Runners must pay an entry fee to participate in the High Heels Dash, and most get sponsors in addition to that. The funds are donated to this United Way supported chaity.
Some entrants may have participated in a practice run in Scarborough, Maine a few days ago; it's really not wise to run a race in heels without practice!
Get a look at those heels! They are high ones! Ready, set, go!
And they're off and running! You've got to admire the hutzpah! I barely can WALK in heels, nevermind run!
In Ogunquit this weekend, a large crowd of spectators gathered to cheer the runners onward!
And here they came! Trophies were awarded for the best time, the highest heels, and the most outrageous costume.
This race is not for sissies! High-heeled shoes are not made for running, and injury is a very real possiblity; one misstep and you could be head over heels--or would it be heels over head? In any case, it's a risky race. However, everyone seemed to have fun, and many dollars were raised for a very good cause. I guess you could say the winner was a shoe-in.
Note: This just in: I have an update from the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce stating that the winner for highest heels was sporting 6.25" stilettos! Also, the winner of the race was the guy in the photo above wearing the funny glasses and the Afro wig; the winner of most outrageous costume was the fellow in the black sequin dress with the long strand of pearls! Thank you to the Chamber for giving us the news! The also invited me to take part next year, but since I haven't worn high heels since the late 1970's, I don't see that happening!
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