[dropcap]S[/dropcap]aturday night October 26th I ran for my life at the Run2Day Halloween run. Over 800 dressed up, scary face painted freaks and I scared the heck out of unsuspectingly passerby’s in ten Dutch city centers.
The pre-fun already started at home, doing my face paint and picking an outfit:
My makeup for the Run2Day Halloween run
Run2Day Halloween Run 2013
At 8:30 p.m. our group gathered at Run2Day Amersfoort. The shop was turned into a haunted house, completely with cobwebs and what not’s. Combined with runners in skeleton costumes, bloody cooks and a stray eyeball, this induced an utterly scary sight.
Short break to capture our group and dance to Mister DJ’s beats
I made some new friends 😉
At 10 p.m. our group took of for a 8 km run; no one in the center of Amersfoort was safe. Our group of fit zombies, scary monks, injured nurses and skeletons gave the evening of unsuspecting passersby and astonished tourists a surprising turn. Mister DJ filled the silence of the night with terrifying beats from a carrier cycle. A short hour later (this includes a few stops to dance on the terrifying beats of Mister DJ) we were back at the Run2Day shop to have some post-Halloween Run fun and announce the best dressed runner.
A tip for nightly visibility
Our Halloween run was quite a dark run, literally. When running in the dark it’s important to make sure you’re visible for traffic. The spider lady who won the dress up challenge was rewarded with fluorescent Saucony running shoes, which increase nightly visibility:
Saucony Ride 6 in fluorescent yellow with pink linings for nightly visibility. I have these myself, I love how they look and feel!
Other great picks from Saucony is its new ViZiPRO outer wear collection with built in USB rechargeble LED lights, especially for visibility and safety during dark evening runs.
Thanks a lot Run2Day for organising this awesome run! See you next year!