at stake: $2,000 gift certificate toward a diamond @ s.e. needham's
the rules: dress in a costume - must be wedding-related.
super-fun race, though i didn't dress up so i was not eligible for the diamond prizes. i wish i would have, however, since most people did. many people went all-out ...full-on wedding gowns (mary ann), tuxedos WITH a cane (twinkies), wedding cakes (kaite lott) and some guy in a huge wood-framed car strapped on his shoulders, complete with "just married" and soda cans tied to the back. it was a frenzy! the race was very noisy with all the can-dragging, bells, popping balloons, dragging trains, etc. so funny. i was laughing the whole race.
wore my stealthy, ultra-light mizuno wave revolvers for this one. i haven't raced in these shoes since desnews '08, but this was going to be a short dash, so i wanted to maximize my dashiness.
race started on the quad and cruised down to center street, finishing on federal ave. in front of s.e. needham's. i chased wedding cake katie the whole way, finally catching and passing her in the final 50m to the finish. 1st place came in at 9:07 (ish ?), second place was 9:52 (ish ?) and i was 3rd in 9:56. that was the most fun i have had at a dash in years. the highlight was watching mary ann kick to the finish completely decked out in a wedding gown (she even spray painted her running shoes white). she got the dress at D.I. and one of the first aid ladies at the finish line fell in love with it and bought it from her on the spot. seriously. too funny.