For more than a decade, members of the Pasadena Pacers running club have gotten up early to run the parade route.
They call it the “Rose Parade bandit run,” a vestige of a time when they were not welcome on the route. But now they are, said Michael Ramos of Azusa, the club’s vice president.
The group meets up, runs to see the floats on Orange Grove Boulevard, and then runs back, he said. The runners get a chance to smell the parade float flowers and take selfies. This year, 150 to 200 people turned out, the largest number to date.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times