Running a marathon is hard enough for most people. Some people, nonetheless, like to mix in some extra sweating and chaffing via elaborate “marathon costumes”. Sometimes these costumes are just for fun, but often they are used to raise awareness and money for benevolent causes. Below are some of the most creative, hilarious, and uncomfortable marathon outfits ever witnessed.

Save the rhino marathon costume

Save the Rhino – London 2007 – 22 lbs rhino suit + 26.2 miles + 77°F (25°C)

Testicles costume in NYC marathon

NYC 2005 – to raise awareness for testicular cancer

First woman to complete marathon on stilts

London 2008 – Michelle Frost, first marathon on stilts – 8 hr 25 min

Storm trooper with R2D2 in stroller

Delivery man pushing dolly in marathon

Man in spiderman costume pulls hamstring running

Spidey’s up against a new nemesis – the pulled hammy.

Two people run under camel costume

Huge iron giant robot marathon costume

Guy in flintstones costume and car running

Jail escapees running in marathon

African warriors running marathon

Masai warriors from Tanzania compete in traditional dress to raise money to provide their village with water. If you look closely you can see that they have old car tires as shoes. – London 2008

Stewie character in London marathon

Borat runs in a marathon

Running trees in a street race

Indiana jones costume with stone

Fire fighters run half-marathon in gear

These men ran a half-marathon in full fire fighter’s gear, including oxygen tanks.

Chewbacca running in street

White guy in Mr. T. costume

Pacman costume in marathon