juliamhammond

Running with the llamas

Every September, on the second Saturday of the month, an event takes place in Hammond, Wisconsin that is like no other on the planet.  The Running of the Llamas, now in its 19th year, is frivolous and at times farcical, but quite frankly, huge fun.

The llamas arrive

The llamas arrive

Pens keep them safe

Pens keep them safe

The llamas are keen to be fussed

The llamas are keen to be fussed

Sheila from Shady Ridge Farm

Sheila from Shady Ridge Farm

Dressing up is encouraged

Dressing up is encouraged

The parade before the races

The parade before the races

The parade is led by a piper

The parade is led by a piper

Some llamas run enthusiastically

Some llamas run enthusiastically

Others less so!

Others less so!

The races are hard fought!

The races are hard fought!

Winner of one of the heats

Winning a heat

The final

The final

This technique worked...

It’s not over until the llama crosses the finish line

Meet the overall winner for 2015

Meet the overall winner for 2015

All over, it's time to go home until next year

All over, it’s time to go home until next year

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One response

  1. karen robertson

    Loved the llamas. They would run faster after a big cuddle!

    Like

    September 14, 2015 at 7:01 am

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