“Dark Side” Inspired Running Costume Guide

March 10, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 42479 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-03-10 12:01:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-10 20:01:21 [post_content] => Just because you’re a runner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Especially when you are running any (or all) of the runDisney races during the Star Wars "Dark Side" Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World. Luckily for you, we have plenty ideas that are easy to run in and are perfect for the Star Wars 5K, Star Wars 10K, Star Wars Half Marathon, and the Ultimate Darth Vadar Challenge. Consider this your very own running costume guide.  

‘Dark Side Lord’ Running Costume

‘Dark Side Lord’ Running Costume Essentials:

‘Dark Side Bounty Hunter’ Running Costume

‘Dark Side Bounty Hunter’ Running Costume Essentials:

‘Dark Side Officer’ Running Costume

‘Dark Side Officer’ Running Costume Essentials:

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Mardi Gras Running Costume

January 17, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 50796 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-17 14:04:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-17 22:04:14 [post_content] => When preparing for a running event, trying to find (or make) your very own running costumes can sometimes be harder than the actually training. Luckily, we have plenty ideas for costumes for running. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Mardi Gras Running Costume

Mardi Gras is always the perfect time to dress in costume, and running in a Mardi Gras running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Mardi Gras Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Purple Sparkle Headsweats visor (or a Green, Yellow or even Gold visor) * {one} Green tank top  (o a Purple, or Yellow tank top) * {one} pair of Gold Sparkle Athletic sleeves (or Purple or Green Sparkle Sleeves) * {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic running skirt (or the Green, Yellow or Gold Sparkle Athletic running skirt) * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Mardi Gras Running Costume Assembly

Assembling the Mardi Gras running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories…

Mardi Gras Running Costume Accessories

* {one} mardi gras mask * {several} mardi gras beads * {one} pair of green, purple or yellow running shoes. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Mardi Gras Running Costume here. The best part of the Mardi Gras costumes? It's super easy to mix a match any or all of our green, purple, yellow sparkle running accessories. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more costumes for running ideas, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Mardi Gras Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => mardi-gras-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-22 14:25:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-22 22:25:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=50796 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Buccaneer Running Costume

January 8, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 50314 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-08 20:39:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-09 04:39:02 [post_content] => When preparing for a running event, trying to find (or make) your very own running costumes can sometimes be harder than the actually training. Luckily, we have plenty ideas for costumes for running. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Buccaneer Running Costume

Yo ho! Yo ho! Is a pirate's life for you? Creating your very own buccaneer running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Buccaneer Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Gunnmetal Sparkle Headsweats visor * {one} Buccaneer Running Crew tank * {one} pair of Red Sparkle Athletic sleeves * {one} Gunmetal Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of red & white stripe socks * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Buccaneer Running Costume Assembly

Assembling the buccaneer running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories…

Buccaneer Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pirate patch * {one} fake mustache * {one} pair of black running shoes. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Buccaneer Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more costumes for running ideas, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Buccaneer Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => buccaneer-pirate-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-01-08 20:39:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-01-09 04:39:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=50314 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Pirate Costume Guide for Running

January 8, 2018
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 40723 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2018-01-08 08:23:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-01-08 16:23:17 [post_content] => Just because you’re a runner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Some of our favorite races are perfect for running in costume, in fact – many of them actually encourage it. For example, if you are preparing to run any, or all, of the races during the Gasparilla Distance Classic, a pirate inspired running costume is a must. The key is looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in. Luckily, we have some ideas that we think are perfect...

Buccaneer Running Costume

Buccaneer Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Gunnmetal Sparkle Headsweats visor * {one} Buccaneer Running Crew tank * {one} pair of Red Sparkle Athletic sleeves * {one} Gunmetal Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of red & white stripe socks * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings  

Buccaneer Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pirate patch * {one} fake mustache * {one} pair of black running shoes. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Buccaneer Running Costume here.

Pirate Running Costume

Pirate Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Gunnmetal Sparkle Headsweats visor * {one} make or buy a "pirate inspired" tank top or shirt (we made ours using a freezer paper stencil) * {one} pair of Red Sparkle Athletic sleeves * {one} Gunmetal Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of Black and White Stripe socks * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Pirate Running Costume Accessories

* {one} red pirate's sash for your waist * {one} pirate patch * {one} fake mustache * {one} pair of red running shoes. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pirate Running Costume here.

Pirate Captain Costume for Running

Pirate Captain Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Red or Midnight Sparkle Headsweats Visor (we added a white feather plume) * {one} red tank top or shirt * {one} pair of Red  Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Midnight Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of Red and White stripe socks * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Pirate Captain Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pirate patch * {one} fake mustache * {one} white ruffly ascot * {one} hook * {one} pair of red running shoes. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pirate Captain Running Costume here.

Pirate Side Kick Running Costume

mr. smee running costume

Pirate Side Kick Running Costume Essentials

* {one} blue and white striped tank top or shirt * {one} royal blue Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of red  sparkle sleeves * {one} red  Sparkle Athletic visor  * {one} pair of gold lightning bolt shwings for your shoes

Pirate Side Kick Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of red running shoes * {one} pair of glasses Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pirate Captain Running Costume here.

Assembling any of these running costumes is pretty self-explanatory… but once you’re dressed, voilà! A quick & easy pirate inspired running costume DIY style.

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Princess Inspired Running Costume Guide

December 11, 2017
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Just because you’re a runner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Some of our favorite races are perfect for running in costume, in fact – many of them actually encourage it. If you are preparing to run any, or all, of the races during the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend, running costumes are a must. The key is looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in. Luckily, we have plenty ideas, including a few that we think are perfect for the "princess" theme...

Poison Apple Princess Running Costume

Are you a princess, hoping to find your prince? Creating your very own snow princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Poison Apple Princess Running Costume Essentials

Poison Apple Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of yellow running shoes * {one} Satin Red bow attached to visor * {one} brown "bob" wig * crimson red lipstick Get NEARLY everything you need for the Poison Apple Running Costume here.

Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume

Are you more comfortable running away at the strike of midnight? Luckily, you can create your very own glass slipper princess inspired running costume. Here’s what you’ll need…

Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume Essentials

Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
                                    • * {one} pair of pale blue running shoes
                                    • * {one} pair of BIG pearl earrings
                                    • * {one} Cinderella inspired wig, or make your own using a yarn wig or hair bun hairdo
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Glass Slipper Princess Running Costume here.

Brave Princess Running Costume

Are you feeling a bit BRAVE? If so, then you’ll be thrilled to know that creating your very own brave princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here’s what you’ll need…

Brave Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} teal tank top (or shirt) (we used gold ribbon to embellish it) * {one} teal Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of gold Sparkle Athletic sparkle sleeves * {one} pair of gold lightning bolt shoe shwings or crown shoe shwings

Brave Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
                              • * bow, arrows & quiver * {one} pair of teal compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of teal running shoes * {one} gold or tartan inspired belt * {one} Merida inspired wig, or make your own using a yarn wig
                              • Get NEARLY everything you need for the Brave Princess Running Costume here.

Long Hair Princess Running Costume

Are you a princess, who is ready to let her hair down and go running? Creating your very own long hair princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Long Hair Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Purple or Pink Tiara Sparkle Headsweats Visor  * {one}turquoise tank top * {one} pair of Pink Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings
          • Long Hair Princess Running Costume Accessories

            We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} purple running shoes * {one} Rapunzel inspired wig, or make your own using a yarn wig & a few artificial flowers * Want to take your princess running costume to the next  level? Break out your sewing machine & add princess sleeves (pink & purple striped sleeves) to your tank top using this sleeves tutorial.
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Long Hair Princess Running Costume here.

Chinese Warrior Princess Running Costume

Do you have a lucky cricket? Have you battled the Hun army for fun? If so, you'll love our Chinese Warrior Princess running costume. Here's what you'll need...

Chinese Warrior Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Black Sparkle Headsweats Visor (to represent her dark hair), you could also use a Red or Pink Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} pink tank top or shirt (we used trimmed it with purple ribbon to give a "kimono" like look) * {one} pair of Pink Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Red Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

Chinese Warrior Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} blue "kimono" like wrap, fastened with red ribbon * {one} pair of pink compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of pink running shoes * {one} flowered fan Get NEARLY everything you need for the Chinese Warrior Princess Running Costume here.

Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume

Are you more comfortable with your nose in a book reading? Luckily, you can create your very own yellow princess inspired running costume. Here's what you'll need...

Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Yellow "Chase Your Dreams" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Gold Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Yellow Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of I Love to Run Race Legs * {one} pair of Red Bow Shoe Shwings

Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} BIG red rose (or two or three) * {one} pair of yellow running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Yellow Beauty Princess Running Costume here.

Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume

 Are you more comfortable with your nose in a book reading? Luckily, you can create your very own country living, book loving princess inspired running costume. Here's what you'll need...

Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Royal Blue Tank Top or Shirt (use felt to make the white "collar," and attach with a few stitches or some safety pins) * {one} pair of White Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Silver Crown Shoe Shwings * {one} white waist apron

Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of royal blue running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Country Living, Book Loving Princess Running Costume here.

Love the "Beauty and the Beast" theme, but want a costume that is less "princessy"? Check out our Teapot & Teacup running costume here.

If you've got your heart set on running dressed as a princess, other than Beauty, we've got plenty of ideas...

 

Ice Queen Running Costume

Do you LOVE the smell of chocolate? Do you have (or wish you had) the ability to freeze things with just the touch of your hands? Is a snowman one of your best friends? If you answer to any of these questions is yes, the Ice Queen Running Costume is perfect for you. Here’s what you’ll need…

Ice Queen Running Costume Essentials

Ice Queen Running Costume Accessories

      • We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
      • * {one} pair of turquoise running shoes
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Ice Queen Running Costume here.

Anna Princess Running Costume

Are you friends with trolls & snowmen? Do you LOVE the smell of chocolate? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, the Anna Princess Running Costume is perfect for you. Here’s what you’ll need…

Anna Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Pink Tiara Sparkle Athletic Visor * {one} Black "Run For The Bling" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Turquoise Sparkle Sleeves  * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Pink Wing Shoe Shwings * {one} magenta super sparkle cape

Anna Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
                            • * {one} pair of blue running shoes
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Anna Princess Running Costume here.

Latina Princess Running Costume

Are you a teenage princess? Have you rescued your kingdom from an evil sorceress? If your answer is yes, or you wish it was, the Latina Princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Latina Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Red tank top (or shirt) (we embellished it with a pinkish ruffle around the neckline) * {one} pair of Gold Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Red Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt (we embellished it with a pinkish ruffle) * {one} pair of "I Love to Run" Race Legs * {one} pair of Lightning Bolt or  Crown Shoe Shwings

Latina Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} gold belt * {one} pair of white compression socks (or white tights) * {one} pair of red running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Latina Princess Running Costume here.

Little Latina Princess Running Costume

Have you ever dreamt that your mother married a king & you became a princess overnight? If so, the Little Latina princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Little Latina Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Purple Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Purple "Chase Your Dreams" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Purple Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

Little Latina Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {two} strands of pearls for the peplum detail * {several} white flower stickers (be careful - some sequins MAY be lost upon removal) * {one} pair of white compression socks (or white tights) * {one} pair of purple running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Little Latina Princess Running Costume here.

Light Side Princess Running Costume

  Have you ever wished you had a twin brother? That your father was a dark lord? That you were a princess of the Galaxy? If this sounds like you, the Light Side Princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Light Side Princess Running Costume Essentials

Light Side Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} Light Side Princess belt * {one} pair of white compression socks (or white tights) * {one} pair of white running shoes * {one} blaster pistol Get NEARLY everything you need for the Light Side Princess Running Costume here.

