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I’m not a runner, but even I think this race is cool.

The Anything Is Possible 5K takes place at 1:50 AM on the night daylight savings time ends. And the reason anyone would run at this ungodly hour is this: the clock resets mid-race. So you finish before you begin.

…Then you drink beer and eat pancakes.

When I worked with 5-hour Energy, we sponsored the AIP and it was my favorite race of the year. I even ran it twice. And the atmosphere is unlike any other 5K you’ll find. Especially the part where tyou run through a big, blinking “time warp.”

Finishing with a negative time is pretty sweet. Plus, you get pajama pants rather than another ol’ t-shirt to put in your drawer.

It started here in Atlanta but I believe they’ve branched out to other markets. Check out the site if you want to run.

If you recall, I struggled with the last event list I did for a Food Truck Festival. So if I’m going to try again, I may as well make it a fun one.

Here are 100 lines about the Anything Is Possible 5K

1 An easy way to turn your personal running record into a negative time
2 Would you believe it! I never ran a 5K before and still set a record
3 I just beat my personal 5K best by an hour, and finished before I began
4 Race through a time warp and finish before you begin
5 You’re not going to spend your extra hour sleeping, are you?
6 Don’t register for another 5K until you see the experience this race offers
7 An easy way to make 5k’s more fun, is to add a little time travel
8 Turn a negative into a positive—and run through time in reverse
9 What would become of your personal record if you ran during a time change?
10 Come for the pancakes. Stay for the time travel.
11 The biggest daylight saving party in Atlanta just happens to have a 5K in front of it
12 Don’t just beat the clock. Pound it into submission until it gives you an hour back
13 How to travel through time (and run your best race time ever)
14 There’s only one race per year that let’s you run backward through time—and this is it
15 Lace up your shoes and blow through daylight savings like a champ
16 Once you race through a time warp, running will never be the same
17 Don’t run another 5K until you learn the secret to traveling through time, backward
18 Remember when Superman made the world spin backwards? Now you can run & reverse time too
19 Run on daylight savings, and have an extra to celebrate when you’re done
20 When’s the last time you finished a race before you began?
21 Race against the clock—and win
22 Most 5K’s give you a shirt and a banana. But this isn’t most 5K’s.
23 You’ve probably heard about this race from your friends—and now it’s time to join the party
24 Now! You can learn to run fast enough to reverse time
25 The lazy runner’s race for setting a personal best (no matter how slow you run)
26 Run into daylight savings
27 The party of the year just happens to have a 5K before it
28 Who else wants to run through time with me?
29 Run through time
30 Discover the secret to running through time (and celebrate with pancakes & beer)
31 How to run through time without a DeLorean
32 The only 5K you’ll be telling your friends about for years
33 How many other runners can say they finished a race with a negative time
34 At 2:00 AM, you’ll have an opportunity to race through time
35 How to finish a race before you begin
36 To the 5K runner who wants to try something new
37 The only 5k that lets you travel through time
38 Discover the hidden benefit of running at 2 AM on this November day (and get free pancakes)
39 How to make daylight savings time something to look forward to each year
40 While the world sleeps around you, you’ll be running through time, backward
41 You’ll run fast enough to finish before you start (and have a great story to tell)
42 We only ask you to run at 2 AM once a year—and we wouldn’t do it if it weren’t fun
43 See if you can be the fastest time traveler in your age bracket
44 It’s not so much a 5K as it a chance to run through time and party with 200 friends
45 Run the race that can only happen once per year
46 Race through time without needing a DeLorean
47 Announcing a new 5K for casual runners who want an excuse to party past midnight
48 If you’ve been training for this 5K, you can ease up. You’re going to finish before you begin
49 Most 5K’s give you a shirt. Ours gives you pajamas and a chance to time travel
50 Run through time with 200 other nutjobs crazy enough to run at 2 AM
51 If you were thinking of sleeping through the time change, you’re going to want to see this
52 You get one hour back on daylight savings. Here’s how to make it unforgettable.
53 Set your new PR by running in reverse
54 I can show you how to run through time
55 You may not believe me, but running at 1:50 AM in November will be unforgettable for a good reason
56 The party starts before the race begins (which is an hour after your run it)
57 We’re positive you’ll run a negative time
58 You can only run through time once a year—and this is it.
59 Flip the tables on daylight savings—and run against the clock
60 We only recommend running at 2AM one day per year. And it’s coming up fast
61 Even if you’re not a runner, you have to admit this race is pretty cool
62 The annual 5K burns more time off your personal best than you could ever imagine
63 Almost everyone has a theory about time travel. This is your change to test it.
64 So, a time traveler enters a 5K…
65 Is it fooling nature to reverse time while running?
66 The daylight savings party (with a race taking place beforehand)
67 Helping runners break through time zones (and kick back the clock an hour)
68 The “I just ran through a time warp & finished before I began!” 5K
69 The 5k for people who don’t love running, but love to party
70 The best part about running through time? An extra hour to party
71 It’s like you’re running at 88 MPH
72 How to kick off daylight savings with pancakes, beer & 2 sore legs
73 What’s your best chance to travel through time? The answer might be this 5K
74 How to enjoy a 5K, grab a beer, and kick daylight savings time in the ass
75 Almost everyone has a running goal. Here’s how to obliterate it by an hour
76 You can run other 5K’s, but only ours will let you travel through time
77 I’m not a runner, but even I look forward to this race every year
78 The once-a-year 5K that’s as fun as it is ridiculous
79 We don’t ordinarily recommend running at 2AM—but on this day, we do
80 Before you waste away your extra hour in November, read this:
81 Free pancakes! (at 2 AM in November after a 5K race at a mall)
82 This is the 5K Einstein would have run to test his time theory
83 Prepare for the coolest race in the world
84 To all the runners who want to experience the coolest 5K imaginable
85 To the casual runner who wants to finish a race with a story to tell
86 Most 5k’s give you a shirt and sore calves. Ours give you pancakes, a party & a chance to travel through time
87 There aren’t many reasons to run at 2:00 AM. But this is one of them.
88 Anything is possible when you can run through time
89 You’ll never look at 5K’s quite the same after this
90 How to run through time (and set your personal best at 2 AM)
91 You weren’t planning on sleeping your extra hour away, were you?
92 Get your hour back—and make every second of it a party
93 You get an hour back in November. May as well set some personal records with it.
94 Support the troops while running through a time warp
95 Your favorite 5K is back—and we brought the time travel
96 Sleeping is overrated
97 So you want to be a time traveler?
98 At the stroke of 2 AM, you’ll have the most fun you’ve ever had running
99 There’s only one race in America that lets you finish before you begin–and this is it
100 Not only will your running time be negative, but we also have pancakes!


Overall: Decent. Not great but better than the Food Truck festival. I think a few of these could work well on Facebook ads.

Lessons: I’m still not great at capturing mood and excitement in the lines. I’ll have to keep practicing.

  • My favorite lines were the first I wrote—but several of the better ones (before I scrambled the list so I can judge it easier) came at the end. It pays to power through.
  • Spellcheck keeps flagging me for “nutjobs” – but it’s just much more fun to write it that way

Time: 1 session, 50 minutes