Here is a list of Costumed Runs around the world
Costumed Running Road Races
- EXAMINER BAY TO BREAKERS -San Francisco,CA - (3rd Sunday in May) Benefits Childrens Charities
- DENVER GORILLA RUN Denver, Co. Heidi@ciclops.com. Held in October
- BRIDGE TO BRISBANE Australia- Held in the first week of August. Lots of costumes.
- SPLASH DASH 'N' GNASH -Penticton BC Canada. Last Wednesday in August. Swim and then run.
- Boston Volvo Village Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race
Boston Volvo Village, 75 North Beacon St., Brighton, MA. Please join us on Thanksgiving morning for our 9th annual Boston Volvo Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race! Once again we are proud to be hosting this fantastic event, with the proceeds going to our friends at Best Buddies Massachusetts.
- CRESENT CITY CLASSIC April - New Orleans
- BIX 7 Davenport Iowa Last weekend July
- STARLIGHT RUN Portland, OR. Near Rose Festival
- THE CAREY WALL STREET RAT RACE-NYRRC,NY,NY Suit and brief-case required
- MARATHON de MEDOC- France September. Wine and Costumes
- THE MARMITE ESCALADE RUN - Geneva, Switzerland December
- CAPITAL 10,000 - Austin, TX
- SUN FUN RUN-Vancouver,BC April
- I Run for the Party - The Invitational Run will begin at 6:15p.m after the fun run/walk has finished. You must qualify for this section of the run, and we also have the Master division with the same prize money.
- Hitachi Sakura Matsuri
The Road Race was kicked off with an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m.at the Civic Center. There were participants 3 to 82 years old in the race, male /female, young /old, even children. They came from all over Japan from Fukuoka to Hokkaido. There were overseas participants from Canada and Kenya. The Sakura cherry blossom was in full bloom throughout Hitachi, and the weather was also very fine indeed for April.
- Annual Corktown Races - Detroit, March 10.
Seeing Motor City Strider Ed Kozloff in his green leprechaun outfit is worth the price of entry to this storied St. Patrick's Day Run, put on by the United Irish Societies. It seems like the sun is always shining on the course and St. Patrick's Day Parade. The race starts at 12:30 p.m. at the old Tiger Stadium. There is a 4-mile run, a 1.5-mile walk and a quarter-mile walk. There will be clowns, bands and a lot of people in funny running costumes.
- Girls on the RunGirls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
- Midnight Sun Run Fairbanks, AK More than just a running race, the Fairbanks Daily News- Miner Midnight Sun Run is a uniquely Alaskan event that attracts participants from all over the country. Now in its 21st year, this years race will be held on June 21st at 10p.m. Despite its late evening start, there's no need to bring flashlights, as the summer solstice sun shines brightly in the skies above, from start to finish and beyond. In recent years the race has attracted over 3,000 participants, from the elite runners who are aiming to break the finish line ribbon to back of the pack strollers simply out to have a good time.
While most participants prefer to wear shorts and a t-shirt, others choose rather unconventional clothing, such as a cow costume. The costumed division is perhaps one of the most anticipated aspects of the race, and given the fact that folks in Fairbanks have plenty of hours of daylight to work on costumes, the final products are unique, to say the least.
- Sausage Run 5K Milwaukee Brewers
Each year there are more costume runs throughout the world and Halloween is a great time for one. Be sure to check your local clubs and periodicals for a race near you. This list is by no means complete and feel free to send me your additions.
- Halloween Hustle 5K Palatine, IL
- Trick or Trot,Long
Branch, NJ. 4 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk, 1 Mile Kid's (14 and Under) Race. Location: Seven President's Park
- Las Vegas Track Club Halloween Costume 5K/1M Fun Run and Post-Run Potluck will be held at Sunset Park
- Trick-or-Trot,Roslindale, Ma
- Halloween Pumpkin Chase Race and Costume Party - 5K New Orleans, LA.
- MASQUERADE MADNESS FUN RUN-Albany,NY
- HALLOWEEN RUN-SF,CA.Huntsville,AL
- HALLOWEEN HUSTLE-Dallas
- THE MAYORS HALLOWEEN RUN AND GREAT GOBLIN COSTUME CONTEST - Dallas
- DEAD CELEBRETIES-Columbus,OH
- RUN LIKE HELL-Pittsburg,PA
- DRACULA'S DASH/HALLOWEEN COSTUME WALK,
5 mile run and 2 mile walk
- RUN FOR THE PUMPKINS-Knoxville,TN
- JAMESTOWN JACK-O-LANTERN JOG-Jamestown,RI
- SEA MONSTER MASQUERADE-NJ STATE AQUARIUM - New Jersey
The Arthritis Foundation sponsors the Jingle Bell Run Seriesin a city near you each year. Most have a costume contest that I know of. Check your local paper for race locations and dates.
- Santa's Run Glastonbury, CT Varied terrain. Costume division with prizes, raffle
- LOS COLINAS CHRISTMAS CLASSIC 10K - Dallas\Ft. Worth
- LIGHT THE NIGHT AGAINST CRIME - San Diego
New Years Eve Midnight Runs
Clothing Optional Runs
Nude Runs. Here's a link that keeps up to date info on nude runs. These listed below are old events so check the link above to make sure they are current.
Hash House Harrier Runs
- MARDI GRAS HASH HOUSE NOH3 - The day before Ash Wed New Orleans
- RED DRESS RUN Washington DC June Hash House Harriers (CHECK YOUR LOCAL HASHERS FOR ONE NEAR YOU)
In addition to the those listed above, check your local area for HHH's red dress and tutu runs!
Races and dates subject to change.
This list will most likely always be incomplete, check your local papers and magazines for exact times and contacts. If you could email more details, I would be happy to post them. If a link doesn't work, please let me know. And of course I'm always looking for additions.