Mermaid Princess Running Costume

Do you sometimes wish you were a mermaid? Luckily, creating your very own mermaid princess inspired running costume is pretty quick & easy. Here's what you'll need...

Mermaid Princess Running Costume Essentials

 Mermaid Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume:
  • * {one} pair of purple running shoes
  • * a fork to brush your hair
  • * your very own best friend (a stuffed flounder)
Get NEARLY everything you need for the Mermaid Princess Running Costume here.

New Orleans Princess Running Costume

Are you willing to kiss a few frogs in an effort to find your "prince?" Then you will love our New Orleans Princess Running Costume. Here's what you'll need...

New Orleans Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Lime Sparkle Headsweats Visor (we added a water lily) * {one} lime tank top or shirt (we embellished with yellow & white felt to create water lily like petals) * {one} pair of Lime Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Lime Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt (we added a water lily) * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

New Orleans Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {two} Water Lillys - one attached at the waist and one to your visor * {one} pair of yellow or white compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of lime running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the New Orleans Princess Running Costume here.

Pocahontas Running Costume

Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Pocahontas Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Turquoise Sparkle Headsweats Visor (we attached a red feather) * {one} brown or nude tank top (to simulate Pocahontas' strapless top we layered a brown tank on top of a nude tank and embellished with some brown fringe) * {one} pair of Turquoise Sparkle Sleeves (we embellished one of the sleeves with red sparkle trim) * {one} Brown Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

Pocahontas Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of "fringe" calf sleeves or brown compression socks (or brown tights) * {one} pair of turquoise running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pocahontas Running Costume here.  

Sleeping Princess Running Costume

Were you recently (or are you hoping to be) awoken from a long slumber by a handsome prince? If your answer is yes (or even if it isn't), the sleeping princess inspired running costume, is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Sleeping Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} pink Sparkle Athletic Tiara Visor * {one} turquoise tank top * {one} pair of pink Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves  * {one} pink Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of "Run Like a Girl" Sparkle Athletic Race Legs * {one} pair of Silver Crown Shoe Shwings

Sleeping Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} pair of pink running shoes * {one} gold necklace * want to go the extra mile & create a princess worthy running tank with very little sewing? Check out THIS tutorial. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Sleeping Princess Running Costume here.

Polynesian Princess Running Costume

Does the water "call" to you? If so, the Polynesian Princess running costume is perfect for you. Here's what you'll need...

Polynesian Princess Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Orange Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} make (or buy) a tribal inspired orange tank top (or use a sports bra for a more authentic look) * {one} Brown Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Crown Shoe Shwings

Polynesian Princess Running Costume Accessories

We always say that the details make all the difference... while they definitely aren’t necessary, the following accessories will definitely add a little "umph!" to your running costume: * {one} tribal inspired skirt overlay (we used lace, and an orange kerchief that we added tribal inspired markings to) * {one} pair of orange compression socks (or white tights) * {one} pair of orange running shoes * {one} seashell necklace Get NEARLY everything you need for the Polynesian Princess Running Costume here.

Assembling any of these running costumes is pretty self-explanatory… but once you’re dressed, voilà! A quick & easy princess inspired running costume DIY style.

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Christmas Costume Guide

November 30, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 37608 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-11-30 09:48:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-30 17:48:19 [post_content] => Just because you’re a runner doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. Wearing costumes for running is the new big thing, didn’t you know?! Some of your favorite races are just made for running in costume, in fact — many of them actually encourage it! With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought we could help out with a few Christmas-inspired running costumes.

Santa’s Elf Running Costume

While YOU can’t work in Santa’s workshop building toys, you CAN be a voluntary elf, running races, spreading Christmas cheer. Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own Santa’s Elf running costume…

Elf Running Costume Essentials

* {one} green tank top with attached "gold" buttons (we made our "collar" out of felt) * {one} green  Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} green Sparkle Headsweats visor (with attached red ribbon for a more "elf-ish" look) * {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one}  I Love to Run Race Legs * {one} pair of gold lightning bolt shwings * optional: green running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, green running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Elf on the Shelf Running Costume

  You’ve read the book. You’ve adopted an elf, and hidden it every single night. But the “Elf on the Shelf’s” magic isn’t limited to telling Santa all about the day’s adventures… we have it on pretty good authority that the “Elf on Shelf” loves to run races too! Luckily, you can “harness” the “Elf on the Shelf’s” power for yourself with an “Elf on the Shelf” running costume. Here’s what you’ll need…

Elf on the Shelf Running Costume Essentials

* {one} red tank top * {one} elf collar (we suggest cutting out from felt) * {one} red Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic sleeves * {one} Red with White Polka Dot Race Legs * {one} pair of white mittens * {one} santa hat (although a red sparkle athletic visor would do the trick too!) * optional: red running shoes and silver shwings , while they aren’t necessary, the extra details can be the “icing on the cake.” & We’re pretty sure that the shwings are the secret to the “Elf on the Shelf’s” magic.

Snowman Running Costume

snowman-running-costume-1024x1018 Jingle Bell Run? Santa 5K? Snowman Stomp? Or any other winter-inspired race in your future? Sounds like the perfect opportunity to embrace your inner snowman…

Snowman Running Costume Essentials

* {one} white tank top (add your "coal" buttons using fabric, paint, or buttons) * {one} white Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of white Sparkle Athletic sleeves * {one} red scarf * {one} snowman hat or white Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor (paint a snowman face on a plain white hat or visor, or if you're feeling super crafty attach a 3D felt carrot nose) * optional: black running shoes  & silver shwings while they aren’t necessary, the extra details can be the “icing on the cake”

Reindeer Running Costume

reindeer-running-costume Creating your own reindeer running costume is pretty quick & easy! I think even Santa would believe you're one of his reindeer. Here's what you'll need:

Reindeer Running Costume Essentials

*one brown tank top or shirt (we suggest using white felt for the chest piece) *one brown Sparkle Athletic Skirt *one red Sparkle Athletic Visor with homemade (or store-bought) antlers attached *one pair of Red with White Polka Dot Race Legs *one pair of Red with White Polka Dot Sparkle Sleeves optional: red running shoes (while they aren't necessary, they really are the "icing on the cake.")

