Rooted in the belief that an active lifestyle and healthy living are important at any age, the Getaway 5K/10K is an officially timed race, yet still a fun run (or walk) for everyone. From first-timers to seasoned runners, toddlers to the 50+, friends’ weekend to family reunion, there are events for all levels and ages.
Runners have so many races and themes to choose from throughout the year and many require travel, if you don’t live nearby. So, we thought: “Instead of runners traveling to one city for the race, why doesn’t the race travel to lots of cities for the runners?” And – voila! The Getaway was born! The goal was to host a series of really fun races, with events and activities for all ages, followed by an awesome after-party, in some of America’s most beautiful and scenic travel destinations, many times throughout the year.
AARP believes that an active lifestyle and healthy living are important at any age and is proud to present the Getaway 5K. A registration discount is available to members.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
Enhancing the quality of life for all as we age—not just serving our nearly 38 million members—is our mission. At its heart, the work that AARP and its affiliates do can be summed up in just 12 words: “We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.” It’s all about real possibilities.
We know runners really enjoy their SWAG. Each year, we try to WOW our participants with our race premium and medal. It’s nice to have a perfect addition to your collection! We hit a home run with our 1/4 zip jacket and runners can be seen wearing them proudly around town and at event expos throughout the year. This is always a goal of ours in hopes that the participants will show their pride in conquering the Getaway!
2019 SWAG coming soon!
The very first Getaway 5K/10K Race took place in February of 2017 in beautiful San Antonio, TX. Since then, the number of runners – and locations – have expanded, with races in Tampa/St. Petersburg and the Boulder/Denver area! With the help of some really amazing local running communities in these cities, in just 18 months, the number of Getaway 5K/10K runners has more than tripled – and continues to climb with each race!
In 2019, we will focus on one of more popular locations- Tampa/St. Petersburg. We are looking to add a distance to the mix and add some focus to the charity component of the event. It is our plan to return to some of our previous locations and add other cities in 2020! Stay Tuned!
We’re proud to say that the support we’ve received in such a short period of time has been incredible! From ‘repeat runners’, to Getaway Race Agents, to good old word of mouth – YOU are the reason this race is growing. If you are interested in joining the Race Agent Program for an upcoming race or have a suggestion about making the Getaway even better, we want to know! Contact us at [email protected].