My sister and I are trend setters. 2 years ago, we were the only goofs wearing hats shaped like rotisserie turkeys at our local Turkey Trot 5K. The following year, a photo of us made the front of that same Turkey Trot’s flyer and, low and behold, we had started a trend! On that year’s race day, it was clear that people had gotten the message and considerably more participants wore crazy get-ups and the tradition has continued through this year.
Besides our local Turkey Trot, we have made it a tradition to participate in at least one Christmas-themed race a year. And this year, were able to do two: The Reindeer Run at Sea World, Orlando and the inaugural Jingle Bell Jog in Fort Lauderdale.
For the Reindeer Run, we put together some great snowmen costumes using elastic, white tulle, plastic snowflakes from the dollar store, white long-sleeved shirts, large black buttons and white stockings. The hats were purchased last year in the Target dollar bins during a post-Christmas clearance. The results were perfection! We turned heads and were asked by strangers if they could take photos of us. Not bad if I don’t say so myself.
The Jingle Bell Jog was fun because the costumes came as part of the entry! No tech shirts for this race. Full Santa costumes for all! Check out the sea or running Santas down Las Olas Boulevard. Oh what fun it is to run in a felt costume in 75 degree heat and humidity. Only in Florida, lol!