Santa Running Costume

Santa usually needs a sleigh & eight flying reindeer to help him travel the globe. But if you're planning to run a holiday race, you might have to trade in the flying reindeer for a pair of running shoes. Think the Santa running costume is the perfect costume for running your holiday race? Here’s what you’ll need…

Santa Running Costume Essentials

* {one} red tank top * {one} red  Sparkle Athletic running skirt, layered on top of a white Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} red Sparkle Headsweats visor or Santa hat * {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves (we trimmed ours with an extra piece of faux fur attached with safety pins) * {one} pair of I Love to Run, Red & White striped, or Red, Green & White diagonal striped Sparkle Athletic Race Legs * {one} pair of silver wing shwings * optional: red running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, pink or red running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Quick & Easy Holiday Running Costume

quick-and-easy-christmas-running-costume Let's face it... the holidays are busy. If you are looking for a quick & easy solution to what to wear for your holiday run, we are here to help.

Quick & Easy Holiday Running Costume Essentials

* {one} black tank top * {one} Holiday Plaid Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} red or green red * {one} pair of red or green Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one}  pair of I Love to Run Race Legs * {one} pair of Holiday Sparkle Shoe Poms * optional: red running shoes (while they aren’t necessary, red running shoes really are the “icing on the cake”)

Assembly your Holiday Running Costumes

Assembling your Christmas-inspired running costume is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re worried about it being too cold,  add some sleeves or swap the tank top for a long-sleeved shirt, and add some running capris or tights! Have fun creating your own costumes for running. For even more costumes for running ideas, check out the entire running costume guide.   [post_title] => Christmas Costume Guide [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => christmas-costume-round-up [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://sparkleathletic.com/i-believe-holiday-unicorn-running-costume/ https://sparkleathletic.com/santas-elf-running-costume/ https://sparkleathletic.com/elf-on-the-shelf-running-costume/ https://sparkleathletic.com/quick-easy-holiday-running-costume/ https://sparkleathletic.com/snowman-running-costume/ [post_modified] => 2018-07-26 11:53:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-26 19:53:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=37608 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Meet #teamsparkle – @mdangelo11 uses sparkle to remind her running is fun

July 31, 2017
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We think THE best part about Sparkle Athletic is the AHH-MAZING people that make up #teamsparkle. We are so incredibly lucky to “meet” (IRL and virtually) so many team members, but we thought it’s about time we introduced the people that make up this inspiring & motivating community.

With that being said, it's time to meet a member of #teamsparkle. Up next is Miranda, aka @mdangelo11 on Instagram!

Tell us about your past race/running experience:

Miranda: I started running in 2012. I decided I needed something to get me in shape and keep me busy. I decided to sign up for the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon as my very first competitive race. I had seen advertisements for how amazing the Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon was and being that I am such a huge Disney freak (pretty much lived at Disneyland growing up) I had to do a runDisney race. I fell in love with running from that race on. At my first race I noticed many people "dressed" up, and at my second race, the 2013 Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon I ran with a woman who I met in the corral who was wearing an orange Sparkle Athletic skirt and orange wings! I thought she looked awesome and decided my next race I would dress up. That following September I ran the inaugural Disneyland 10k and dressed as Mike Wazowski, my first ever race costume! From then on I was hooked on sparkle! I also started sporting sparkle skirts at local races. Now, I can't race without a Sparkle Athletic skirt on! I swear they make me run faster! And it's so much fun standing out in a sea of Lululemon speed shorts and singlets!

We are so glad you are a part of #teamsparkle. When did you first join and what color was your first skirt?

M: I joined #teamsparkle in September of 2013, my very first purchase was the lime green skirt and lime green sparkle visor for my Mike Wazowski costume for the Disneyland 10k.

What/Who inspires you to continue running?

M: The motivation of my family and friends is what keeps me going. I love the running community so much! Everyone is so helpful and friendly. If I decide to sign up for a race solo I know I won’t actually be running alone because there’s always an opportunity to make friends in the corral before the race or during the race! I also just love how running makes me feel! The endorphins after a training run or a race are like no other and they just keep me going and craving more miles because it just feels so good!

We all know how much #teamsparkle loves their treats as much as they love running... What’s your favorite indulgence?

M: I love donuts!! There is a donut shop that is walking distance from my house and I find myself there after a run more often that I should. They are the best treat after a nice run.

Which Sparkle Athletic product is your favorite "go to"?

M: Well, that’s a difficult question to answer because I love all of my Sparkle Athletic products so much! But, I guess if I have to choose I’d say it’s the Shwings! I wear them at races, training runs, and sometimes to work just for that little extra umph to get me through a long day. They make me smile and are a great conversation starter!

What is one of your favorite parts of racing in a Sparkle Athletic skirt?

M: So I would have to say my favorite part about racing in a sparkle skirt is actually twofold. I love the looks I get from other runners prior to the start of the race. Most people are very complimentary and love the sparkle, while others are staring in disbelief that a woman is wearing a sparkle skirt to a race. The competitive side of me feels that the best part about wearing the sparkle skirt is passing people during a race, most people seem to underestimate the power of the sparkle! #Respecttheskirt But seriously, racing in a sparkle skirt is just a great reminder to keep it fun and not so serious! Running is supposed to be enjoyable and if you aren’t having fun with it then really what’s the point? Life is way too short to worry about how fast you’re going or if you’ll set a new PR (even though it sure is great when that happens). Sparkle Athletic has helped bring a fun new side to running for me and I love every second of it!

