I LOVE themed races. (Except when they involve zombies chasing you.) That’s why, when the holidays roll around — or high-speed-rails into my life in this year’s case — I get excited. Themed races…much less holiday themed races…make me go all Buddy The Elf. The costumes, the special yummy treats at the end, the pictures, and of course, the atmosphere! They’re all so much better than your run-of-the-mill traditional road race.