Fun summer activities around the world – dress to de-stress!

Every summer, we should at the very least try to have fun. Even if the weather’s a little on the grim side, there’s nothing stopping you from deciding to let loose and embrace the fact that now is the time to do something out of the ordinary. All over the world, there are unique activities that are begging to be done, especially if you like to do something out of the ordinary.

Run-dead

Zombies are all the rage, and it’s easy to see why if you participate in the Zombie Run in various cities across the US. This entertaining apocalyptic obstacle course offers you an once-in-a-lifetime experience that will have you smiling from start to finish.
The zombie run is all about the testing your speed, endurance and cunning through a number of physically challenging obstacles, in a bid to survive before you’re eaten for supper by your zombie foe.
The obstacles vary from year to year, but expect things like a gory blood pit, dark abandoned houses or inescapable mazes – which I must say are arguably “not for the weak of heart”. Worst yet, zombies are made up to look as realistic as possible in equally unpleasant zombie-inspired make-up and tattered and torn zombie costumes!
If you’re interested, it takes place from June 29to December 7 depending on the city.


 
 


Making a Splash

Equally exciting and challenging is the Neon Splash Dash, a run which takes place at night! How it works is that, after being splashed with glow-in-the-dark paint, you run for 5km where at regular intervals, you’re sprayed with a different shade of paint which glows a different colour.

At the end of the run, there’s a cool party where there’s food, drinks and live music. If it sounds like your kind of thing, it takes place in Pomona, CA on July 27 and Denver on August 10.

 
 

Say cheese!

In the UK, this annual ritual attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The Cheese Rolling event which took place at Cooper’s Hill in Gloucestershire (not far from Bristol) at the end of May was very popular.

This run is far shorter than the other two, but it’s no less thrilling. What you have to do is chase a wheel of cheese that’s rolled down the hill and whoever gets to it first wins! Four races take place on the day, while thousands of spectators watch.

 
 


A travel blog post by Eva. I'm a Polish born traveler, travel photographer, writer and runner living in Montreal Canada. In the 10-plus years that I've been travelling, living and exploring various travel destinations, I've explored much of the America’s, Europe and the Caribbean Islands.

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