Thank YOU so very much for "joining the team." Individually each & every one of you is amazing, but as a "team" we ROCK.

Everyone has a story, and we want to hear YOURS! The #teamsparkle community is such a loving and inclusive group, but often times we are tackling our runs solo. Knowing your teammates can help you to feel more a part of the running community. If you would like to share your story, whether it is about how you got started running, what motivates your running, why you love running, or how running has changed your life, please let us know! We would love to feature you on an upcoming “Meet The Team” post – so email us at meettheteam@sparkleathletic.com!
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Favorite Run – Kauai, HI: Kalalau Trail

July 30, 2017
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There are so many amazing places to run that we want to help spread the word about some of your favorites. Maybe you will be visiting a new area and looking for a great running trail or in search of your next racecation. Whatever the case, we hope to highlight some of the best places to run around the world!
Up next to share her favorite run is Elise (@elisewallace on Instagram). She shares with us her favorite place to run and her favorite places to eat post-run...

Favorite Run: Kalalau Trail, Kauai, HI

Runner: Elise Location: Kalalau Trail. Kalalau Beach is only accessible by hiking (running) or man-powered boats (kayaks), making it quiet and secluded. You can camp there with a permit. Address: Trail head is at Ke'e Beach on the Na Pali coast of Kauai, Hawaii. Fun Fact: The Na Pali coast is portrayed as "Isla Nubar" in the first Jurassic Park movie. You may remember it as the helicopter was flying to the island and you see a lush island in the distance.
 
Distance: The trail to Kalalau Beach is 11 miles long, so the out-and-back is 22 miles. There are a few shorter hikes along the trail, including a 2-mile hike to a waterfall. Difficulty: Very. The trail is graded, but is never level as it crosses above towering sea cliffs and through lush valleys. 12,000 of elevation gain. Hard to believe there could be so much climbing in Hawaii, but the trail climbs up to the cliffs, then down to the valleys many, many times. Why You Love It: The views are amazing! The crystal blue ocean below, waterfalls peeking out everywhere in the lush green valleys, a secluded beach at your destination (actually your halfway point), what more could you want?!
Parking: You can park at the Ke'e Beach parking lot. If you get there early enough, you'll have your choice of a parking spot.
Favorite Place To Eat Post-Run: Anything! The closest town is Hanalei, which has a few small food stands and shaved ice. We got burgers from Bubba's Burgers and I inhaled it in less than a minute.

Notes: WATER....you'll need lots of it. When I ran here with my husband, we carried two bottles each and a water purification bottle so we could collect more water from streams as needed. Next time I would definitely bring hydration packs to be able to carry more, BUT also purification tablets so we could re-fill as needed. This run took us over 8 hours, so water is the most important thing to plan for. 

A big thanks to Elise for sharing her favorite run with us. We hope that this series turns into a list of super cool runs across the country and even internationally - that way if you are ever in the area you know of a recommended route from a fellow #teamsparkle member. If you’d like to be featured on an upcoming Sparkle Athletic “Favorite Runs” post, please email us at favoriteruns@sparkleathletic.com.
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#teamsparkle Global Running Day virtual run

May 23, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 32957 [post_author] => 5 [post_date] => 2017-05-23 05:41:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-23 13:41:10 [post_content] => We know you love to run, so we're pretty sure you're already planning to "celebrate" global running day with a run... we are too. Which got us thinking - how AWESOME would it be if #teamsparkle could celebrate by running TOGETHER? We may not be able to physically run together, but we can virtually. We invite you to SPARKLE with us on June 7th. Let's celebrate running AND our amazing #teamsparkle community all at the same time. Now through June 7th, you can add a FREE "#teamsparkle bib" to any order here; or we have two bib options that you can print out below (one features a number, and one is blank so you write in your own number, or name). Whether you run a mile, ten, or any other mileage - we encourage you to sparkle. There may not be a medal at the end, but if you "RSVP" that you'll be joining us on our Facebook event page you'll be enter to win a #teamsparkle prize pack. AND when you post your Global Running day pics to social media (don't forget to tag #teamsparkle), you'll be entered for another chance to win. We can't wait for you to SPARKLE with us on June 7th. numbered-bib blank-bib [post_title] => #teamsparkle Global Running Day virtual run [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => teamsparkle-global-running-day-virtual-run [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-23 15:25:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-23 23:25:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?post_type=blogs&p=32957 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw )

Animation Inspired Running Costume Guide

May 20, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45507 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-05-20 15:55:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-20 23:55:38 [post_content] => Just because you’re a runner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Especially when you are running any (or all) of the runDisney races during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland. Luckily for you, we have plenty ideas that are easy to run in and are perfect for the Pixar themed races. Be "incredible" during the Disneyland 5K, be part Monster while running the Disneyland 10K, and join the "Toy Story" gang during Disneyland Half Marathon... consider this your very own running costume guide.

Animation Inspired Running Costume Guide

Sheriff Running Costume

Sheriff Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Brown Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} yellow tank top * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Sheriff Running Costume Accessories

* {one} red kerchief * {one} cow print vest (we suggest cutting a "vest" shape out of cow print fabric and attaching it to the front of your tank) * {one} gold "sheriff" badge and matching gold belt buckle * {one} gun holster * {one} pair brown compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of brown running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Sheriff Woody Running Costume here.

Cowgirl Running Costume

Cowgirl Running Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} white tank top (we embellished it with felt and red rick rack) * {one) pair of white sparkle sleeves * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Cowgirl Running Costume Accessories

* yellow "cuffs" for your sparkle sleeves * {one} gold belt buckle * {one} pair of cow print knee high socks (or tights) * {one} pair of brown running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Cowgirl Running Costume here.

Space Ranger Running Costume

Space Ranger Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Purple Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} make (or buy) a space ranger tank top or t-shirt * {one) pair of White Sparkle Sleeves * {one} White Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Space Ranger Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of white compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of lime green running shoes (with ANDY written on them for good measure) Get NEARLY everything you need for the Space Ranger Running Costume here.

