It’s almost that time of year again and after weeks, or even months, of training, avid runners will be taking on the north of England’s favourite half marathon. Whether you’re running to beat your personal best or for charity, the Simplyhealth Great North Run is the ultimate challenge. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1-mile route takes in scenes of the River Tyne and the Tyne Bridge before taking runners to Gateshead and South Shields.
Taking place on Sunday 9th September 2018, the Great North Run’s winning times aren’t the only thing onlookers will be keeping a beady eye out for. The coveted ‘Runday Best’ accolade is up for grabs again this year, meaning many runners will go the extra mile with costume prep! Are you taking part in this year’s Great North Run? Want to put yourself in contention for the Runday Best prize? Check out the following fancy dress ideas, outfits guaranteed to grab attention at this year’s event…
Fancy a Mexican?
Nothing says stamina like this wrestler costume. This Mexican wrestler outfit complete with cape, leggings and mask is an iconic image and one certain to put the fear into your opponents!
Bo Selecta is a cult classic that’s still known and loved today, so why not kit yourself out to become a modern day Craig David, Michael Jackass or Scary Spice? Browse our full range of Bo Selecta outfits here.
Unleash your inner animal
Become your favourite animal just for a few hours during your Great North Run experience. There are tons of animal themed outfit options to choose from including a fearsome lion, cheeky monkey or mesmerising octopus.
Go back to the 80s
Take onlookers on a journey through time with these iconic 80s fancy dress outfits. You can become a Sesame Street character, Baywatch babe or even emulate the classic board game Twister. The possibilities are endless!