Be Your Favorite Runner for Halloween!

Did you just realize it’s Halloween and you don’t have a costume? We’ve got some easy ideas on how you can dress like your favorite runners! Alternately, just do this for your Tuesday workout.

Chicory as Kara Goucher. Brrr cold belly!

Kara Goucher

Perfectly mussed hair. Sports bra, vest, tights. Why no shirt? We still haven’t figured that out, sorry.

Alysia Montaรฑo

Perfect for our expecting readers. Baby belly, sports bra, tiny shorts, flower behind your ear, national championships bib number. Costume works with or without a toddler in addition to new baby.

Usain Bolt

Green and/or yellow spandex, large gold jewelry, huge pile of Olympic medals. This works better if you’re tall and lanky. If you’re short and stocky, you’re Yohan Blake.

Adobo does her best Meb during NYC Marathon week!

Meb Keflezighi

Look like your kit was literally made from the American flag. Be humble and insanely nice.

Galen Rupp

Cut holes in your shirt, have lots of hats. Breathe-right strip across his nose and a rather large gold chain around your neck. (Alternately, you can channel Galen from a different time and wear the creepy Hannibal Lector mask.)

Any ultra runner

Because nobody knows who they are anyway: Minimalist shoes, hydration vest, Buff. Beard optional.

Desiree Linden

Slightly-too-big singlet and split shorts (NO SPANDEX. NO BUNS. NO CROP TOPS.). Your choice of accessories because Des is basically the most normal pro ever and wears normal things like gloves, sunglasses and headbands.

Tyson Gay

Um, just Google Mr. T. Plus, for people who don’t know who Tyson Gay is, you can just say you’re Mr. T.

Comfortable AND historical: Angelica goes as K.V. Switzer.

K.V. Switzer

Channel an epic photo and recreate Kathrine’s Boston Marathon run. You’ll need a gray sweatsuit, a super-plain bib and a burly boyfriend. Bonus points if you can get someone to play Jock Semple for the night.

Jim Walmsley

Crop top with holes cut in it (what’s up with this?), curly hair wig, carrying a water bottle and a higher 93 sign.

Allyson Felix

Boyshorts, crop top, headband, calf sleeves. You’ll need 6 Olympic Gold medals and 3 Olympic Silver medals โ€” you could try the 16 outdoor World Championship medals, too, but your neck would get tired.

Bergamot and Catnip are ready as the Dynamic Ducks Duo, Jordan Hasay and Alexi Pappas!

Alexi Pappas & Jordan Hasay

The Oregon duo trains together no longer but the bun & pony legend lives on. Works best with Ducks uniforms. One of you needs the longest blonde pony ever, the other a dark brown topknot.

Have you dressed as a runner for Halloween? Who were you, and what did your costume look like?

Started running in my early 20s and ended up running my first marathon 15 months later. Managed to break 3 hours in my 12th marathon. Pilates instructor passionate about the importance of your powerhouse in running and the mind/body connection. One husband, zero kids, mama to one Australian Shepherd.

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  1. Galen Rupp and the Hannibal Lector comment was so funny. Oh and the K.V. Switzer is great.. These are great. Thanks for the laugh this morning