This year, we signed up before realizing they cut the kids race. Entirely. I emailed the race director who told me that the kids were welcome to walk the 5k. Hmmm... don't think that will fly with my 5 & 6 year olds. Since we had paid, we decided we (the adults) would do the race regardless but I was dreading, absolutely DREADING, telling the kids that there was no race for them. Side note: Countless times this past year Linc has asked me to "wear our turkey shirts" together. Just so proud of doing the race last year.
Fast forward to last weekend and my friend, Tyler, emailed asking if we wanted to be a part of their family trot. Score! It was a sure-fire way to include the kids and get our traditional trot in. (And I wouldn't have to tell Lincoln he couldn't do a 'turkey race' this year.) So we bit our race fees for the first race and opted for fun! And so glad we did.
|Tyler = rock star race director (with Josh)|
|Ross, my dad and the kids ready to run and roll.|
This was a really cool format not only because it allowed for wave starts,
|One of the first wave starts|
|Ross, Dad, Jackson and Hunter!|
|And they're off!|
|Probably my favorite wave start picture - I think this is awesome!|
|Getting/giving the love on the course!|
|Beth and Margaret rocking the race!|
|Hunter coming around on his first lap.|
|Ross and Dad coming around!|
|Run, Jewels, Run!|
|Anne = sweet, innocent and FAST!|
|Go, Parker, GO!|
|Nothing like a little competition amongst family...|
|Margaret and Dave coming into the end|
|Tyler's dad finishing strong!|
Thanks Tyler and Walton Family for letting the Strand and Phelps family join your celebration. On a day when family means so much, I appreciate you letting us join in on yours.