#ThrowbackThursday: Cigna’s Partnership with runDisney

#ThrowbackThursday: Cigna’s Partnership with runDisney

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Did you know that Cigna is the major sponsor of both the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekends? They are more than just a name and logo on the back our race shirts…

Your health is a MAJOR REWARD...make sure you are in training to take of yourself - AND your family.

Your health is a MAJOR AWARD…make sure you are in training to take of yourself – AND your family.

Why does Cigna sponsor runDisney events?

The Walt Disney World Marathon and Disneyland Half Marathon Weekends are both blue ribbon events that combine fun, family and physical activity in a magical way. Cigna is intently focused on helping people improve their health and well-being.  Presenting this event with Disney enables us to reach thousands of people and celebrate their efforts to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Cheers to healthy choices!

Cheers to healthy choices!

We live our mission. Cigna runners participate in all the races. And we invite all runners and guests to visit the Cigna booth at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo and Family Reunion Area tent for healthy lifestyle information, giveaways and activities.

Cigna understands that meeting a fitness milestone — whether it’s running a race for the first time or meeting personal race goals at any length — is cause for celebration. And Cigna is proud to help runners of all ages celebrate the magic of health at the Walt Disney World Marathon andDisneyland Half Marathon Weekends.

Rooted in the strong tradition of insurance, Cigna defines health as more than the absence of sickness. To us, health is intertwined with a sense of well-being and security. Our relationship with the people we serve goes deeper than coverage and claims.

It’s about understanding the obstacles people face in trying to lead a healthier life, then helping them overcome those barriers and change their habits.

It’s about understanding that healthier people are more productive, enjoy a better quality of life and lower costs for everyone within the health care system.

And it’s about understanding how health, life, accident and disability coverage work together to meet people’s emotional, physical and financial needs – for a lifetime.

Whether people are having babies… getting in shape… running a marathon… managing a chronic disease… overcoming illness or injury… or just coping with life… we are at their side, around the world, helping them improve their health and well-being.

Preparing to Race with runDisney and Cigna:

  • Ready, set, run. At Cigna, we’re always looking for ways to help you achieve healthy goals that matter most to you. That’s why we applaud your commitment to run in your first race or train to meet a running goal. We understand that each of you will prepare for these races in your own way, but also want to offer some general tips so you can finish strong!
  • Check in with your doctor. Whether you’re an experienced runner or this is your first time trying a long distance run, it’s a good idea to get a health assessment before you begin a training program. If you have any issues, like arthritis or an old sports injury, talking with your doctor about your plans is a safe and practical approach.
  • Make a plan. Before you hit the pavement or purchase equipment, you should educate yourself on all aspects of half marathon and full marathon training and find a training plan that fits into your schedule.
  • Invest in the proper running equipment. Two long distance running essentials are clothes and running shoes. Before you buy, have an idea about the best shoe for your foot and running style. Comfort is key to any running program.
  • Make eating right a priority. Fuel your body with a healthy diet. The foods you ingest play a vital role in your body’s performance. The better you eat, the better your body will perform.
  • Have fun. Enjoyment is a great motivator. If you’re not having fun, you’re less likely to follow through with your training program. Recruit your friends and family to support you and help you train. And congratulate yourself on every victory, no matter how small.

Check out additional articles from Cigna’s experts here.

And here are some of our RunAllTheRaces Cigna Greatest Hits posts:

Stay tuned – we’re headed to the 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Cigna Blogger and Social Media Meet-Up in a few weeks.  We can’t wait to share all this year’s fun with you!

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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Me and the Big Cheese!

Me and the Big Cheese!

Will we see you at the 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend races?  Have you started working on your race costumes?..

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We’re happy to help!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Countdown to our 100th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 70 – 79

Countdown to our 100th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 70 – 79

It’s always fun to take a stroll and look back at costume memory lane.

Here’s races 70 – 79, which kicks off with the start the 2017 runDisney racing season and includes the first #MagicalCancellation in runDisney history.

70. 2017 Walt Disney World 5K - #RetroMinnie (and a very lucky Mickey...)

70. 2017 Walt Disney World 5K: #RetroMinnie (and a very lucky Mickey…)

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71. 2017 Walt Disney World 10K: It’s “ruff” getting up every morning for the Dopey Challenge, so we rolled over and onto the course in our Pluto PJ’s.

#MagicalCancellation

2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon: #MagicalCancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72. 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon: Apparently everyone else had the same costume idea... "Cold Runners"

72. 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon: Apparently everyone else had the same costume idea… “Cold Runners”

73. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side Star Wars 5K: We "Ewok'd" the course with Kimberly's son (his first West Coast runDisney race)!

73. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Star Wars 5K: We “Ewok’d” the course with Kimberly’s son (his first West Coast runDisney race)!

