Halloween Race-Day Costumes for Runners!

Halloween Race-Day Costumes for Runners!

Feeling spooky this season? Or maybe looking for something a little more fun? We’ve got you covered as we share some of our favorite costume ideas for runners looking to get into the Halloween spirit at your next Halloween themed race!

  1. Superheroes! As runners sometimes we feel like superheroes, so why not dress like one too!? Grab a pair of leggings, a superhero tee, and a cape and you’re covered. It’s easy to run in, comfortable, and will give you superhero level confidence as you tackle your run! Ideas include: Superman, Wonder Woman, Incredibles, and more!
  2. Grab an adult onesie! It might be a little warm here in Texas, but if you’re located out of state or traveling this Halloween, the onesie will keep you warm and they come in all sorts of styles – animals, Disney characters, and many more! Keep an eye out at Target or Walmart where you can find several style options this time of year.
  3. Where’s Waldo? This one comes to us from an idea on active.com. All you need is a red and white striped shirt, a pair of black leggings, and a red and white striped hat! Bonus points if you wear the black-rimmed glasses, too. Grab this outfit and your cheering squad won’t be able to miss you!
  4. Spooky skeletons. You can find a skeleton onesie here with sizes for the whole family. Top it off with some skeletal face paint for bone-chilling fun! 
  5. When in doubt, grab a tutu! You can’t go wrong with a tutu – the possibilities are endless! Dress as a Disney Princess, ballerina, jack-o-lantern, black cat, or just go for some crazy colors. Either way, pair it up with leggings and you’ll run in comfort all race long.

Whichever costume you choose, make sure you can run with it! As a general rule of thumb, always make sure your costume pairs up with your regular running shoes for safety and injury prevention. Then, make sure you can see! Avoid wearing masks or face coverings that block your vision, as you’ll need to navigate through race crowds and potentially avoid potholes while running. Finally, consider the weather. If you live in a colder climate, make sure your costume will allow you to stay warm and vice versa. Those in warmer temps should plan accordingly by wearing a tank top vs. onesie, etc. to avoid overheating.

So get ready, grab your running buddy, and have some fun this Halloween!

Written by: Ashley Morrison

Ashley has over 17 years of running and racing experience and is both NASM CPT and RRCA Certified. For more running tips and tricks, find Ashley at Run With Ashley on Instagram or on her website and blog.

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