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Cross the finish line in style at these races
A finish line filled with friends, family and maybe a beer or seven sounds great. What sounds even better? Mickey Mouse, giant warplanes and a freakin' water park.
No matter what your preferred distance (there's a 26.2-mile marathon, a 13.1-half-marathon, a 10K and a 5K), the US Air Force Marathon begins and ends at the National Museum of the US Air Force, which hosts Uncle Sam's most badass fighter jets and bombers.
US Air Force Marathon; September 15; Register
The Wet'n'Wild 5K. It sounds like a wet t-shirt contest, but it's actually a race that ends in the "Sunset River." The final stretch – and finish line – features runners waist-deep in a lazy river. Held at a water park, racers who do not want to enter the water must do the "Walk of Shame," (finish on land) and their times will not be official.
Wet'n'Wild 5K; June 16; Register
Sure, collapsing into the arms of a loved one at the end of the 26.2 miles of the The Walt Disney World Marathon would be a relief. But crossing the final few feet right in front of Epcot Center and seeing a grown man dressed as Goofy with arms creepily outstretched? That's magic!
The Walt Disney World Marathon; January 13; Register