Photo via A Christmas Story House/Facebook
The Christmas Story House Foundation is hosting its annual 5K and 10K runs Dec. 7, but this time with a special bonus: an inflatable, light-up leg lamp that stands more than 20 feet tall.
In another partnership with Inflatable Images, the foundation decided to continue the joy of last year’s “Pink Nightmare” inflatable with a to-scale model of the infamous lamp. Both blow-up creations can be seen at the Christmas Story House this holiday season, with the leg lamp making its debut on race day at the starting line.
As in years past, the 5K course ends at the Christmas Story House and Museum, while the 10K course runs to the house and back to the starting line at Public Square. Movie-themed costumes are encouraged, as are spectators.
Race participants receive an A Christmas Story long-sleeve T-shirt, a special runner’s bib, and a collectible “Oh Fudge!” medal. Plus, as the Christmas Story House Foundation is partnering with Toys for Tots this year, the first 200 participants to bring a donation receive a HooRag
that can be used as a hat, scarf, balaclava, or headband.
The race, which starts at 9 a.m., costs $55 per person to register. All proceeds go to the Neighborhood Restoration Foundation
, which was established in 2013 to restore and maintain the neighborhood around the house and museum. The top three runners in each category receive awards along with all the other swag.
After the holidays, from about mid-January to the end of next November, the Foundation is allowing Cleveland businesses to rent the inflatable leg lamp inflatable for events, with all proceeds, you guessed it, going to the Neighborhood Restoration project.
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