Dress Up & Run Contest

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1st Place Individua/Duo ($500): Rainbow Cookie Duo

If you’ve participated in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, 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!

How to participate

  • You must be a registered participant in the 2025 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, and you must wear your bib number.
  • Check in at the Info Tent on the north side of Broad Street near Goshen Street between 6:45 and 10 a.m. prior to your race start time. Look for the Dress Up & Run Contest Sign!
  • You must wear your costume while you participate in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k.
  • Winners will be posted by the Wednesday afternoon following race day. Criteria for winning includes creativity, originality, craftsmanship, enthusiasm and theme.


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


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