With the upcoming marathon weekend almost here, Walt Disney World has announced new rules for runners who want to wear costumes while participating in the races.
Among the restrictions, according to the Orlando Sentinel:
- Masks are not permitted for runners 14 and older. Younger participants can wear masks that allow the eyes to be visible and that do not cover the entire face.
- Weapons, or items that resemble weapons, are not allowed — though lightsabers and toy swords will still be permitted.
- Costumes can’t have sharp or pointed objects, as well as materials that may accidentally strike another person.
- Costumed participants may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for others.
- Costumes may not reach or drag the ground and layered costumes (such as Jedi robes) cannot be worn as they may conceal prohibited items.
- Capes are permissible as long as they do not extend below the waist.
- Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are allowed.
The runDisney site’s FAQ has this to say about costumes.
“Costumes cannot interfere with the safety of you or other runners. If a costume is questionable or offensive to others, we reserve the right to either have you change into something more appropriate or remove you from the event.”