 1-mile Walk, Woof & Roll (dogs & strollers welcome) and a
Flower Child Fun Run for the little hippies! Everyone is welcome to run and walk.
Proceeds benefit Goodwill's programs for people with barriers to employment.
Run to support a local non-profit, and for a chance to wear your favorite tie-dyed gear!
Discount Code Expires 3/21/21
If you live in the Western Hemisphere you're probably familiar with the tradition of setting New Year's Resolutions.
The most common New Year's Resolutions are:
1. Lose Weight
2. Exercise More
3. Get Organized
I agree with all three of these resolutions. I want to lose weight after the holiday feasting season. I want to exercise more to reach my goal of running a marathon. And, I want to get organized and reduce the rest of the clutter in my home.
The problem with resolutions is they're easy to ignore after a few days or weeks if they don't become HABITS. So, this year I'm resolving to create strong habits to improve my regular and running life.
How to Succeed at a New Habit
Author and Habit Journal creator, James Clear suggests the best way to build a new habit is to start with a teeny, tiny goal. This strategy is backed up by research done at Duke University.
Below is a quick recap of Clear's How to Build a Habit Guide. You can read his book, Atomic Habits for a deep dive.
1. Start with an Very Small Habit
Make your goal so small you can't fail. For wannabe runners: Start with a walk around the block, not running a mile.
2. Increase Your Habit in Small Ways
Habits, like building increased running mileage, should be gradual. If you increase your habit by 1% on a regular schedule, it will add up fast.
Adding one city block to your walk/run each day is easy. After a week, you'll be moving 7 more blocks! That's a great result for a small daily increase.
3. As You Build, Break Your Habit into Chunks
Okay, as you add little bits of mileage, you'll soon be walking/running far. Clear suggests you can stay engaged by breaking your habit into parts. For example, instead of walking for an hour break it into two 30-minute walks. Stroll in the morning and again in the evening.
For sweaty workouts like running and power walking it may work best to set a weekly goal. Then, break your mileage or time goal into smaller pieces you accomplish over 7 days.
4. When You Slip, Get Back on Track Fast
If you miss a day (or week) don't abandon your goal. Simply start again when and where you are. Life is too unpredictable to be harsh with yourself over missed workouts.
5. Be Patient. Keep a Pace You Can Sustain.
It's hard to be patient when you want to lose weight, run faster, or complete any goal. Real success comes with consistent efforts. The trick is to set a realistic starting point and goal.
No one gets up one day and runs a great marathon. It takes a long time to prepare. It starts with a running habit that grows to a long distance over time. Start where you are and build on it.
Training includes good days, bad days, hard days, and easy days — all those days get you to the finish line.
I'm Kicking Off My 2021 Habit
It makes me nervous to say this out loud, but my resolution, goal, habit, dream is to run a marathon sometime in the next year or so. It's a long-term goal I plan to achieve by improving my running habit.
I don't expect many in-person races until late in 2021 which makes it the perfect time to train for a marathon. My plan is to re-start at the beginning.
I'll follow a series of training plans. I'll begin with a 5K, then a 10K, then a half, and then a marathon. That will get me to the end of the 2021 in a slow-growing, methodical way.
Setting Goals Along the Way
My hope is that in-person races can resume by Fall. Based on that, I've scheduled the following events to keep me on track with my goal and habit.
Cheers to Your New 2021 Habits
That's my plan for 2021. Cheers to everyone out there who has their own goal for 2021. I wish you success all along the way. Happy New Year!
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