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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 Dscn2281_2 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.

Dscn2274_2 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?  Dscn2330_2

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!

Tom - the floor is yours!  I can't wait to hear the race from your experience.  You can see the pictures on our Flickr page  too! 

Enjoy! 

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Doug

Sweet race! My dad did one very similar in Illinois yesterday too!

Once I'm running again (Wednesday!!) I definitely need to find some fun events like this.

The great thing is no where do you mention how far the race is, how long it took, heart rate, splits, blah blah blah. Just good old fashioned muddy fun!

Laurie

It was great seeing you guys yesterday! I'm glad you had so much fun.

Wendy

This year was my first time running it and now I am hooked! I had so much fun and the weather was perfect!

Sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she has a fast recovery.

jason

Congrats guys!!!! Glad to hear you race went well :)

Danielle in Iowa

We were definitely tailgating in full force as well - nothing like breakfast burritos and bloody marys after a race :-)

justrun

Combining tailgating with running might just be what my heaven looks like! Great race- thanks for sharing!
And I hope your friend heals quickly!

Nancy

Hey, I don't think you told me about the tail gaiting part??!! DAMN. :D

Glad you had a great time.

Betsy

We're kidnapping Nancy and making her go next year, right?

Sandy

It sounds (and looks) like so much fun! I wish I lived closer so that I could join you all for these races.

I love the pics!

Sandy

Nat

I think I need to do this... I reall do. :) I wish Wendy a speedy recovery!

Congrats to every one :)

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This sounds like so much fun. I'm looking longingly at the blue sky in your photos. I love the slide show! Best wishes going out to Wendy for a speedy recovery, and to Sarah for staying with her!

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