You registered for the Monster Mash Dash 5K, now it’s time to get your “flat me” ready for race day. But unlike most races, this “flat me” is different because your everyday race outfit will just not cut it. After all, it’s Halloween which means you need to find the perfect costume for race day. Banana suits, superheroes, zombies, witches, goblins, and ghouls… it’s time to start thinking about your costume! Don’t get tricked into thinking any old costume will work for a run or race! Instead read some of our helpful tips for selecting your BEST costume yet!
Tips for selecting your costume:
1 – Have Fun! If you signed up for a race that requires or encourages a costume then it’s probably not the best race to set high expectations for your fastest time or a new personal record. Instead make the most of the race and enjoy the fun run. After all it’s not everyday that you get to run in costume and unless your setting a Guiness World Record for fastest 5K in a taco suit then just enjoy the run!
2 – Think Add-Ons. When selecting your costume, think about ways to add details to your normal running clothes. For example, wear your running shorts or tights underneath then add details over it to complete the look. Tutus, capes, accessories, and more!
3 – Onesies for the Win. Looking for an easy all-in-one costume? Go for a onesie, simple and easy to run in! Just know it will warm-up in there real quick! But fingers crossed you get a cool, crisp, fall day on race day!
4- Give it a Test Run. Just like you would for any other race, test out your gear or in this case costume and see how it goes on a run around the neighborhood. Not only will you get a chance to see if you need to fix or adjust anything but you’ll give your neighbors a good laugh!
5- Go All-In! It’s race day after all and normally you go all out on a race. Push the pace, run fast, and chase down a goal, well go all-in on your costume too! Make it memorable and don’t worry, just have fun with it! Now speaking of costumes… check out a few of our favorite running costumes below.
Fast Food – Get it?!? You are fast and if you dress up as food, then you are fast food! McDonalds, Take-out Chinese, Burger King, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, pick your favorite food and dress up!
Running Related – Anything running related is always great! Run DMC, Forrest Gump, An Olympian, you get the idea!
Speedy Delivery – Dress up as a mail carrier, UPS, Fed Ex, Amazon Prime, you name it! And bonus the box or bag can act as a place to hold your treats too!
Groupies – We love a costume that involves a whole group, gang, crew, family and friends! As the saying goes the more the merrier! So put together a costume that involves your whole group.
Now the only thing left to do… is get going on that costume of yours! October 31st is just around the corner! And don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media!