5 Favorites from the Amazing Costume Caper 5K!

Hi everyone! This is Rosemarie, the Development Associate at Encore and the coordinator of this year’s Costume Caper. Encore had a ghoulishly good time at the Costume Caper 5K! Thank you to our 123 runners and walkers and our spooktacular volunteers! Here are our 5 favorite things that made the 2017 Costume Caper 5K and Fun Run a magical morning!

1) The Costumes!
There were some fantastic costumes! From high-flying superheroes, to a super creative alien witch, beloved movie characters, and more, the entire group is going to look great trick-or-treating this Halloween.

2) The Volunteers!
All of our volunteers did an amazing job! Our teen volunteers were fantastic at running the games, face paint, and pumpkin decorating station! The teens even came up with a song to get people to come over to their station.

3) The Kids Fun Run!
Seeing all the joy on the kids’ faces as they were crossing the finish line was spectacular. There might have been some future Olympians at the race because those kids were quick!

4) Community Spirit!
One of the best parts of the morning was hearing the crowd cheer on their fellow runners. From our expert racers to our casual strollers, everyone was full of Halloween and team spirit! That’s what a good ensemble feels like in our classes, camps, and productions.

5) The Weather!
After last year’s almost freezing temperatures, this year felt like a summer run. Things may have started off a little on the chilly side, but we ended up with a beautiful, sunny, October day!

Thank you again to everyone who helped make this year’s Encore Costume Caper 5K possible and those who registered to join the fun! I can’t wait to see what next year’s run brings. You can see more pictures from the event on Encore’s Facebook page. Have a spooooooky Halloween and we hope to see you all at Madeline’s Christmas November 10-19 and December 1-3 at Gunston Arts Center and at the 50th Anniversary Bash April 28!

Photo Credit: Aimee Pangan

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