So yesterday I decided to check out this race because of the whole Wonder Woman theme. The fact that it was going on not too far from me and not early in the morning was a plus.
Little did I know that it would be something more along the lines of a Wonder Woman convention then the sort of set ups I usually expect to see at race events like this. A whole bunch of tents and booths that had everything from Wonder Woman merchandising (both running gear and non running gear) to free ice cream.
There was even a cover band playing the whole time that was doing justice to a wide genre of classic artists ranging from Van Halen to Bryan Adams to Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin. They were even playing some contemporary artists like Bruno Mars. The back drop to the band was this this huge video monitor playing various clips from the original Wonder Woman series, a number of the animated features over the years and scenes from Gal Gadot's cinematic Wonder Woman appearances.
Lots of fun props for both the racers and random Wonder Woman fans who just happened to be there.
Most of the runners had Wonder Woman themed cosplay running outfits as you would expect.
Did I mention it was a pet friendly venue?
I even got a great shot of the Tribune Tower after night fall.