Living History Farms Run - Does It Get Any Better Than This?
It was a great race! Over 7000 runners joined in the dirty fun! I wish each one of you could of come and run this race with us - it is such a ball. But since you couldn't, I captured some of the fun with my handy dandy camera and put them in the slide show below. I didn't mention it in my advice post to Tom, but the other really cool thing about this race (besides the dirt/mud and donuts) is the costumes. It's like one big running celebration.
The crowd was so big that it was really hard to meet up with everyone before, during and after the race. But never fear - we did have a chance to take a picture with our three race virgins - Sarah, Tom, and Stephanie - who, coincidentally were all wearing white. We also met up with Tina, Wendy, Mary, Kent, Betsy (as she breezed by me), Christina, Jim, Cory (who finished in about half the time we did),and Laurie (always the supporter).
On a sad note, our friend Wendy had unfortunate spill and broke a bone in her right leg about 4 3/4 miles into the race. Wendy - best wishes for a speedy recovery! Our thoughts are with you! Sarah (one of our virgins) stayed with her for the trip to the hospital and didn't have a chance to finish - so I guess we will have to go back out their and finish the course very soon, right Sarah?
And special thanks to our friends Paula and Denise who set up a wonderful tailgating experience after the race. This is the only running race I know of where people bring their grills, RV's, chairs and make an event of it. I tell you...this is why I run. This event showcases the heart and spirit of runners!