The car was preloaded with most of the race stuff. I had to get the water, ice, and clock ready and loaded. Then I was off to pick up a volunteer while Sara went to set up the water stop. At 6 am we meet back up and drove to the start line. At 6:18 I was back at the parking area and there were no runners. I was stressing out. I walked to the house to get my water bottle, that I had forgotten. When I came back there were cars parking and runners and I was thrilled! I was soo afraid no one was going to show up. With out preregistration you just do not know how much people are coming.
(The start line at 7am)
After a quick speech by me and waiting for a few more people to sign up, we started. I ran the first two miles with Jason S and Kelly U. They were running the 10 mile race so I lost them when I stopped at the water stop. I said hello and thanked the volunteers, Heather & Dana, and then got back on my way. I was in first place in the 4 mile race. I did the 4 mile so that I could be at the finish line as people got there. I won the 4 mile for the males and Jenn C took 1st for the females.
(Emery winning the 10 mile)
(Jason S cruising after 10 mile, he and Kelly U ran 10 more miles after the race)
(Sara "chicking" Scott P at the finish)
In the end everyone seemed to have fun and a good run. I enjoyed it. We had 33 runners. My targeted guess back in the early spring was 30-35. How about that?
I would like to thank all the runners that came out for an early race at 7am on a Sunday, and our great volunteers. As you probably know, there would be no races without volunteers. THANK YOU!!