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74. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Star Wars 10K: We’ll trade you a runDisney snack box for your shiny race medal…(and yes, our Jawa eyes DID light up!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side Star Wars Half Marathon: Continuing with our Tink mash-up theme - #JediTink

75. 2017 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Light Side Star Wars Half Marathon: Continuing with our Tink mash-up theme – #JediTink

76. 2017 Princess Half Marathon Weekend - Princess 5K: #HipsterPrincesses with our friend Fitz.

76. 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Princess 5K: #HipsterPrincesses with our friend Fitz.

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77. 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – Enchanted 10K: Beauty & the Beast #EnchantedRoses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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78. 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon: Try #TheGreyStuff, it’s delicious!

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79. 2017 Star Wars – The Dark Side 5K: Aren’t you a little short for an Emperor? #RoyalGuardBettys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check out a photo costume review of our runDisney races 1-12 here, races 13 – 24 here, races 25 – 36 here, races 37 – 48 here, 49 – 59 here, and 60 – 69 here…there’s some funny stuff and great memories.

Thanks to everyone that joined us for a race so far and wore some crazy with us.

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Which has been your favorite Run All The Races costume?  Any ideas or suggestions for future costumes?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We’re happy to help!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: 2017 Princess Glass Slipper Challenge – 10K

Race Report: 2017 Princess Glass Slipper Challenge – 10K

I was SUPER excited for the 2017 runDisney Princess 10K as we had gone ALL OUT.  We weren’t the only ones to come up with the

When in doubt, at least smile at the camera...

When in doubt, at least smile at the camera…

idea to run as the Enchanted Rose from Beauty & the Beast – but we did GO BIG.

We knew we’d pretty much be walking most the 10K as the GIANT roses we made for headpieces made running almost impossible.  Sometimes we sacrifice time for a really good costume, and we were pretty excited about these.

If you said hello to me on course and I didn't say anything back - SORRY!

If you said hello to me on course and I didn’t say anything back – SORRY!

Unfortunately, I woke up that morning NOT feeling rosey – at all.  It was actually good we were wearing green, as my face pretty much matched the color of our dresses.

I debated staying in bed, but we were signed up for the Glass Slipper Challenge – and I’m not one to give up the good bling.

I managed to drive California Kiley and I to the Epcot parking lot just in time to spread a little bit of joy on the pavement before heading the the corrals.

Needless to say, Kiley was having a blast – and I was NOT.

Phrases overheard on course:

  • Me: Hold my rose…HOLD MY ROSE! No really, I’m running behind that generator…
  • Kiley: Feeling any better? Me: Hold my rose…HOLD MY ROSE! No really, I’m running behind the character RV…
  • Kiley: Feeling any better? Me: Hold my rose…HOLD MY ROSE! No really, I’m running into that bathroom
    • Repeat for EVERY bathroom in Epcot
  • Kiley: (Running into one of the Epcot bathrooms) Ummm, the balloon ladies are coming. Are you almost done?  Me: If I throw up on the balloon ladies I bet it would slow them down…

Let’s just say THIS flower did her part to fertilize her fellow flowers ALL along the course…

Shame, as I really wanted to be able to take lots of photos in these costumes *sigh*  But you can TOTALLY tell I was not my cheerful self in ALL the runDisney PhotoPass Photos…#Winning

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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OMG...are we done yet?...

OMG…are we done yet?…

Have you ever run a race sick?  Did you finish?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – 10K

Race Report: 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – 10K

We were excited to once again have California Kiley’s boyfriend Jason join us, but we dearly missed PhotoBomb Becca – who was sidelined with a nasty ear infection.

We were dressed as #RetroMinnieMouse (to match the Minnie Mouse theme of the race) and managed to get Jason to wear his Mickey Mouse boxer briefs he bought during last year’s Inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend.

Bill for the win with the "adult" OJ!

Bill for the win with the “adult” OJ!

As Jason was in Corral A and we needed to start in Corral C, he graciously offered to start ahead of us and make his way to the first character stop to wait in line until we caught up.  We met up about 15 minutes after Jason started and he was super excited that Stop #1 included his favorite – Launchpad McQuack.

Nope. Not having any fun...

Nope. Not having any fun…

 

We took turns running ahead and waiting in the character stops that were outside Epcot during the early dark period of the race.  We’ve found we don’t have much luck taking selfies until the sun comes up, so we only stopped where there was a Disney PhotoPass photographer early in the race.

We “ran” into many of our runDisney friends on course and had lots of fun – especially Jason (check out how big his smile is in the photos/video)…being surrounded by women probably didn’t hurt… 😉

 

 

Race Rundown

  • Character Stops
    • Outside Epcot: Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack
    • Outside Epcot: Lilo and Stitch
    • Outside Epcot: Mr. Incredible and Elasta-Girl
    • American Pavilion: Colonial Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck
    • Morocco Pavilion: Vacation Genie
    • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort: Sport Pluto
    • International Gateway: Pooh Bear and Tigger

Thanks for following along –

Perfectly Goofy Gail
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Did you join us for the 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K?  How was your race?

