Photo by myself in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Thousands of runners showed up for the Jingle Bell Jog, a 3.7 mile run around Prospect Park, Saturday morning.
Runners were given little bells to tie onto their sneakers. There was the constant, faint sound of jingling as feet pounded the asphalt. Runners were encouraged to wear holiday garb, to celebrate the season.
There were giant snowflakes, elves, reindeer, and of course, Santas. There were also runners in random costumes, like gorilla suits and tutus (!).
The race was held by the New York Road Runner's Club (NYRRC), so tons of people from all boroughs were there. I had to leave sooner than expected, since my hands were freezing. It was in the 40s and a bit windy.
Costumes were not limited to the holidays!
It was chilly out for this fellow to run, nearly naked.
By the way, sign-up for the NYRRC's annual run up the Empire State Building ends tomorrow. The actual race is in February. The run is up 86 flights up stairs and only a lucky 600 applicants participate. Runners are selected via lottery.
For a little more about this weekend's Jingle Bell Jog on the New York Road Runner's site, click here
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