More Star Trek Running Costume Ideas

Sometimes runners like to dress up on race day. I've been participating in Disney races since 2016, and it's always a lot of fun to dress up for those events. Twice I've had a blast dressing up as Star Trek characters during Star Wars races: once as a Discovery Medical Officer and once as a TOS-Era Starfleet Command Officer.

I was always looking for my next Star Trek costume for running, so I was heartbroken to learn Disney won't host Star Wars races going forward. That won't stop me from themed race costumes, though. Here are some more ideas for easy Star Trek themed running outfits.

Star Trek Uhura Costume Dress

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This polyester dress would be a great start to a running outfit. You might want to wear black tights or shorts underneath to prevent chafing or have pockets to carry race needs. This dress is made of polyester but doesn't look to be moisture-wicking, so consider wearing this for shorter distance races.

The Next Generation Starfleet Medical or Science Officer Running Costume

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In The Next Generation, blue Starfleet uniforms were for medical and science officers. This Star Trek rash guard is made of thick, moisture-wicking material. It's made for swimming, so it's meant to have a snug fit. I actually have this top and have used it for kayaking. It would be an easy starting piece for a complete running outfit. Add black bottoms (running skirt, pants, or shorts), and you'll be good to go!

Lower Decks Command Ensign Running Costume

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Dress up as Mariner, Boimler, or another command-track ensign with this funny cartoon-style Star Trek uniform costume t-shirt. This is a lightweight top made of polyester. Though it's not a technical, moisture-wicking weave, it's light and comfortable to wear. Again, just adding your own black pants or skirt will complete this look. You could dye your hair purple if you're going as Boimler, or add a fun alien prosthetic to your face or body to add some more authenticity to your running costume.

More Lower Decks Costume T-Shirts for Race Outfits

Star Trek Lower Decks Gold Uniform All-Over Costume Lightweight Women's T-Shirt – Dress up like a Lower Decks ensign with this fun all-over print costume t-shirt. This is the gold uniform style worn by Samanthan Rutherford and other... View on Etsy
Star Trek Lower Decks Dr. T'Ana All-Over Costume Lightweight Women's T-Shirt – The good doctor of the U.S.S. Cerritos is a Caitian physician with a unique personality but a pretty standard TNG style jacket over her Starfleet uniform... View on Etsy
Star Trek Lower Decks Blue Uniform All-Over Costume Lightweight Women's T-Shirt – Dress up like a Lower Decks ensign with this fun all-over print costume t-shirt. This is the blue uniform style worn by medical ensign D'Vana Tendi... View on Etsy
Star Trek Lower Decks Pink Uniform All-Over Costume Lightweight Women's T-Shirt – Dress up like an imaginary Lower Decks ensign with this fun all-over print costume t-shirt. This unique shirt, inspired by the uniforms worn by the crew... View on Etsy

Perfect Race Accessory: Star Trek Running Hat

Add a Star Trek running hat to your outfit for comfort and extra theming. I have this hat in yellow and it was perfect to wear for a race. It's made of moisture-wicking material, has an adjustable strap for a good fit, and comes in three Starfleet colors. Keep the sun out of your eyes or rain off your face when you wear a billed baseball-style running hat like this officially licensed cap in three colors.

Brainstorm Gear Star Trek Running Hat - Science Blue – Wicks away moisture; Ultra lightweight and comfortable; Great for running and sports!. View on Amazon
Star Trek Running Hat - Engineering Red – Striking design is dye-sublimated on flyweight polyester that quickly wicks sweat away from your head and sends it off into space.; Both the front badge and... View on Amazon
Brainstorm Gear Star Trek Running Hat - Gold – Striking design is dye-sublimated on flyweight polyester that quickly wicks sweat away from your head and sends it off into space.; Both the front badge and... View on Amazon

Star Trek Running Costume Idea: TOS Starfleet Command Officer

Sometimes runners like to dress up for races! I've been running Disney races for a while, and it's always so much fun to dress up for those events.

