Town Hosts 0.5k Race For People Who Hate Running

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‘Underachievers’ have been signing up to a charity 0.5k run, which has designated smoking areas and free beer.

The highly ‘athletic’ event of 500m takes place in Boerne, Texas, on May 5.

The Bourne 0.5k is also officially sanctioned by the Society for Lazy and Carefree Runners (SLACR).

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SB Nation reports the run is all for a good cause and will be raising money for Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit organisaton providing food over weekends for school kids in need.

Not only do you get a leisurely run – or stroll – you get free beer, coffee and donuts at the halfway mark.

Or, if you want to VIP-it for an additional $25, you don’t have to use your legs to complete the half-k at all, you can do it in a restored VW Camper – with a beer at the start and finish – and you get a bigger medal.

Here’s what you can expect from the Bourne 0.5k according to RunSignUp:

Finishers will recive a pretentious oval Euro-style 0.5k sticker to attach to their rear windshield to show everyone ‘what a badass you are’. T-shirts, of course.

Participation medals (everyone gets recognised for their achievements at this event, no matter how bad they are, because we are all about positivity and self-worth.)

Coffee and donut station at the halfway point for carb-loading and energy.  This will also be where the designated smoking area is. Finish line photos.

Individual and group costume contests with prizes.  Cool sunglasses, cowboy hats, short shorts, Spurs gear, pajamas, you name it.  Come dressed for fun! Medical Tent. Awards Presentation at CCB Live music at both brewpubs!

The world’s best bagpipe player (well, maybe not the best in the whole wide world, but certainly the best bagpipe player you will hear that day) will play Amazing Grace at the start of the race.

Much, much, much more (as we think of things.)

The event is sadly full now so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled in case it comes back.

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One guy who won’t be running a measly 0.5k is ‘Forrest Gump man’.

The Liverpudlian ran the London Marathon dressed head to toe as Forrest Gump last weekend.

According to BBC News, Rob finished the marathon in an incredible 2 hours and 36 minutes, doing Forrest proud while smashing the world record for the fastest film star costume.

Kind-hearted Rob raised money for Peace Direct as well as the World Wildlife Fund, but this is far from his first outing as Tom Hanks’ most beloved character…

Speaking to UNILAD back in 2017, Rob explained how it all began:

The Forrest idea came about in the process of planning as I’d wanted to do as well as possible for my two charities, the World Wildlife Fund and Peace Direct.

In the film, when Forrest runs over the Mississippi for the fourth time, he gets chased by reporters who ask him why he is running. He’s asked if he’s running for world peace, the homeless, women’s rights, the environment or animals.

My two charities encompass all of these things and they blow me away and provide a great source of motivation every time I read about their work. I just want to help how I can.

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