Have you checked the internet ? I did a quick search and came up with a REALLY fun 5k in Cincinnati called the Bad Prom 5k. Shoot, I'd do that one in a heartbeat if I lived in the area. www.badprom.com/locations/cincinnati-oh-20
You can also check this listing for a 5K that you think might be fun. www.runningintheusa.com/Race/ListByCityRad
I've done a bunch of 5ks for fun. My St Patrick's Day 5k is next week. Most of the 5Ks I've run had a $35 registration fee plus handling charge that made the cost $38.50. I don't know if 5ks are cheaper in your area, but figure on paying at least $30+ with fees. Keeping in mind, that your entrance fee probably benefits a local charity.
All of the 5ks I've done benefited local charities. So, I didn't mind paying the registration fee.
And you don't have to run a 5K, many races have options to walk too. You could do a walk/run combo if you didn't feel you were ready to run the whole 3.1 miles. Mostly, 5ks are for fun !
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 3/8/2014 (16:22)