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Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

by On Mar 12, 2014

Whenever they appear at marathons, girls squeal with delight, and guys stare and smile.

No, it is not the hydration point (although the reactions are very similar), but costumed runners dressed as superheroes and fairytale characters.

Without further ado, here are some of the highlights of the runners we saw spicing up the scenery in 2013.

From Fairies to Zombies and Everything In Between

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Some "wildlife", dressed to impress

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

"Angels" who moonlight as pacers

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

"Ladybugs" showing off their wings!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Kungfu master who worked his way up to the skyline

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Kungfu master with Superman cameo at the back!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Even “The Admiral General” graced us with his presence

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Go Go Power Ranger!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Peter Pan finally brought Wendy to Neverland

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

"Brainssss…"

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Even zombies need a rest too…

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

"Hey… These aren’t brains! I want brains!"

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Needless to say, this Sailormoon was a huge head-turner

Heady Headgear

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Hot pink display!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Iron Man left his armor at home, but used his helmet as a GPS device

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Spicing things up with a little colour!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

"I'm watching you…"

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Fun Runner with his big-haired buddy on the right

Paw Buddies

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

This paw buddy really pulled this look off

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Here's another "Paw Buddy"!

The Superheroes

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Superman looking suave as always

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

The Avengers. Photo Credit: The New Paper

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Supergirl striking a pose!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Spiderman warming up. Photo Credit: Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Spidermen and friend Green Lantern

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Catwoman

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Wonder Woman

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Batman and his sidekick

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Batman and Wonder Woman striking a superhero pose!

Junior Superheroes

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

"Hey Thor, where did you put the rest of my costume?"

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Mini-Superman blasting off

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

This "fire engine" is rushing off, sirens blaring!

Running On All Cylinders: Costumed Superhero Runners

Hey, be careful where you point that!

Are You Going To Dress Up For 2014?

Here you go, some highlights of the superheroes we saw in 2013.

Also read:  Trail Running is Hot in Thailand: Where to Run?

By putting in the effort and dressing up, these costumed capers are always a welcome sight at marathons; there to help lighten up the atmosphere and give a great positive vibe.

Did you meet any of them, or took a photo with them? Share them on our Facebook Page!

Jonathan was a stereotypical couch potato a few years ago. He finally took the courage to take his health into his own hands, and now enjoys lengthy runs by East Coast Park.

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