Where: Citi Field, home of the New York Mets
Rules: Untimed race. Wear all black. Dance. Have fun!
We were ready for FUN!
Race packet: a bib (Just for show I guess), two glow necklaces, and one of those typical two shoulder bags that we declined to take. (We have a million of them.)
Our all black rule breaking friends from Daily Burn! Their shirts were awesome. We had so much fun hanging out with Matt and Em!
Christmas in July!
- The race was in a unique location. It ended inside Citi Field, which was lights out for runners to go to the after party! They didn't have official photographers, but they assigned staff to take pictures with your iPhone at the finish backdrop (GENIUS):
I secretly wished I'd timed this run...these boys were fast!
Huge stage with a DJ in an open air part of the stadium = amazing outdoor dance party!
- Start line bathrooms were limited. There were 6 portapotties and 10,000 people. You do the math.
- The course was very narrow. It made it difficult to run. Despite it being a fun run, I wanted to get to the party! It was tricky to dodge people...especially people who clearly had no intention of running (ie those in dress shoes and jeans...really???)
- Stadium pricing was still in effect. The location was fun, but $9 for a beer can get pricey, especially when you wait in line for ten minutes to get one. The staff were efficient and fun, but we limited ourselves in beverages because, please child, that's expensive for Bud Light!
Verdict: It was a fun time! I'm not sure I would do it again, although the after party was definitely fun. I guess I would line up earlier to get going sooner! (I kept telling myself it was a fun run, but I had to keep up with the fast boys!!!)
How about you? Have you done a themed fun run? Have you seen these types of run motivate non-runners to join in the fun? Have any races you've run ended in a cool spot? TELL ME ABOUT IT!