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Santa’s Elf Running Costume

We’re probably biased, but our Santa’s Elf running costume is perfect for a holiday or Christmas run. Just because you’re a runner, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun, wearing costumes for running. Some of our favorite races are perfect for running in costume, in fact – many of them actually encourage it –

If you’re looking for running costumes ideas that you can actually run in, you’ve come to the right place. Luckily, we have plenty ideas for costumes for running. Consider this your very own running costume guide.


Santa Running CostumeThere are three jobs available to an Elf. You can make shoes at night while an old cobbler sleeps…but it’s not exactly the most rewarding work. You can bake cookies in a tree. But it’s dangerous having an oven in an oak during dry season…  But the third job. Well, the third job makes being an Elf worthwhile. Some call it “the show” or the “big dance”. It’s the profession every Elf aspires to. And that’s to build toys in Santa’s workshop, and run races… spreading Christmas cheer.

Santa’s Elf Running Costume

While YOU can’t work in Santa’s workshop building toys, you CAN be a voluntary elf, running races, spreading Christmas cheer. Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own Santa’s Elf running costume…

Santa’s Elf Running Costume Essentials

* {one} green tank
* {one} elf collar (we suggest cutting out from felt)
* {one} green Sparkle Athletic skirt
* {one} pair of red Sparkle Athletic sleeves
* {one} red and white stripe compression socks
* {one} green sparkle athletic visor  (attach a red ribbon for a little “trim”)
* optional: green running shoes and lightning bolt shwings, black belt with gold buckle & gold buttons. While they aren’t necessary, the extra details can be the “icing on the cake.” & We’re pretty sure that the shwings are the secret to the “Elves” magic.

Santa’s Elf Running Costume Assembly

Assembling your Santa’s Elf running costume is pretty self-explanatory. If you’re worried about it being too cold, swap the tank top for a long-sleeved shirt, and add some red or green running capris or tights!

Have fun creating your own costumes for running! For even more costumes for running ideas, check out our entire running costume guide.

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