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NancyLFreeman Legend 243 posts since
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Jan 3, 2012 8:05 PM

Strange race mascots

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?



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  • protometal Pro 124 posts since
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    1. Jan 4, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to NancyLFreeman)
    Strange race mascots

    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....


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  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
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    2. Jan 4, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to NancyLFreeman)
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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!

  • erik-k Expert 36 posts since
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    3. Jan 5, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to NancyLFreeman)
    Strange race mascots

    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.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    4. Jan 8, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to NancyLFreeman)
    Strange race mascots

    The centipedes in the San Francisco Bay to Breakers 12K.

    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!

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