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There's a 4-miler in my area that bills itself as the only professionally-timed race where you can chase a running toilet.
The Turkey Trot I did this year had, in addition to the turkey, a tiki log.
What's the weirdest or most interesting race mascot you've encountered?
6/3/12 Maraton Rapa Nui 5:00:49 (PR)
10/16/11 Istanbul Eurasia Marathon 5:10:25
A Christmas tree ran in a race I was in a couple weeks ago. The sad part is that the tree beat me. I protested when he (it) passed me, but he stated that "I pass trees all the time and it is only fair that a tree pass me". Good logic, I guess....
"Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right"-- Henry Ford
Upcoming races: Super 5k 2/3/13
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Oh, I have been outrun by the Great Pumpkin, all of the Fruit of Loom men, a life-size banana, count-dracula in a full cape and raggedy-ann in high heels..true stories, mostly due to Halloween events known as Boos and Brews. All runners in costumes, not sure about the official mascot, but I was betting on the giant Krispy Kreme donut!
I liked the "Cookie Chaser" 5K in our area, a race organized by the local branch of the Girl Scouts and held just after all the cookies are delivered. There's one man and one woman in a giant cookie outfit, and if you beat the cookie you get a special prize!
Mr. Thin Mint is way too fast for me.
The centipedes in the San Francisco Bay to Breakers 12K. http://zazzlebaytobreakers.com/index.php?page=centipedes
Unfortunately I moved from the Bay Area many years ago, so I no longer do that race regularly, but the centipedes are in a class by themselves!
"...I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do....I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't..." --- author unknown
@ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 24:42
Heart of the City Run, Los Angeles, CA, 24:13
Bruin 5K Run at UCLA, Westwood, CA, 24:54
@ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 51:42
The Great Race - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:12