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
Some "wildlife", dressed to impress
"Angels" who moonlight as pacers
"Ladybugs" showing off their wings!
Kungfu master who worked his way up to the skyline
Kungfu master with Superman cameo at the back!
Even “The Admiral General” graced us with his presence
Go Go Power Ranger!
Peter Pan finally brought Wendy to Neverland
Even zombies need a rest too…
"Hey… These aren’t brains! I want brains!"
Needless to say, this Sailormoon was a huge head-turner
Hot pink display!
Iron Man left his armor at home, but used his helmet as a GPS device
Spicing things up with a little colour!
"I'm watching you…"
Fun Runner with his big-haired buddy on the right
This paw buddy really pulled this look off
Here's another "Paw Buddy"!
Superman looking suave as always
Supergirl striking a pose!
Spidermen and friend Green Lantern
Batman and his sidekick
Batman and Wonder Woman striking a superhero pose!
"Hey Thor, where did you put the rest of my costume?"
Mini-Superman blasting off
This "fire engine" is rushing off, sirens blaring!
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.
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.
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