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Las Vegas man finds way for you to stay fit without breaking the bank

Posted at 11:37 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 10:07:33-04

A local man found a way for you to stay fit and be a part of the community without breaking the bank.

Eric Larsen puts on "Community Running Series" through his company Bristlecone Events.

"They are just simple, silly 5Ks," said Larsen. "They are $15. We want to make it something that anybody can come out and participate in regardless of how much you want to spend or your fitness ability"

Larsen's "Community Running Series" is 10 different 5K races throughout the year. They are usually held on weekend mornings and all the races have a theme.

For example, this past Saturday was called Glazed and Confused for National Donut Day.

"February is Groundhog Day, just like the movie," said Larsen. "We have everybody do the same thing over, and over, and over again so they are literally running in a circle."

The races are just $15 if you sign up in advance. If you pay the day of the tickets are $20. 


Larsen keeps the cost down by doing the races on public streets and only giving medals to first-time runners. He came up with the idea to start this company when he realized how expensive it is to do some of the other bigger races.

"Some of them are pretty pricey," he said. "I do them and I enjoy them but you can't do them every weekend so if your budget only allows you for two or three big events a year, but you want to continue racing or running with groups of people, for 15 bucks, this is a great opportunity, and you can buy the whole year for 79!"

Larsen's next race will be a Bastille Day 5k on July 14 at 8:00 a.m.