It doesn't have to been a theme park event to dress up, though. Some races are famous for their costumed runners, like Bay to Breakers. Local races with fun themes were pretty much made for costume runners. And of course it's a lot of fun to dress up for holiday races, especially Halloween!

For the old Star Wars themed race weekends at Walt Disney World, I would typically run all three events. For the 5K I liked to be a little bit cheeky and dress up as a non-Star Wars character. Star Trek always felt like a great option and it was especially memorable when interacting with characters and members of the 501st on the course -- lots of those 501sties are Trekkies, too!

During the Rival Run 5K in 2019, I dressed up as a TOS-era command officer. (You can read my race report here: 2019 Star Wars Rival Run 5K). Here's what you'll need to recreate this comfortable and easy yet unmistakable running costume outfit look.

Yellow Star Trek TOS-Era Long Sleeve Costume Top

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I wore this officially licensed long sleeve Star Trek costume shirt for the race. The command officer shirt is made of polyester, but it's not very lightweight or moisture-wicking. It was great for a 5K, especially this one, since it was a cool and rainy morning. I might wear this for a slow 10K too, but for a longer distance, or for actual racing, it might spell disaster in the form of chafing or over-heating.

Black Running Skirt or Running Pants or Shorts

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For my race, I wore a black SparkleSkirt that I had in my closet already. Any black bottoms would work well with this costume, like this affordable black running skirt with shorts attached.

If you end up liking this particular skirt, it comes in different colors and cuts so you could get more to have on hand for future costume runs.

Yellow Star Trek Starfleet Pattern Running Hat

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This awesome Star Trek running hat is made of moisture-wicking tech material and comes in all three familiar Star Trek uniform colors (blue and red in addition to yellow). I got the yellow one and it's a great match for the shirt. I like to run in a hat anyway so this was a great find.

Star Trek Running Costume Idea: Discovery Medical Officer

Sometimes runners like to dress up on race day. I've been participating in Disney races since 2016, and it's always a lot of fun to dress up for those events.

It doesn't have to been a Disney race for runners to wear costumes, though. Some races are famous for their costumed runners, like Bay to Breakers. Turkey Trots and Christmas races attract a lot of casual runners and walkers, and a lot of fun holiday costumes. And of course it's a lot of fun to dress up a Halloween race!

For the Star Wars race weekends at Walt Disney World, I would usually run all three events: a 5K; followed by a 10K; followed by a half marathon. For the 5K race I liked to be silly and dress up as a non-Star Wars character. Star Trek always seemed like a great option. It was extra fun when interacting with official runDisney characters as well as members of the 501st on the course -- a lot of those 501sties are Star Trek fans, too!

During the Dark Side 5K in 2018, I dressed up as a Discovery medical officer. (You can read my race report here: 2018 Star Wars Dark Side 5K). Here's what you'll need to recreate this fun and easy running costume outfit look.

Star Trek Discovery Costume T-Shirt

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This sublimated costume t-shirt was perfect for my needs. The Discovery uniform shirt comes in several different colors, including designs for command officers, science officers, and engineering officers (all blue with different detailing).

This is a polyester shirt with sublimation all-over printing so it looks great, but it's not very lightweight and it's not moisture-wicking. It was a relatively cool (for Florida, in April) morning for the race, so I opted to wear a white long sleeve tech shirt under this costume shirt. That gave me the look of wearing a long sleeve uniform top. This way I was also able to keep warm while standing around waiting for the start of the race, and cool once it was time to start running.

White Running Skirt or Running Pants or Shorts

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For my race, I wore a white SparkleSkirt that I had in my closet already. Any white bottoms would work well with this costume, like this affordable white running skirt with shorts attached. If you go with shorts or pants, make sure they're not see through... or be sure to choose your undergarments wisely!

If you end up liking this particular skirt, it comes in different colors and cuts so you could get more to have on hand for future costume runs.

DIY White Star Trek Discovery DISCO Visor

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I really like Headsweats visors, so I did a little crafting to make a plain white Headsweats visor into a costume hat for this outfit. I used dark blue felt letters to spell out DISCO, for Discovery, on the front of the visor.

