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A mermaid 5K is coming to Chicago

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

You read that right. On October 1 at 9am, Fit Girls Guide will host a race for.... mermaids. That is, they say, if they can get 1,000 people (mermaids?) to sign up before August 31.

The event is set to take place in Lincoln Park (details to be announced) and will feature "actual mermaids, dance parties, bubbles and, of course, glitter." We aren't certain what all of that means, but it sounds like a pretty interesting event nonetheless. You can follow their Instagram for more details (we're still wondering who wins in the battle of unicorns vs. mermaids). One thing we know for sure, this photo has too many legs. More mermaids, please.

You can sign up for the Mermaid 5K for $33.99 (the original price was $45), and tickets decrease in price the more you buy. 

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