First annual X-rated race will be a run on the wild side


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Most long-distance runs are a bit risky, but organizers for what is being billed as the first ever adult-themed mud run expect it to be risque as well.

The inaugural adult-themed X-Rated Run will be held May 31 on the Historic Virginia Key Beach. The event was created to promote sexual positivity and healthy living, and encourages both novice and experienced runners to take part.

“The X-Rated Run celebrates physical fitness and sexual health, and I am elated to find a location that recognizes the value of our event,” organizer and founder Kelly Perez said. “Since its establishment, The historic Virginia Key Beach Park has been a progressive monumental site in Florida's history. We are pleased to have the inaugural X-Rated Run at this culturally relevant, tropical paradise.”

The X-Rated Run is an untimed run that is adult-themed, but no nudity is allowed. The race includes a 5K obstacle course and a mud run for men and women as well as adult-themed exhibitons. The X-Rated Run can accommodate 4,800 participants. All participants must be 18 or older.

“Competitors can enter on their own, as a pair, or as a team. Just make sure you're over 18!,” Perez added. “This event has been organized with fitness and fun in mind, but most importantly, we are encouraging a positive attitude towards sex and a healthy lifestyle. As well as being physically challenging, competitors will learn sexy new ways to keep fit with our pole dancing and burlesque demonstrations. They may even take away some great ideas for the bedroom from some of our adult-themed exhibitors.”

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Charity run

Before sunrise Sunday, Virginia Key Beach will fill with thousands of runners, walkers and spectators for the Carnaval Run Miami 8K and 5K.

The fun run and walk, which is open to people of all ages and abilities, will benefit the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana and the the Children’s Cancer Caring Center.A “Kiddie Dash” will be held after the race for children ages two and older.

The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit organization that raises funds to help children with cancer.

Registration for the 5K and 8K runs is $35 and $40, respectively. The kids run is $10.

Half marathon

Registration is open for the 2014 Michelob Ultra Miami Beach 13.1 Half-Marathon, presented by Life Time on March 2. The half-marathon begins 6 a.m. at Ocean Drive and 13th Street. Nearly 3,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the half-marathong and accompanying Life Time Fitness 5K race.

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