One of the most important things you’ll want to think about while planning your costume for your EVL HALF run is chafing. Think about how your costume is going wear over 13 miles. There are Products you can buy that can help prevent chafing. Ask about them at your local specialty running store.
Please do not wear items that may danger you or other runners.
Please don’t wear items that will make you feel colder. Metal pieces such as bracelets and earrings may feel especially cold at freezing temperatures.
You are allowed to have hats, masks, and carried items BUT your race number bib must be placed on the front of your costume and be worn at all times.
Shoes are the most important part of running gear – particularly when running a half marathon! Different types of shoes are designed to fit different types of feet and running styles. Visit your local running shoe specialty store for proper fitting. Remember, most often your running shoes will be a half size to a full size larger than your other shoes.
Remember IT CAN BE COLD in November!! Try to avoid cotton fabrics, including cotton socks. Layering in Polyester-based materials is an excellent idea this allows your body to sweat without your clothes retaining moisture. There are several companies that make specialty socks for running. These socks can help with blister prevention.
You will want to dress for weather about 10 degrees warmer than actual temperature when you start the race, because you’re body will warm up while running. Dress appropriately so you can HAVE FUN!!