Richmond Times Dispatch Dress Up & Run Contest

If you’ve participated in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k before, you know you see some crazy, extravagant and creative costumes out there on the course. If you haven’t participated before, check out the photos on this page and you’ll understand. Maybe you’ll smile, maybe you’ll laugh and maybe you’ll be inspired to take part in the Dress Up & Run Contest yourself. You can win money even if you don’t win the race!

Congratulations 2017 winners!

How to participate

  • Check in at the Richmond Times-Dispatch Contest tent at least 30 minutes prior to your wave start time. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m. and closes at 9:30 a.m.
  • You must wear your costume while you participate in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k.
  • Finalists will be posted at the Richmond Times-Dispatch tent and on after the race. Judging will be conducted by a panel of volunteers. Criteria for winning includes creativity, originality, craftsmanship, enthusiasm and theme.


Best Group Entry
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Official Contest Rules

For a complete list of contest rules, click here.

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