It started out as a simple little idea. The Timberlea Tundra Pounders (the local running group) were coming up to their one year anniversary. The anniversary that has seen so many new friendships made and lifestyles changed. What could we do to celebrate? A banquet? A BBQ? Nope...it seemed that people wanted to run...funny idea, eh? So it started out simple....just a run with the group of us....but then the idea grew. And as I lay in bed at night, the wheels kept turning, and that idea grew into the BLT 5k Fun Run/Walk that was held yesterday morning in our own little community. This post is about the day itself...but never fear....there will be a future post about what you need to do if you want to hold your own race!
|The trail the runners would be using...beautiful|
|IG Shot - Even after we double checked them - we missed one|
runner's kit....no bib. Sorry Ian!
|Mom was put to work cutting bananas and oranges for the runners!|
|On the right is Heather from Girl Goes Running and |
back to is Heidi from IdleHide
|I love this image as it captures the rain drops on the medals!|
|And they are off!|
|Ian made it look easy. We actually had to redo the|
finishing photo as our photographer was grabbing inside pics. LOL
|Just one of the many smiling faces that crossed the line!|
|My feet are barely touching the ground.|
|Just a few of the many TTP that ran yesterday.|
Oh...I almost forgot. Our local political representative (known as an MLA here in Canada) passed a resolution in the House on behalf of the running group. I think that's pretty darn cool!!
Now I need to finalize the expenses, send out thank you's, and make notes for next years run. Phew...looks like the planning begins now....guess you can all call me Ms. Race Director. LOL...Just kidding!!!
Have any of you ever put a race on...if so....what did you love or hate about the experience??