(Closed) 10k on wedding morning- crazy good or just crazy?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should the bride and groom run a 10K race the morning of the wedding?
    Yes! Super fun and you would have time. : (57 votes)
    39 %
    Maybe. You could have time but I see some problems (explain below). : (18 votes)
    12 %
    Hell no! You are crazy. : (73 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    37 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Heck, yeah.  Super awesome idea that may give you some of the best memories you have.  I love it!

    Post # 4
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I personally wouldn’t add any additional time constraints to my wedding the day of..

    Post # 5
    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Yes! Do it. It’ll be a great way to blow off steam and clear your head. It also sounds like a most excellent, fun way to kick off your day. You’ll be running (literally!) on so much energy  and excitement that day, anyway and you’ll have time to grab a quick nap before your primp! Plus – what awesome memories! 

    Post # 6
    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Yes!  I think it would definitely be a fun way to start the morning.  Getting ready can’t take that long… especially since you aren’t doing a first look.

    Post # 7
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    That sounds awesome!!  As long as you know you’ll be fine afterwards and have enough energy for the day, I think it would be a cool thing to do!

    Post # 8
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say go for it. but, I do see some time issues. Can you walk ack to your hotel or will you be stuck driving in traffic where all other racers are trying to also get out? Plus, what activities do you have going on the night before? I stayed up super late doing last minute stuff and didnt get any sleep. I love races but would have died if I had to do a 10K the day of my wedding.

    Post # 9
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    do it 🙂  I would have done it if there had been a race the morning of my wedding

    Post # 10
    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    You’d be ready to start hair/makeup at 10, so that’s plenty of time. Great idea- just tell Fiance to run *with* you, in cheesy bride & groom t-shirts.

    edit: Like PPs mentioned- you’ll have to have everything done in advance- no last minute/day of things. And make the night before an early one.

    Post # 11
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Do you have any plans for the night before? The only issue I see with timing is not getting enough sleep. The wedding is going to be a really long day even without the race. Do you have time for a nap after the race?


    Post # 13
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    DO IT!! I would have loved to do this if there was one the morning of my wedding. I was up at 5 AM and had all this energy I didn’t know what to do with. Alas, I did not have my running shoes! 😉

    Post # 14
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    This sounds all kind of awesome. Go for it!

    Post # 15
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I say do it, as long as you aren’t a sweller. I know for me, personally, if I run any distance over about 2 miles, I swell like CRAZY….like my rings could not fit on my finger swelling, feet don’t fit in shoes swelling, which obviously wouldn’t be good.

    Post # 16
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My only concern would be an injury. What if you trip and fall and mess up your face, or sprain an ankle? That would really suck. Also, you’ll need to wash and blow dry your hair so that will add time to the whole day.

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