Well my husband added another Half Marathon to his completion list.
Sunday he ran in Torun, Poland in a really unique one, a Santa or “Mikolajow” themed one. Every runner received a long-sleeved red shirt and a Santa hat to run in, in their race packets. Yes, this weekend we had hurricane force winds and a bit of snow but that did not stop him and over 3,700 other people running this race.
Time to run the Torun Santa Half Marathon….
Just a few people picking up their packets.
Unfortunately they did not have the course on their website so I could not pre-plan where to see him throughout the race but they had a printed one hanging on the wall and as you can see the start line is no where near the finish line, so that meant they had to be bused over to it.
How many runners can fit on a bus? After 40, I lost count.
Is this man really going to run like this?
It was just a bit icy on the track where the finish line was so they were out full force with the sand.
Not sure if I would want to use these on Sunday. Positive side, the smell should be lemony fresh!
Here they come about 1/3 of the way through the race.
Now that is quite the outfit.
Do you see my husband? He is the one wearing a red shirt, black pants and a Santa hat.
Next year my husband is going to wear bright colors so make him easier to see.
A live Christmas tree.
Can you find him now?
Maybe next year my husband could wear something like this guy.
Or maybe a headband like this?
Now he looks comfortable.
This race brought a little bit of everything.
Not sure if she is suppose to be an ice princess, it is cute and warm looking.
From a kid point of view this race is AWESOME! Lots of Santa’s had treats they were handing out to the kids as they ran by.
The group did a toy drive before the race and then ran the race like this the whole time.
Now that is one tall Santa.
Even the Torun angel are too!
Are these not a cute couple?
Even Mrs. Claus was in it.
This was a family affair, mom, dad and 3 kids, running the race.
Rudolf, you are missing your sleigh.
Hoo Hoo, here comes Santa!
Jackpot for the kids, even handed out some sweets to them.
And his helpers aren’t to far behind.
And the last runner!
Lots of friends and family waiting for the runners.
I finally found him.
Just over 2 hours, good race for this kind of weather.
Inside the tent was soup, beer, tea and few other things for the runners. He waited for 45 minutes for soup, CRAZY!! We could have been home in that amount of time and had a nice bowl of Rosol!
Now where is he?
Oh, and yes this guy ran the who race with no pants or shirt!!
It was a wee bit on the cold side on Sunday but this was a fun one to watch! This race is defiantly going to be on our list next year. We are thinking though this is what the hubby is going to wear next year….
What do you think?