Sunday, May 27, 2012

Run for Water

The kids and I ran our first Run for Water event. This has been in our community for a few years now and the kids always hear lots about it at school. But this year, Hudson got excited about it and decided he wanted to try and raise some money.  Thanks to his efforts and the generosity of neighbors, friends and family he raised $220 which made him the third highest fundraiser at his school.
Well, his enthusiasm caught on and we all decided to go run with him. We registered for the 5K fun run.
So we got up early this morning and headed down to the race site. It ended up being the best ever turn out for the event with over 4500 participants, over 2500 just in the 5K. I lost Cooper, Hudson and Reagan even before the start but they wanted to set their own pace. Hudson had a goal of finishing in under 30 minutes. He clocked in at 28:02, Cooper at 28:05, Reagan at 34:00 (who ran the whole race by herself) and Taggart and I brought it home at 48:08.
We all had fun and were happy to have been a part of it. We saw loads of friends there and even a few that we haven't seen in a long time. A great community event that we will definitely participate in next year.
Tony came to cheer us on at the finish line and be official photographer. It's hard to get focused photos of people moving so fast. :)

No comments: