Russian runaway brides compete for spa day
NARVA, Estonia – Married and single women from Estonia and parts of Russia put on wedding gowns to take part in the third annual brides race.
After a parade of contestants, the women raced on a 50 meter grass track.
The race organizer said the women were racing to get away from the humdrum of their daily routines.
They ran on the grounds of the Narva castle, a 13th century fort.
One contestant said running in the race brought back nice memories of her wedding.
This year’s winner received a weekend at an Estonian spa for free.