Potato Head Running Costume

 

Potato Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Black Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} brown tank top (we used felt to make the pieces of his face & glued them on) * {one) pair of white sparkle sleeves * {one} Brown Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Rainbow Wing Shoe Shwings

Potato Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair blue compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of blue running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Potato Head Running Costume here.

Little Green Alien Running Costume

Little Green Alien Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Lime Green Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} royal blue tank top (we attached a "planet" patch, but you could use a sticker too) * {one} pair of Neon Lime Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Little Green Alien Running Costume Accessories

* {three} eye stickers (or patches) & an antenna (made of neon lime pipe cleaners) can be attached to the crown of your visor * {one} pair blue compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of blue running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Little Green Alien Running Costume here.

One Eyed Green Monster Running Costume

Little Green Monster Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Lime Green Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Lime Green Tank top (use felt to make the "eye" & mouth) * {one) pair of neon lime sparkle sleeves * {one} Lime or Neon Lime Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of neon lime tie-dye race legs * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Little Green Monster Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of lime green running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Mike the Monster Running Costume here.

Big Blue Monster Running Costume

Big Blue Monster Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Turquoise Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Turquoise Tank top (use felt to make the belly & purple spots) * {one) pair of turquoise sparkle sleeves * {one} Turquoise Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of neon blue tie-dye race legs * {one} pair of Turquoise Wing Shoe Shwings

Big Blue Monster Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of monster horns attached to the visor * {one} pair of purple running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Big Blue Monster Running Costume here.

Incredible Super Hero Running Costume

Incredible Super Hero Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Midnight Black Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Red Tank top (use felt to make the insignia) * {one) pair of Red Tank Top * {one} Red Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt, or, you could wear a Midnight Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt with a pair of black capris * {one} pair ofRed Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt

Incredible Super Hero Running Costume Accessories

* {one} orange belt * {one} pair of black compression socks * {one} pair of black running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Incredible Super Hero Running Costume here.

Assembling any of these running costumes is pretty self-explanatory… but once you’re dressed, voilà! quick & easy Pixar inspired running costumes DIY style.

And if you are looking for a more "classic" Disney inspired running costume, don’t worry, we have you covered on that side as well – check our all of our Disney Running Costumes here.

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Big Blue Monster Running Costume

April 20, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45520 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-04-20 16:30:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-21 00:30:36 [post_content] => Running costumes, especially when you are running any of the runDisney races, are a must. Looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in? Luckily, we have plenty ideas for running costumes. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Big Blue Monster Running Costume

Big Blue Monster Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Turquoise Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Turquoise Tank top (use felt to make the belly & purple spots) * {one) pair of turquoise sparkle sleeves * {one} Turquoise Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of neon blue tie-dye race legs * {one} pair of Turquoise Wing Shoe Shwings

Big Blue Monster Running Costume

Assembling the big blue monster running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories...

Big Blue Monster Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of monster horns attached to the visor * {one} pair of purple running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Big Blue Monster Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy running costumes, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Big Blue Monster Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => monsters-inc-sully-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://sparkleathletic.com/shop/ [post_modified] => 2017-07-17 17:22:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-18 01:22:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=45520 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

One Eyed Green Monster Running Costume

April 18, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45517 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-04-18 16:20:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-19 00:20:47 [post_content] => Running costumes, especially when you are running any of the runDisney races, are a must. Looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in? Luckily, we have plenty ideas for running costumes. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Mike the Monster Running Costume

Mike the Monster Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Lime Green Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} Lime Green Tank top (use felt to make the "eye" & mouth) * {one) pair of neon lime sparkle sleeves * {one} Lime or Neon Lime Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of neon lime tie-dye race legs * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Mike the Monster Running Costume

Assembling the mike the monster running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories...

Mike the Monster Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of lime green running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Mike the Monster Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy running costumes, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => One Eyed Green Monster Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => monsters-inc-mike-wazowski-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://sparkleathletic.com/shop/ [post_modified] => 2017-07-31 09:37:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-31 17:37:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=45517 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Space Ranger Running Costume

April 17, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45512 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-04-17 16:07:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-18 00:07:59 [post_content] => Running costumes, especially when you are running any of the runDisney races, are a must. Looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in? Luckily, we have plenty ideas for running costumes. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Space Ranger Running Costume

Space Ranger Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Purple Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} make (or buy) a space ranger tank top or t-shirt * {one) pair of white sparkle sleeves * {one} White Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Silver Wing Shoe Shwings

Space Ranger Running Costume

Assembling the space ranger running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories...

Space Ranger Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of white compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of lime green running shoes (with ANDY written on them for good measure) Get NEARLY everything you need for the Space Ranger Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy running costumes, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Space Ranger Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => toy-story-buzz-lightyear-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://sparkleathletic.com/shop/ [post_modified] => 2017-07-17 17:21:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-18 01:21:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=45512 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Favorite Run – San Francisco, CA: Fort Mason

April 14, 2017
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There are so many amazing places to run that we want to help spread the word about some of your favorites. Maybe you will be visiting a new area and looking for a great running trail or in search of your next racecation. Whatever the case, we hope to highlight some of the best places to run around the world!
Up next to share her favorite run is Sarah (@alwyzsleepn on Instagram). She shares with us her favorite place to run on her lunch break...

