In honor of my post earlier this week about my race goals and announcing my costume, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about why it is so awesome to run in costume and also add in a couple of tips so you won't be miserable.
As you know from my past Race Recaps, I LOVE costumes and get sad when I don't run in costume. So here are the reasons I love it:
1. IT IS SO FUN
Costumes create such a fun atmosphere- they create a buzz in corrals and also while running.
2. Crowd support
I love when people call out your costume name while running.It is the extra boost needed sometime.
Let's not discount this! The pictures that are taken come out so well when you're in costume! So much fun, especially at a rundisney race when you stop for characters
Now for 2 tips on racing in costume:
4. Make sure to use material that is good for racing
Costumes should always be based around drifit/wicking material and should not be a Halloween costume. It will ensure you can run comfortably. Make sure to not have too many props as it can be annoying to have to deal with them. Also, make sure to dress to the weather. I have seen many people run a race in long sleeves and pants when it will be 80 degrees and humid during the race. That is not a good combo!
5. Test them out
Yup, I have run in tutus around my neighborhood. If you don't want to do that, make sure to at least do a bit of a jog in your house ot see how it holds up. Make sure to try out all parts of your costume, so you dont have a miserable run and can enjoy the helpful hints above.
So that's it for now. Just prepping for my race on Sunday (even though I have a headache and I'm getting a cold!). Who else has run in costume? Do you like it?