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Star Trek Earrings: Fun Fan Bling

Wear Star Trek trinkets on your ears to share your fandom! These earrings are inspired by the Starfleet insignia and come in different styles and earring types to match your wardrobe and jewelry preferences.

Starfleet Insignia Drop Earrings

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These easy to wear drop earrings let the Starfleet logo dangle below your ears. These affordable Star Trek fan earrings are made of hypoallergenic metal and have a silver look with black details.

Yellow Star Trek Logo Stud Earrings

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These stud earrings have a fun Starfleet logo shape and a yellow color outlined with golden metal. These are made of hypoallergenic material for a safe and comfortable addition to your wardrobe.

Star Trek Logo Clip On Pendant Earrings

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If you don't have pierced ears, you can still wear fun Star Trek logo earrings. These egg-shaped dangling pendants hang from safe, hypoallergenic earrings. The full color charms feature the Starfleet logo against a starry space background.

Star Trek Phrases Fun Drop Dangle Earrings

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These fun earrings are a mismatched pair of silver colored discs with two different sayings well-known in the Star Trek world. One earring reads "LIVE LONG AND PROSPER" and features the outline of a hand doing the matching split-finger Vulcan salute. The other earring reads "To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before" in all caps and features a simple outline of the Starfleet logo. Each charm is about the size of a penny and hangs from a drop-style earring base.

Subtle Star Trek Home Decor: Light Switch Covers

Add some Trek to your home decor in a subtle way with these boldly colored, functional light switch covers. Themed covers like these can add a spark of art without overpowering other decor in the room or the overall theme. These lightswitch cover plates come in three different colors, the correspond with the uniform colors made popular in Star Trek: The Original Series. Each cover is a standard white acrylic rectangle with a solid colored lasercut Starfleet insignia logo. The switchplates have pre-drilled holes to alight with your home's fixtures for easy installation or replacement. 

These Starfleet Light Switch Covers are perfect for adding Star Trek flair to your office, living room, den, home theater, man cave, or garage. Get the entire set for a room or purchase multiple in the same color for perfect Star Trek decor theming.

Star Trek | Enterprise | Laser Cut | Light Switch Covers Yellow – Lasercut Acrylic Design; Standard Lightswitch Plate; Artist Designed and Finished. View on Amazon
Star Trek | Enterprise | Laser Cut | Light Switch Covers Red – Lasercut Acrylic Design; Standard Lightswitch Plate; Artist Designed and Finished. View on Amazon
Star Trek | Enterprise | Laser Cut | Light Switch Covers Blue – Lasercut Acrylic Design; Standard Lightswitch Plate; Artist Designed and Finished. View on Amazon

List: 3 Star Trek: The Original Series Style Women's Nightshirts

These officially licensed Star Trek nightgowns for women let you cosplay even when you sleep! These long sleeve, mid-length nightshirts come in three different colors so you can pick your favorite character. Each top has black sleeves and the color panel on the front side only; the back is solid black. Note that these Star Trek pajama tops use juniors' sizing; check the sizing chart in the listing to be sure you're getting the right fit.

Blue Mr. Spock TOS Long Sleeve Night Shirt

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You'll look like a Star Trek Lieutenant Commander from the original series when you wear this fun blue uniform style pajama top. The shirt has an embroidered Starfleet logo at the front left. 

Red Lieutenant Uhura Star Trek Pajama Top

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Dress like the U.S.S. Enterprise's Communications Officer and Translator Lt. Uhura with this fun red and black pajama top. The Star Trek themed nightshirt has an embroidered Starfleet insignia at the front left chest area. 

Yellow Star Trek Captain Kirk Nightshirt

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Channel the famous Starfleet Captain, James Tiberius Kirk, with this fun costume-style sleep shirt. The yellow and black top includes an embroidered Starfleet symbol at the upper left chest area, just like a real Starfleet uniform top. 

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