15965429_10211728438629588_4625104404832759663_nBe sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

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Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Flashback Friday: 2016 Year in Review

Flashback Friday: 2016 Year in Review

As 2016 draws to a close and we ramp up for 2017 races, we wanted to take a moment to look back at our 2016 races.

2016 RunAllTheRaces Stats:

  • 5K = 46
  • 10K = 32
  • Half Marathon = 39
  • Full Marathon = 8
  • Ragnar Relay = 2
  • 5-Miler = 1
  • 4.78-Miler = 1
  • 2-Miler = 1
  • 1-Miler = 1
  • Total Races = 131
  • Total Miles = 1,124

We hope you enjoy our 2016 race trailer.  Stay tuned for the sequel – it’s due out in December 2017 😉

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14434987_1570091053016851_8757561749739292859_oHow was your 2016 racing season?  What was your favorite running memory from this year?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We love hearing from our readers!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley

COUNTDOWN TO NEXT runDisney RACE WEEKEND: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Day(s)

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Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Meet Perfectly Goofy Gail
Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail's 100th runDisney medal!

Perfectly Goofy Gail began getting active in 2005 with the goal of getting out of the house and loosing some weight... more

Meet Delightfully Dopey Kimberly
Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Thank you @runDisney for 7 years, 74 races, 102 medals and 708.2 magical miles!

Delightfully Dopey Kimberly began running in 2008 with the single goal of crossing “running a marathon” off her bucket list... more

Meet PhotoBomb Becca
We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

We don't call her PhotoBomb Becca for nothing...

PhotoBomb Becca...more

Meet California Kiley
Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Minnie

California Kiley as you can probably guess hails from sunny Southern California... more

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Countdown to our 60th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 49 – 59

Countdown to our 60th runDisney Race as Run All The Races: 49 – 59

As Perfectly Goofy Gail and Delightfully Dopey Kimberly near their 60th runDisney race together as Run All The Races, we’re taking the week leading up to that milestone – the 2016 Disneyland 10K – to look back on races 1 – 59.

Here’s a look at races 49 – 59 which includes runDisney’s first Virtual Race Series.

49. 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge: Half Marathon [3 cheers for runDisney!]

49. 2016 Princess Half Marathon Weekend Glass Slipper Challenge: Half Marathon [3 cheers for runDisney!]

50. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side: 5K [We got the band back together for an East Coast gig]

50. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side: 5K [We got the band back together for an East Coast gig]

51. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side: 10K [#DarkSideDames]

51. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side: 10K [#DarkSideDames]

52. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend - The Dark Side: Half Marathon [#SugarTroopers]

52. 2016 Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend – The Dark Side: Half Marathon [#SugarTroopers]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend: Neverland 5K [BIG thanks to Nicole for inviting us to work for Peter Pan Am]

53. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend: Neverland 5K [BIG thanks to Nicole for inviting us to work for Peter Pan Am]

54. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: 10K [We "fluttered" to the finish]

54. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: 10K [We “fluttered” to the finish]

55. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: Half Marathon [Sterlyn was "fairy" fast]

55. 2016 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Pixie Dust Challenge: Half Marathon [Sterlyn was “fairy” fast]

56. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Yellow Shoes 5K [Run All The Races virtually ran together in Connecticut, Arizona, and California - what a great way to stay motivated during the hot summer months]

56. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Yellow Shoes 5K [Run All The Races virtually ran together in Connecticut, Arizona, and California – what a great way to stay motivated during the hot summer months]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Red Pants 5K [A little runDisney/run Forrest run in the dessert]

57. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: Red Pants 5K [A little runDisney/run Forrest run in the dessert]

58. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: White Glove 5K [The races might have been virtual, but the bling came in person!]

58. 2016 runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series: White Glove 5K [The races might have been virtual, but the bling came in person!]

59. 2016 Disneyland 5K

59. 2016 Disneyland 5K [All the men that turn me on, turn me down…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out races 1-12 here, races 13 – 24 here, races 25 – 36 here, and races 37 – 48 here

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Which has been your favorite Run All The Races costume?  Any ideas or suggestions for future costumes?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @RunAllTheRaces, Instagram @RunAllTheRaces, and like us on Facebook/runalltheraces.

Any questions, please reach out to us at runalltheraces@yahoo.com.  We’re happy to help!

Have you checked out our Podcast?  Give us a listen and let us know what you think: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/run-all-the-races/id1078046216?mt=2

Perfectly Goofy Gail, Delightful Dopey Kimberly, PhotoBomb Becca & California Kiley