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Nothing says Bonnaroo like a 5K race

on May 24, 2013, 2:03pm


Hopefully you left room in your schedule for Bonnaroo’s first annual Roo Run 5K. No, really.

On Saturday, June 15th, amidst performances by Death Grips, Solange, and The Tallest Man on Earth, the festival’s “farmland becomes a raceway, with Bonnaroovians encouraged to sweat side-by-side along a designated course that twists across the Tennessee landscape. The 5k (3.1 mile) Roo Run is dirt-stomping, sweat-drenched history in the making.”

It’s never smart to run on a stomach full of booze, which is why the festival will provide all runners with bibs. (Hey, at least they have a sense of humor.)

At the Roo Run booth you’ll receive an official race bib that you’ll be required to wear to the race. This bib will help us identify you as you speed across the festival grounds. Additionally, it will protect your shirt from puke (should you run hard enough), and it’s sure to make for an awesome souvenir.

Registration for the race is $5 and all profits go toward the Bonnaroo Works Fund. Outside of that, I can’t find one good reason to race in the blazing sun following two straight days of binge drinking, grilled cheese eating, and no sleep. Seriously, good luck to everyone involved.