Last Saturday I participated in my third Wicked 10k race here in Virginia Beach. The morning started out down right chilly with temps in the upper 30’s which is cold for this time of year in VA. I was a tad worried that I was not going to be warm enough in my bunny costume, but in the end decided to go with it anyway. I did however add a sweatshirt and gloves….brr.
This race is always an entertaining one. While some run the race for time tons of people go all out for the costume contest and this year was no exception. I am always amazed at some of the creativeness and just craziness of some runners. There was a Scooby Doo crew complete with Mystery Machine Van, the entire Duck Dynasty crew running in a canoe and a Tiki….yes a Tiki and yes she finished the entire race wearing it! Check out this awesome pics below..
For the first half of the race I Ran with my husband, something we never do because he is much faster than me. He let me pace and we had a great time checking out the costumes and talking. Problem is I paced a bit too slow. By the halfway point we separated and both picked up the pace, at our own pace. I was hoping to finish under last years time, but this day it was not meant to be. I finished 1 min 15 sec slower than my previous year, but I still had a great time.
The after party had a live band, The Delorean’s 80’s band (check them out here) they were really fun to watch and listen to. They play all sorts of 80’s music. Everything from Billy Idol to Toto. They are a very talented group of musicians and both my husband (who is also an accomplished musician) and I enjoyed the show. People continued to dance and really get into their Halloween characters. A big hit was hilarious guy dressed as “Richard Simmons”. He and his side kick (a woman if full-out Jane Fonda brightly colored thong leotard and tight outfit) really got the crowd up on their feet and enjoying the music. I wish I had gotten a good picture of them 🙁
J&A racing always does a great job. Their races are always well run and the swag is always top-notch. This year we got a long sleeve Halloween themed tech tee at packet pick up our finisher item (other than the awesome medal) was an insulated Wicked 10K coffee mug. The only thing missing from the post race food was the usual delish bread bowl for our chili. This year we just got chili in a cup, nevertheless it was much appreciated. Thanks J&A!