This week’s topic is: Racing in Costume. Yay or Nay?
I’d say: It depends on the race and if you are racing with someone who is dressing up.
For me, it’s mostly a “No.”
I haven’t done any Disney races but even so I’m not sure if I would make the effort.
Also I also always go to races alone (although I usually know people at the race.)
I did dress up for a Halloween-themed race and most runners did not.
I’ve added some holiday-related accessories to my racing outfits from time to time.
Tips on Racing in Costume:
- Try out your costume before the race. In other words, make sure that it is comfortable to run in. Wear breathable material. Avoid masks & hats that fall off.
- Wear what you are comfortable wearing. Wear a costume because you really want to not because you think everyone else will be.
- If possible, coordinate your costume with a friend. It’s more fun that way.
- Be prepared to sacrifice PRs for racing costumes. You’ll want to take advantage of those photo ops.