This past weekend, many daring costumed racers gathered on Landsdowne Street for the 2015 Boston Urban Idiotorama Race. The event is fashioned after the famous Alaskan dogsled race, but instead of dogs and snow, this Iditarod has shopping carts and humans dressed in ridiculous costumes. We caught up with a few of the teams before they embarked on their crazy ride.
Photos: Human Dogsleds Take to Boston Streets for 2015 Urban Idiotorama
Some happy squirrels found a giant acorn in the Squirrel Nut Zippers team.
The Greater Pamplona Running Company’s cart is lined up with all of the others prior to the start of the race.
Unleash the FURRY pose for a photo on their working hamster wheel cart as teams prepare for the race to start.
The Mario Karters prior to the start of the race.
A mustachioed team prior to the race.
A bunch of purple grapes links up to the cart to lead out his team including a pineapple and a box of red wine.
And they’re off...
Runners take off at the start of the race including members of a Disney Disease themed team along with a “Wizard of Oz” themed team
The Cowardly Lion, from the “Wizard of Oz,” attempts to bowl a strike at King’s.
Teams compete in a centipede race, where they must all hold on to one another or the cart, at one of the stops along the course.
Fancy Dwarf, of an alternate verison of the Seven Dwarfs, attempts to bowl a strike as one of the challenges throughout the course.
A team of nerds runs through Kenmore Square in between stops along the course.
A team of American Gladiators parade past the judges, as one of the challenges along the course.
Mario, the world famous plumber, attempts to bowl at strike at King’s.
The Classy Athletic Club finishes in second place for the day.
It was a race to the finish between these two teams.
A member of Team Zissou, from the film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” pushes his team cart to the finish line.
An Irish themed team coming into the finish line.
A Shark Week themed team brings in on home.
A team of super heroes carries their cart into to victory.
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