Favorite Run: Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

Runner: Sarah Location: Fort Mason, then along the Marina, up to the Presidio. However, when I need to do speed runs, I'll run at the SF Municipal Pier, and Aquatic Park --> The run takes me through two different National Park Service sites - the San Francisco Maritime National Park, and different portions of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, plus the Marina Green. Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 2905 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 Fun Facts :  The San Francisco Municipal Pier was built in the early 1930s as a recreational pier. Today it continues to be heavily used by anglers but also is heavily trafficked by joggers and tourists visiting the area. // Fort Mason was previously a US Army Post, from 1864-1966, and was designated a National Historical Landmark in 1985. During WWII, it was the Army's designated logistics center for sending supplies to troops in the Pacific. // The Presidio is Home to the Letterman Digital Arts Center, where one can find a life size statue of Yoda; it's also home to the Walt Disney Family Museum. Distance: It can be as short as you want, or as long as you wish. Since I run at a leisurely pace, during my lunch hour, I get in about 2-3 miles in an out-and-back. However those with more time, or who wish to run longer distances can run to the Golden Gate Bridge, or get lost inside the Presidio.  Difficulty: Fairly easy. There are some hills if you wish to run them. The one unavoidable hill is up to Fort Mason, yet, my guestimate for elevation is 30-40 feet at most for that hill. Why You Love It: I love it because it's right outside the door of my office. It's a very scenic route, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, or the San Francisco Bay. It's full of people, but at the same time I feel like I have the whole route to myself.
Parking: I take public transportation to work, so I've never needed to park. However, there is street parking, and parking garages near by.
Favorite Place To Eat Post-Run: I run during my lunch hour (RUNCH), so I will bring my lunch. However for others, In-N-Out, Chipotle, and for the ultimate treat, ice cream at Ghirardelli Chocolates. Sometimes, I'll grab a post run iced tea at the Starbucks on Beach and Hyde, featuring one of my favorite murals at a Starbucks.
A big thanks to Sarah for sharing her favorite run with us. We hope that this series turns into a list of super cool runs across the country and even internationally - that way if you are ever in the area you know of a recommended route from a fellow #teamsparkle member. If you’d like to be featured on an upcoming Sparkle Athletic “Favorite Runs” post, please email us at favoriteruns@sparkleathletic.com.
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Cowgirl Running Costume

April 12, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45509 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-04-12 15:59:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-12 23:59:22 [post_content] => Running costumes, especially when you are running any of the runDisney races, are a must. Looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in? Luckily, we have plenty ideas for running costumes. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Cowgirl Running Costume

Cowgirl Running Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Red Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} white tank top (we embellished it with felt and red rick rack) * {one) pair of white sparkle sleeves * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Cowgirl Running Costume

Assembling the cowgirl running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories...

Cowgirl Running Costume Accessories

* yellow "cuffs" for your sparkle sleeves * {one} gold belt buckle * {one} pair of cow print knee high socks (or tights) * {one} pair of brown running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Cowgirl Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy running costumes, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Cowgirl Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => toy-story-jessie-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://sparkleathletic.com/shop/ [post_modified] => 2017-07-17 17:21:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-18 01:21:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=45509 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Sheriff Running Costume

April 10, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45498 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-04-10 15:42:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-10 23:42:15 [post_content] => Running costumes, especially when you are running any of the runDisney races, are a must. Looking for costumes for running ideas that you can actually run in? Luckily, we have plenty ideas for running costumes. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Sheriff Running Costume

Sheriff Running Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Brown Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} yellow tank top * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Sheriff Running Costume

Assembling the Sheriff running costume is pretty self-explanatory. But, if you want to make it even more realistic, or if you want to add a little umph! to your costume for running, think about including one or more of the following running costume accessories...

Sheriff Running Costume Accessories

* {one} red kerchief * {one} cow print vest (we suggest cutting a "vest" shape out of cow print fabric and attaching it to the front of your tank) * {one} gold "sheriff" badge and matching gold belt buckle * {one} gun holster * {one} pair brown compression socks (or tights) * {one} pair of brown running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Sheriff Woody Running Costume here. Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more easy running costumes, check out our entire running costume guide. [post_title] => Sheriff Running Costume [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => toy-story-sheriff-woody-running-costume [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://sparkleathletic.com/shop/ [post_modified] => 2017-07-17 17:20:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-18 01:20:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://sparkleathletic.com/?p=45498 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )

Favorite Run – Culver City, CA: Ballona Creek Bike Trail

March 30, 2017
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There are so many amazing places to run that we want to help spread the word about some of your favorites. Maybe you will be visiting a new area and looking for a great running trail or in search of your next racecation. Whatever the case, we hope to highlight some of the best places to run around the world!
Up next to share her favorite run is Kelsey (@MsKelseyTara on Instagram). She shares with us her favorite place to run and her favorite places to eat post-run...

Favorite Run: Ballona Creek Bike Trail, Culver City, CA

Runner: Kelsey Location: Ballona Creek Bike Trail, Culver City, CA Address: The bike trail along the creek starts at Syd Kronenthal Park at 3459 McManus Avenue Culver City, CA, but there are also several other entrances along the trail. Fun Fact: Ballona Creek and Lagoon are named for the Ballona or Paseo de las Carretas land grant, dated November 27, 1839. The Machado and Talamantes families, co-grantees of the rancho, heralded from Baiona in northern Spain Distance: As long as you want! The path itself is 7 miles each way, but you can add on mileage on the beach bike path in either direction. Difficulty: Overall the trail it pretty flat, but there are grades each time the trail dips below surface streets. Why You Love It: I love running Ballona Creek because it allows me to tailor my run to whatever length I want. From the top of the trail to Marina Del Rey and the ocean is roughly 7 miles each way. At the Marina, I can continue on to the beach bike path and take it either north toward Santa Monica or south toward Manhattan Beach, adding on as much mileage as I need for that particular training run. And who doesn't love running on the beach? And since the lower half of the trail winds through wetlands there is a lot of diverse bird life to view.
Parking: According to the Ballona Creek website (available here http://ballonacreek.org/bike-path/), there is free parking near many of the entrances in residential areas.
Favorite Place To Eat Post-Run: I love to eat in Downtown Culver City, either at the Conservatory for Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa (https://www.conservatorycoffeeandtea.com/) if I'm in a coffee and pastry mood or Cafe Vida (http://www.cafevida.net/) if I feel like a full breakfast. Both are a little more than a half of a mile off of the Duquesne exit of the Ballona Creek Bike path. After food, have fun browsing downtown Culver City, the home of Sony Studios!
A big thanks to Kelsey for sharing her favorite run with us. We hope that this series turns into a list of super cool runs across the country and even internationally - that way if you are ever in the area you know of a recommended route from a fellow #teamsparkle member. If you’d like to be featured on an upcoming Sparkle Athletic “Favorite Runs” post, please email us at favoriteruns@sparkleathletic.com.
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Pixie Inspired Running Costume Guide

