As I mentioned earlier this year, I was selected by the Superhero Events Super Crew to be a Team Superhero ambassador.
As a member of Team Superhero, my responsibilities are to represent Superhero Events at endurance events, spread the word about Superhero Events through social media, distribute flyers in my hometown, and volunteer at Superhero events.
Our table was responsible for bib numbers 1 through 400.
Janey thoughtfully pre-stuffed safety pins and twist ties into the goodie bags in preparation for the runners.
OneFitJam! Jam & Be Fit! provided 80's themed entertainment for the event.
We saw Chewbacca, Storm Troopers, C-3PO, and R2-D2, Star Wars. Race Director, Sabrina, was Princess Leia.
In addition to all the 80's character costumes, there was a also sea of runners wearing tights, leg warmers, leotards, and headbands/scrunchies - in all shades of neon.
The Back to the Future costumed runners must have felt right at home with a DeLorean parked in front of the Rose Bowl.
We also saw the entire Ghostbusters crew along with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. The Ghostbusters carried inflatable Proton Packs on their backs.
The 5k route circled the Rose Bowl Stadium. The course started out with a gradual incline.
Instead of a band, the first group of entertainers were doing burpees. I was impressed they were going all out with their workout on the blacktop.
Out on the course, we saw quite a few Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles running. Cowabunga!
I was most impressed with the authentic-looking Storm Trooper costumes. I had to stop and get my picture taken with one of them.
I had a lot of fun and was proud to represent Team Superhero at the Awesome 80's 5k.