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Let’s Get Physical: Run From the Past No More
August 26, 2012 - September 26, 2012
Spandex, afros, and tie dye, oh my! This past weekend Denver residents were blinded by a mob of neon clad 5K goers running to the ballads of Cyndi Lauper, Devo, and all the greatest hits of the 80’s.
Over 2,000 eager participants showed up to Sloan’s Lake last Sunday to experience Denver’s 2nd Annual Retro Run. Instead of running away from past fashion faux pas, participants came dressed to the nines in their retro gear in hopes of having the “raddest” costume. Needless to say, there was no shortage of legwarmers or men in very short shorts. Even pooches were decked out in retro spirit. The highlight: Before the eager runners lined up at the starting line, the event launched with a warmup that would give Footloose a run for its money.
Ready? Set. Go! The scenic course was a 3.1 mile flashback full of music from the ’60s, ’70s, and finally finished off with an ’80s dance party. The best part you ask? A portion of the proceeds benefit Colorado Youth at Risk, so why not throw on some old school threads and running shoes for a good cause. If you didn’t make it this year, be sure to get your fanny packs and member’s only jackets ready for the next blast from the past.
Retro Run 2013: Denver, San Diego, Chicago, Austin, and Virginia Beach.
For information on upcoming races visit www.retrorundenver.com
Photography provided courtesy of Retro Run Denver.