Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Halloween themed runs across the Bay Area

People run in costumes all year round. I've seen girls were tutu skirts and fairy wings without a holiday to celebrate at almost every single race I have ever entered. The pink gorilla runs Bay to Breakers every year and Brazen Racing seems to have attracted some kind of "troll" type character that shows up to all of the races. Why do these people do it? I suppose we will find out in about 4 weeks when all of the Halloween themed runs come around and we get all dressed up to join in the fun. Perhaps those of us who choose not to wear costumes on a regular basis will realize what fun we have been missing out on with all of our seriousness wrapped up in singlets and split seams. Halloween may open up the flood gates of costumed runners and the ubiquitous pink gorilla might suddenly cease to be such a stand out! Who knows what all of this costumed running will lead to, if anything? Only way to find out is to grab a good get-up and sign up for one of these races coming up. Perhaps you will love it and you may become known as "The Hunchback of San Francisco", who shows up to every race!

October 18th- Grapeful Dead 5k run & 1 mile walk- Leer Vineyards, Byron

October 18th- Wicked Wine Run- 5k, 1k walk- Jamieson Ranch, American Canyon

October 19th- Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Run- 10k, 5k, 5k walk, Kids Fun Run- Hatch School, Half Moon Bay

October 25th- Haunted Hill Adventure Race- Oakland (limited info available)

October 25th- Hellaween Costume 5k- Oakland (limited info available)

October 25th- Ghost Run 5k- Menlo Park (limited info available)

October 26th- Hallwoeen 5k & Kids Monster Dash- Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

October 26th- SF Mad Dash- 5k- Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

October 26th- Howlin Moon 5k & 1k Fun Run- Little Marina Green, San Francisco

October 27th- Monster Dash 5k- Cornell Park, Discovery Bay

November 1st- Zombie Runner Halloween- Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 mile- Los Gatos Creek Park, Los Gatos