I think it just might be.
Here’s the basic idea of the Skirt Chaser. It’s a 5 km run in which “skirts start first and guys start 3 min after” and then the guys chase the skirts. The skirt chaser. Get it?
(I’ve got mixed feelings about running skirts–for me, if you like them, great–and this race is put on by a running skirt manufacturer but my feelings about the race have nothing to do with skirts and everything to do with men chasing women. Read Running skirts and sexism for my views on the skirts.)
What a horrible idea for a race.
There’s a reason that the “Run for your life” Zombie run is fun and funny for some of us. It’s make believe. There are no zombies in the real world to run from. But if you’ve ever run from a man, the skirt chaser won’t feel like fun. It’s a bit too close to real life for me.
What do you think?
I know the days of the plain old vanilla 5 km race might be over but I was thinking that the replacements would be fun and playful not creepy and triggering.
The next one is in Burnaby on September 13th.