Nope – this post isn’t about FUNCTIONAL running gear – it’s all about FUN running gear ;)
When I see a race that has the potential of dressing “theme-y” I’m ALL IN! Turkey Trots, Toga Trots, Jingle Jogs, etc all just SCREAM for a costume run!! Sometimes you have to toss aside function and put a little fashion into your runs :)
Heather and I just completed the 4th Annual Toga Trot 5k and I couldn’t wait to sport my toga during the run!!! I actually did the race in it’s first year and (somehow) convinced my hubby to wear a toga and run with me. We showed up and the volunteers were in togas – but NO runners!!!! They had white fabric / gold ribbon for sale as a fund raiser – so once we showed up to run and people saw it was accetable to wear a toga WHILE running a few more jumped on the bandwagon. However since we were the only 2 in ‘real’ togas we stood out and I even made the local newspaper!!!!
This past March we did the Shamrock Run and we both sported our GREEN shirts (well Heather’s was under her jacket)
Last Dec Heather and I did the Jingle Jog (they give out jingle bells for your shoes) and we wore Santa hats. Two years ago I wore an elf hat ;)
What’s my point??? HAVE FUN on theme runs. Even if it’s just something like an school race – wear the school’s colors. If it’s a Halloween race, wear a costume. If it’s an Easter race – wear bunny ears.
Check out some of our MRTT members sporting their fun outfits:
Even if you and all your friends just pick a color scheme and wear the same colors you will stand out and chances are the photographers will flock to you!!!