The Skirt Chaser Race Series is an innovative spin on 5ks by SkirtSports, who sell women’s running apparel. Six races are held across the country in which the women, most of whom are wearing skirts, start three minutes ahead of the men, who chase them. The first one across the finish line, male or female, wins $500. So far, girls have beaten the guys seven out of 10 times. Here are some highlights of a recent race in Tempe, Arizona:
The next race, August 29 in Denver, also features a prize to the first couple who cross the finish line together. In other words, the man has to make up the three minute head start and both have to finish hand-in-hand. Some strategizing will be involved there.
There are post-race parties at each event and, inevitably, a fashion show with the sponsor’s products. The web site promises that winners will receive their “mullah,” which I sincerely hope is supposed to be “moolah,” unless they’re passing out these t-shirts.