Monster Dash

October 28, 2012 2:49 p.m.  •  0 comments

Over 500 runners and walkers participate in the 4th annual Monster Dash 5k and Kids Fun Run held on Oct. 28, 2012 at Manito Park in Spokane, Wash. The event raises money for Active4Youth, which promotes awareness of childhood obesity and juvenile delinquency through sponsoring after school cross country for students in the Spokane Public Schools.

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Runners put on their best faces as they gather before the start of the 4th annual Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012 in Manito Park.

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Tristin Olson-Roy, dressed as Bethany Hamilton in the Hollywood movie ” Soul Surfer”, walks to the starting line with her son, Reece, dressed as a shark, before the start of the 4th annual Monster Dash 5k and Kids Fun Run.

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Quentin Pounder, dressed as a blind nun, picks his way to the starting line moments before the start of the 4th annual Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012 in Manito Park. Pounder says his comes from a Catholic family and participates in triathlons and Ironman competitions, but not dressed in the habit.

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Curt Kinghorn introduces Elvis and the Hound Dog (aka Broenneke and Binky of Moscow, Id.) to the crowd during the costume judging at the 4th annual Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012 at Manito Park. Broenneke and Binky placed third in the judging.

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Jed Vick tells his wife, Desiree, that he wants a ten second head start, as the pair clown around in costume before the start of the 4th annual Monster Dash 5k and Kids Fun Run, Oct. 28, 2012 at Manito Park. The Spokane Valley couple, won first place in the costume contest dressed as hunter and prey, were among 500 participants in the event that raised money for Active4Youth. The organization brings awareness to childhood obesity and juvenile delinquency through their Spokane Public Schools after school cross country sports programs.

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Costume-clad runners break from the starting line for the 4th annual Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012, in Manito Park.

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A caped crusader fights her way along Manito Boulevard during the 4th annual Monster Dash.

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Runners dressed as characters from the 1960’s television show “I Dream of Jeannie” head out at the start of the 4th annual Monster Dash.

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Marla Ticknor, of Spokane Valley, Wash., paints her face like the Cheshire Cat for the 4th annual Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012, at Manito Park.


Jill Gwin, of Cheney, Wash., trots down Manito Boulevard dressed as a jellyfish during the Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012, at Manito Park.She won second place inthe costume contest.

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Runners head for the finish line as they compete in the 4th annual Monster Dash in Manito Park.

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Children, under 7 years old, break from the starting line to run a one mile course at the 4th annual Monster Dash.

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Tutus and running shoes were the attire of choice for some runners at the 4th annual Monster Dash, Oct. 28, 2012, in Manito Park

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Children under 4 years of age compete on the half mile course during the 4th annual Monster Dash.

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