Giant Leg Lamp created for Christmas Story Run

(Medina County) - Inflatable Images of Brunswick teamed up with the annual Christmas Story Run, to create a giant 20 foot Leg Lamp as a marker for the holiday race. Inflatable Images CEO David Scherba says it took 8 of his employees about 6 months to make the Leg Lamp.

Scherba tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, the Leg Lamp has to be seen to be believed. Last year his company created a giant 20 foot Ralphie, and both will be present at this year's event on December 7th, which benefits the Ohio City neighborhood where the movie was filmed.

The Run's Amy Kentner explains the Christmas Story 5 & 10K races has raised over the past 7 years. There are about 1,000 slots left, and they may be gone by Thanksgiving.

The race is run between the two main sites where the movie was filmed, Public Square downtown and West 11th Street. About 7,000 participants are expected to take part. You can dress up like Ralphie, run in a Leg Lamp Costume or jog in the Bunny Suit that Aunt Clara gave Ralphie for Christmas!

Kentner says the race attracts serious runners, everyday runners and walkers alike, and it's a family friendly event.

A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy movie filmed mostly in Cleveland but set in Indiana. A seasonal classic in North America, it is shown numerous times on television, usually on the networks owned by the Turner Broadcasting System.

Since 1997, a binge marathon of the film titled "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" has aired annually on TNT or TBS, comprising 12 consecutive airings of the film on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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