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Monster Dash Pre-Race Pasta Party

Tonight is the annual pre-race pasta party at the Historic Ashland Armory. Feel free to just show up and pay at the door. You don’t need to be in the race tomorrow to come and eat tonight. The meal isn’t expensive, and all proceeds go to a great cause.

Slowly does it every time!

tortoise hare monster dash

The hare built up a lead and …

tortoise hare monster dash ashland oregon

… decided to take a nap.

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But the hare’s last leap was just too late, for the tortoise had beaten him to the winning post. Poor hare! Tired and in disgrace, he slumped down beside the tortoise who was silently smiling at him.

It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s Monster Dash to benefit the Ashland School’s Foundation. Race day this year is October 26.

2012 Ashland Monster Dash photos

Ryan Ghelfi runner ashland monster dash lithia park oregon

Ryan Ghelfi approaches the finish line to win the 10k race in the Ashland Monster Dash

ellen corey fun run scrabble costume

Most of the participants in the Ashland Monster Dash were more concerned with having fun than winning the race

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More Monster Dash photos

ashland oregon halloween costumes

I have seen real owls in Lithia Park, but this one was cuter.

ashland oregon monster dash m&m costume peanut plain fun run halloween

Plain and peanut M&Ms — father-daughter runners in the 2012 Ashland Monster Dash

halloween costume monster dash eric cartman

Somehow I think this Eric Cartman (South Park) costume was meant for someone a bit shorter and fatter.

paddy's pub ashland oregon monster dash sponsor

Paddy's was one of the sponsors of the 2012 Monster Dash (and a prior sponsor of my softball team). Thanks to all of the sponsors and participants, thousands of dollars were raised for Ashland's public schools.

Ashland Monster Dash 2012 5k winner

lithia park road race running ashland oregon monster dash halloween

The 5k and 10k races of the 2012 Ashland Monster Dash began at the same time. Just to the left of center you can see the winner of the 10k race, Ryan Ghelfi, who finished more than 2 minutes faster than the next racer!

david laney wins 2012 ashland monster dash 5k race through lithia park

David Laney edged out Trevor Palmer (aka Popeye) to win the 5k race at yesterday’s 2012 Ashland Monster Dash.

Ashland Monster Dash 2012

ashland monster dash costume race oregon lithia park

For some reason I’ve never been in town when the Ashland Monster Dash has happened. Last year we were in Portland. So this was my first, and it was funner than expected–even without any blue in the sky.

under 5 years old costume contest winner

I have hundreds of decent images from this morning’s races and costume contest so I’ll be posting many over the coming days.

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