Monday, October 22, 2012

Run Like Hell Portland - 2012

Run Like Hell is a Halloween themed run that benefits The ALS Association of Oregon. My hubby and I signed up for the 10k (or 6.2 mile run) my sis and a friend signed up for the 5k. It is one of the funnest runs because people come out dressed in full Halloween garb. These year it was a Super Heroes theme. There were a ton of Bat Mans, plenty of Wonder Women and I saw quite a few Incredibles. But there were lots of other great costumes...including Santa Claus - now, that's a true Super Hero to kids.

This run isn't so much a race. Everyone is in a good mood--not so competitive as some runs. We all start snapping photos of each other and it's easy to make friends. I met another Poison Ivy - and we chatted about how we made our costumes ('cuz I'm too cheap to go buy one ;)

She had a great wig! No way could I run with a wig on. But then some people ran in full Big Bird costumes and kudos to them. It's not easy to run . . . let alone run with a furry-feather suit on.

Sonic and Tales made an appearance- true super heroes to gaming guys and gals. Just take a peek at some of these fun get-ups Portland had going on - in the streets of downtown Portland.

So, I hope y'all get a chance to Run Like Hell!


David Batista said...

Looks like you had loads of fun! I could never run in a costume. I sweat too much as it is when I run normally!

Kimbra Kasch said...

David: I know...after the first mile I'm stripping down to my tank top and skort - not even a lightweight jacket...that's also one of the reasons I made our costumes (tank tops)and no heavy tights...crazy Big Bird... I cannot imagine running with that heavy thing on. KUDOS to all of them 'cuz they sure made it fun :D

Anonymous said...

That looks like SUCH a great time! I'd totally run in a race like that one!

The Happy Whisk said...

So much fun.

Kimbra Kasch said...

GG: It is the way to have a Fun-Run :D

THW: It was a good time