March 29, 2017
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 43172 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-03-29 23:01:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-30 07:01:09 [post_content] => Just because you’re a runner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Especially when you are running any (or all) of the runDisney races during the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland. Luckily for you, we have plenty ideas that are easy to run in and are perfect for the Never Land 5K, Tinker Bell 10K, Tinker Bell Half Marathon, and Pixie Challenge. Consider this your very own running costume guide.

Lime Fairy Running Costume

Lime Fairy Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Lime Sparkle Athletic HeadSweats Visor * {one} Lime "Fairy Fast" Tank Top * {one} pair of Lime Sparkle Athletic Fairy Wings * {one} pair of Neon Lime Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Lime green Sparkle Athletic skirt, although the Neon Lime Skirt would be perfect too * {one} pair of Sparkle Athletic "I Can Fly" Race Legs * {one} pair of Fairy Wing Shwings for your shoes * {one} pair White Sparkle Shoe Poms

Lime Fairy Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of lime green running shoes * pixie dust Get NEARLY everything you need for the Lime Fairy Running Costume here.

Purple Fairy Running Costume

Purple Fairy Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor * {one} Purple "Fairy Fast" Tank Top * {one} pair of Purple Sparkle Athletic Racing Wings * {one} pair of Purple Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Purple Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of Sparkle Athletic "I Can Fly" Race Legs * {one} pair of Fairy Wing Shwings for your shoes * {one} pair Purple Sparkle Shoe Poms

Purple Fairy Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of purple running shoes * pixie dust Get NEARLY everything you need for the Purple Fairy Running Costume here.

Pink Fairy Running Costume

Pink Fairy Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Pink Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor * {one} Pink "Fairy Fast" Tank Top * {one} pair of Pink Sparkle Athletic Racing Wings * {one} pair of Neon Pink Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Pink Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of Sparkle Athletic "I Can Fly" Race Legs * {one} pair of Fairy Wing Shwings for your shoes * {one} pair Pink Sparkle Shoe Poms

Pink Fairy Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of pink running shoes * pixie dust Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pink Fairy Running Costume here.

Turquoise Fairy Running Costume

Turquoise Fairy Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Turquoise Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor * {one} Turquoise "Fairy Fast" Tank Top * {one} pair of Turquoise Sparkle Athletic Racing Wings * {one} pair of Turquoise Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Turquoise Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of Sparkle Athletic "I Can Fly" Race Legs * {one} pair of Fairy Wing Shwings for your shoes * {one} pair Turquoise Sparkle Shoe Poms

Turquoise Fairy Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of turquoise running shoes * pixie dust Get NEARLY everything you need for the Turquoise Fairy Running Costume here.

Fairy Running Costume

Fairy Running Costume Essentials

* {one} White Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor * {one} White Tank Top * {one} pair of White Sparkle Athletic Racing Wings * {one} pair of White Sparkle Athletic Sparkle Sleeves * {one} White Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of Sparkle Athletic "I Can Fly" Race Legs * {one} pair of Fairy Wing Shwings for your shoes * {one} pair White Sparkle Shoe Poms

Fairy Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of white or black running shoes * pixie dust Get NEARLY everything you need for the Fairy Running Costume here.

Rainbow Fairy Running Costume

Rainbow Fairy Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Midnight Black Sparkle Headsweats Visor * {one} "I Don't Sweat I Sparkle" Racerback Tank Top * {one} pair of Red Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Rainbow Ruffle Sparkle Athletic Running Skirt * {one} pair of Rainbow Racing Wings * {one} pair of Rainbow Stripe Race Legs * {one} pair of Rainbow Wing Shoe Shwings * {one} pair of White Sparkle Shoe Poms

Fairy Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of black running shoes * pixie dust Get NEARLY everything you need for the Rainbow Fairy Running Costume here.

Pirate Captain Running Costume

Pirate Captain Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Red or Midnight Sparkle Headsweats Visor (we added a white feather plume) * {one} red tank top or shirt * {one} pair of Red  Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Midnight Sparkle Athletic running skirt * {one} pair of Red and White stripe Race Legs * {one} pair of Gold Lightning Bolt Shoe Shwings

Pirate Captain Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pirate patch * {one} fake mustache * {one} white ruffly ascot * {one} hook * {one} pair of red running shoes. Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pirate Captain Running Costume here.

Pirate Running Costume

Pirate Running Costume Essentials

* {one} Red  Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor  * {one} blue and white striped tank top or shirt * {one} pair of Red Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Royal Blue Sparkle Athletic skirt * {one} pair of Red and White Stripe Race Legs * {one} pair of gold lightning bolt shwings for your shoes

Pirate Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of red running shoes * a pair of glasses Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pirate Running Costume here.

The Boy that Never Grows Up Running Costume

The Boy that Never Grows Up Running Costume Essentials:

* {one} Green Sparkle Athletic Headsweats Visor (we embellished it with a red feather) * {one} Green Tank Top * {one} pair of Green Sparkle Sleeves * {one} Green Sparkle Athletic Skirt * {one} pair of I Can Fly Race Legs * {one} pair of silver shwings for your shoes

The Boy that Never Grown Up Running Costume Accessories

* {one} pair of green running shoes Get NEARLY everything you need for the Pirate Running Costume here.

Assembling any of these running costumes is pretty self-explanatory… but once you’re dressed, voilà! A quick & easy Tinker Bell inspired running costumes DIY style.

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