A group of Serbian brides, decked out in wedding gowns and running shoes, gathered in Belgrade to race for the ultimate prize: help paying for the wedding.
Around 50 brides-to-be gathered for the annual event on Sunday, according to The Associated Press.
The women ran in a 150-meter dash outside of the Serbian parliament, some even tying knots in their wedding gowns to make it easier to run.
Some women hoped to save on the ever-expensive wedding costs, while others said they participated just for the fun.
“I wanted to try something new and to have fun,” bride-to-be Milica Novkovic told the AP. “I often run to stay fit, so I figured why not participate in this event.”
The winner, Sanja Cigoja, crossed the finish line in just 19 seconds, earning a much cheaper wedding than expected.
Those who didn’t win were just glad to be a part of the race.
“My groom was waiting for me at the finish line, but [since I didn't win], the wedding is off this year,” a competitor named Vesna joked. “I arrived to the finish line second to last. I was close, better luck next time. Taking part in this event is more important than winning.”