Running in a Pink Tutu: The Divas Half Marathon and 5K

Filled with camaraderie, motivation and inspiration, the Divas Half Marathon & 5K Series uses a "diva" attitude to promote the sport of running to those who might not be interested in racing. While the race is geared toward women, men are always invited to join the festivities.

ACTIVE.com running editor Erica Schuckies went to South Texas for a weekend to don her own pink tutu and get a glimpse of what the Divas race series is all about.

Get Your Diva On

Packet pick-up was at the race's Health & Fitness Boutique, directly across the street from the beach—a tempting sight for our ocean-loving editor.

Each runner received a women's fit technical T-shirt, logoed drawstring bag, race number and a big, fluffy tutu—all in the pinkest pink you've ever seen.

Race Packet

Runners are encouraged to wear the tutu on race day—and, quite frankly, any day they want. Because it's nearly impossible to be in a bad mood with a tutu on.

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About the Author

Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.
Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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