Athletic nerds will be running through Central Park dressed up as their favorite comic book characters on Sunday … all part of Central Park Comic Run.
Central Park Comic Run will begin at 8:30am on Sunday, August 15 at the Naumburg Bandshell. (Enter the park at East 72nd Street and 5th Avenue – view on map). This will be the starting point for 5K and 10K runs.
The runs are being organized by Elitefeats, and a representative tells us they’re expecting about 250-300 participants. The most common costumes they’ve seen at similar events were Batman and Spiderman, though an an occasional runner will dress up as The Flash, which makes sense. They’ve even seen a Chewbacca here and there, though it seems like a tough costume to run in.
Registration costs are $40 for the 5K and $50 for the 10K run. Or walk. If you’re a Chewbacca you should probably walk.
All proceeds will “benefit the Never Stop Running Foundation; a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that supports athletic and charitable events as they raise awareness and foster community involvement. Never Stop Running Foundation also supports and develops elite athletes at the local, national and international level.”