The 20th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou were amazing this year. The weather was gorgeous in the high seventies without a cloud in the sky, the crowd huge - about 12,000 spectators and the entries the largest ever at 70 teams. We took some fun pictures. Race results and many more brilliant pictures to be found here:
|Manitou Springs at the base a Pikes Peak, host of the Emma Crawford coffin races on Oct. 25th|
About 70 teams of coffins and racers were competing in four categories - fastest time, best entourage, best Emma, and best coffin. First it began with a parade of hearses followed by the coffin teams in order.
Then of course, we had the actual race
The winners were:
Best Coffin - American Medical Response
|The AMR for using a gurney|
Best Emma -"And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead!"
|This outfit was stunning|
Best Entourage - Peaks and Pasties Zom bees
Fastest Team - Team Vosler
We did not even take a picture of this team cause they were so boring. But dressed to run with 4 really fit men and I said to his Lordship, they are gonna win. So I called it - wished I had placed a bet - I'd be rich.
2nd Fastest - Ghoul's Gulch Haunted HouseThe second place team however, was amazing from Ghouls Gulch Haunted House. They won it the last two years but could not take the title for a third year.
|The Ghouls Gulch support team|
|Ghouls Gulch running team - loved their airbrushed makeup|