Costume Contest

Click here to see the winners of the 2013 Monster Dash Costume Contest

One of the most fun parts of the Monster Dash races is the funny and creative costumes that runners come up with. Some run the 5K -- while others run and entire Half Marathon all decked out in their Halloween costume! We invite you to do the same (with one tip, you might want to practice running in it before race day)!  


Costume judging will happen before the race.  
When: 7:00am-7:45am
Where: Panther Island Pavilion

Here are the categories to get you brainstorming on a great costume. Awards for the winners will be announced on this page soon.

Costume contest participants must be registered for the Monster Dash to qualify.

Costume Contest Categories:

We will be judging for the top three in the following divisions:

  • Adult Individual Male
  • Adult Individual Female
  • Individual Girl (12 and under)
  • Individual Boy (12 and under)
  • Couple
  • Group

Information & Rules:

When and where do I get judged?

In Race Village near the music stage.

What are the costume rules?

  • Groups and pairs must come to the judging table together to be judged
  • If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging
  • You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the contest and keep your race number on for winner announcements
  • You must have been a registered participant and run/walk the race to be eligible for the costume contest
  • You must pick up your awards at the judging stage, no awards will be mailed


How will I be judged? 

Judges will be looking for originality, execution, "wearability" and overall effect.