26 Jun '13, 8pm

WEIRD NEWS: Friday marks the first race for bald people: First prize? Two melons!

Like many crazy ideas, it began with a conversation at a bar. Angel Campos, a runner in northwestern Spain, popped into his neighborhood tavern after logging a few miles and a friend said, “Why not put on a race just for bald people?” The joke—Campos is bald; his friend has a full head of hair—led the two to join forces and host what is believed to be the first international race for bald people, the Spanish news outlet The Local is reporting . The 3,850-meter (2.3-mile) race takes place this Friday, June 28, on the streets of Vilalba, a small town in Lugo province. First prize: two melons. So far, 24 people have registered, according to The Local , and race organizers are hoping for 20 more. Before you grab a razor and book a flight, official rules require that the winners must be naturally bald. “Not everybody takes to alopecia well. It can be quite demoralizing, but it ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/first-race-for-bald-peopl...

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