Reader Gallery: Running in Costume
Trail Runner readers "exercise" their creativity at trail races
Brian O'Leary and sister Rachelle O'Leary, both of Des Moines, IA, compete as old people in the Living History Farms Off Road Race in November, 2012. Yes, that walker and cane were drug along for the entire seven miles!
And they're off!
Mud's not slowing anyone down here.
Trail runners take wing!
Photo submitted by Shea McKinney
Carol Baldwin of San Dimas, California running the 2013 Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland. Photo by Jeff Baldwin.
Runner Tracy Corbin at the Enchanted Forest Wine Run in Oregon. Photo by Shahid Ali, submitted by Tracy Corbin.
Costumes sure to make you break a sweat
Half marathon as Gumby and banana in Salt River, AZ. Photo submitted by Janis Zahne.
Tom McNulty, dressed as Super Grover, pauses in the snow at the top of the Maryland Heights Trail during the Halloweeny FA 50K near Harpers Ferry, WV, Oct. 29, 2011. Freezing rain at sea level quickly became wet, heavy snow at elevation. Photo by Rob Colenso.
Runners Rachael Nichols and David Moore as Pacman and Ms. Pacman at the Halloween Bone Run and Walk in Parvin State Park trail run.
It's all about the hair.
Stephanie Petersen sports her Cindy Lou Who costume at the Living History Farms 7-mile race in Urbandale, IA. Says Petersen, "Right after this race, I donated my hair for the third time ... and it grew back in time to do it all over again last year." Photo by Jane and Drew Hagen.
Racing as Snookie and her baby.
Living History Farm run ... seven miles through fields, creeks, trees and muddy embankments. The three crayons braved all these elements to run together in November in Iowa. Photo submitted by J Hagen.
It's more fun with a team.
A group from a Halloween race last year all done up like Mario Bros characters complete with a homemade vintage controller costume. Photo submitted by Chris Baldridge.
Photo from a Tough Mudder event, submitted by Jason Mason.
Relay teams '3 Chicks and a Yak' and 'Avocados' prior to the start of the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50-miler.
Trail runners just like to have fun.
Rick Bothwell at the Surf the Murph 50 miler in Savage, MN--reaching his goal of running 1000 race miles to celebrate his 50th birthday. His running friends made sure he had a hot fudge sundae at one of the aid stations. Says Bothwell, "It was a great day to "labor" around the course but I had a great "push" at the end!" Photo by Lisa Messerer.
Running as "fast food" at a 2011 Turkey Trot in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Kent Vasko, submitted by Megan E. Orosz.
Runner Scott Corbin "after the mandatory wine aid station" at the Enchanted Forest Wine Run in Oregon. Photo by Shahid Ali, submitted by Scott Corbin.
Superheroes spotted on the run!
Lori Downey running up Sulphur Mountain in Banff, Alberta with Calgary Trail Runners.
A team of superheroes at a Tough Mudder event. Photo submitted by Jason Mason.
Calgary Trail Runners "Super Hero Night." Run up Sulphur Mountain, Banff. Photo by Sarah Kent, submitted by Caroline Toppazzini.
Katie Darling, running the Runningfit "Run Scream Run" 5k in costume as a zombie at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Photo by Scott Seward.
Happy Halloween, Trail Runner readers!