Feb. 9: Big Dog Valentine's Couples Relay 5K

Ditch the traditional movie date and lace up your running shoes for a different kind of Valentine's excursion.

Big Dog Running Company will present its Valentine's Couples Relay 5K on Saturday, Feb. 9. The race begins at 5 p.m. at Iron Bank Coffee Company, 6 W 11th St., in downtown Columbus. Cost is $50 per two-person team, which includes T-shirts and post-race food at Iron Bank. Register at Big Dog and get $5 off your registration fee.

The race includes a variety of divisions: husband/wife, mother/son, father/daughter, mother/daughter, father/son, male/female, male/male or female/female.

The relay will consist of eight .40-mile loops. Each runner will complete four loops.