Starting last year, our company has sponsored a team for the event. There were quite a few of us that decided to participate this year. In celebration of the larger numbers of people going...they had shirts made. Pretty snazzy, ain't they?
The goal, to be able to spot each other from miles away. I think they accomplished that just fine!!!
All in all, there were 24 of us signed up for the event. Not too shabby a turn out.
The race started at 8:15. Here are pictures about 15 minutes before it began. The view from behind us, and then in front of us. I'm not sure on the total number of participants they were expected to have this year...but there were thousands!!! There were literally people as far as the eye could see in both directions.
Our group had runners, walkers and people doing a little of both. There were five of us that stuck together the entire way...walking, laughing, and having a good time. People watching is always the most fun thing you can do at something like this. Although, as loud as our group was, I'm sure WE were being watched by others. We are not a quiet, subdued bunch..that's for sure!!
I was also having a good time checking out all the team tshirts. Here are a couple of the winners.
Run, walk, run, jog, walk, stop, pant, walk, pant, walk, lie down....can I shop now? Gordmans
The pair of lungs on this shirt were actually shoe prints....awesome idea!
And then there was this one....Lord of the Lungs. (if you hadn't figured it out already, the American Lung Association sponsors the event each year)
There were quite a few characters along the route. They brought the local arena football team mascot and cheerleaders to stand along the route and cheer you on.
And we walked through some pretty fun neighborhoods. Notice the gargoyles on the top.
You could sign up for the 2 mile run/walk....or the 10K run. We signed up for the 10K walk...which wasn't an option, but we didn't care. :-)
The five of us crossed the finish line at just over 1 hour 55 minutes. I figured we'd be walking for 2 hours, you can't guess much closer than that!!!
Aaric (one of the crazy ones that decided to run) joined the other five of us for brunch at Stokes Bar and Grill. Heavy food and mimosas!!!
I have blisters on the bottoms of both of my feet, in the same spot. Has to be the socks. Darn it!!!