Yesterday afternoon runDisney posted a new article on their blog, NEW RUNDISNEY COSTUME & SAFETY GUIDELINES, about the new restrictions that go into effect on January 6th. Below are a couple snapshots I grabbed from the post:
Again, I am NOT questioning the need for safety, but really?! No UP Houses?! Have you seen some of the costumes at runDisney races?! They are extravagant, creative, outlandish and AMAZING!
runDisney races have NEVER been about a time on the clock for me; they've ALWAYS been about the magic (which may be one reason I don't mind having to sidestep a giant running churro or jump out of the way of a flying carpet)! Now, I am not saying that once you start restricting costumes the races will no longer be any fun, shoot, we are a creative bunch, I am SURE we can work within the new regulations, but I guess it is just a bit shocking.
|Just a few of my runDisney pictures... As you can see, I take my costuming seriously ;)|
Maybe I am naive to think "it will never happen to me", maybe I thought runDisney was immune from the craziness of the world, maybe because the Disneyland Half was my first half marathon my mind sees it and all of the other runDisney events as being in this magical bubble that nothing or no one would ever dare harm, who knows... I suppose I was just a bit surprised (I mean, they've already banned selfie sticks, I guess I thought that was as far as they would go).
Like I've mentioned, runDisney races have always been about the magic, miles and smiles for me. I don't think that restricting the type of costumes will hamper it (although I think I physically said "LAMESAUCE" when I read "Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable."), but it is yet another reminder that the world is not as safe as we may believe.
What are your thoughts on the new guidelines?