'Love Me Run' Pairs Runners with a Companion for Each Kilometer

By: Joey Haar - Nov 1, 2016
References: lovemerun & shape
The "speed" in speed dating usually refers to time, but the Love Me Run is a speed dating event that's more about velocity. Love Me Run is a 5K race, but the goal isn't to finish in first -- rather, participants get matched up with different runners throughout the race, and the hope is that the running dates blossom into relationships.

The Love Me Run is a one kilometer course that participants run five times. On each kilometer lap, runners get paired up with another random participant in the event. There's little need to worry about getting tired out by the last lap or so, as the course is divided between designated running zones and mandatory speed walking zones. In the walking zones, dates are encouraged to chat thanks to conversation prompters throughout the course.