This is a fun race that the kids like to do in part due to there are stuffed animals all along the course. The runners try and find one and carry it while they complete the 5K. Doesn't sound hard to do you say?!? Well it's normally soaked through from the rain and that adds a lot of extra weight and added aggravation. Those that have a animal get an 'extra' prize which are donated from area merchants. Now for some pics..............
See the pavement, always rain!
It's either raining
or has been raining,
or starts to rain during the race,
But it ALWAYS rains
Off they go!
my young'un in pink
the 'cheer' leaders
pics of the trophy's, always nice.
not sure what kind of goose he is but definitely different!
Rick Serres in the rain poncho.
Runner kid 'David Grigson'
Runner kid 'Jason Todd'
WooHoo Good job to Ernst Weber
(owner of Danville Bike and Footwear)
Mark Morgan and Russell Woods is trailing behind him!
Bobbie with Kelly hot on her heels
After the ladies running cross the finish line they
receive a long stem Rose,
Bobbie always gives me hers
(she Loves her Momma)
Way to Go Kim Hulett!
and there's my Angela.
~part of the weekly run team~
All the 'Swag' my young'un received today,
(I let her borrow my rose for the photo)
As in the first photo it ALWAYS rains or has rained during the Haggin 5K. I have photos (somewhere) of the races that Bobbie have run and in them is one picture in particular that shows the runners coming off the start line and a streak of Lightning bolting down behind them. Poor Rick(Serres) had a fleeting moment to try and stop the race~but in the time it took him to think it they were already well on their way. So there we all were, with umbrellas and standing under the trees trying to stay as dry as possible. Now I know your thinking 'dummy' why not just go to the shelter where it was dry. The way I see it if all these runners can run in the rain (or whatever elements going on) then I can stand at the finish and wait on them........because you know what?
I'm a runners mom~that's what I do!!!